you design it, 3d print it & take it home!
If you can imagine it, we can design it and 3D print it! Our series of 3D Printing classes start with a focus on how to design in 3D before moving on to more technical challenges like designing moving parts, printing in materials like wood or rubber, and how to run the 3D printers themselves. Students design and take home their first custom creation after their very first class!
OPEN CLASSES :
NEVER DESIGNED IN 3D BEFORE?
No problem! In 3D Printing Exploration, we take students from sketching and designing to printing their custom creations. This class features projects that encourage learning and builds skills while still offering plenty of time for students to creatively explore. We work in a 3D design environment that’s as easy to use as it is powerful — so no matter what their previous experience, we’ll have them printing custom 3D creations in no time!
3D Printing Exploration
June 10 - 14 @ 9am - 12pm
June 17 - 21 @ 1pm - 4pm
June 24 - 28 @ 1pm - 4pm
Aug 5 - 9 @ 1pm - 4pm
>> $249 for the week | ages 9 - 16
Got questions? We have answers!
DO STUDENTS GET TO TAKE HOME THEIR DESIGNS?
Yes! Our students are so creative — its a pleasure to see their designs come to life using our 3D printers! Students even design a custom creation during their very first class that we print and get to them at the next class. In addition to fun projects, we give plenty of class time for students to be creative and design whatever they can imagine. We believe the best way to learn is by giving students the freedom to explore and create objects that they are interested in.
WHAT MATERIALS DO YOU PRINT WITH?
The majority of our 3D prints are made from a plastic called PLA — it’s durable, comes in a variety of colors, is derived from corn and is biodegradable. In our Pro level classes, we start to explore other materials, like PET-G, Nylon, flexible filaments, wood-impregnated filaments and more.
DO YOU HAVE TO TAKE ‘3D PRINTING EXPLORATION’ BEFORE THE ‘PRO’ LEVEL CLASSES?
In general, yes. 3D Printing Exploration teaches students the fundamentals of how to design using 3D modeling software. However, we know that some students already have some 3D printing experience. If that sounds like you, please contact us and let’s chat!
WHAT 3D SOFTWARE DO YOU USE?
In 3D Printing Exploration, students use Tinkercad — a wonderful app from AutoDesk that is hands down the easiest 3D modeling software we’ve ever used. With 30 minutes of training students are able to easily create their own objects to 3D print. For our Pro level classes, we use more sophisticated software packages like 123Design, SketchUp, Meshmixer and more as student’s projects progress in complexity.
HOW LARGE IS THE CLASS? WHAT ARE THE AGES?
Like almost all our classes, our 3D Printing classes have maximum class size of 10 and is open to students ages 9 - 16.
I WANT IN! HOW CAN I REGISTER?
You can register right here!
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