Intro to 3D Printing

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General Info

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An Intro to 3D Printing class will cover the basics of the following topics in order to prepare and qualify the participant to use a printer :

  • How typical Fused Filament Modeling (FFM) work. These are the most common printers available to consumers. Also known as Fused Deposition Modeling FDM
  • Survey of types of printers: FFM/FDM
  • The 3D printing tool chain: Modeling, Slicing & gcode, Printing
  • Printing options: Supports, Brims, Infill settings
  • How to turn on and use the default settings on a printer at the station

Note that Into level class does not cover advanced topics like tweaking print settings for infill and support, switching filament, clearing nozzle jams, etc