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There’s Still Time to Hone Your 3D Printing Design Skills This Summer

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If you thought you missed the boat to sign up for one of our 3D Print design courses, you’re in luck. Though our Beginner Design course has already begun, there’s still time to register for our Advanced Design for 3D Printing course, a fantastic learning opportunity for those who already have experience as a maker, designer, or engineer with traditional design tools, beginning on July 11.

In this two-week-long intensive course you’ll learn about advanced design programs and techniques, such as animated assemblies and parametric design, to build your skills as a 3D print user. The course features twice-weekly live keynotes from leaders in the field of 3D printing who will provide insight into cutting edge tools and techniques, sharing their tips and tricks for creating fully-functional 3D print designs.

Throughout the course, you’ll be guided by an industry expert who will facilitate the online classroom experience, as well as provide thoughtful notes and feedback on your weekly assignments, designed to build on skills and techniques you’re introduced to in each week’s live keynote sessions.

Here are some examples of what you’ll learn in each session:

  • Session 1 | Learn how to design with tolerance, avoid support materials, and work in Fusion 360 with Jeffry Turnmire of Applied Engineering & Management Corporation.
  • Session 2 | Discover how to animate assemblies, create sophisticated material simulations, and consider the final outcome of your objects with post processing techniques.
  • Session 3 | Learn coding in Openscad with Salvador Ritcher, Software Developer at AXA-Winterthur.
  • Session 4 | Design challenge!

The course culminates in a class-wide design contest, in which participants will be asked to create and refine a final design inspired by the techniques they’ve learned through the course of the workshop. In our Spring course, students were asked to build designs for solutions to practical problems they face in their homes or offices. Participants came up with designs for everything from a 3D printable component for an EDM (Electronic Discharge Machining) for use in medical manufacturing to an iPhone Flex Sleeve, a design to keep iPhone power cables and headphones organized and damage-free.

You can take a look at all of the design challenge contestants and their inspired designs here: 3D Printing Design Courses: Roundup and Contest Winners.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to push your design thinking for 3D printing further. Sign up today for Advanced Design for 3D Printing.

 

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