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Introduction to Modeling for 3D Printing: Tinkercad

Introduction to Modeling for 3D Printing: Tinkercad In-Person

Have you always wanted to design custom files to 3D print but don’t know where to start? If so, this workshop is for you! We will be introducing Tinkercad, the free web-based design application from Autodesk. This simple but powerful tool is a great way to introduce the many topics of 3D digital design. We will cover utilizing Tinkercad  to create and edit objects with the intention of 3D printing, exporting them, and the various copyright & fair use topics that are part of digital design.

This session will be of special interest to any library users who are interested in designing and 3D printing their own personal project, want to develop a deeper, practical understanding of digital modeling and publishing.

This is a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) event. Having a computer or tablet to follow along with is highly recommended. Library laptops can also be checked out from the HUB Desk if needed.

By the end of this workshop attendees will:

  • Have learned to model a customized keychain, bookmark, and/or business card holder printable file for personal use (note: 3D printer training must be completed before printer access is granted)
  • Be able to utilize the basic design functions of Tinkercad to create 3D digital objects.
  • Will have a working understanding of the applicable copyright and fair use laws of digital objects.

Related LibGuide: UAB Libraries 3D Printing by Greg Carr

Wednesday, March 27, 2024
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Time Zone:
Central Time - US & Canada (change)
MHSL 174
UAB Libraries:
Mervyn H. Sterne Library
  Faculty     Graduate Students     Staff     Undergraduate Students  

Registration is required. There are 28 seats available.

Event Organizer

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Greg Carr

Emerging Technologies Librarian

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Dorothy Ogdon

Head of Emerging Technology and System Development

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