3D Printer Tool Training

uprint3dprinter3In March of 2012, Artisan’s Asylum purchased a uPrint 3D printer from Stratasys for general use by Asylum members. I designed the curriculum and training for the machine, and taught all of the weekly classes for it for around 6 months. The curriculum included an introduction to 3D printing, a basic run-through of all the software required to run the machine, several rules of thumb for optimal part orientation and printing strategies, and an introduction to the kind of mechanical design needed to produce the best results with the printer. One of my early students now teaches the class for the Asylum on an ongoing basis.