How To Use A 3D Printer - Revised

Learn more about using the hardware and software technology behind 3D printing and its applications.

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This free online course on How To Use A 3D Printer will teach every professional in the areas of engineering, design, and manufacturing about 3D printing technology and its applications. Many manufacturing industries now use 3D printing hardware and software technology to manufacture their products. With the help of this course, you will learn how to build a three-dimensional object from a computer-aided design model so make sure to check it out!
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive

  • Publisher

    Channel 9





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3D printing is becoming an increasingly important technology in many manufacturing industries and the course How To Use A 3D Printer introduces you to the hardware and software technology involved in 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. The course then teaches you about the different components of a 3D printer such as the extruder nozzle and contact sensor and their functions. You'll also learn how to set up and calibrate a 3D printer so that the object is printed correctly on the printer base plate. Finally, the course introduces you to the 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 free online 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.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course 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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