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3D Printing / Design

Learn some of the basics of 3D design and printing. This two hour workshop will introduce you to the 3D modelling tool 123D Design and the process to turn this design into a real 3D printed object.

We'll start by building a simple model that uses primitives, sketches, text and extrusion. This model will be exported as an STL file that can then be loaded into software that can generate g-code for the 3D printer.

We'll discuss topics such as infill percentages, supports, rafts and temperature settings.

While our simple model is printing on our single extrusion printer, we will extend the model to support dual extrusion (multiple filaments / colours).

We will then move onto more advanced features of 123D Design to build a threaded nut. We will use features such as resetting the orientation, loft, revolve, subtract and precise measurements.

After our threaded nut is complete, we will discuss how to download and use items from thingiverse and how to use OpenSCAD to run scripts useful for building models.

3D Printing / Design

  • 123D Design features such as sketches, primitives, extrusion, lofts, revolve. 
  • Export to STL -> Create g-code -> transfer to 3D printer
  • 3D printing concepts such as dual / single extruder, infill, rafts, supports
  • Basic use of OpenSCAD, thingiverse models.



3D Printing / Design

$40 for the two hour session. (includes 3D prints).

3D Printing / Design

Can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Yes. Private messages through facebook is preferred so that questions can be responded to with carefully considered answers. Or please feel free contact Building Block Studio on (07) 3869 0885

What qualifications does the mentor have?

Your mentor has 17 years of industry experience working across a diverse range of applications. He holds a masters degree in IT and studied electronics engineering way back in the day. He has 3 boys who he is proud of and happy to say that 2 of them like to code.

All Building Block Studio staff have working with children blue cards.

Do I get to keep anything?

Yes, the 3D models that you design will be printed. We will try to print as much as we can on the day, but 3D printing can be slow, so we will keep your model in our store for you to pickup another day if it isn't printed on the day. 

Can I pay instore?

Yes, drop by the studio to pay and avoid the online surcharge.

What age is this event aimed at?

This event is aimed at 10 years and above.

How long is this event?

2 hours starting on Saturday 30th July at 12 noon.