Comprehensive FDM Printing Badge
A comprehensive deep dive into the FDM Printers
Interested in 3D Printing? Want to know the specifics of how FDM hardware works, tips and tricks and how to optimise your prints? Types of printers, materials and more?
This badge will provide you with a comprehensive summary of 3D Printing using extrusion based equipment, giving you the tools to understand and operate FDM machines. This badge is not required to use the 3D Printers through our online system nor to request prints at the 3D Printing Hub desk.
To obtain your Comprehensive FDM 3D Printing badge, you are required to attend to a practical session in the Makerspace. After reading the relevant SWPs and completing the online tutorials, you will need to familiarise yourself with the contents of this document as it will be relevant for the practical session.Click here to Read
This video tutorial will give you an introduction to CURA, the slicing software used to prepare your 3D Models to be printed.Click here to Read
This practical session will review all topics discussed in the Training Notes in a practical scenario.
You will learn about:
- FDM printer hardware
- G-Code and STL
- Slicing and CAD practices for 3D Printing.