3D Printing 101

Welcome to the fascinating world of 3D printing! This comprehensive beginner's class is designed to provide you with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of 3D printing technology.

During this hands-on course, you will embark on a step-by-step journey that covers everything you need to know to navigate the 3D printing process confidently.

  • Gain a clear understanding of the basic principles, history, and applications of 3D printing.
  • Explore the various types of 3D printers and materials available in the market today.
  • Experience the thrill of operating a 3D printer firsthand. Learn how to set up and calibrate the printer, load materials, and initiate the printing process.
  • Gain insights into troubleshooting common issues and ensuring successful prints.
  • Lightly touch on 3D modeling and how it can be used to make your own models.
  • Dive into the exciting applications of 3D printing.

By the end of this class, you will have a solid grasp of the essential concepts and techniques involved in 3D printing.

Join us on this immersive journey into the realm of 3D printing and unleash your creativity in three dimensions. No prior experience is required, but computer experience is a must! Come with an open mind and leave with the skills to turn your imagination into a tangible reality!

Class Outline

3D printing is a type of additive manufacturing process where an object is created by building up layers of material. RepRap (replicating rapid prototyper) is an open source project to develop a low-cost 3D printer that can print most of its own parts.

Getting Started with 3D Printing

  • Parts of a 3D Printer
  • Slicers / Slicer Settings


  • PrusaSlicer
  • Cura
  • Simplify3D
  • ideaMaker


  • PLA
  • PETG
  • TPU


CAD Systems



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If the minimum number of participants are not met, instructor may cancel the event and move you to the next class.


Refunds are issued if class is cancelled if instructor is not available or the minimum class size is not met.