Maker Skills Course: 3D printing
Always wanted to learn how to use a 3D printer? After completing the Maker Skills Course, you're able to work with it in Waag's Fablab.
What are you going to learn?
During this course you will learn how to operate the FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) 3D printers at the Fablab. After this course, you are allowed to use the 3D printers on Thursdays during the open days of the lab (10-17 hrs, on appointment and depending on availability). The course consists of:
- How to prepare your file for 3D printing (using PrusaSlicer and Ultimaker Cura)
- What filaments you can use
- Working with the Ultimaker 2+, the Prusa MK3S and the Creality Ender 3
- Printing something!
Please note that this is not a 3D modelling course: for this course you are expected to know how to create 3D models (STL, OBJ, etc.) in your preferred software (Blender, Fusion 360, Rhino, or any other modelling software). Please bring your laptop with PrusaSlicer and Ultimaker Cura already installed.
Where and when?
The course is given at the Fablab in the Waag on the Nieuwmarkt 4 in Amsterdam on Friday December 16, 2022 from 14-17 hrs. Future dates to be determined.
For makers who are looking for a place to experiment, create and meet like-minded people. Open source documentation is very important to us, so we expect you to write your own documentation on the use of the machine. If you can demonstrate that you know how to use the 3D printer safely, you are allowed to use it. This workshop is not aimed at people looking for commercial production; instead we want to enable local artists, designers and other creatives to develop open source projects.
The course is €75,- per person. There’s a capacity of 4-6 people. Materials, coffee and tea are included.
What's a Fablab?
A Fablab is a platform for education and innovation: a place to play, create, learn, guide and discover. Waag's Fablab is part of a worldwide community of students, teachers, technologists, researchers and makers in other labs. Because all Fablabs share their tools and processes communally, we are all building on a worldwide distributed lab for research and explorations.
The Fablab is not only a place for hackers and nerds who want to play with machines. It is a space where designers and artists collaborate towards new visions on open design and production technology. By granting access to 3D printers, lasercutters and other machinery that used to only be available for big manufacturers, consumers are enabled to make something by- and for themselves. For the Fablab, empowering a maker mindset is crucial. We do this, for example, through our yearly Fab Academy, a distributed programme of 20 weeks focused on digital fabrication and electronics.