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3D Printing, Moulding and Casting Workshop

October 22, 2017, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

3D printing is a great tool for rapid prototyping, but it’s not so efficient for mass-production. How do you turn an idea for a 3D printed object into endless, cheap copies?

In this 2 x 4-hour workshop we’ll step you through the basic workflow of taking an idea for a small 3D object into a reproducible resin model.

Starting with an intro to CAD, you’ll design a belt buckle or small brooch from scratch, followed by an induction on the 3D printers, and the printing of your design.

In the second session, you’ll prepare your model for casting, cast it in silicone, and then create uniform-coverage, resin copies using the rotocaster.

No prior knowledge is required, as we’ll take you through the whole process from A to Z.

It is important to note, that this is a two-part workshop, and to complete your resin model, you’ll need to attend: Part 1 on Sunday 22 October 2017, and Part 2 on Sunday 29 October 2017. Also, please ensure you wear enclosed, flat footwear to both sessions, as we’ll be working in the Fabrication Lab.


Before you book, please read our Short Courses FAQ. You’ll find answers to age restrictions, what to bring, what to do if you’re running late, refunds and more. For more detailed information, please refer to our Booking Terms and Conditions.


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October 22, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Edge, State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place
South Brisbane, 4101 Australia


The Edge, State Library of Queensland
07 3842 9400