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Basic 3D Printing 1 (FDM)

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Basic 3D Printing 1 (FDM)


Interested in 3D printing? This one hour workshop is a great, hands-on introduction to the most common form of 3D printing using a popular consumer machine, the Prusa i3 MK3, and its free, open source software Slic3r Prusa Edition. No prior knowledge or experience needed.

These workshops limited to small groups to ensure every participant has time to work with a machine and ask questions. Instruction will be based around the physical 3D printing process, from basic safety and machine control to removing models and clean up. In addition we will also discuss common troubleshooting strategies when things don't go smoothly. 

Alongside this physcial process we will introduce you to the software Slic3r which transforms a STL file (generated by a 3D modeling software) into a file the printer can use to create a physical object. We will guide you through the basics of the software and explore the principal constraints of 3D printers, which significantly influence how we orient the object for printing, how long a print will take, how strong the final model will be, and how the object will look. We will also introduce you to the impressive online libraries of digital objects that are free to download, use, and modify.

Like many of our introductory workshops, this workshop serves as a primer to the technology - giving you guided time to play with a machine and it's software while walking through the basics and learning key constraints. Afterwards you are encouraged to come back and practice to solidify your knowledge and complete your first print. We strive to build your skill and knowledge quickly while providing a collaborative space and plenty of equipment to practice with on your own time. 

This workshop will NOT cover use of software for file generation of any kind. To learn skills and file development techniques in programs such as Rhino and Fusion360, you must sign up for one of the workshops that covers these programs.

If it is your first time at Inworks please arrive 15 minutes early to go over basic lab practices and safety.

Participants are required to read, sign, and adhere to the Inworks Terms of Use and General Safety Rules. 

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FAQs

1. Is there a minimum age requirement?Minors must be pre-approved and have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Anyone under 16 must have a parent or guardian present.

2. Are there any clothing/ safety requirements?Closed-toe shoes must be worn and long hair must be pulled back

3. When does registration close?Registration will close when the event has reached capacity or 1 hour before the start of the event. If less than 3 people have registered 24 hours prior to the event, the event is subject to cancellation and a full refund will be issued.4. What is student pricing?Any student currently enrolled in an Inwork course is eligible to participate in workshops for free. Inworks students should choose "Inworks Student" from the ticket options. Students, researchers, and educators from any institution are offered our workshops at a discounted rate. This includes any students not currently enrolled in Inworks courses. Please select "Student/Researchers/Educators" ticket and status will be confirmed at the event. Please be sure to bring a valid ID from your institution. Everyone else - from startups to hobbyists - please select "Community".5. What pre-requisites are required to attend this workshop?Pre-requisites are different for each workshop and are identified in the above description.If you do not see a workshop, simply request one at the bottom of this page.6. What access do I get to Inworks?Participants in workshops get access to Inworks for the duration of the workshop and are able to return to practice, develop, and utilize these skills later. The lab and prototyping equipment are open to the greater Denver community. Independent use of tools is allowed only after proficiency is certified by lab staff and all Terms of Use and General Safety Rules are respected. If you have any questions on access we are happy to answer them after your workshop!



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