Join us as we launch Columbia's new maker space, Tinker Lab!
This 2 hour workshop is a deep dive into the fundamentals of 3D printing. We will cover a wide variety of topics related to 3D printing including an orientation of our MakerBot printers, current capabilities, material choice, applications and a general overview of what the technology can do. We will also look at some notable files that have been printed for projects and classes over the last 3 years.
You will learn how different 3D models are created, either through 3D modeling, scanning or simply downloaded and what services you can utilize if you don’t have access to the technology.
1. Basic 3D Modeling and Printing
You will learn how to use a 3D modeling program called Tinkercad. Tinkercad is a free, online, cloud based application that has an extremely friendly and intuitive interface.
2. Material Selection-
With the explosive growth in 3d printing, material choices are increasing nearly more than the printers themselves. Learn what makes each material different and which one to use for your intended application.
3. Capabilities & Limitations
3D printing is revolutionary, but not magic. Learn the pros and cons of 3d printing and what type of 3d printing technology to choose.
4. 3D Printing Timeline
Did you know 3d printing was invented in the 80s? You will learn where it all started, where we are today and how this technology is speculated to change our future.
5. 3D Printing in the World
Discover different ways 3D printing technology is aiding disaster relief and other humanitarian conflicts around the world.
What should you bring?
Your own laptop computer!
No prior experience needed!