I woudn't be able to summerize in one post everything we covered in the 3D printing module. There was so much to take in; different printing technologies, materials, settings, history, limitations and possible future developments. It's complicated. And takes time to master. So don't worry if your first 3d model doesn't come out quite right, or even looks like a spaghetti monster. There are too many things that can go wrong: did you choose the right filament? was the hot bed turned on? did you remember to turn the air con off? was your model properly sliced? how about flow rate? speed? seam? extrusion? raft? enough supports? the checklist goes on. Once we passed the theory test we were allowed to play with the printers

slice it up!