Introduction to Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) (Beginners course)
About the course
This course is aimed at complete beginners to 3D Printing, who want to be able to understand the technology, select basic materials, download and slice pre-set designs ready for print.
To set up from scratch a good quality hobby grade FDM printer.
Calibration techniques, the does and don’ts of basic set up.
Material selection and correctly loading into the machines, including purging old filaments.
Downloading pre-existing 3D CAD files, and converting them to a usable state for slicing software such as CURA, CREALITY SLICER ETC.
Product quality settings, how to change these settings for speed or finished surface quality.
This course should allow a complete novice the confidence to purchase, set up and start to print basic pre-existing parts for fun and real world engineering use.
Type of LearningTraining
Study ModePart Time
Duration3 consecutive Thursday evenings 18:00-21:00
No formal assessments will take place on this course.
Careers & Progression
This course is a prerequisite to the intermediate additive manufacturing (3D printing) course.
All equipment will be supplied for the duration of the course.
Use of a range of Fused deposition modelling (FDM) 3D printers and printing filaments.