3D Printer Workshop

Optimize a 3D Printer with simulation technology

About the workshop

The SimScale 3D printer workshop series enable students, 3D printing enthusiasts and professionals to learn how to use SimScale’s engineering simulation platform for developing and improving the design of a 3D printer.

During three workshop sessions, participants will learn the fundamentals of engineering simulations and will expand their knowledge by improving the design of the RepRap 3D printer.

Every session comes with an optional homework assignment. Submitting all three homework assignments will qualify you for a certificate of participation.

There is no prior knowledge or software required to join this free workshop series. All participants will get free access to SimScale including all simulation features.

Meet our Instructors

Session 1 - Thermal Simulations

February 22nd 2016 4:00 p.m. CET / 11:00 a.m. EST

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 - Solid mechanics

February 29th 2016 4:00 p.m. CET / 11:00 a.m. EST

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 - Cooling and Thermal Management

March 9th 2016 4:00 p.m. CET / 11:00 a.m. EST

The last session 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.