A two-day beginners introduction to 3D printing and 3D modelling
presented by Darryl Gold — Practicing Artist and DIY maker
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
The workshop consists of two parts. The first part focuses on 3D modelling with freely available software such as, Sketchup, Meshlab, Sculptis, and Meshmixer. It introduces the users to 3D modelling, how to properly format files for 3D printing and how to correct errors in models that can't be printed. This part also includes how to download and adapt free 3D models from the internet. Students will have hands-on access to computers with the software and an interactive learning environment.
The second part will be an introduction and orientation to 3D printers like the Makerbot or the Form 1 and the processes of stereo lithography and fused deposition modelling. Students will learn how to optimize print time, create quality models and learn how to overcome limitations in the 3D printing process like warping and support structures.
The workshop is recommended for students with some aptitude in computers and experience with internet browsers, operating systems and managing computer files. Familiarization with computer applications is also helpful.