3D printing as a general technology has the potential to be a disruptive technology; by combining multiple conceptual elements of manufacturing, design, and material-science, 3d printers allow for bespoke and ad-hoc manufacturing on a desktop scale.
An introductory level class on 3d printing. Basics of machine operation, software, and associated medias. Demonstrations of techniques, general knowledge, insight and tips from a self-proclaimed expert.
This class will focus primarily on the skill of 3d printing, and not the design of 3d media.
>History, concepts, and types of 3D printers
>3D file formatting concepts
>Introduction to slicer software
>In-depth function and purpose of slicer, application for prints
>Basic machine parts, functions, and calibrations
>Bed adhesion, Retraction, and other tricks
Reese Luckie is the resident 3d printing guru at Cruces Creatives, as well as the main proprioter of Panders Prints, a full service 3d printing shop based in Las Cruces, NM
What to bring:
a laptop computer if available, 8 gig USB jump drive
If you have a 3d printer you are encouraged to bring it!