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The Fundamentals of 3D Printing

Unlock the World of 3D Printing

63 Students




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What you will learn

  • How 3D Printers Work

  • The 3D Printing Workflow

  • How to create your own 3D Design

  • How to prepare your 3D Model for printing (aka slicing)

  • How to prepare your physical 3D printer for printing

  • How to solve common 3D printing challenges

What are the requirements for taking your course

  • No prior experience needed as this course is designed for beginners

  • Access to 3D Printer is optional (There are 2 modules that access to a 3D printer is required to practice what you're learning))

Who is this course for

  • Anyone interested in learning about 3D printing 3D

  • Beginners who want a thorough overview of the entire 3D printing process


If you're looking to dive into the world of 3D printing and unleash your creativity, this comprehensive course on 3D printing fundamentals is the perfect place to start. Regardless of your current knowledge level, you'll learn everything you need to know about designing and 3D printing your own models on an FDM 3D printer.

This course takes you through the entire 3D printing workflow, from how 3D printers work to file types, CAD software, slicer settings, printer setup, and even troubleshooting common beginner mistakes. With step-by-step guidance and hands-on projects, you'll gain the skills and confidence needed to create and 3D print your own unique designs. Each section is designed to focus on the necessary skills and concepts you need to get 3D printing as quickly as possible.

By the end of the course, you'll be equipped to independently design your own 3D models in Tinkercad and print them on an FDM printer. You'll also have the knowledge to troubleshoot common challenges that can arise in the 3D printing process. Whether you're interested in prototyping, custom parts, art, or simply exploring the possibilities of 3D printing, this course is an excellent starting point.

Join us today and unlock the joys of 3D printing while unleashing your creativity and bringing your imagination to life.



Course Overview

3D Printing Overview

How does 3D Printing Work?

What is 3D Printing?

The 3D Printing Workflow

Creating and Finding 3D Digital Files

What is a 3D digital file?

How do I create a 3D digital file?

CAD Software Options

Introduction to Tinkercad

Creating a box In Tinkercad

Exporting Your Design

Preparing your Files for 3D Printing (aka Slicing)

Section Introduction

What is a Slicer?

Downloading Cura

Opening Cura for the first time

Slicer Settings: Material and Nozzle Size


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