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3D Printing : An Introduction (Summer)

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Art and design


Kings Road,
Reading, RG1 4HJ

Start date





15 May 2021
2 weeks

- Fees subject to change
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New and returning learners:

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Get an introduction to 3D printing before designing and printing your own small object using free software!

This exciting course will introduce you to the world of 3D printing!

You will be introduced to the concept of 3D printing and using freely available software to design and print a small object.

Participants will be able to print their own object to take away.

The course will run on two consecutive Saturdays from 10am–1pm and is aimed at those with little or no experience of 3D design and 3D printing.

After you have completed this course, why not take your skills to the next level with Design and Print a 3D Object. On that course, you will design your own object using freely available 3D design software and print it on one of the college’s 3D printers.

What I'll learn

You will receive a basic overview of the processes involved in 3D printing. You will also get an introduction to the software required to design objects in 3D.

You will learn:

  • The fundamental principles behind 3D printing and 3D design
  • How to begin designing an object in 3D design software
  • How to prepare a design to be printed on one of the college’s 3D printers


How I'll learn

There will be some formal instruction and practical demonstration.

You will be guided through the process of making your 3D-object by our expert tutor.


Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for beginners, so there are no formal entry requirements.

All materials will be provided. Just bring enthusiasm and a willingness to learn!


How to Apply

You can register for this course online. Click on ENROL NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register your contact details online and verify your account
  • Go to your desired course page and click again on ENROL NOW. Follow the link to pay for your course

Course places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We would encourage you to enrol on your chosen course as soon as possible. If you prefer to enrol in person please visit us at one of our college Advice Centres or enrol over the phone via 0800 612 6008.

This course will be run subject to demand. If you wish to enrol within one week of the start date, please call us on 0800 612 6008 first to check the course is running.