Up and Running with 3D Printing
Video: WelcomeLearn the basics of what 3D printing is and how you can use it to create amazing objects, from prototypes to working tools.
- Next steps
There's never been a better time to try 3D printing. This course draws a roadmap for getting started with 3D printing (aka additive manufacturing), from choosing a printer to learning about 3D modeling. After surveying a variety of commercial 3D printing technologies (filament-based, laser sintering, and more), author Kacie Hultgren walks you step-by-step through a variety of 3D design tools, including 3D modeling and 3D scanning. You'll also learn how to repair designs so they're ready to print, with netfabb Studio, a 3D printing suite. This is a great course for both 3D printing novices as well as designers with existing modeling skills that want to enter the 3D printing marketplace.
- What is 3D printing?
- What can you make with a 3D printer?
- Understanding the different 3D printing technologies
- Designing with 3D modeling and scanning
- Creating watertight 3D designs
- Repairing a 3D file
- Exporting your file
MUSIC Hi, I'm Kacie Hultgren. Welcome to Up and Running with 3-D Printing. In this course we'll take a look at the exciting industry of 3-D printing. I'll start by introducing you to the technology, its history, and the types of things you can make with a 3-D printer. Then I'll talk about the different types of three printers and materials that are available. Next, we'll take a look at 3D content creation through 3D modeling and scanning, as well as studying some of the particular challenges associated with bringing a design to life through 3D printing.
Finally, I'll show you techniques for repairing 3D designs so that they're ready to print. This course is appropriate for a wide variety of levels. Now let's get started with Up and Running with 3D Printing.
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