3D Printing Introduction to Intermediate 4 Day Course

London Software Training
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Professional Training
4 days
595 GBP excl. VAT
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Professional Training
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595 GBP

595 GBP

Course description

3D Printing Introduction to Intermediate 4 Day Course

This London Software Training 3D Printing course will teach you how to 3D model and 3D print your own designs within a supportive group environment.

3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is the process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file. In an additive process, an object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the entire object is created.

In this course you'll learn the ins and outs of this exciting technology. Our training will give you the skills to model and print your own 3D designs and operate our five printers.

You will be taught how to design models for architecture, jewellery, products, engineering or any other creative pursuit using 3D software. 

By the end of the course, you will be confident in using a 3D printer to create your own models. 

Suitability - Who should attend?

Our 3D Printing Introduction to Intermediate 4 Day Course is perfect for those looking to learn how to 3D model and 3D print their own designs to an excellent level.

No previous experience of 3D printing required, just a keenness to learn!

Outcome / Qualification etc.

You'll receive a certificate on successful completion of this course. 

Training Course Content

3D Printing

  • Theory and background of 3D printing
  • Types of consumer-level 3D printers
  • What is FDM printing
  • Limitations of printing
  • 3D Print materials
  • Cura - slicing your model
  • Preparing STL files and sending to the 3D printer
  • Layer wall height
  • Downloading models for FDM printers
  • Setting Up an FDM 3D printer
  • Troubleshooting
  • Design at least 4 models to be printed
  • Flexible filament
  • Dissolvable filament
  • SLA / DLP Resin 3D printing
  • Introduction to resin printing
  • What is resin printing
  • Limitations of resin printing
  • Types of resin
  • Advanced slicing
  • Preparing STL files and sending to the 3D printer
  • Layer wall height
  • Infill
  • Shell
  • Supports
  • Best print orientation
  • Setting up a resin 3D printer
  • Advanced troubleshooting
  • Multi-material printing - 2 extruders
  • Multi-material printing - 4 extruders
  • Wood PLA filament
  • Clay PLA filament
  • Metal PLA filament
  • Stone PLA filament
  • Hybrid materials

3D Modelling

  • Introduction to 3D modelling software
  • Software interface
  • Basic modelling principles
  • Modelling to scale
  • 3D Workflows - groups and layers
  • Considering print limitations when designing
  • Design and print your own furniture, jewellery and architecture
  • Advanced Sketchup modelling
  • Introduction to AutoCAD plugins
  • Create curved geometry to print

Course delivery details

This is a 4 Day course starting at 9.45am with a 4.pm finish.

London Software Training 3D Printing courses are delivered in our Hackney, East London studio.

We provide a link to download the free software trial 2 days before your training
(trials are free for 30 days). Closer to your training, we will send a link to join the
online training.

Please put in as much practice in between sessions as you can so that you
develop and retain your new skills. After your course finishes, you will need to
practice for at least 2 weeks, putting in as much time and effort as possible - we
promise that you will get so much more out of your training if you do this!


Your course price includes:

  • Free group course re-take within 18 months
  • Expert teaching from practising architects, designers and software pros
  • Hands-on, practical lessons  
  • Tailoring of syllabus and work on your projects
  • Video tutorials and digital reference book for revision and development
  • LST certificate of completion for your CV and LinkedIn
  • Free career guidance 

Your tutors are designers, makers and architects, as well as software pros. They will guide you on the best way to apply for design roles or set up a creative business, whilst teaching you all the key technical skills to make your CV and portfolio stand out from the crowd.

Continuing Studies

3D Printing opens up many opportunities in various industries. We offer guidance on CV and portfolio building as part of the course. You may also want to look at London Software Training’s Career Development Packages to develop your creative opportunities in:

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Engineering
  • Landscape Design
  • Furniture Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Jewellery Design
  • Product Design
  • Branding

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London Software Training 

London Software Training offers hands-on, practical training courses, specialising in design software. Our handpicked industry professionals and software pros will guide you through each programme in any of our group, corporate and one-to-one courses and ensure you gain the skills to navigate...

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Average rating 5

Based on 24 reviews.

This was a well structured and very attentive course led by Matt, who not only had an extensive understanding of 3D printing processes, but was able to communicate the concepts and technical know-how in an accessible way. The whole team at LST are very communicative too.
Mohammed A
Thanks Ollie and Irram for all your help. I look forward to picking up my glasses made from “hemp” 🤓
Such an amazing day of training with Sam. I did the 1-2-1 intro to 3D printing course - which took me through absolutely everything I needed to know for a project I am working on. Sam completely tailored the course to my project so I left with practical knowledge (what printer to buy, materials etc) and the confidence of having used Sketchup and...
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