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Introduction to 3D Printing: Make a Keyring at MadFabLab

Thursday 31st August, 6:30pm—8:30pm. £20

Want to create your own 3D printed model?

Learn to add the personal touch in this two hour introduction to 3D printing. Starting with the basics principles of 3D printing and design, you will design a 3D model, prepare a 3D file for printing and create your own 3D print on the Ultimaker 3 to take home.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for all abilities, and we welcome beginners with no previous experience of 3D printing.

Equipment you’ll need

All equipment will be provided on the day, you just need to bring yourself.

What will you learn?

  • Introduction to 3D-printing technologies
  • Overview of materials
  • Introduction to 3D-modeling software and exporting with Tinkercad
  • 3D-design and modelling
  • Uploading and 3D-printing your design
  • Watch it come to life on the Ultimaker 3 (finished prints will be posted to you)

About MadFabLab

MadFabLab is an open-access workshop for Manchester’s hackers, makers, and tinkerers – whether actively curious, seasoned anti-disciplinarian, or any/all points in between – providing shared tools and space to create amazing new things, play and experiment with new technology, and meet and collaborate with others.

Booking your place

For your convenience, we offer a number of ways to book:

  • Book via Eventbrite
  • Invoice or PayPal – by phoning 0161 839 6324 or emailing
  • Payment by cheque – made out to MadLab CIC, and sent to MadLab 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HN
  • We also accept card payments in person

Please find MadLab’s Cancellation Policy here.

Chris Ball has worked on projects from small musical instruments to large scale interactive sculptures. He has a degree in Audio Technology, and specialises in sound and light. He has several years experience working with Arduino and associated electronics.

Book your place!

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