Intro to 3D Printing

In this introductory workshop, participants will learn about the W6 of 3D printing:  What is 3D printing?  Why do we use 3D printing?  Who can take advantage of 3D printing? Where and when can 3D printing be done? In addition, the How of 3D printing will also be explored through discussing the most commonly used technologies and the three ways of making.  The aim is to galvanize current or future makers into learning more about the theory and practice of desktop 3D printing.


  • Learn about the history of 3D printing
  • Explore current applications of 3D printing
  • Review the latest trends in 3D printing