Our course is aimed at individuals, companies and educational units interested in starting a business in the field of 3D printing, who do not yet have a 3D printer. It aims to show what a 3D printer can be used for in the area of small business and broadly understood education, as well as to help in choosing the most optimal equipment for work.
The course focuses on the presentation of the world’s most popular 3D printing technology from thermoplastics in the form of a line – FDM / FFF. We discuss the most important differences between the three classes of devices (amateur – desktop – industrial) and advise whether and what to buy?
ATTENTION! During the training, we will not teach printing on a given 3D printer – information on this topic can be found for free in numerous articles on the pages of our portal or on free YouTube videos. During this course you will learn what are the key differences between the above-mentioned types of 3D printers and you will be able to make a more informed decision when choosing your own equipment – either you will not overpay if it turns out that you need cheap, amateur equipment, or you will avoid disappointment by spending money on something that will never allow you to 3D print the things you wanted to produce.
The courses are held on-line, using the most popular remote video-conference applications:
- Microsoft Teams (preferred)
- Google Meet (preferred)
- Zoom Meetings (preferred)
- Cisco Webex Meetings
The average duration of the course is approx. 3 hours + additional time for questions and individual consultations.
WHO IS THE TRAINING ADDRESSED TO AND WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM IT THE MOST?
- people who have not had any contact with 3D printing or who have quite general ideas about it
- people who need a 3D printer to work – even if it is only hobby work (modeling, DIY, upgrading mechanical or electronic equipment – e.g. drones)
- people who have quite specific expectations about what they will produce on 3D printers and what type of materials will they want to use?
- people who have purchased or have already used a 3D printer, but are disappointed with what it offers and are looking for a sensible alternative.
WHO IS THE TRAINING NOT ADDRESSED TO AND WILL BE BORED?
- people who have had 3D printers for some time and are good at dealing with them; know what the difference between the abbreviations FDM and FFF results from and what the closed and heated working chamber of the device gives
- people who have had 3D printers for some time and cannot cope with them; they are counting on us to solve their exploitation problems – e.g. retraction and threading
- people who print from PCABS or PA12 and are doing pretty well.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN DURING THE TRAINING?
- Is 3D printing really something you want to do (privately or professionally)?
- Which 3D printer to choose (budget vs. operating costs vs. ease of use)
- Is it better to buy a few cheap 3D printers or invest in one or two expensive ones?
- Which types of materials cannot be printed on cheap amateur-class 3D printers?
- What is the real difference between a desktop-grade 3D printer and an industrial grade (ie “Stratasys Fortus” versus “rest of the world”)?
- 3D printing from plastic or light-curing resins? comparison of FDM / FFF and SLA / UV LCD technologies
- overview of the most popular 3D printers on the market, broken down into segments: amateur / desktop / industrial
- review of materials for 3D printing, i.e. what will we never print on a cheap 3D printer
- presentations of 3D printers: Creality CR-10S, Zortrax M200 Plus, Zmorph Fab – description of the most important features and differences
- software presentations: Creality Slicer, CURA, Z-SUITE, Voxelizer, GrabCAD Print – description of the most important features and differences
- specificity of work with each of the above-mentioned 3D printers.
- any computer working in the Windows 10 environment, with min. 2 GB of RAM
- video camera and microphone for communication
- one of the above-mentioned platforms for on-line teleconferences installed (selection to be agreed)
- Free Microsoft 3D Builder installed (download).
- the price applies to groups of up to 4 people; above the limit: an additional 50% of the amount
- 100% prepayment
- we always issue a VAT invoice (also for natural persons).