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Learning 3D Printing

via LinkedIn Learning


Learn the basics of what 3D printing is and how you can use it to create amazing objects, from prototypes to working tools.

There's never been a better time to try 3D printing. This course draws a roadmap for getting started with 3D printing (aka additive manufacturing), from choosing a printer to learning about 3D modeling. After surveying a variety of commercial 3D printing technologies (filament-based, laser sintering, and more), author Kacie Hultgren walks you step-by-step through a variety of 3D design tools, including 3D modeling and 3D scanning. You'll also learn how to repair designs so they're ready to print, with netfabb Studio, a 3D printing suite. This is a great course for both 3D printing novices as well as designers with existing modeling skills that want to enter the 3D printing marketplace.


  • Welcome
  • Using the exercise files
1. Discovering 3D Printing
  • What is 3D printing?
  • How 3D printing works
  • What you can make with 3D printing
  • History of 3D printing
2. Introducing 3D Printing Technology
  • 3D printing options
  • Introducing filament-based printers
  • Looking at stereolithography
  • Laser sintering
  • Jet technologies
  • Full-color prints
3. Creating Your First Design
  • Understanding manifold design
  • Creating a design with solid modeling
  • Mesh modeling
  • Other types of modeling
  • Creating a design with 3D scanning
  • Introducing file repositories
  • Keeping track of units
  • Designing for reality
4. Repairing a 3D Design
  • Introducing netfabb Studio
  • Performing an automatic repair in netfabb Studio
  • Performing a manual repair in netfabb Studio
  • Slicing a flat bottom
  • Creating a hollow model
  • Wrapping a model
  • Measuring your 3D model
  • Exporting your file
  • Next steps

Taught by

Kacie Hultgren

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