3D Printing 101 Workshop in Rossland, BC

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3D Printing 101 Workshop in Rossland, BC

Learn how 3D printers work, how to prepare files, troubleshoot their issues, and maintain machines at home. Take home your own 3D print!

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Rossland 2110 1 Ave 7 Summits School Rossland, BC V0G 1Y0 Canada

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About this event

  • 1 day 4 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

What You'll Learn.

In this introductory workshop, you will work in pairs to prepare design files for a planter made of PLA material, a corn-based bio plastic. Your Instrcutor will teach you the fundamentals of FDM-type 3D printing, including:

  • How they work and their various parts;
  • How to prepare design files;
  • How to set temperatures and other parameters;
  • How to load the filament and level the bed;
  • Common problems and how to troublehsoot them;
  • Current and emerging applications;
  • And much more!

Your prints will be ready to take home the next day!

Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 2:30pm

Location: 7 Summits School, 2110 1 Ave, Rossland, BC V0G 1Y0

What to bring:

Course Requirements

  • Laptop
  • Age 15 or older
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Why 3D Printing?

There are many different types of 3D printing machines and material. The material commonly comes as plastic wire on a spool and is called "filament". PLA filament is a corn-based bioplastic with properties suitable for many applications. PLA is often reported as "biodegradable" however, it still uses petroleum and other chemicals in it's manufacturing process, although this is much less than other available materials. So, what is the real benefit of 3D printing?

3D printing produces almost zero waste when compared to other manufacturing methods. You only produce what you need, no more, and no less. This could help to address our major global challenges.

3D printing could help to address some major challenges facing society today by providing a manufacturing method from home that produces less waste and energy compared when compared to buying the same part from a store. When combined with digital design software (the next step after this 3D printing course!), we can make fully customizable parts that perfectly suit our needs. Many objects and products end up in landfills because they break or they stop serving us. The design we need may not exist, either. 3D printing is more accessible than ever and when combined with design, it provides a powerful vehicle to solve everyday problems with less cost, waste, and energy from the comforts of our home.

3D printing is putting manufacturing in the hands of every day people. It allows us to design and customize parts from our living room instead of supporting mass manufacturing and its negative environmental impact.

It has never been easier for people to learn to 3D print. 3D printers can be purchased for under $400 and 3D design software is affordable, if not free. This puts manufacturing in the hands of everyone and promotes localized manufacturing with fewer emissions, waste, and transporation costs.

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Meet your Instructor.

Kailey Allan is an educator and engineer with several years of design experience in advanced manufacturing including CNC, 3D printing, and laser cutting. Kailey currently resides in Rossland, BC and teaches full-time for the Digital Fabrication and Design program at Selkirk College. Her interests are embedded in exploring how design and modern technology can be combined to address global challenges and environmental impact. I am excited to share this course with you!

Follow me on instagram @wedge.workshop

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What happens if I show up late?

Please arrive 15 minutes early at 9:45 AM. Time is limited in these sessions, so they will begin promptly at their start times.

How do I cancel or reschedule my class?

Full refunds (minus Eventbrite fees) will only be provided if you notify your Instructor by email at kaileyallandesign@gmail.com more than 48 hours before the class. For cancellations less than 48 hours before the class, you are provided a 50% refund. No refunds or credits will be provided for no shows.

Do I need a high-performance laptop?

No! Most laptops will be very suitable. Your laptop must have the free Cura slicing software installed before the course starts.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email me at kaileyallandesign@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.