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How To Use A 3D Printer Free Course

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  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • The free online 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.

  • 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.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

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    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Modules List( 2 )
  • HOW TO USE A 3D PRINTER
  • How to Use a 3D Printer - Course Web Links
  • Module 1: How to Use a 3D Printer
    • Learning Outcomes
    • 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
    • Lesson Summary
  • END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module 2: How to Use a 3D Printer Assessment
    • Introduction to 3D Printing Assessment
Topics List ( 10 )
Module 1: How to Use a 3D Printer
In this module you will learn how to set up and use the Printrbot Metal Simple 3D printer. You will also learn about the features of 3D Builder software and how it can be used for 3D printing. You will learn about the importance of 3D model repair and the types of 3D objects that can be printed.
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Module 2: How to Use a 3D Printer Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Course Features
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours

  • Publisher

    Channel 9

  • Video

    Yes

  • Audio

    Yes

  • Assessment

    Yes

  • Certification

    Yes

  • Price

    Free

  • Reward

    50 Pts

  • Responsive

    No

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