3D Printing & Modeling Basics

The SM Energy ideaLAB at the Central Library prints a lot of 3D models. We print fidget spinners, and sprinkler parts, and tiny horses (not necessarily ponies though). We also teach some 3D modeling classes. Next month, on September 11, we’re hosting a 3D Printing & Modeling Basics class. We’ll be using a free browser based 3D modeling app called Tinkercad.

So, if you’ve ever wanted to design a thing, doo-dad, whatchamacallit, or doohickey, you can. Our class covers Tinkercad because it’s easy to use and has an intuitive interface, but there are other free 3D modeling tools like Sketchup and Onshape.

Once you’ve 3D modeled a gizmo or widget we can 3D print it! If you’re curious about 3D printing at the library, check out our handy FAQ.

Here are all the details for the class!

3D Printing & Modeling Basics
Monday, September 11, 5-6:30 p.m.
Central Library Floor 4, Large Classroom, Community Technology Center

Written by Keegan on August 28, 2017


Hector Bravo on September 8, 2017


Hi Keegan, Would I need to sign up or do I just show up?


Most of our classes don't require registration. You can just show up!

Let me know if you have any other questions.


Frank E on September 3, 2018


Hi Keegan
Are there closes setting up 3D printers, makers classes?

Jon Ramirez on September 4, 2018


The 11th falls on a Tuesday...I imagine classes are still the 11th and not the 10th?

Dania on December 7, 2018


How much are these classes? I need to make 6 thin plastic gasket-type rings in black. Thanks, Dania