7.12. 3D Printing in Action: A Hands-on Workshop

About this class

The popularity and awareness of 3D Printing is exploding. It is breaking down barriers in design and manufacturing, and making what was previously impossible, possible for anyone with just a basic understanding of the technology.

In this class we’ll give you that basic understanding by putting some 3D printers into action. And yes, you’ll leave the room with your prints, free of charge: everything is included in the training fee. You’ll gain exposure to the main facets of 3D Printing including design, 3D Modelling, preparing the file for print, and finally, 3D Printing.

Designers, Engineers, Technologists, Entrepreneurs, Hackers and Hobbyists: this class is suitable for both novices and those more experienced with technology. Anyone with an interest in 3D printing and wants to learn should come along!


The Basics: How does a 3D-printer work? What are the different types of printers and materials you can use? What can I print with a 3D-printer? Is it expensive to use a 3D Printer? and other FAQs

A working knowledge of 3D designing your own simple 3D object from scratch

Initialize and set up the 3D Printer with basic settings

Prereqs & Preparation

Bring your own laptop computer (+mouse) loaded with Sketchup (free software, please download and install before class http://www.sketchup.com/intl/en/gsu8/download.html)

Other required software will be installed during the class.


This Course is for Ages 18+


English with Chinese translation




If you are unable to make a payment in advance feel free to contact us at,rsvp@courtyardinstitute.com or feel free to call us at 13261580221

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aminigam profile

Ami Nigam

Architect, Designer

Ami is an Indian architect currently practicing in Beijing and has worked in Architecture and Design for over 5 years in cities like London, Bombay and Beijing. He is a graduate from the Arts University Bournemouth, an Experimental Design school in the UK. He has always been interested in the conversation between old and new, rich cultural heritage and contemporary technologies.

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David Doepel

Designer, Cultural Educator

David is an Austrian designer, his installation was a part of the Beijing Design Week in 2014. He has been involved in Chinese Cultural Education with Courtyard Institute over the last year. He is a graduate from the Vienna School of Business and comes with a deep understanding of Chinese Cultural Design traditions.

Lrolon profile

Leandro Rolon

Architect, Designer

Leandro is an American architect and designer with over 10 years of 3D Printing expertise. Throughout his career he has contributed to the realization of numerous large-scale projects spanning a total of four continents and hosted numerous 3D printing events in Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Beijing. He is a graduate from The Southern California Institute of Architecture (sci-ARC), which is widely regarded as one of the most avant-garde U.S. architecture schools, with a reputation for pushing the boundaries of academic study and design.

Fu Jian

Educator, Engineer

Fu Jian graduated from Renmin University of China and taught middle school science in Yunnan and Guangdong Province after graduation. Currently he is a software engineer in a startup company. He has a wide interest including STEM education, web technology and Design thinking skills.

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