An Introduction to 3D Printing and The ZPrinter 310
Cost: $20 + $5 materials fee
Learn to take any virtual 3D file on the computer and print it into a real world object! 3d printers are the wave of the future for in-home fabrication. This technology will one day render production and distribution obsolete by allowing you to pull from a virtual product database and produce any object within your own home at the click of a button.
Part 1 - An Intro to 3D Printing
This class provides the core overview of all things 3D printing that you will need to operate machines like the Makerbot and FORM1. This comprehensive overview covers everything 3D printing from the different technologies of fabrication under the umbrella of 3D printing, the amazing innovations in fabrication technique that this enables, and the key design constraints inherent to 3D modelling for fabricating physical objects.
Part 2 - The ZPrinter 310
We will teach you everything you need to know to operate the ZPrinter 310 we have at the shop. This commercial 3D printer can produce any part at a stunning 300x300x450 dpi resolution in beautiful white gypsum. You will get a hands-on introduction to operating the machine which will clear you for the necessary prerequisites to come in and operate this 3D printer yourself during our normal shop hours.
Each student taking this class will have a chance to excavate a part from the machine and take home their very own 3D print!
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The Build Shop
"LA's First DIY 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, and Build-It-Yourself Fabrication Shop!"
Founded in late 2011, The Build Shop was the first walk-in 3D printing shop in Los Angeles. With over five distinct brands of 3D printers using Fused Filament Fabrication, Stereolithography, and Granular Materials Binding Technologies we have the capabilities to 3D print nearly any project you want to build. If you want to do it yourself we also have a host of classes to get you up to speed to run the machines yourself!
Whether you're a small business owner looking to build a part, an artist creating their next masterpiece, student learning the cutting edge of personal prototyping, or maker looking to create their next cool gadget, if you can dream it up we can help you build it!