Ready to jump on the 3D printing bandwagon but don’t know where to start? Join us for a hands-on 3D Printing workshop to learn more about how the printers work by putting them into action.
Our 3D printing workshops cover general 3D design and printing programs, the many applications of 3D printing, the slicer software, and the various materials that can be used. This workshop also introduces the participants to the various 3D printers at our FabLab, their related software and file formats, as well as quickly explores a few 3D modeling software options. Participants will create a 3D printed model.
A 3D printer, unlike a laser cutter, adds materials instead of removing it. The processes are very simple and the workshop is suitable for inexperienced innovators, engineers, designers, and experimenters, as well as those more familiar with the technology.
Want access to our laser cutters? Interested in learning how a laser cutter works? Attend a basic usage and safety class.
The powerful, high-precision machines quickly cut and engrave materials like wood, plexiglass and cardboard to produce both functional and beautiful pieces. The laser cutter only works in 2D and can either follow vector paths (as drawn in Illustrator for example) or engrave black and white bitmap pictures.
This workshop is an introduction to the machine and software, the different file formats and conversions, and will explore using software to create 3D objects by assembling cut parts.
This class is required for anyone who would like to use our laser cutter for future projects. Students must pass a certification to use this machine unsupervised.
This class teaches participants how to use our Computer Numerical Control (CNC) router. The course covers basic usage and safety of CNC machining processes and starts with a prepared g-code file. The CNC milling machine allows for the processing of solid material. The key difference between the CNC and the laser cutter is that it allows for 3D work.
Students must pass a certification to use this machine unsupervised.