Glia has since redeveloped this workshop to expand its reach beyond medical students. We have rewritten the syllabus so that this introduction to 3D printing is inclusive and inviting to anyone of any age who wants to gain a better understanding of how 3D printing works, its practical uses, and how it ties into Glia’s philosophy of #EqualCare. In our redesigned workshop we explain why, when, and how to use 3D printing technology. Participants learn how to set up and print a 3D object using a Prusa brand 3D printer and their slicer technology (software that converts digital 3D models into printing instructions). Our workshops offer hands-on printing experience, and you’ll be able to take home with you the 3D object that you produce. You will learn all about Glia and our dedication to creating open-source medical devices that are high-quality, low-cost, and accessible. We discuss how manufacturing using 3D printing fits our philosophy and allows us to work towards reaching our goal of #EqualCare for all.
Introduction (15 Minutes)
Hands-on 3D-Printing Tutorial (90 Minutes)
Assembling a Multipart 3D Printed Object (30 Minutes)
Discussion of Glia’s Philosophy of #EqualCare, Snack Provided (45 Minutes)
The workshops are tailored to the specific group in attendance and are offered at our lab in Wortley Village (London, ON), on location, and have been adapted to include an online version for those with access to a 3D printer and slicing software technology. This workshop serves as the perfect lunch-and-learn, team-building exercise, or skill set upgrade for those interested in 3D printing and wanting to learn how this technology is changing the world. This practical experience with philosophical inspiration excites everyone about the possibilities that open-source and advancing technologies like 3D printing create. Please visit our online shop to book a spot at one of our upcoming workshops. For larger group bookings, please contact us to discuss available options.
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