I don’t normally recommend online courses, but seeing as what they’re teaching isn’t really being taught anywhere else at the moment at this general basic level, it’s worth sharing.
3Dprint.com is running a series of Beginner Design for 3D Printing and Advanced Design for 3D Printing online courses. These are courses designed for providing individuals with essential knowledge of preparing CAD models for 3D printing, and basic tolerances and design principles for building objects for 3D printing in plastic and other materials. Considering this information is always useful for CAD designers and only taught in a few places (besides my own courses), I reckon it’s worthwhile. We’ve missed the early bird registration, but there is still time to enrol for the summer courses starting on 20 June.
The Beginner Design for 3D Printing course covers the following:
- Session 1 | Learn how to design basic shapes using TinkerCAD.
- Session 2 | Find out how to import 2D and 3D files, use community-developed shapes, and create geometric holes with Erin Arden, Entrepreneur, 3D Printer and 3D Design Specialist, (Previously MakerBot Training Director).
- Session 3 | Learn how to recognise and prevent broken 3D models and use the tool Vectary with Andrej Klement.
- Session 4 | Get experience with Pixologic Sculptris with Jennifer Fry of Larkspur Corte Madera Schools.
The Advanced Design for 3D Printing course covers the following:
- 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 Richter, Software Developer at AXA-Winterthur.
- Session 4 | Design challenge!
If any of the above sounds interesting to you, sign up today.