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Introduction to 3D Printing

January 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Introduction to 3D Printing with 757 Makerspace. This workshop is designed to introduce beginners to the art of working level knowledge of 3D printing. We will cover a brief overview of design software, locations for models and how to use effectively work with the 3D Printers available at 757 Makerspace. 

Class discussions include:
– 3D Printing History
– How 3D Printing Works
– FDM Fused Deposition Modeling aka filament printing

– New filaments, why & when you should use them, their costs and limitations
– Use of a Slicer program that turns your design into information the 3D printer uses to make your model
– How to optimize the print
– Problems & issues that can occur during printing, how to troubleshoot & deal with them
– Sites with “ready made” free designs
– Basic information on doing your own designs that will be a good introduction to our Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D Modeling courses.
– Types of 3D printer technology available to the makers & small business entrepreneurs

Location: 757 Makerspace The Dream Factory
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm, please arrive a few minutes before to get in and setup
Cost: $40 per

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January 9
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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757 Makerspace The Dream Factory
237 West 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23517 United States

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