Adult 3D Modeling and Printing

In-Person STEAM Workshops

July 26, 28 + 30
WEEKDAY evenings 6pm to 8pm, Saturday Afternoon 2pm-4pm-

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This workshop is for adult students. If you are looking for the beginner 3D printing and modeling workshop for 10-14 year olds, please click here. If you are looking for the advanced 3D printing and modeling workshop for 10-14 year olds, please click here.

What students will learn

  • How to use 2D side and front view images and 3D images with isometric graphing paper to flesh out a prototype design idea
  • How to use the 3D modelling software, TinkerCad, to create models of varying complexity (including objects that snap, twist, slide, and articulate together)
  • The difference between an STL file and gcode, and how to use a slicing software to convert an STL into machine readable gcode.
  • How to modify and adjust the quality of a print with speed, layer height and infill.
  • How to use a skirt, brim, raft, and supports during printing to achieve desired results.
  • How to perform post print processing, such as the removal of supports, sanding, heating, and painting.

Program Calendar

July 26, 28 + 30, 2022
3 classes, 6 hours

Fees and Enrolment

Upon registration, you will be asked to pay the full 160 USD to reserve your child’s place in the workshop.

Workshops have a maximum of 8 places. If the workshop is full, you will be refunded in full.

Once your space has been confirmed, if you need to cancel your registration for any reason, a refund will be provided if another student is able to fill the space.

COVID Precautions

All of our educators are fully vaccinated with boosters and wear masks during the workshops.

Courses are limited to maximum 8 students, students must wear masks and eat/drink outside when possible.

What students will do

  • Students will design 3D objects to solve real-world problems.
  • Students will participate in trial and error 3D printing to analyze the effects of various slicing settings on print outcomes.
  • Students will practice bed leveling, bed cleaning, calibration, and finalize their own 3D prints.
  • Students will get to keep their object(s) at the end of the workshop.
  • Students will be guided in these workshops by two experienced STEAM professionals, Brittney and Dagan.

Snacks and water will be provided for students

Program Location

This set of workshops will take place at Insight Co-Learning Center* in Durham, located adjacent to the Scrap Exchange Thrift Store.

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*The Insight Co-Learning Center is a school that offers teens the opportunity to deeply explore who they are and who they want to become . Click below to learn more!

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