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3D Printing Level 2

Journey Overview

This comprehensive journey combines the exciting fields of Additive Manufacturing, SolidWorks, and 3D Printing to provide learners with a diverse range of skills and knowledge. Dive deeper into the world of 3D printing and additive manufacturing as you learn advanced techniques for creating complex parts and assemblies. Gain a deeper understanding of 3D printing technologies, materials selection, and design optimization for additive manufacturing. This journey is highly relevant and valuable in industries such as medical devices, aerospace, and consumer products. Through hands-on exercises and projects, you will strengthen your proficiency in SolidWorks and explore the integration of design with 3D printing technology.


SolidWorks for (3D printing – Level 1)

– Proficiency in computer usage

– Willingness to learn about 3D printing

Target Audience

– Product designers and engineers

– Manufacturing professionals

– Individuals interested in mastering additive manufacturing and SolidWorks concepts and techniques

– Entrepreneurs looking to start a company in delivering 3D printing services


– Introduction to Journey and Curriculum

– Definition and history of additive manufacturing

– Comparison with traditional manufacturing processes

– Overview of 3D printing technologies

– Why SolidWorks? & Installation

– Overview of the key features and capabilities of the 3D Printer

– Understanding the different components and their functions

– Safety guidelines and precautions for operating the 3D printer

– Types of 3D printing materials

– Properties and characteristics of 3D printing materials

– 3D printing processes and equipment

– Introduction to slicing software and its role in 3D printing

– Understanding slicing parameters and settings

– Using the Cura slicer software for model preparation

– Hands-on exercises in slicing and preparing 3D prints

– Leveling the build plate and ensuring proper bed adhesion

– Loading and unloading filament

– Calibrating the printer for optimal print quality

– Overview of the software interface and functionalities

– Importing 3D models and preparing them for printing

– Adjusting print settings such as layer height, infill, and supports

– Generating the G-code and saving the print file

– Sending the print file to the 3D printer

– Starting the printing process and monitoring the progress

– Understanding and troubleshooting common printing issues

– Regular maintenance tasks to keep the printer in good condition

– Identifying and troubleshooting common issues or errors

– Understanding when and how to seek technical support

– Collaborative design and fabrication project using 3D printing technology

– Applying SolidWorks modeling skills to create printable designs

– Iterative design process and refinement for optimal prints

– Troubleshooting common issues and improving print success

Course Duration: 27h
Course Level:Intermediate
Categories 3d Printing

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