We’re inviting 3D printing professionals and enthusiasts from all over the world to join the SimScale 3D Printer Workshop sessions starting February 18, 2016. Completely free, the workshop focuses on teaching the participants how to develop and improve the design of 3D printers, using the SimScale engineering simulation platform.
During 3 weekly online sessions, you will learn the fundamentals of engineering simulation/CAE and will expand your knowledge by improving the design of the RepRap 3D printer.
In addition, every session comes with optional homework assignments. Submitting all 3 homeworks will qualify you for a free SimScale Professional Training (value of 500€) and a certificate of participation.
Does this sound good? Wait, there’s more: join the workshop and you get the chance to win a working prototype of a 3D printer with your design modifications.
SimScale 3D Printer Workshop’s schedule
Session 1 – 02/18/2016
OPTIMIZING THE HEAT DISTRIBUTION OF THE EXTRUDER
The first session will introduce you to thermal simulations. Beside a crisp introduction to SimScale and engineering simulation/CAE in general, the participants will create a simulation of the heat distribution within the extruder from scratch and take a design optimization based on the results of the analysis.
Session 2 – 02/25/2016
REDUCING THE VIBRATIONS OF THE FRAME USING MODAL SIMULATIONS
The second session will introduce you to solid mechanic simulations. Participants will learn about the fundamentals of machine dynamics and create a modal simulation to identify eigenfrequencies and the associated modal displacements of frame.
Session 3 – 03/03/2016
OPTIMIZATION OF THE COOLING AIRFLOW THROUGH THE PRINTER
The last session of the SimScale 3D Printer Workshop is about the role of cooling and thermal management. Besides learning about the fundamentals of convectional heat transfer and fluid dynamics, you will set up a fluid flow simulation to optimize the operating mode of the fan.
What do I need to know to participate in the 3D Printer Workshop?
Enthusiasm and desire to learn. We don’t need you to have prior knowledge or experience with engineering simulation. All participants will get free access to SimScale including all simulation features and we will teach you everything you need to know.
More details about the SimScale 3D Printer Workshop and the registration form are available here. We can’t wait to e-meet you!
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