3D Design is the process of designing three-dimensional objects in a CAD program. 3D printing is the action of making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model, typically by laying down many thin layers of a material in succession. As more industries begin to utilize 3D printing to streamline design processes and lower production costs, the need for skilled workers will increase.
M4Reactor, Wor-Wic Community College and Quality Staffing Services, with funding provided by the United States Department of Agriculture, have formed a partnership to offer this two week course.
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The 3D Design & Printing training course is designed to be an intensive learning environment in which a new user will become familiar with 3D design via Trimble’s free interactive design program, Sketchup Make. Sketchup Make is a user-friendly design software that has successfully re-mastered the world of 3D modeling as an alternative to confusing CAD programs.
The Boot Camp is divided into three sections of class time. Below is an outline of what will be covered:
Section 1: You will be introduced to Sketchup Make through a series of exercise designed to instruct you on 3D design with the application. The last project will be to design a mechanical component that you will print in the final section.
Section 2: In the Job Skills portion of the class, an instructor will lead you through skills and tactics to get and keep a new job.
Section 3: You will be introduced to the types of 3D printing technologies and learn the typical types of software used in this environment. You will be converting your 3D design into a printable file and printing on one of our 3D printers.