Online provider of software learning tools, SolidProfessor, has released two new 3D printing courses that teach skills, techniques and the history of additive manufacturing alongside an introduction to printing CAD models on MakerBot 3D printers.
The “Introduction to 3D Printing”, and “3D Printing with MakerBot” courses will be added at no additional cost to the accounts of members who have either SolidProfessor for SOLIDWORKS or SolidProfessor for Autodesk Inventor.
SolidProfessor’s courses use a combination of concept-based video lessons, hands-on exercises, and skills assessments aimed at helping engineers to get the most out of their software tools. "Introduction to 3D Printing" and "3D Printing with MakerBot" courses will utilise all components of the SolidProfessor learning methodology in addition to powerful search capabilities that allow members to quickly and easily find answers to their questions.
These courses will provide users with an understanding of various 3D printing technologies and how they can use 3D printing with their current 3D CAD skills. For those who don’t currently have any experience with 3D modelling, "Introduction to 3D Printing" will show free resources that they can use to start modelling right away. Experienced users will learn about more advanced tools and technologies that can be used to take designs from digital representations of designs to physical objects.
The “3D Printing with MakerBot” course will provide a solid understanding of MakerBot Desktop software and teach the fundamental concepts and essential strategies to help users get successful prints out of MakerBot’s fantastic printers time and time again.
Jason Wright, head of Content Development at SolidProfessor, explained: “3D printing is ushering in a new age of reconnecting designers with manufacturing. The Maker movement isn’t just for hobbyists anymore. Micro-manufacturing and mass customisation are permeating and changing the industry as a whole. We decided to bring our members this course because we believe that 3D Printing is an important component of the future of the computer-aided design industry.”