Last night we ran a 3D Printing and Modelling workshop down at Core Electronics, and it was great. We had a full house turn up, all keen to learn about 3D Printing Technology and some beginner CAD skills. We ran through the basis of FDM technology and then moved onto modelling our own shapes in Fusion 360, exporting our models as STLs and finally printing them on our Lulzbot 3D printers!
As you can imagine, there was a bit of a learning curve when it came to working in a 3D environment, with multiple ways of accomplishing the same end goal. Taking a maker's approach to 3D printing, we looked at how easily you could get from an idea to a printable model then investigated the orientation and slicer settings that enable you to get a high-quality print.
The 3D printing workshop teaches you all the skills you need to operate 3D printers, and once you complete it you will be able to come on down to Core Electronics on our Maker Open Day's and use the printers for yourselves!
If you want more information on any of our Workshops or Maker Days, take a look at the schedule and find something that works for you. If not, go ahead and work your way through them at home with our online courses.
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