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IPL Presents: 3D Printing Essentials

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Category: Art, Community & Engagement, Corporate Innovators, Ion Prototyping Lab




September 7, 2023
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT


4201 Main St., Suite 170
Houston, TX 77002


Unlocking the Potential of 3D Printing: An Introductory Workshop

Discover the transformative capabilities of 3D printing as a powerful tool for rapid fabrication and prototyping. Join us for an enlightening workshop where participants will gain comprehensive knowledge about 3D printing technologies and the operation of Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printers.

Fundamentals of FDM 3D Printing: Explore the essential aspects of FDM 3D printing, including the loading and unloading of filament.

Slicing Techniques: Dive into the intricacies of slicing, covering topics such as infill, resolution, bridging, and shells to optimize your 3D prints.

Design for 3D Printing: Learn the art of preparing and designing files for 3D printing, ensuring the highest quality output.

Hands-On Experience: By the conclusion of this immersive workshop, participants will have not only prepared and loaded their own designs for 3D printing but will also have acquired the skills to operate a variety of 3D printers effectively.

Don’t miss this opportunity to unlock the potential of 3D printing and expand your capabilities in the world of rapid fabrication and prototyping. Reserve your spot today!

Notes: Registration includes all necessary materials and resources. While 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) knowledge is beneficial, it is not mandatory for participation.


Ion District Parking Garage
Enter 4111 Fannin Street into your GPS for directions directly to this parking garage, located a block away from the Ion.

Red Parking Lot
Enter 4203 Fannin Street into your GPS for directions directly to the red parking lot, located across the street from the Ion. This lot is for overflow guest parking and tenant parking.


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