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3D Printer Orientation & Introduction

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Price: $30.00 /per person
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What will you be learning?

3D printing. It's everywhere. This class aims to educate about the basics of 3D printing, in a historical and operational context. Also, 3D printer operation will be demonstrated.

Note: students must sign up and pay via to reserve a spot. Walk ins are not guaranteed a seat.

How will the class be structured?

• Introduction and outline of class

• 3D printer demo

• Types of 3D printers

• Materials for 3D printing

• 3D printing applications

• Questions

• Break

• Printrbot overview

• 3D Printing Workflow

• Control software (Pronterface)

• Slicing software (Slic3r)

• Machine specific limitations

• Getting around limitations

• Questions

How should students prepare?

No preparation required.

What will you get out of this lesson?

The purpose of this class is to introduce 3D printing to students. After taking this class, students should be familiar with 3D printing as a field, and the basic operation of the 3D printers at Hacker Lab.

Beginner - Intermediate - or Advanced Level

Beginner level. No prerequisites necessary.

Teacher Bio

My name is Alan M. Ware. I graduated from Bradley University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2007. I have worked with various CAD systems over last 10 years(AutoCAD, SolidWorks, ProENGINEER). I was a SolidWorks CAD Administrator during my tenure at Rockwell Collins, Inc. I have created numerous designs and drawings for assembly and manufacture. Check out my portfolio at (!

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