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Workshop: Product design with 3D printing, Belgium



If you're interested in learning more about 3D Printing and Open Source software, then check out this training in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.

Stijn Tas writes:

3D printing is a very new interesting technology for creating design objects. The possibilities are great from making jewellery, logos, creating art to technical prototyping.

For this new domain we create a new course with focus on 3D printing. We use three different applications* for getting our design targets:

  • Inkscape: ( 2D application – open source ) simple way of creating 3d objects out of 2D shapes.
  • Blender: ( 3D application – open source ) great in 3D organic shapes.
  • Inventor: ( 3D application – free for students ) where dimension and accurate modeling is necessary.


  • 15 weeks (3.5h/week)
  • Start on Monday 20-01-2014 from 18:30 to 22:00
  • Place: Belgium – 9100 Sint-Niklaas – H. Heymanplein 7
  • Language: Dutch
  • Price: € 75
  • Info-event: 14-01-2014 from 19h to 21h


We hope to see you soon.

* In this course you see only an initial knowledge of the applications. We give separated courses for Blender and Inventor.


  1. I'm a mechanical engineer and for my job, I often create 3D hardsurf objects in blender and upload the file to Materialise (, well known for 3D printing objects. In the industrial enviroment, 3D printing is the number one for prototyping for small objects. Cheap, fast and very easy to adjust. Also in many materials. I'm not in the 3D printing business, just having great experience with it.

  2. Well this is a hard choice. For once I know how to make the models print-ready, but, I'm struggling looking for a suitable 3D printer to help out, and I wish I could get some information about it like some sort of a "course" onto it. For example, differences between PLA and ABS, different views of the current 3D printers at the online market (just reviewed Cubify ones and they are truly awful, and there are very little ones available from different companies I can't get a hold of a proper review before purchasing them and crashing against a 2000€ paperweight), see which materials are best suitable for imprint paint and painting in general (because I want to paint them personally, no colourful plastics thanks) and a great ton of questions about how compatible are with BLENDER, because it is my software of choice and ONLY ONE (wish 3D printers were also open source but meh, not happening any time soon pfff).

    Any ideas about this? I posted like a hundred questions on different websites, blogs and Youtube videos and got 1 answer as of 2 weeks after posting them. Now leaving this here in hopes that someone shines some answers onto this murky view about 3D printing for regular people that just wants to sell customized 3D art for a living. By the way, mind you, they must be acquired in Europe at most; I have seen good ones like MakerGear M2 but no proper overseas delivery for it from the US :( (also, hope it is already assembled because I'm the worst at assembling things beyond a simple jigsaw puzzle...).

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