Learn 3D Printing


We have 9 resources for learning 3D Printing including educational Online Classes, Websites, and YouTube & Online Videos, from providers such as University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Makerbot, Instructables, and Mike Boyd.


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3D Printing Applications


College | Online class

This course will examine how 3D printing is being applied across a number of domains, including design, manufacturing, and retailing. It will also demonstrate the special capabilities of 3D...

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3D Printing Capstone


College | Online class

3D Printing Capstone is the last course in the 3D Printing Specialization. This Specialization will introduce you to the magic of 3D printing. Through a series of four cohesive courses and a...

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3D Printing Hardware


College | Online class

This course will provide an in-depth exploration of desktop 3D printing hardware. It will examine the history of desktop 3D printing and demonstrate how 3D printers are made and how they work. This...

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3D Printing Software


College | Online class

This course will demonstrate how to use 3D printing software to create digital designs that can be turned into physical objects. It will also demonstrate how 3D scanners work to turn physical...

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Introduction to 3D Printing


7th - College | Website

Beginners guide to all you need to know about 3D printing, including sections covering: Technologies Types of 3D printers Materials required and filaments List of online communities to learn more...

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Learn the Basics of 3D Printing


7th - College | Website

Beginner's Guide produced by Makerbot, manufacturer of one of the more popular 3D printers.  Guide covers the technologies involved, how the printers understand blueprints, different types of...

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Learn to 3D Print


7th - College | Online/YouTube video

In this episode of Learn Quick I learn to 3D Print. (printing times are not included in the "learning times")

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The 3D Printing Revolution


College | Online class

This course will demonstrate how 3D printers work, show what people make with them, and examine the 3D printing ecosystem. It will also explore the future of 3D printing and discuss how this...

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Turn your Ideas into Objects

College | Online class

This Specialization will introduce you to the magic of 3D printing. Through a series of four cohesive courses and a hands-on capstone experience, you will acquire the knowledge, skills, and tools...

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