3D printing basics

https://secure.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/a/e/9/5/event_459944693.jpegWant to get hands-on experience with 3D printing methods? We will be creating and preparing 3D models for 3D printing. This workshop is good for those who want gain fluency with both 3D modeling (CAD) and 3D printing. We will teach you to create digital files and prepare them for 3D printing. Subjects may include: choosing the right material and method of 3D printing, drawings models with TinkerCAD, and adding supports if necessary to your models for 3D printing.

By the conclusion of the workshop you will be able to produce a 3D-printed object from a design you created.

We will be using 3D printers known as cartesian and delta bots, reprappro mendel, printrbot simple metal, an SLA printer, and the MOST delta. The printers are all connected to a wireless hub and we connect to them wirelessly via web browser. No software is necessary to control and submit jobs on the printers.

Bring a laptop with your favorite slicer and 3d modeling software installed (and bring a mouse).

The software we use for slicing 3D files is called Cura v. 15.02.1 (an older version works best). One software we use for adding supports (if necessary) is called MeshMixer by autodesk. One CAD software we’re gonna use is web-based TinkerCAD and requires no installation. We prefer you use Fusion 360. Sliding Scale Admission – Suggested Donation is $20

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