3D printers

Photo: Jonne Renvall / Tampere University

FabLab has eleven 3D printers (FDM) available. In addition FabLab has two SLA 3D printers. The printers can be left to print overnight (except SLA). In this case reserve the last hour of the day. Ready made print can only be fetched and paid during FabLabs opening hours.

For 3D printing you need 3D file that you can get by designing it yourself by using design software, by scanning an object with a 3D scanner and then printing it or by finding a ready made file from the internet. Good file format for 3D printing is  stl.

In order to get started see our “Tips for 3D printing” and the “Tips for PrusaSlicer“.

For 3D modelling you can use for example the following software:

  • Fusion 360
  • OnShape (can be downloaded for free)
  • Google SketchUp (Sketchup Free)
  • SolidWorks (FabLab, Hervanta Campus library)

Ready-made files you can find for example from Thingiverse.com website

Prusa MK4  plastic printer, 10 pcs

Printing area: 250 x 210 x 210 mm l/w/h

Prusa MK4 model has the Input Shaper feature, which can be used to reduce the printing time. The feature is enabled in PrusaSlicer.

FabLab uses PrusaSlicer software to export the print files to Prusa 3D printer. You can download the software for free.

See more information about 3D printing produced by the manufacturer:

Prusa XL for advanced users

Print area: 360 x 360 x 360 mm

With the Prusa XL printer, it is possible to print larger prints in one piece. The printer has five nozzles, so multicolor printing is also possible.

There is no special training for using the printer, but the device is only aimed for more experienced users. Experience using Prusa MK4 printers is required. For multi material printing slicing experience is hoped.

Familiarize with FabLab´s instructions on slicing the file and using Prusa XL.

Prusa XL prints price consists of the weight of the printed product and support materials and wipe tower.

Note that Prusa XL printer cannot print ASA filament.

You can access the manufacturer’s manuals from the links below:
Manufacturer´s user manual – Prusa XL
Manufacturer´s website – Prusa XL


Markforged Mark Two carbon fibre/glass fibre printer

Printing area: 320 x 132 x 154 mm l/w/h


SLA printers use photopolymers, resin as manufacturing material. SLA technology is capable of precise details and good surface quality.

The use of the SLA printer requires participation in FabLab training, experience in 3D printing makes it easier to take over the technology.

Find out the training times from the “News” section.  


Original Prusa SL1S SPEED SLA printer

Printing area: 127 x 80 x 150 mm w/d/h

Check out FabLab’s device manual and the manufacturer’s instructions for use (Prusa).

Elegoo Saturn 2 SLA printer

Printing area: 123 x 218 x 250 mm w/d/h

Here are most commonly used settings to be used with Lychee slicer software. Import these settings to Lychee slicer. There are settings for supports and resin profiles for FabLab equipment.