3D Printing Classes

At Printed Solid, we are committed to helping others become proficient users of their 3D Printers.  To that end, we offer classes ranging from Beginner Sessions for people that have never used a 3D Printer to expert level skill builder courses for those who have been printing for a while and want to up their game.  

Here are a few of our offerings and a link to the registration page for available offerings.  If there is a course you would like to participate in that is not offered at a time that works for you, please contact us and we will see if we can arrange a special session for you.  

While we work on a better option for scheduling, we have these classes set up as events on our Facebook page.  You can find that here.  

Unless otherwise noted, all classes and events are held at our 3D Printing store and warehouse at 2850 Ogletown Rd, Newark, Delaware.

Assemble and learn to use a 3D Printer - $550

Sign up for our next session on 9/14 here.

This course includes a Wanhao Duplicator i3 3D Printer and a spool of premium quality colorFabb PLA/PHA or nGEN filament for each registrant to keep.  

This is a full day course, and will cover the following:

  • Unbox and assemble your new printer.
  • Learn the basic components of the printer and how to perform routine maintenance.
  • Overview of different types of 3D Modeling programs and sources to download files from.
  • How to prepare a file for 3D printing.
  • How to generate code for the 3D Printer.
  • How to setup and calibrate the 3D Printer.

By the end of this session, you will have completed your first print on your own brand new 3D Printer.  You will leave with the confidence to print all manner of objects using all kinds of different materials.  

Students will be required to bring their own laptop.  

Lunch will be Provided.

3D Printing 101 - $25

This is a session for people that have heard of 3D Printing and just want to learn a little bit more.  

This is a 2-3 hour session (nominally 2 hours, but if the class has lots of questions interested students are welcome to hang out longer)  

We will go over the following topics:

  • History of 3D Printing
  • Types of 3D Printing Technologies
  • Applications of 3D Printing Technologies
  • See a demonstration of a quick 3D Design and Print

Students will receive a small 3D Printed sample object.  Fee paid for this course may be applied to purchase of a 3D Printer.

Advanced Desktop 3D Printing with Simplify3D - $20

 

Make your prints better and make the printing process easier.  Simplify3D is an advanced professional grade slicing software that retails for about $150 and does not have any kind of a demo version.  It's an incredible piece of software that is an absolute must in the workflow of any advanced 3D Printer user.  While the free options on the market are pretty impressive, Simplify3D offers more in one package.  Here are some of the features that we really like.  

  • Customizable support placement.  Put support only where you want it and add more in locations where you think it is needed.
  • Easy to break away support material.  
  • Mixed settings within a build.  You can set it to change any settings within the build either on a per part basis or within part.  
  • Easily change between multiple different printer profiles.
  • Lightning fast slicing
  • Intelligent tool paths

The course will run for approximately 2 hours.  If you decide you'd like to purchase the software at the end of the session, course fee can be applied towards purchase of a license.

1-on-1 3D Printing Tutoring - $30/hr

So, you bought a 3D Printer.  Now what?  Maybe you're stuck getting started and just need some help with the basics.  Can't get the print to stick to the build plate?  Air Prints?  Bad surface quality?  We can help you understand why all these things happen and what to do to avoid them.  Bring your printer and laptop and we'll get you all squared away.