3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, involves fabricating a physical three-dimensional item from a 3D Model developed with computer-aided design (CAD) software. The process can employ a variety of methods where materials are layered, connected, or hardened under computer guidance. These materials range from plastics to liquids to powders depending on the method of 3D Printing.

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is one of the most popular methods used in 3D printing. In the FDM process, a thermoplastic filament is heated to its melting point and then extruded to build the desired object layer-by-layer on a printbed. The extrusion nozzle moves in a predetermined path, as dictated by the digital model, depositing melted material in thin layers. As each layer is placed down, it cools below its melting point and fuses with the layer below, gradually constructing the 3D object. This technique is lauded for its simplicity, cost-effectiveness, and versatility.

Prusa is a recognized name in the 3D printing community, and the MK3S is one of its prominent FDM printer models. Overall, the Prusa MK3S is targeted towards makers, boasting a strong Open Source presence on GitHub, where Prusa has Open-Sourced not only the firmware that runs on its printers, but also the Desktop user application for converting 3D models into printable files.


Sample models link

Configuration Assistant

Printer Profiles to Include

Filament Profiles

Enable AutoUpdates

Enable Downloader

Disable Disk Reloader

Enabling Expert-Level View Mode

Changing back to Simple Mode

Import the Model

Model Imported

For the 0.4 mm nozzle Printer setting, there is no nozzle size mentioned. This is because the 0.4 mm nozzle is the default that the printer comes shipped with.

Right Sidebar with Settings that need changing

Filament Choice

Warning Notification

Expanded Warning

Brim added

For this step you will need to be connected to the CE-Hub-Student Wifi.

Save G-Code

The URLs follow the pattern http://octopi-prusa-1.celab

Octoprint Screen on Login

Octoprint Connecting

Octoprint Connected

Upload to SD

Load and Print Starred Item