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3D Print Community: 3DP Learning Management System

 The 3DP Learning Management System

The 3DP Learning Management System

This month’s community support selection is the 3DP Learning Management System, a publicly available set of training courses for 3D printing.

Each month Fabbaloo selects a worthy non-profit project or activity contributing to 3D printing and provides not only a published story on the project, but also free advertising on our well-read pages. If your project would like to take part in the program, please fill out our application form here.

The 3DP Learning Management System is a project sponsored by the EU’s Erasmus+ programme, a funding body whose goal is to “support activities in the fields of education, training, youth and sport”. But it’s not just government funding here; the project involves partnerships with universities, private companies, a high school, and a public institution, all from six different European countries. 

 The 3DP Learning Management System 

The 3DP Learning Management System 

According to Doru Cantemir, General manager of the project: 

The main objective of the project is to give people the opportunity to develop their skills in 3D printing and to acquire the knowledge that allows them to activate in this field, like employee, entrepreneur, trainer, intermediary, etc.

What is the outcome of the project? They’ve produced a set of 3D printing training curricula, courseware, guidelines for trainers and a learning management system, making their solution quite comprehensive. It’s available in six different languages: English, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Romanian and Lithuanian.

Why no German or French? I suspect that none of the partners in the venture were located in countries speaking those particular languages.

 Students learning 3D printing hands on with the The 3DP Learning Management System

Students learning 3D printing hands on with the The 3DP Learning Management System

There are three levels of training: 

Beginners curriculum

  • Introduction to 3D printing
  • Available 3D printing technologies
  • 3D Printing equipment
  • Select a STL model from online repositories
  • Obtain the physical model using services offered by 3D Printing providers

Intermediate curriculum

  • Introduction to 3D printing
  • Available 3D printing technologies
  • 3D Printing equipment
  • Select a STL model from online repositories
  • Check and correct STL file using dedicated software
  • Obtain the physical model using services offered by 3D Printing providers
  • 3D Printing an object on a low-cost filament deposition based printer

Advanced curriculum

  • Introduction to 3D printing
  • Available 3D printing technologies
  • 3D Printing equipment
  • 3D CAD modelling software applications
  • 3D CAD modelling using A360 Fusion
  • Select a STL model from online repositories
  • Check and correct STL file using dedicated software
  • Obtain the physical model using services offered by 3D Printing providers
  • 3D Printing an object on a low-cost filament deposition based printer
  • Design with 3D printing in mind
  • Future of 3D printing technologies
  • Case studies in the industry to show the potential for boosting entrepreneurial spirit, creativity and innovation
  • 3DP and entrepreneurship

Cantemir adds: 

Virtually millions of persons from all over the world can learn about 3D printing, 3D modelling, 3D printing applications, etc. for free. The information is presented on 3 levels (beginners, intermediate and advanced users) so there is something useful for everybody.

And this is a very important point: because the internet is worldwide, ANYONE, ANYWHERE can make use of these training courses. This is a tremendous addition to the 3D print community that should be thankful for. 

Via 3DP Learning Management System

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