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Learn to Design for 3D Printing in NYC

If you want to learn how to get started designing for 3D printing we are running an introductory class in New York City on Thursday the 14th of February, 2013.  The class is suitable for anyone, of any age who is interested in getting started 3D printing.

The Intro to Design for 3D Printing class will cover the basic principles behind design for 3D printing, the free tools available to get started and the materials and processes used to make your ideas real.  Bring your Mac or PC laptop your charger, and an external mouse and create an account on Shapeways prior to the event and download free 3D modeling software 123D Design from Autodesk prior to the class so we can run through some of the basic tools, and maybe even design a little something. 

Sign up via Skillshare and be sure to bring your laptop and mouse.

Learn to Design for 3D Printing in NYC (Between the Lines

If you are in New York City next week you can get a free introduction on how to design for 3D printing with Duann Scott of Shapeways. Learn from the veteran 3D printing Jedi master Duann on how to design and prepare for the materials for the 3D printing process to get the best results for your design and most economically as wasted materials is wasted money with 3D printing. Duann will be using Autodesk’s free and easy 123D Design.

Since it is February 14th aka Valentines Day, feel free to exercise your geeky Maker side by bringing a date and learn how to print your 3D designed valentine heart. If you scare your date away, perhaps it was for the best, and you will be left with more free time and able to concentrate on mastering digital fabrication nirvana.

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Intro to Parametric Design & 3D-Printed Jewelry

Together we will create an extraordinarily meaningful and beautiful small object using parametric design and 3D-printing. We will begin with a simple piece of jewelry (Day 1), end with an advanced object of your choosing (Day 2), and then reconvene to share our real designs and receive invaluable feedback from some of NYC’s most creative designers (Day 3). You will learn how a multitude of discrete things - a ring, a necklace, a bracelet; a desk, a shelf, a chair; and even a building structure - can be realized through the use of a single parametric definition. Furthermore, you will explore the behavior of your design through the modulation of its different characteristics, a process that some designers refer to as search, so that you might discover something new beyond what you had first imagined. With help from this workshop, the tools of Rhino, Grasshopper, and Shapeways will become easy and fun to use. This 3-day workshop is intended for new users of Rhino and Grasshopper. Intermediate knowledge of any other 3D modelling software is highly recommended, but not required. No 3D-printing experience necessary. No coding experience necessary. Kevin’s Credentials Kevin Wei is a Jewelry Artist and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture at Columbia University. He holds advanced degrees in architecture, urbanism, and applied research from Columbia University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Carnegie Mellon University. He believes in the extraordinary value of objects with meaningful stories, but recognizes that the speed and brevity encouraged by our digital lives has perhaps fooled many of us into valuing objects that are without a story. He works to return meaning to form, and teaches others to engage the art of storytelling in everything they create.

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About this Class

We’re on the edge of a new normal, where everyday products are custom made for and by each and every one of us. Today though, only a lucky few know how to create the digital models that become real products. If you haven’t known where to start, this class will get you on the path to printing a Stradivarius in no time.

This class presents the foundations of 3D modeling and 3D printing, reviews some of the free tools you can use to get started, and then outlines some of the considerations you’ll want to be exposed to as you advance.

We’ll discuss what types of tools and techniques are best matched to what you want to make, and even provide sample files for you to experiment with. After introducing you to the different types of modeling using the free tools, we’ll move on to some of the premium software you should look into as your skills and needs advance. Bring your laptop so you can try the various tools as the class progresses. We recomend installing at least Sketchup, but for the full experience, also download and install Wings3D, Meshlab and 123D. 123D is PC only, but a good alternative is FreeCAD, which is available for PC, Mac and Linux.

New for this edition of the class: With your ticket purchase you will also get a variety of sample files to help you get started immediately, including Sketchup templates for the the latest iPhone, iPod Nano and Shuffle, so you can easily design an unlimited number of products around them.

Bring your Mac or PC laptop (SketchUp does not support Linux), your charger, and an external mouse. We do recommend that you create an account on Shapeways and download Google SketchUp prior to the class.

We are running a Skillshare class at Material ConneXion on how to get started 3D printing on Wednesday May 9th at 6pm. This introductory class will cover the basic principles behind design for 3D printing, the free tools available to get started and the materials and processes used to make your ideas real. It is a perfect if you or anyone you know want to get started designing for 3D printing but do not know where to start. We will have materials there for people to play with to get an idea what 3D printing is all about. (via Shapeways | blog: Intro to Design for 3D Printing with Shapeways in NYC)