INTERMEDIATE 3D PRINTING CLASS

Intermediate 3D Printing Class
INTERMEDIATE 3D PRINTING CLASS

INTERMEDIATE 3D PRINTING CLASS

5 Lessons

3,109 Enrolled

Intermediate Level

Welcome to the world of 3D printing! In this class, you will learn everything you need to know to design and 3D print your own creations. It's really three-classes-in-one. We'll learn Fusion 360, an awesome (free) 3D modeling program that will let you design just about anything. We'll learn the ins-and-outs of desktop 3D-printing, and we'll learn how to sketch by hand so we can generate solid ideas. With this class and enough practice, you'll be a pro in no time. This class is the next level after Beginner 3D Printing.

WEBINARS:

Lesson 1: A live demo of the stamp project: https://youtu.be/RtKdGo-_YQ4

Lesson 2: Covers the Sculpt tools in Fusion 360: https://youtu.be/V126jQK7Urg

Lesson 3: Demonstrates more complex modeling and mechanical joints: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4XnonJ55Ag

Enter an Instructables Contest!

If you've used the skills you learned in this class to design something awesome, write an instructable about it and enter it in our Plastics Contest to win some great prizes! Or you could try entering our Design for Robotics Challenge with just a 3D model!

Fusion 360 Web App

The browser-only version of Fusion 360 is finally live! You can now sketch, 3D model, and export files for 3D printing all in a web browser (Google Chrome probably works best). If you already have a Fusion account, just go to your projects and click on any project, then click the + New > Fusion Design.

Class Author:JON-A-TRON

Jonathan Odom is a full-time Designer at the Instructables Design Studio (best job ever). His background is in residential architecture, film set design, film animatronics, media arts, exhibit design, and electronics. He's been 3D printing and 3D modeling for over 10 years, and he applies these skills to making toys, lamps, art, furniture, and a lot of other things.

Lessons

Lesson 1: Tools + Materials

This is a list of tools, materials, and services that will help you make your projects.

Lesson 2: Fit Tests

This handy tool will help you design parts that fit together properly.

Lesson 3: Base Model

You'll create a rough model with proper dimensions based on bottle measurements.

Lesson 4: Mechanical Assembly

You'll create a virtual mechanical assembly to test out the motion of the lock.

Lesson 5: 3D Printing With Support Structures

Support structures will help you print complex 3D objects with smooth, accurate results.

Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!