3D Printing For Beginners
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3D Printing For Beginners

Everything you need to know before you get a 3d printer OR when you first get one.
3.6 (51 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
411 students enrolled
Created by Nikko Mendoza
Last updated 9/2017
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Design their own 3D models in TinkerCAD
  • Master proper "slicing" software settings for best print results
  • Effectively level their print bed
  • Set up their printer for proper first layer adhesion
  • Use "slicing" software for 3D printing at a basic level
  • Find free ready-made files to download and print themselves
  • Get recommendations on which printer and "slicing" software to start with
Requirements
  • You should be able to use a PC on a beginner level
Description

Welcome to the world of 3D printing. In this 3D printing course we’ll be going over the basics of the 3D printing world. This course is designed for beginners to gain an understanding of how a 3D printer works, and the process of going from a blank 3D design canvas, to a full physical print out.

Buying your first 3D printer is a big investment and it’s a good idea to really learn what you’re getting in to. It would be smart to first find out how the entire process works before you make a purchase. Like how it goes from a digital file to a full physical object. There are a lot of factors to consider before buying your printer, so it would also be a smart idea to get recommendations on which printer to buy, as well as the software that goes with it. This course gives recommendations on both.

If you’ve already purchased your 3D printer, that’s great! This course is also for you! 3D Printing for Beginners teaches you the basics that you need to know before you start your prints. As you might know by now, it’s more than just downloading a file and selecting “print.” This course will talk about the basic settings that make up the majority of the printing process. 3D Printing for Beginners will take you on a journey through the entire 3D printing process—from designing your own 3D model in a 3D design software, to then preparing it to print it in the “slicing” software, and finally printing the object. This course will show you step by step from start to finish how the entire 3D printing process works. It might seem overwhelming, but it’s actually incredibly simple and easy to do. 

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who's interested in 3D printing
  • Anyone who's purchased their first 3D printer
  • Anyone who wants to buy a 3D printer
Course content
Expand all 22 lectures 53:12
+ Introduction
3 lectures 04:37

This is an overview of what the course will be covering

Preview 00:33

This is an explanation of how 3D printing works

Preview 01:06

In this lecture, we'll be learning how a 3D printer works by using PlayDoh as a visual aid

Preview 02:58
+ Creating Your Own 3D Design in TinkerCAD
6 lectures 20:08

In this lesson, we'll be doing an overview of TinkerCAD. I'll show you how to get there and how to sign up. It's very simple.

www.tinkerCAD.com

Preview 01:00

In this lesson, we'll be discussing how to navigate around in TinkerCAD. We'll be looking at basic controls and commands

Preview 01:21

In this lesson, we're going to start building our snowman. We'll be building the body first.

Preview 03:53

In this lesson, we'll be adding the face of the snowman. We'll continue to practice shape manipulation in TinkerCAD.

Let's Build a Snowman! Part 2- The Face
07:54

Finally, we'll be adding the arms, and the hat, finishing up our snowman. One step closer to printing our own design!

Let's Build a Snowman! Part 3- The Arms and Hat
05:08

In this lesson, we'll be exporting our file and getting it ready to put into our slicing software to prepare it for printing. 

Let's Build a Snowman! Part 4- Getting Ready to Print
00:52
+ Slicing the 3D Object
6 lectures 11:43

In this lesson, we'll be discussing what a slicing software is and what it's purpose is in the 3D printing process.

Slicing Overview
01:37

In this lesson, we'll be discussing what the layer height setting is and what it does. 

Remember:
Higher Value=Lower Resolution=Faster Print
Lower Value=Higher Resolution=Slower Print

Layer Height
02:16

In this lesson, we'll be discussing the wall thickness of the object. The higher the number, the thicker and stronger the object.

Perimeter/Shells
01:22

In this lesson, we'll be discussing the infill percentage. This is the filling inside the object, to make it more solid, or more hollow.

Infill
02:08

In this lesson, we'll be discussing supports and the role they play in the print. Supports are important in printing objects with overhangs(objects that are just hanging in mid air)

Supports
02:13

In this lesson, we'll be discussing the print preview and making sure we have our settings right for our print. It's the last once-over to ensure we have everything correct.

Finalizing the Print
02:07
+ Printing the Object
4 lectures 06:02

In this lesson, we'll be discussing how to level your bed properly and adjusting the nozzle distance from the bed. 

If the nozzle is too far from the bed, then the plastic wont adhere to the bed, resulting in a failed print. This lesson will teach how to achieve proper bed level

Bed Levelling
00:40

Bed adhesion is critical to having a successful print. In this lesson, I'll be showing a little trick that I use to have perfect bed adhesion every single time.

Bed Adhesion
01:37

In this lesson, we'll be discussing how to operate the 3D printer and seeing our creation manifest before our eyes

Pressing Print
02:25

And our print is finished! Lets take the supports off and check out what we've created!

The Finished Print
01:20
+ Final Thoughts
3 lectures 10:42

These are my recommendations for which printer and slicing software to get

Recommendations
02:54

In this lesson, we'll be discussing where to get free ready made files for you to download and print.

www.thingiverse.com

www.myminifactory.com

www.pinshape.com


Websites With Free Files
04:43

Here are my tips and advice that I tell everyone who're starting in the 3D printing world. 

Tips and Advice
03:05