Advanced Design for 3D Printing

Course Description

Do you already have experience as a maker, designer or engineer with traditional design tools? Come join us to learn about advanced design techniques like parametric modeling and topographical optimization that can only be used with 3D printing. By the end of the course, you will receive a complimentary 3D print of your design provided by Formlabs!

Are you new to 3D printing design? Join our Beginner Design course.

Course participants who attend all sessions (or view the recordings) and complete all assignments will receive a certificate of completion from

Course Schedule

Week 1

Thursday, April 6
2-3pm ET (11-12pm PT)
Programmatic Modeling
A focus on topographical optimization

Week 2

Thursday, April 13
2-3pm ET (11-12pm PT)
Understanding volume metric pixel

Week 3

Thursday, April 20
2-3pm ET (11-12pm PT)
Texture + 3D Printing
Including color and wrapping

Week 4

April 20-27
Design Challenge
Participants will create and refine a final design, based on a set of specifications, that will be entered into a class-wide contest. The winning design will be announced in an article on

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