3D Printing Workshop at Tinker Labs Osijek
We prepared something very original for our first-generation students at Tinker Labs Osijek. Since we teach STEAM subjects that includes modern technology, it was interesting to see some of the tools and machines that we are planning on introducing in our own lessons in the future.
FabLab organization from Zagreb has prepared for our students a 3D printing workshop, where they learned about computer modeling and scanning in CAD.
Our students and their friends (as well as some parents) had a chance to learn about the computer program SketchUp which is an easy program to use to make models for 3D printing. They had a lot of questions that our guest lecturers were happy to answer. Our students got familiar with their computers, with materials used for printing and modeling. They used their SketchUp calculations for printing and were able to take their models home after the workshop.
What is 3D printing?
3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a manufacturing process where a 3D printer creates three-dimensional objects by depositing materials layer by layer in accordance to the object’s 3D digital model.