Intro to 3D Printing
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About the event
In the first part of this virtual workshop, you will learn what 3D printing is, how it works, and how you can start making your own 3D prints. We will discuss what 3D printers can do and how they can be used to create objects that support sculptural practice or art objects themselves. We will look at popular software and applications that enable 3D printing, as well as mapping the basic component parts of an FDM/FFF 3D printer.
In the second part of the workshop, you will start designing your own 3D object in TinkerCAD or SculptGL. At the conclusion, you will be able to send in a .STL file to Liz, who will print it out for you at Hatch Makerspace. Your finished project will then be mailed to you.
This workshop requires computer proficiency and access to a laptop or desktop computer. A mouse with a scroll wheel is recommended.
You are encouraged to create a free TinkerCAD account prior to the workshop. After creating your account, please login at least once to understand the basic navigation of the TinkerCAD site.
About the Artist
Liz Helfer Studios is located in Waltham, MA, where Liz creates sculptures by commission and for exhibition. Liz grew up in New Durham, NH, and has been active in the Lakes Region cultural scene. You can find her permanent public sculptures at the Pedvale Open-Air Art Museum in Latvia, in Palmyra, NY, and in Newton, MA. She is currently the Coordinator at Hatch Makerspace in Watertown, MA, where she teaches new technologies to the greater Boston community.