3D printing and design classes

Learn all about 3D printing and 2D design. Make your own computer-generated 3D models that you can then 3D print or CNC.

Everything you need to know

In this orientation, you will create a 3D file using various types of scanners, and then prepare the file for 3D printing! You will learn the basics of 3D printing technologies and ways of using them creatively, and you will become familiar with MakerLabs' resources available for member and drop-in use. This orientation is ideal for artists, artisans, designers, architects, engineers, product developers, industrial designers, and anyone else looking to gain an understanding of additive manufacturing, scanning, and rapid prototyping. Some familiarity with 3D design software is helpful, but not necessary for this course.Learn the basics of capturing a 3D file using various 3D scanner types and how to prepare the file for 3D printing.


  • Prerequisites
  • Required: none, Recommended: 3D Modeling 101
  • Equipment Access: Makerbot 3D printer, 3D scanners

Skillit will last:

4 hours

Cancellation policy

Once your Skillit is confirmed, changes may be made at the discretion of the provider and must be arranged directly with them.

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About Lilly

MakerLabs is Vancouver's largest makerspace. We provide the tools, space and know-how to allow anybody to create almost anything. MakerLabs (makerspace + fablab) was born out of a vision to create the best possible space for making. MakerLabs is made up of 42,000 square feet of workshops, studios and common areas. The communal working areas include: a wood shop, metal shop, CNC router table, laser cutters, sewing machines, and an electronics area. Each tool and work area has a corresponding safety and orientation class. A strong maker community has been cultivated at MakerLabs, where we exchange knowledge, help each other, and collaborate. MakerLabs has communal areas for working, hanging out, and cooking. We promote an open concept with our private studio spaces, so makers can be inspired by what is going on around them.


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Booking will begin this Fall.

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  • All skilit times are estimated based on full class enrollment. If fewer people enroll, the class could generally take less time.
  • Experience provided in English (US) unless otherwise stated
  • This skillit is non-refundable after scheduling is complete. Once your skillit is confirmed, changes may be made at the discretion of the Maker and must be arranged directly with them.
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