While 3D printing is an exciting new technology that has become much cheaper and accessible to the maker market, it still requires a bit of knowledge on how to create and prepare files for printing. This class is focused on the preparation of 3D files. Whether you download files from the internet or create them yourself, you will have to “slice” them before printing.
Designing, slicing and printing are the three steps in getting a file from a digital format to a tangible one. As the name implies, slicing is how you take a 3D model and break it down (slice) into the individual layers that the printer can understand to create the file.
Since each printer needs a different set of parameters and each model can be printed with various settings to get the desired result, slicing can be confusing to someone new to 3D printing. This class will help take some of the confusion out of the process.
Who is the class for?
- Those who have (or have access to) a 3D printer and have questions as to why some models print well and others don’t.
- Those who are thinking about getting into 3D printing.
- Those who would like to use the Morristown Makers printer to create models.
- Anyone curious about the process of 3D printing but not sure you understand the process.
Any age is welcome to attend. We ask that children 13 and younger have an adult present with them.
What to bring
You do not need to bring anything to class. However, if you want help setting up your slicing software on your computer, bring it along and we can make sure it is working properly for you.
We will be using Cura for this class, but if you are using a different slicer and have questions, we would be happy to help you figure out how to make yours do what you need.