3D Printing

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Art and Design, Media, Photography

Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Part Time Evening
Location

Location
Crosskeys Campus

Fees

Fees
£50

Start Date

Start Date
02 February 2022

Day(s)

Day(s)
Wednesday

Start Time

Start Time
18:00

End Time

End Time
21:00

Duration

Duration
8 weeks

In a nutshell

In this Digital Fabrication Course, we’ll be going over the basics of 3D Printing. 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.?The emphasis for the course is on building skills and confidence?using a range of 3D Printers and?Modelling Software?enabling you to get the most out your 3D Printer as a hobby or for business.?

This course is for...

... Anyone who wants to learn about 3D printing

... Anyone who wants to learn how to make models, tabletop games, crafts, product design and engineering using a 3D printer

Course content

You will cover:

  • Design?your?own 3D models in Autodesk Maya?and Blender?
  • Master?proper "Slicing" software settings for best print results?
  • Effectively level the print bed?
  • Set up?your?printer for proper first layer adhesion?
  • Find free ready-made files to download and print?yourself?
  • Get recommendations on which printer and "slicing" software to start with?

This course?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.???

You'll need regular attendance and an enthusiasm for the subject.?

Additional information

The School of Creative Arts is offering a suite of courses on a Wednesday evening 6-9pm throughout the year. Each course running for 8 weeks, starting and ending on the same dates.

The courses we are currently offering are; Jewellery Making, Ceramics, Photography, 3D Printing, Print Making and Textiles.

Course Start Dates are as follows:
22/09/2021
24/11/2021
02/02/2022
27/04/2022

The cost of each course is £50

For this particular course there will be an additional fee of £25 to pay for a Reel of PLA Filament.

Where can I study 3D Printing?

CCCE3516AC
Crosskeys Campus
(Part Time Evening)
Start Date: 02 February 2022

This course may be available at other dates, times or campuses, please click to view your options.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

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