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Support Material

Support material in 3D printing is used as a sort of scaffolding to support a part as it is being printed. This allows parts that have design

Stratasys Inc.

Stratasys manufactures industrial 3D printers are used by manufacturers for the creations of prototypes, models, and small batches of parts.

Stratasys Edge application

The Stratasys Edge app is a free app created by Stratasys for the iPad. It allows users to access to information, tools, the sales guide and catalog


Stereolithography is a 3D printing technology that uses photopolymer liquid that hardens when exposed to UV light. Stereolithography was developed by

Stepper Motor in 3D Printers

Stepper motors are an important part of 3D printers. They are used in a variety of applications depending on the type of printer. For example,


Also called the print bed or build bed, the build platform is the part of the printer where the object is printed. Some build platforms are heated to


Solidoodle is a 3D printer company out of Brooklyn, NY. Their goal is to produce quality desktop 3D printers at an affordable price. At $500-800,

Solid Tech app

The Solid Tech app is a free app created by Solid Tech for the Android. It allows users to view and email 3D models saved as STL files.Solid Tech

Solid Concepts

Solid Concepts is a 3D printing service with headquarters located in Valencia, California and six other facilities located around the United States.

Smithsonian Explorer 3D

The Smithsonian, a group of museums and research facilities funded by the U.S. government, has a selection of 3D scans of some of their artifacts.

Smart Objects App

The Smart Objects App created by Pirate 3D allows users to create customized designs using smart objects. The app features several objects to choose


Slic3r is free, open-source software that converts 3D modeling STL, AMF, and OBJ files into G-code so that the digital model can be 3D printed.

SketchUp Pro

SketchUp Pro is available for purchase and has more features than the free version. SketchUp was formally Google SketchUp, but in 2012 Trimble


SketchUp, or Trimble SketchUp, is a free 3D modeling program. SketchUp Pro has more features than the free version and is available for purchase.


Skeinforge is a 3D slicing software used in MakerWare and ReplicatorG to convert STL or OBJ files for printing. In 3D printing, Skeinforge slices the


Created in 2007 by Peter Weijmarshausen, Marleen Vogelaar and Robert Schouwenburg, Shapeways is a 3D printing company that offers personal printing

ShapeMe App

ShapeMe is a free app for the iPhone and iPad created by Shapeways. It allows you to create a mini-me version of yourself (Finally! Now you can give

Self-replicating Machines

A self-replicating machine can make copies of itself using raw materials taken from the environment. The concept has been likened to replication

Selective Laser Sintering

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is 3D printing technology which uses a laser to fuse plastic, metal, glass, or ceramic powder to create a 3D part.

Selective Heat Sintering

Selective Heat Sintering™ is a patented 3D printing technology that uses a thermal print head to melt thermoplastic powder to create 3D printed parts