The Fundamentals of 3D Printing
What you'll learn
- How 3D Printers Work
- The 3D Printing Workflow
- How to create your own 3D Design
- How to prepare your 3D Model for printing (aka slicing)
- How to prepare your physical 3D printer for printing
- How to solve common 3D printing challenges
- No prior experience needed as this course is designed for beginners
- Access to 3D Printer is optional (There are 2 modules that access to a 3D printer is required to practice what you're learning))
If you're looking to dive into the world of 3D printing and unleash your creativity, this comprehensive course on 3D printing fundamentals is the perfect place to start. Regardless of your current knowledge level, you'll learn everything you need to know about designing and 3D printing your own models on an FDM 3D printer.
This course takes you through the entire 3D printing workflow, from how 3D printers work to file types, CAD software, slicer settings, printer setup, and even troubleshooting common beginner mistakes. With step-by-step guidance and hands-on projects, you'll gain the skills and confidence needed to create and 3D print your own unique designs. Each section is designed to focus on the necessary skills and concepts you need to get 3D printing as quickly as possible.
By the end of the course, you'll be equipped to independently design your own 3D models in Tinkercad and print them on an FDM printer. You'll also have the knowledge to troubleshoot common challenges that can arise in the 3D printing process. Whether you're interested in prototyping, custom parts, art, or simply exploring the possibilities of 3D printing, this course is an excellent starting point.
Join us today and unlock the joys of 3D printing while unleashing your creativity and bringing your imagination to life.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone interested in learning about 3D printing 3D
- Beginners who want a thorough overview of the entire 3D printing process
Colin Meltzer is an experienced instructor with over 16 years of teaching experience. He has successfully coached and trained adults and children in the fields of technology and 3D printing, catering to students with different learning styles. He strongly believes in making 3D printing and design accessible to everyone, regardless of their technical background.
Colin holds a BA in Computer Science and Elementary Teacher Education from Middlebury College, as well as an MA in Learning Design and Technology from Stanford University. He is extremely passionate about sharing his knowledge and expertise with all learners and helping them achieve their goals in the fields of technology and 3D printing.