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Parametric 3D modelling for 3D printers

Model your 3d models in a real cad program
Learn the different types of drawings
learn in our workshop in Fribourg

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Parametric 3D modelling for 3d printers MIY3DP103

Parametric modelling for 3d printing

Reference: MIY3DP103
Age: 12- 99 yrs.
Objective: Designing and mastering a 3D model, making a part per the specifications and size of a 3D printer, generating 2D drawings for machining.

Duration: 2-3h course, 3h practical self-work
Dates: On demand Tuesday to Saturday
Instructors: Team Miy MakerSpace et extern
Cost: 300
Group: 200/p (min 5)


What you can expect during this course

This training is designed for an intermediate user who has purchased a 3D printer and want to create or modify their own parts instead of outsourcing. It is also aimed at people in need of creating modeling parts for a design study or prototype. Modeling is the basis of all digital manufacturing processes: cnc milling, laser cutting, vinyl plotter, sheet bending, etc. In this course, you will be able to learn the basics of a computer-aided design (CAD) program designed for students and absolute beginners. The course also proposes the method of reproducing an existing piece using calipers, rulers and conventional easy to find measuring tools. Finally, you will learn and master the many file extensions (.dxf, .stl, .step, etc.).


Goals: Designing and mastering a 3D model, making a part per the specifications and size of a 3D printer, generating 2D drawings for machining.


Parametric models can be printed by a 3d Printer

Join us for beginner or advanced courses


About the 3D printer used in this course

3D printers have been around for quite a few years and sometimes we don’t need the machine and we can use a handheld 3D printer. The 3D printers use a spool of plastic that’s heated and then melted and then injected out of the pen where it can cool and solidify. The results are quite impressive sometimes.

3D printers are perfect for prototyping small projects or inventions when you don’t have time to do outsourcing. An item can be modeled in 3D in a couple of minutes and sent to the machine to be printed. This reduces the time that it takes to invent or produce an object or a project. 3D printers are also quite useful when replacing pieces that can’t be found on the market such as knobs, switches, and latches period.


This is a great way to learn about the world of CAD

Print what you want and control  what you model


MiY MakerSpace equipment used for this course.

Machines/technologies: 3D printer
Software and support: freecad, photoshop, Cura, 3d printer software, photoshop
Options: There are no extra options available for this course


Course syllabus and Instruction method

  • Introductory course of security and workshop tour
  • Mastering the basic functions of modeling
  • Logic conception method
  • Understand the possibilities of 3d modeling.
  • Reproduction and quotation of a real piece
  • Learn about different extensions (file formats)
  • Print a modeled part!
  • Start a prototype: the different steps.
  • Conclusion and continuation


Instruction method:

Live lectures and solo courses or with our team of engineers
You will be using real machines and real technologies used in industries.
Support, Instruction, and procedure are also included on paper.
See our agenda or contact us for reservations or for more details.

Our advice

It’s a good idea to arrive early to make sure you have a good place. The 3D printer is clean and most of the work is done on a computer so there’s no dust or dirt to be worried about. You should bring a notebook and the pen if you’d like to take notes to remember our class period. The class comes with a paper printed manual that will help you the next time you come to visit us.

Even if you’ve never touched a 3D printer this is the ideal course to start with to model pieces in two-dimensional and then extrude them into 3D models.