From Robert-Depot
Jump to: navigation, search

YSU 3D Printing Workshops 2016-2017

Ysu3dp logo white narrow.png


We will introduce students, faculty, and staff to 3D printing and rapid prototyping technologies through a series of hands-on workshops in 2016-17. These classes will familiarize the YSU community with current trends and possibilities in digital manufacturing, introduce the significant 3D printing resources and research on campus, and provide participants direct experience with printing tools. Finally, these workshops aim to raise the visibility of YSU 3D printing research, and contribute to a community of interest around the technology.


Spring 2017

  • Friday, February 10, 8:30am-3pm. 3D Printing with Trumbull ESC. Bliss Hall 3000.

Fall 2016

  • Friday, October 28, 9-12 noon. Introduction to 3D Printing. Bliss Hall 3000.
  • Friday, November 4, 9-12 noon. Introduction to 3D Printing. Bliss Hall 3000.
  • Monday, November 7, 5-8 pm. Introduction to 3D Printing. Bliss Hall 3000.
  • Friday, November 18, 9-noon. Introduction to 3D Printing. Bliss Hall 3000.
  • Tuesday, November 29, 11-12:30pm. Photogrammetry and 3D Scanning for 3DP. Bliss Hall 3000.
  • Friday, December 2, 10-1pm. Introduction to 3D Printing. Bliss Hall 3000.
  • Friday, December 9, 10-1pm. Introduction to 3D Printing. Bliss Hall 3000.

more t.b.a.

please e-mail me rtwomey@ysu.edu to request a specific workshop or time



Introduction to 3D Printing [1]

This workshop provides a brief introduction to 3d printing technology followed by hands on experience with solid modeling software and 3d printing hardware.


Capturing Real Objects: 3D Scanning and Photogrammetry for Digital Fabrication [2]

Introduction to tools for camera-based photogrammetry, structured light scanning, and Kinect depth sensors for digital modeling. Participants will capture point clouds, clean them up with mesh editing software, and print them.

Creative modeling for 3D printing

Use common 3D modeling software (Rhinoceros) to make models for printing. Find and collage existing models, generate models from scratch. Explore the relationships between 3D printing and 3D modeling in computer animation fields.

Materials for 3D Printing

Introduce the characteristics and relative merits of different 3D printing materials including ABS, PLA, Resins, and others. Using flexible filament, dissolving filament.

Multi-Modal Fabrication Techniques

Augmentation of 3D printing using other fabrication techniques: This includes subtractive manufacturing (laser-cutter, CNC routing) as well as traditional wood and metal shop techniques such as tapping, heat forming, post-print treatments.

Making Things That Move: 3D Printing for Mechatronics and Robotics

Designing parts to work with motors, mechanisms, and embedded electronics.


You can install this software on your own machine:

Rhinoceros 3D

v5logo-m4.png 3-D modeling. (download) free for 90 days, full version is on lab machines


logo.png Model slicing and g-code generator for 3D printers. (download) free


Image 1b2o1ncbljsg18b11ibd1tr11qkm9.png state-of-the-art software for working with triangle meshes (download osx, windows, linux) free

To use meshmixer, download, unzip, and copy the following files to your ~/Documents/meshmixer folder:



Sketchup logo.png 3D modeling (download) pro is free for 30 days, then you keep the basic version.

To use Sketchup make, you need to export sketchup files as dxf or stl using a plugin. This one works: http://www.guitar-list.com/download-software/convert-sketchup-skp-files-dxf-or-stl

Cura Lulzbot Edition

Image 1b0ll3c3b1d1t1tk15av17en1h1n9.png Model slicing and g-code generation (download osx) free

To use the Cura Lulzbot Edition for the CreatorBot Pro, download the machine settings file below, unzip, and copy to ~/Library/Application Support/Cura/21.00/:


Introduction to 3DP

Covers Modeling in Rhino, slicing, and printer operation.

Modeling in Rhino

Modeling in Rhino

Modeling in Sketchup

SketchUp Tutorial



3D Printing

3D Printing



Additional Resources

Rhinoceros Reference

CreatorBot Pro

IMG_20151114_131516_compact.jpg CreatorBot Pro II

Places to Get 3D Models

Places to Download Models

From the Early Days

Other Resources


Additional Downloads

Printer Profiles for Cura 15.04.5: Cura.zip

Launch Lab Keyfob: ll_keyfob_fdm_mm.zip

dep_logo_ret.png ysulogo1.png ccac_logo1.png