Onshape - Design a 3D Printer

Having your own 3D printer will help you bring your ideas to life faster than ever before. In this course, you'll learn how to utilize Onshape to design your very own functioning delta 3D printer. Software required: Onshape.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 12, 2016
Duration
3h 15m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Basic Onshape Run-through and Importing Components
Starting the Frame, How a Delta Printer Works
Every House Needs a Great Foundation
Going Vertical: Designing the Carriages, Arms, and Effector
Finishing Our Design and Creating the Final Assembly
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 12, 2016
Duration
3h 15m
Description

3D printers can quite literally help your greatest ideas take shape. In this one-of-a-kind course, Onshape - Design a 3D Printer, you get to design your own! You will learn the workflow utilized by a 3D printing industry expert to design a miniature-class, delta-style 3D printer. First, you'll learn the basics of Onshape and how to import specific components you'll need. Next, you'll work on the frame of the printer and learn how it works in the first place. Next, you'll design the base, carriages, arms, and effector. Finally, you'll learn how to assemble your final design for use in the future. By the end of the course, not only will users will have a thorough understanding of the Onshape workflow and how to design all of the components comprising a delta 3D printer, but the resulting files will contain all that is needed to manufacture a functioning 3D printer on an existing desktop 3D printer. Software required: Onshape.

About the author
About the author

Mitch is an Industrial designer, concept sculptor, and 3D printing expert. Based in Texas, he currently is launching a 3D printing company, offering 3D printers in both large and small formats; as well as 3D printing and design consulting services.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Mitch Pricer and welcome to my course, Onshape - Design a 3D Printer. I am the owner of Mitch Pricer Designs LLC, a design and 3D printing company. The rise and popularity of 3D printing and 3D printers gives us an excellent incentive to learn how these fascinating machines work, as well as the ever changing software they are made with. In this course, we are going to utilize Onshape, the latest in cloud-based CAD technology to design our own desktop size 3D printer that can be manufactured on an existing 3D printer. Some of the major topics that we will cover include the basics of Onshape and what it is at its core, how to sketch complex parametric models inside of Onshape, how a Delta Printer works, along with the best practices in designing for 3D printing and how to create complex assemblies inside of Onshape. By the end of this course, you will know how to use nearly every feature inside of the Onshape workspaces. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with the basics of parametric CAD. I hope you will join me on this journey to learn Onshape, with the Onshape - Design a 3D Printer course at Pluralsight.