Intro to 3D Printing

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Intro to 3D Printing


This course will cover the  basic skills of 3D printing in the classroom or home.


BIGDELTA WASP is a 3D printer designed to print a whole house!
  1. Access to a desktop 3D printer and slicer program.
  2. Stable internet access.
  3. E-mail address that you can use to access online accounts.
  4. Please create an online account in TinkerCAD and Thingiverse .
  5. Ability to open and read pdf, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint files.
  6. Metric ruler or digital calipers.
  7. Emeroy board or wet/dry sandpaper, hobby knife, needle nose pliers, oyster knife or 1 inch paint scraper.
  8. You will be responsible for the purchase of filament. PLA filament cost $0.05 to $0.60 per gram. We will use PLA for all 3D prints in this course.


Stan Baldwin is a science teacher and 3D printer. He owns a 3D printing firm, 3D-PT that specializes in printing items for people with disabilities.



  • 1. What is 3D Printing?

    This will cover the history of 3D printing, as well as the basic concepts.

  • 2. Parts of a 3D printer

    Learn about the parts of all common desktop FDM printers.

  • 3. Digital Files

    Cover the different file types and which ones to use for your print.

  • 4. First 3D print

    Download 1st file and 3D print. There is no test for this lesson.

  • 5. Resolution, Shells & Infill

    You will explore the properties of a print that will give you different finishing textures and 3D print strength.

  • 6. Bridging, Support, and Overhangs

    In this lesson you will learn about prints that require bridges, supports, and overhangs.

  • 7. Rafts and Brims

    As you print more complex objects, rafts and brims will help your prints stick to the build plate.


Daniel Faegnell

Daniel Faegnell Started and is a content marketer who formerly worked out of AddGeek´s Stockholm office. A writer by day and a reader by night, he is loathe to discuss himself in the third person, but can be persuaded to do so from time to time. Find him on Twitter here: @3dprinterchat
  1. Les says

    I have started with 3D Printing and if possible would like to start your course.

    Many Thanks


  2. bob says

    Partner with us at and we will both grow. Keep up the good work!

    Contact us for more information.

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