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Lightning Workshop: Tips for Avoiding Common 3D Printing Pitfalls

Felipe Castañeda (Industrial Designer and Creative Director, MakerBot)

Justin Swartz (Director of Strategic Business and Advanced Manufacturing Solutions, Forecast 3D)

Location: 209B

Date: Thursday, February 13

Time: 10:45am - 12:15pm

Vault Recording: TBD

Making 3D-printed prototypes may seem like a simple, seamless task, but the fact is that it is difficult and errors can and do usually occur in the process. These errors can lead to poor resolution, geometric inaccuracies, and more. This session will outline some of the common mistakes you can make in 3D printing and how to avoid them. Topics covered include:

  • Choosing the proper materials for your project
  • Using the correct printing technology – FDM, SLA, SLS, DLP
  • and more …