Your webinar will be held on May 18, 2022,  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  ET.

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Although 3D design and printing still has a place helping solve problems and creating innovative objects and inventions, basic 3D printing is not considered a cutting edge technology anymore. It is a mainstream technology because 3D printers and 3D modeling applications are more affordable and are being used by many consumers and hobbyists worldwide. Unfortunately though, basic 3D design principles tend to be neglected making 3D objects fail once they are sliced and loaded to the heatbed for printing. 3D printed objects work well mostly when a designer follows basic fundamentals of 3D design.

In this webinar:

– Understand how 3D printing works and how the machine parts can be maintained,
– Discover a variety of free 3D design/modeling applications and repositories,
– Learn basic 3D design fundamentals (e.g., understanding 3D space and geometry, modeling, surfaces, textures, and rendering images), and
– Gain hands-on experience designing a 3D object that can be successfully 3D printed.

Note: it is recommended attendees create a Tinkercad (https://www.tinkercad.com/) account before this workshop.


Presenter: Chad Mairn is an Information Services Librarian, Assistant Professor, and manages the Innovation Lab at St. Petersburg College.

While an undergraduate studying Humanities at the University of South Florida (USF), Chad was awarded a Library of Congress Fellowship archiving Leonard Bernstein’s personal papers. During his Library and Information Science (LIS) graduate work, also at USF, Chad became a technology liaison between the Bill Gates Learning Foundation and Florida public libraries.