Course overview

Introduction to 3D Printers and Printing City of Bristol College

Embark on a journey into the future of manufacturing with our ‘Introduction to 3D printers and Printing’ course at City of Bristol College.

One of the unique features of this course is the opportunity for each student to build their own 3D printer from scratch. Guided by our expert instructors, students will assemble their printer, learning about the intricate components and processes involved.

Upon completion, students will not only gain a comprehensive understanding of 3D printing technology but also take home their custom-built 3D printer to continue their exploration and innovation.

Dates and applications

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Introduction to 3D Printers and Printing Parkway Centre
Course Code
01/08/2024 - 31/07/2025
1 weeks
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ZPP0516D01-1 01/08/2024 - 31/07/2025 1 weeks Date/Day(s) Being Finalised Enquire Enquire Parkway Centre
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Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for enthusiasts and professionals alike, offering a hands-on experience that will demystify the world of 3D printing and additive manufacturing.

What you'll learn

The course covers a wide array of topics, including:

 – Introduction to 3D printing technology and its applications
– Detailed assembly and calibration of a 3D printer
– Software used for 3D printing, including CAD tools and slicing software
– Material selection and their properties
– Design principles for 3D printing
– Troubleshooting and maintenance of 3D printers

Our facilities are equipped with cutting-edge technology and resources, ensuring a rich learning environment where theory meets practice. By the end of the course, students will have the skills and knowledge to operate their 3D printers efficiently and bring their creative ideas to life.

 Join us at City of Bristol College and step into the innovative world of 3D printing. For more information and to enrol, please visit our website or contact our admissions office.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

This is a practical, teacher-led course. 

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