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The course How To Use A 3D Printer introduces you to the hardware and software technology behind 3D printing. The course begins by introducing you to the hardware used in 3D printing. You will learn about the different plastic filaments that are used and you will pick up tips on how to feed the plastic filament into the 3D printer for optimal performance. You will learn about the different components of a 3D printer such as the extruder nozzle and contact sensor and their functions.
You will then learn how to set up and calibrate a 3D printer so that the object is printed correctly on the printer base plate. You will learn about different 3D print software that can be used to design 3D objects and the importance of using 3D model repair to eliminate errors in the design that can cause defects in the printed object.
This course will be of great interest to professionals in the areas of engineering, design and manufacturing who would like to learn more about 3D printing and its applications. It will also be of interest to all learners who would like to learn more about 3D printing and the future applications of this exciting technology.Start Course Now
Module 1: How to Use a 3D Printer
3D Printing Overview
3D Printing Hardware
3D Printing Software
3D Builder Software
3D Model Repair
End-to-End 3D Printing
Design for 3D Printing
3D Printing Opportunities
Module 2: How to Use a 3D Printer Assessment
Having completed this module the learner will be able to: - Describe how to set up and use the Printrbot Simple 3D printer; - Describe the features of 3D Builder software and how it can be used for 3D printing; - Explain the importance of 3D model repair; - Describe the types of 3D objects that can be printed.
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3D printing is the process of making a three-dimensional solid object from a digital file or computer-aided design (CAD) model. The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved by laying down successive layers of material until the object is created using additive processes, which is why it is also called additive manufacturing. Alison's 3D printing courses will teach you all you need to know about this versatile method of production and prototyping.
Each of the online 3D printing courses on Alison are free, as are all of Alison's online courses. Alison's learners do not have to pay anything to take these courses unless they want a digital or physical copy of the course certificate.