Your start to a new career in 3D Printing: whether you are adding 3D Printing to a current job or looking for a fresh start in an exciting new field, Design for 3D Printing is the first step in your journey. This short-duration, fun, affordable class gives you an industry-recognized credential. Earn other 3D printing badges later, and stack them all for a “Master Badge.”
To earn a Digital Badge you will: recognize unique properties of 3-D printing, versus subtractive manufacturing techniques; apply 3-D printing considerations to CAD design; understand the best CAD programs to use for designing 3-D printed parts; design a part that is optimized for 3-D printing.
Your project can include designing jewelry, industrial parts, small sculptures, household items, consumer products, or anything else that you can imagine. Design classes will be virtual. Your 3D prints will be available either for pick up at the lab or you can review through photos in order to refine/modify your design. Final project will be mailed to you at the end of the class.
You must be a freshman in high school or older to participate in our “adult” courses.
Six classes in total: Each Wednesday, October 14 – November 18
Choose from Morning Session (9:30am – 11:30am) or Evening Session (6:30pm – 8:30pm)
- Live, virtual classes with peer review & discussion
- Designs may be 3D Printed and photographed for iterative design process
- One final design is printed, disinfected, and mailed to students
- $300 cost includes lab/materials fee
Read more about Digital Badges and the New Collar Network project/issuing agency here.