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MakerBot 3D printers are some of the most popular and affordable printers around. Kacie Hultgren also shows you how useful they can be. Dive in and learn how to get the most from your MakerBot, set it up correctly, and prepare a basic 3D model for print. Explore when and why to use custom settings like rafts and support material, and learn to troubleshoot problems so you can keep your MakerBot running smoothly.
Want more? Check out Up and Running with 3D Printing for information on creating your own 3D designs to print and other 3D printing technology on the market.
Hi. My name is Kacie Hultgren and welcome to Getting Started with MakerBot 3D Printers. 3D printing is a hot topic. Whether you are prototyping or designing products, 3D printing is a great way to bring your ideas to life. In this course, we'll take a close look at the hardware setups for several maker bot 3D printers. And I'll guide you through the process of printing an object. Then, we'll look deeper into the slicing and printing process, and cover some basic troubleshooting so you can keep your machine running smoothly.
This course is for those new to 3D printing, or those new to MakerBot 3D printers. No special skills are necessary. We'll cover everything you need to get started. My course, Up and Running with 3D Printing, is a great primer on 3D printing technology. And while it's not a prerequisite for this course, it covers a lot of topics surrounding content creation for 3D printing, as well as other technologies that might interest you. Let's get started.
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