Nov 3 – 4, 2018
Europe/Zurich timezone

Join this workshop to
1. learn basics of 3D printing: what are the different kinds of additive manufacturing technologies, what are they suitable for and principles on how to design for 3D printing;
2. try 3D printing hands-on: how to prepare files to be 3D-printed, the workflow for operating 3D printers at Ideasquare, post-printing processing.

Objective of this workshop is to provide participants with a basic understanding of 3D printing technology, its possibilities, tools and materials, and use the printers available at Ideasquare for testing. If the limited time allows, each person should be able to take away very simple 3D printed test part as we finish. By the end of the workshop, each participant will have created a ready-to-print file they made themselves - whether from scratch, or by customising an existing design. This workshop covers only the very basics for 3D modelling / CAD software required to generate STL type of files the 3D printers use, but does not provide extensive training on modelling in CAD, emphasis is on how to convert your idea into a 3D object, and what to take into account when designing for, and printing with 3D printers.

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If you want to participate in the hands-on printing part, please remember to bring a laptop with you, with 3D modeling (CAD) software of your preference installed (you can use any, as long as it is capable of producing/exporting to .stl file format).

If you haven't used CAD-modelling software before, we recommend doing one of the following:

- If you like WYSIWYG-editors, familiarize yourself with Tinkercad, and go through the “starters” in learn section here.

- If you’d like more parametric approach to CAD-modelling and are willing to put time into learning a full-fledged program, please download and install Fusion360 and go through the lessons here.

- If you are parameter and geometry geek, please download and install OpenSCAD and go through the first 2 articles (1. Introduction and 2. Variables and modules) of OpenSCAD basics here.