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Tangible Ideas: 3D Printing Training

  • Staten Island MakerSpace 450 Front Street Staten Island, NY, 10304 United States (map)
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Tangible Ideas: 3D Printing Training

Sunday October 21st

Non-members - $75

Members - $65

10:00AM - 12:00PM


This 2 hour workshop teaches you all the basics of how to operate, maintain and maximize an FDM 3D printer. There will be tons of different types of machines to learn on or bring your own!

We will be hands on, going over all the basic skills and knowledge needed to start printing in PLA and preventing issues.

Who is this course for?

This course is for beginners who have access to a 3D printer or wish to purchase one along with the workshop.

We offer a small printer for $250 and a large format one for $500 which will be unpacked and used during class. Contact us for more info.

What will you learn?

  • Essential concepts in 3D printing
  • Bed preparation
  • LCD options
  • Removing, loading, and priming filament
  • Nozzle maintenance
  • Jam clearing procedures
  • Calibration
  • Checking Thingiverse files for printing
  • Slicing with Cura
  • Slicing with Simplify3D
  • Host Software
  • Netfabb Repairing
  • Tips and tricks
  • And more!

What should you bring?

  • Your laptop computer (We have a limited number of loaners. First come, first serve).
  • Your 3D Printer. (Optional)
  • An appitite for asking questions.
  • Your own lunch if you are super hungry.


The Instructor

Michael Perina is the founder of Assembyl 3D and a lifelong Staten Island resident. He built his first 3D printer in 2010 and launched his first company 3dfactory LLC shortly after, helping others build their first printer. 3dfactory LLC went on to sell over 500 DIY 3D printer kits around the world, with many of them going to schools and universities. In 2015, he formed Assembyl 3D offering local 3D printing services, 3D printed products and became Staten Island’s first local business to specialize in additive manufacturing. Assembyl 3D has since grown and is now a reseller for many OEMs while also offering consulting, training, STEAM infused curriculum and technical support. Michael has spoken at various tech expos regarding 3D printing and works with many schools and organizations here on the island helping them introduce and/or maintain this incredibly powerful technology.



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Hudson River Lighthouse Boat Tour
Later Event: October 21
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