3D printing for technicians TY629 / A18

Start date
25 Feb 19
2 Days
National STEM Learning Centre, University of York, York YO10 5DD View on Google Map


Are you looking for health and safety guidance or assistance with managing filament and equipment?

Would like to spend some time working with experts on how you can produce better 3D printed products?

This course is perfect for technicians who are maintaining and using filament fed 3D printers in a design and technology department.

Over the two days, you will be hands-on with CAD software, slicing software and a range of 3D printers, looking at topics such as creating a print file, using non-standard filament, altering printer settings, warping prints, machine maintenance, managing filament, managing print files, dissolvable filament, methods for finishing models and troubleshooting files that won’t print.

We will look at the safe management of 3D printers and their materials, including maintenance, extraction and risk assessments. We will also look at file sharing sites and future developments in 3D printing products.

Sessions will be a mix of hands-on and presentations, with opportunity to ask questions throughout and where possible, we will do our best to tailor content to specific machines.

Laptops are provided for all participants and we will be using the latest educational version of Autodesk Fusion 360 for any CAD sessions. If you are an experienced CAD user, you are welcome to bring your own device with your own choice of CAD software. The content will primarily focus on how filament printers are used in the classroom, although other non-filament technologies will be mentioned.

This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course.


You will be able to:

  • understand techniques to maintain filament fed 3D printers and ensure a high-quality build of products
  • fix broken print files and trouble shoot common printing issues
  • explore the 3D file marketplace and gain ideas of where to find support both online and locally


3D printing for technicians - day 125 February 2019 10:00-18:30
3D printing for technicians - day 226 February 2019 09:00-15:15


State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£600.00 +VATStandard bursary available*£600.00Bursary typeENTHUSE bursary

* Your school or college will receive the bursary on successful completion of the CPD and impact toolkit. Find out more.

Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£600.00 +VAT

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

Outside the UK? Fee information

Get In TouchThe booking deadline for this course has passed.


Share this

Alternative dates

Interested In this course?
Sign up to receive our emails to hear about the latest CPD available