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Buckles and Brooches: 3D Printing and Casting

April 16, 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, cost-effective copies?

In this workshop participants will step through the basic workflow of taking an idea for a small 3D object into a reproducible resin model:

  • Use simple CAD software to design a belt buckle or small brooch from scratch
  • Print their model on a 3D printer
  • Tidy up the original print, ready for casting; and
  • Pour a silicone casting and copies in resin

The added bonus… in this workshop you also get an introduction to 3D design and inducted on our 3D printers, so you can come and use them for free during our open lab times.

Requirements and prerequisites:

  • No prior knowledge required
  • Participants must be over 16 years of age
  • Enclosed, flat footwear must be worn at all times
  • Please register for an Edge Account before you arrive. You will need an account to complete the induction, assessment and make bookings for the equipment

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.


April 16
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Edge
Stanley Place
South Brisbane, Qld 4101 AU


The Edge, State Library of Queensland
07 3842 9400