You may have an idea for making a new product and wish to make a sample prototype or you may have an existing product that you wish to make improvements and need to re-engineer it.

Avatar’s 3D training programme ‘’The Essentials of 3D Printing’’ can be tailored to cover the areas of interest in Computer Aided Design (CAD), 3D Scanning and 3D Printing Process to enable you to manufacture products fit for purpose.

Avatar’s 3D Printing Essentials practical training workshop will guide you through every step, from converting a 3D model designed on computer aided design software package or scanner to a functioning prototype using the ”Ingenium” equipping you with the technical knowledge and skills required for the next generation of manufacturing.

3D Printing Essentials Training:

Are you interested in 3D Printing? Avatar’s 3D printing practical training workshop will take you through the Essentials of 3D printing. We will explore 3D printer hardware and the print process and then examine the software that enables you to create, modify, and print 3D models. You will also get some insights into 3D scanning technologies and what is coming up in the world of 3D printing, Virtual and Augmented Reality.

* Training programme designed to meet individual or organisations training requirements
* Flexibly delivered at your premises
* Professional responsive service with industry experience and extensive product knowledge

We will share with you different methodologies, including the use of computer software which will aid in turning your idea from a 2D sketch into a 3 dimensional design and then preparing your model for 3D printing.

Scanning technologies will be shown which will aid in 3D scanning an existing product you wish to re- engineer, again preparing your model for 3D printing.

 Key Benefits:

  • Access to ‘’ingenium’’ a transparent kit, able to view the mechanical and 3D printed parts which make up the printer
  • Access to Video Operations Manual demonstrating the assembly of the 3D printer explaining the main features and functions of the printer with specifications
  • Access to Training Manual with instructions on the importance of health & safety, easy to use software to convert .stl files and tips on how to solve problems improving the quality of print
  • Access to variety of thermoplastic materials provided to test single, double extrusion

What you will learn:

  • Why open source is important in 3D printing
  • How to create models and use G-code with your printer
  • How to make a challenging print work well
  • How to choose and print with different materials
  • How to integrate 3D printing into traditional prototyping processes
  • How Lean principles can be applied to 3D printing process

 Learning Outcome:

Each participant will walk away with a broad-spectrum understanding of 3D printing technology, related tools and materials, and a greater sense for how they can be practically leveraged for consumer or business use.

By the end of the training programme, each student will have created a ready-to-print file and observe their chosen 3D model manufactured using the 3D printer “ingenium” toolkit.

Target Participants:

Schools, Colleges, Universities, though anyone who is curious about 3D printing will benefit from the workshop, makers/inventors (engineers), artists, and business owners looking to understand the role 3D printing could play in their business may be particularly drawn to our course.


Tailored quotation provided to suit your indiviual or organisation requirements, please complete Full Quote enquiry form for more information.


Revolutionising the Class room

When budgets are squeezed and you are under pressure to deliver good exam results, it can be difficult to find the right technology to make lessons more engaging. As it stands our students are struggling in the traditional educational system because we believe that they learn better through hands on problem based learning.

Avatar 3D printer ‘‘Ingenium’’ is a affordable tool kit which can be applied to any subjects in the class room giving students the power to create functional models in a short space of time.

This type of creative learning allows students idea to be transformed in to reality by creating tangible products, that they can use for prototyping, testing, and to show their innovation.

Schools, Colleges and Universities are quickly adopting 3D printing technology to allow their students to be at the forefront of this technological advance.

With applications so far-reaching, it is becoming more and more important that students are not only exposed to 3D printing, but also to have experience in it to benefit their future careers. Research is relying more heavily on 3D printing than ever before, from prototyping to bioprinting.

Although manufacturers sell 3D printers highlighting the key feature as plug and play, once you have purchased the printer, ample time needs to be spent experimenting and mastering its intricacies. Variables like layer height, extrusion temperature, and travel speed will impact the print job and the software chosen can also influence the output.

“3D printing is not one technology but seven different ones, hype around home use obfuscates the reality that 3D printing involves a complex ecosystem of software, hardware and materials whose use is not as simple to use as ‘hitting print’ on a paper printer,” said Mr. Basiliere.

The seven different technologies each have pros and cons, and printers work with varying build sizes and materials, this means organizations must begin with the end products in mind:

  • Determine the material, performance and quality requirements of the finished items
  • Determine the best 3D printing technology
  • Select the right 3D printer