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Curious about 3D printing? Already an avid 3D printer? Come join us! We'll meet on the 3rd Monday of each month and will focus on a particular topic for each meetup. In between meetups there's our Discord server: https://discord.gg/4NSYEK9JPR

Below are some example topics:

Materials - What types of materials are there, what are the differences, and how to print with them.

Support - Where to use it, what type to use, settings for using it, special support material (with dual extruders), and print cleanup after removal.

Finishing - ABS/Acetone Vapor, Gluing together multi-part prints, XTC3D, retouching, heat forming

Printer Modification - Common issues and fixes, tweaks/hacks, upgrades, and tuning

Slicing - The art of G-Code generation, how to optimize for the best prints, getting into advanced settings, slicing software, and best practices

CAD Basics - How to design your own models and make them 3D printable

We hope to see you there!

Upcoming events (4+)

3D Printing Meetup Topic: Building a 3D Printer

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Meetup Address for in-person attendees is:
HartSmart Products
9850 Douglas Ave.
Suite 200
Urbandale, IA 50322

There have been a lot of open source 3D printer designs and kits hitting the market lately, and both the quality and availability of printer components has been improving. So building your own printer has been a very popular project recently. Whether it's a Voron, a Rat Rig, or a total Frankenstein's monster of a custom creation, let's talk through what is required to build your own printer!

Also, our community print for July is Plant Pots! Printables.com recently wrapped up a design contest for cool printed plant pots, which you can find HERE, but feel free to print any design you want--including your own custom designed pot! Bonus points if you bring your printed plant pot with a plant in it!

3D Printing Meetup Topic: TBD

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Meetup Address for in-person attendees is:
HartSmart Products
9850 Douglas Ave.
Suite 200
Urbandale, IA 50322

The topic for this meetup is still To Be Determined because at the end of each meetup we vote on the topic for the next one.

3D Printing Meetup Topic: TBD

Link visible for attendees

Meetup Address for in-person attendees is:
HartSmart Products
9850 Douglas Ave.
Suite 200
Urbandale, IA 50322

The topic for this meetup is still To Be Determined because at the end of each meetup we vote on the topic for the next one.

3D Printing Meetup Topic: TBD

Link visible for attendees

Meetup Address for in-person attendees is:
HartSmart Products
9850 Douglas Ave.
Suite 200
Urbandale, IA 50322

The topic for this meetup is still To Be Determined because at the end of each meetup we vote on the topic for the next one.

Past events (67)

3D Printing Meetup Topic: FAILCON!!

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