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Introduction to 3D Printing & 3D Design

April 1, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this interactive online workshop I’ll show you how to take your design idea and turn it into a 3D printed object! You’ll see a 3D printer in action. I will describe the manufacturing process, and the necessary considerations for designing something that can be easily and efficiently 3D printed. Then we’ll take a quick tour of some free 3D design apps. Finally we’ll design a simple object in Tinkercad and then go through the process of preparing it for 3D printing.

Takeaways from this workshop:

  • Experience seeing an FDM 3D printer in operation, and understanding its limitations
  • Determine which 3D design tool is best to create your design
  • How to design your object so that it will print more reliably and efficiently
  • The workflow to take your design from 3D design software, to 3D printer software, then to a physical 3D object

Note: This workshop will be presented via MS Teams’ online meeting feature. You don’t need to have the MS Teams app installed or an MS Teams account to participate. A link will be sent to participants who sign up here before the start of the session, and you can join the meeting in your browser (Google Chrome recommended).

Presented by: Mike Spears – MADLab, Elizabeth O’Brien – University of Toronto Scarborough Library

Please register here.


April 1, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm