John Abbott College
3D Printing 101 - Making Things Real 
Cost 195.00$
Available places YES
Duration 12 hours

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3D Printing 101 - Making Things Real
From Sep 18th to Oct 23rd, 2019
Wednesday 19:00 to 21:00, room P-042
Section number 00001

This course provides a personalized and practical hands-on introduction to 3D printing. By the end of this course, participants will understand - from experience - the basics of 3D printing with PLA filament and how they might benefit from having it in their own home or small business.

Who should attend:
• Anyone already experimenting with 3D printing
• Individuals curious to know more about it

What you will learn:
• 3D printing fundamentals, including:
• What is “Fused Deposition Modeling” (FDM)
• Where 3D models come from (and how to make your own)
• Typical 3D-printing pitfalls
• The secrets to success (like why you must “squish” the first layer “just right”)
• The essentials in a complete FDM ecosystem, including:
• Excellent free and “low-cost” tools and models with which to build your own
• Best practices to keep it all working

Required Equipment:
Participants must be comfortable using a Windows-based personal computer (the recommended software also works on a Mac). You should own a personal computer to practice between classes. If your own is portable, you may also bring it to class. You are welcome to use your own 3D printer for this class; however, it is not necessary to own a 3D printer, to get value from this course. You can complete most of the classwork using the free “slicer” software and you will have access to a 3D printer during class, for the hands-on printing activities.