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3D Printing 1: Intro to 3D printing and hands-on training

September 15, 2019 11:00 am - 1:00 pm HexLab Makerspace, Van Nuys, CA


Enter the world of an exciting new technology with implications that will change manufacturing forever. Similar to a 2d paper printer, a 3d printer can take a file from your computer made using CAD software and extrude layers of molten plastic to create an actual physical object based on your design. Use 3D printers to prototype physical parts cheaply before having them mass produced, make one off designs as tools or art, create negatives to cast a mold, or design cool figurines as decorations.

Don’t know how to create 3D designs? Don’t worry! There are thousands of designs uploaded to popular websites for free that you can browse through, or you can take one of our Fusion 360 CAD classes to gain useful 3D modelling skills.


Provided: Lulzbot Taz 6 3D Printer, Printing Filament

If you have a specific file you would like to start out with please bring it in on an SD card, our printers can only use the .STL format.


18 and up (exceptions can be made for ages 15-17 that are interested, and 12+ are ok if they attend with a parent)


$35 General Admissions. For tickets go to our event page:


For a %30 discount on all of our classes become a member of our maker space!



To ensure that spaces aren’t taken up by people who wont be able to make their classes, there are NO REFUNDS offered for any of our official classes (this may or may not include classes organized by 3rd parties which are hosted in our space). If you are not able to make it to a class please contact us and we will credit you for a space in another class.

MEMBERS MUST CHECK THEIR EMAIL FOR THE MONTHY DISCOUNT CODE. If a member buys a class ticket without entering the correct discount code we are not able to retroactively apply the discount. Codes are sent out every month and member discounts are not applied without manually inputting the code. If you are at all unsure about the discount code or discount process please contact us before buying a ticket.