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From 3D Modeling to 3D Printing

From 3D Modeling to 3D Printing

Sketch Up is a software considered to be the Easiest Way to draw in 3D. This computer program is used for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, landscape architecture, civil and mechanical engineering, film and video game design.

Simplify3D is an industry leading 3D printing software. It includes everything you need to work with your 3D printer. Model setup and plating, slicing and print file creation, pre-print simulations, customizable support structures, mesh analysis and repair, machine control and monitoring, and much more! With support for hundreds of 3D different printers, Simplify3D is the last software you’ll ever need!

Ender 3 is a compact 3D printer, ideal for the hobbyist on a budget, with its low price and high-performance capability. It is completely open-source, allowing for add-ons and upgrades of almost every component on the machine.

The goal of this workshop is to provide students with a proficient level of expertise with the 3D Printing stations at the Makerspace. Upon completion of this module, participants will be:

  • Familiar with the process and applications of the 3D Printers.
  • Able to identify key parts/components of the machines
  • Familiar with how to safely and properly set up material and choose appropriate settings for a project
  • Aware of the types of filaments that can be used for 3D Printing
  • Familiar with the potential uses of the machine for a great variety of fields
  • Able to use the machine for their own projects.
  • Able to navigate and use the Simplify interface to import, create and edit projects.
  • Aware of how to safely remove a finished product and clean the machine

Participants should bring a laptop as it will be necessary when navigating and getting to use Sketchup's interface.

If you want to stay after the workshop to print something, please bring a micro SD card and 1.75mm PLA filament. Some micro SD cards are available for loan at the makerspace.

Related LibGuide: Makerspace by Doug McDonnell

Friday, September 27, 2019
11:00am - 1:00pm
Makerspace (Room 330A)
  Create Digital Media     Lab NEXT     Technology training  
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