Introduction to advanced Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) (Intermediate course)
About the course
This course includes the following aims as a guideline:
Advanced Calibration techniques, including mechanical set-up, nozzle changes and bed levelling.
Advanced Material selections and correctly selecting the right material for the job. Including a guide and demonstration of fibre-based filaments and why these are important to industry.
Downloading the users own 3D CAD files including a quick start guide to modelling software, converting files 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. Advanced setting such as infills, flow rates, wall thicknesses etc. for producing an improved engineered component.
Advanced maintenance of printers, changing most basic components and fault-finding mechanical problems.
A brief overview of other additive manufacturing types such as Resin printers, SLS and Metallic MFFF.
This course should allow a hobbyist or amateur user to have the confidence to purchase, set up and start to print more advanced engineered components, select the correct materials and set up the printer to use these materials to their best, find faults and carry out basic repairs.
Type of LearningTraining
Study ModePart Time
Duration5 consecutive Thursday evenings, 18:00-21:00
No formal assessment will take place on this course.
Careers & Progression
This course follows on from the 3 evenings beginners course. On completion of the intermediate 3D course, you may wish to progress onto our evening 3D Computer-Aided-Design course. This course will give you the knowledge and skills to produce your own models that can be printed on a 3D printer.
All equipment will be supplied for the duration fo the course.
Use of a range of 3D printers and splicing software.
Information About Fees
The cost of the course is £170 per person