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Each session of the workshop will be held in the Digital Learning and Media Center (DLMC) located on the 5th floor of Case LibraryEach session will be 1 hour in duration.

Part 1: 3D Printing (February 8, 2018, 4 pm)

An overview of 3D printing at Colgate University – This workshop provides step-by-step instruction for accessing, preparing, and printing existing 3D models. Participants will explore 3D model repositories (e.g., Thingiverse), and investigate a variety of basic 3D software (e.g., Tinkercad) and printers (e.g., Flashforge). You will learn how to create high-quality prints while reducing print times!

At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify 3D modeling and printing resources available on-campus or online
  • Customize an existing 3D model to create an original design using basic 3D software
  • Successfully locate, prepare and print a high-quality 3D model

Part 2: 3D Scanning (February 15, 2018, 4 pm)

Don’t reinvent the wheel, get a jump start on your creation with 3D scanning! Participants will receive an overview of 3D scanning software and hardware available at Colgate. You will investigate the advantages and disadvantages of 3D scanning technologies through demonstrations and hands-on experiences with Structure Sensor, Autodesk’s Remake, and Artec scanners.

At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify 3D scanning resources available on-campus or online
  • Understand the strengths and weaknesses of 3D scanning
  • Create a model from a 3D scanned object

Part 3: 3D Modeling (February 22, 2018, 4 pm)

Take the next step! This session will teach you how to design models for 3D printing, and provide tricks and tips that will save you time and effort. In addition, this session will provide an overview of more complex modeling software (e.g., Onshape).

At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify a variety of 3D modeling software, including strengths and weaknesses
  • Explore general design techniques for 3D printing
  • Create an original 3D model


This three-part session will explore the use Onshape to create 2D and 3D drawings for modeling and printing. Onshape is a full-cloud based computer aided design (CAD) system that is compatible with a variety of other design programs.


Each week the Hub will be open to the Colgate community to explore the space! Hub staff will be available to discuss and/or support student, faculty, and staff projects. Stop by and get trained to use the equipment and gain full access to the space to support your own projects.

Please checkout the Colgate calendar ( for additional dates, times, and locations.