For those that are interested in 3D modelling to produce “plastic” parts on the 3D printer, here is a list of free 3D software that you might like to explore on your own. We have the following materials: white PLA - the best for learning with but will warp with heat. ABS - much stronger than PLA and heat resistant to warping. PETG - probably the strongest plastic we have available.
We have a Wanhao i3 Ver 2 machine.Our build dimensions are 200mm x 200mm x 180mm. If you were to print something that size it would take over FIVE days with 100% fill and well over a day with a 10% fill - Not feasible.So keep any objects within the bounds of reality.
Please note that The 3D printer needs either an .stl or .obj file so you need a programme that supports these file outputs.
I will try and arrange a training session at the new Makerspace in the new Noosa Library where they have 7 3D printers. Once it opens and they have ironed all the bugs out. Might be best to wait until next year.