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Introduction to 3D Printing

Enabling Innovation - 3D Design Technology Series for SMEs

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If you run a small or medium sized business, are a designer, engineer, inventor, or entrepreneur, join our 3D Printing workshop to see how design and new technology can give your business the competitive edge.

  • From: Thursday 12 April 2018, 9 am
  • To: Thursday 12 April 2018, 1 pm
  • Registration: 9 am
  • Location: The Albert Hall, N Circus St, Nottingham, NG1 5AA
  • Cost: Free
  • Booking deadline: Wednesday 11 April 2018, 5.00 pm
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Event details

The Design Innovation Hub at Nottingham Trent University is offering an Introduction 3D Printing

Driving Productivity with the Power of 3D Printing

Meshmixer, Cura, Makerbot Desktop software.

The 3-hour session will elaborate on the wide spectrum of Additive Manufacturing technologies in use today. Building upon a theoretical grounding, the session will demonstrate how a 3D part file is processed to make it ready for 3D printing and may include some hands-on demonstrations.

You will learn useful and advanced setup and print techniques to achieve optimal results.

  • 3D Printing to quickly produce proof-of-concept and prototype products to accelerate your product design to manufacture cycle
  • Gain a better understanding of 3D printing and the model preparation software that supports it

We demonstrate how you can drive productivity at every stage of the product development cycle with our 3D printing solutions. From early concept design to final manufacturing, 3D printing spans the entire creation process and all steps in between. 3D printing can add value at each of these steps and help you get there faster, better and cheaper. 

3D printing is changing the development and manufacturing processes, accelerating time-to-market and increasing production agility of virtually every industry – automotive, aerospace, medical, industrial products, consumer products, education, jewellery and more. Learn how your business can  take full advantage of 3D printing in a wide range of applications.


Lunch will be provided from 12 pm with a chance to network. The session start at 9 am and finish for 1 pm. Further information to be announced shortly.

Booking information

To find out more about our events, contact the Design Innovation Team.

This event is free to attend, but attendees must register in advance. In order to attend this event you must be eligible for support from the Enabling Innovation Programme, which supports SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Enabling Innovation is a three-year collaboration between Nottingham Trent University, the University of Nottingham, and the University of Derby to support SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to innovate. It is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

3D Design Technology workshops

The Enabling Innovation team are pleased to extend an invitation to these free events which are open to small and medium sized businesses based in the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire (D2N2) area.

These workshops will be delivered by Dana Church and Cara Roberts who each many years industry experience in design and manufacturing, integrating 2D and 3D Design disciplines with disruptive digital technologies into the production process.

Sign up to the whole series below:

Introduction to Laser Cutting

Introduction to 3D Printing

Introduction to Packaging Design

Intellectual Property for Designers & Makers

Location details


The Albert Hall
N Circus St

Past event

Still need help?

Dana Church
+44 115 84 82931