Learn How to Use a 3D Printer - BYO3DP



We have opened our Learn how to use a 3D Printer and Keep it class to people who would like to bring their own printers. 

Each session will run from 9am - 4pm at Printed Solid, 2850 Ogletown Rd, Newark, DE on the date listed.

This is a full day session where you will bring your own printer and learn how to use it like a pro!

It's going to be intense, but you will get your moneys worth!  The goal of this course is for you to walk out confident in how to operate your printer and make awesome prints from day 1.  Basically, we're going to try to condense your first several months worth of trial and error into one day.  

Attendance is limited to 4 users so that all get adequate individual attention.  

We'll cover the following.   

  • How to calibrate your printer for best results.
  • Run your first print!  
  • A very brief overview of 3D Modeling.
  • Overview of sources to download models from and how to identify usable models.  
  • Introduction to the slicer program including an overview of what all settings mean and how to use them.  We'll focus on Cura, but will provide an overview of other options and why you may want to consider them.
  • How to repair typical machine problems.  
  • A process for systematically identifying and correcting print problems.
  • An overview of common upgrades for this printer.  
  • Materials 101.  An overview of different filament options.  

You will need to bring:

  • Yourself.  Awake.  Alert.  Ready to make awesome.
  • Your Printer (You must contact us to discuss your printer ahead of time.  In some rare instances, a printer may be so proprietary we may not be able to fit it in the class.  Zortrax, Makerbot 5th Gen, and M3D are some examples of printer that we cannot work with in this class, but the vast majority of source machines are fine)
  • A computer with Cura and Netfabb Basic installed.

What you receive:

  • Coffee and Donuts.  Yeah, we get that 9am on a Saturday may be a bit rough.
  • A Buildtak Spatula for part removal.
  • A spool of colorFabb PLA/PHA
  • Lunch.  Cheese Pizza.  Soda, Water, Lemonade.  

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