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Free innovative training program in Additive Manufacturing

MakerspaceCT is offering this program at no cost to 10 students, thanks to a sponsorship grant from Comcast Universal called PROJECT INNOVATION.

You will be surrounded with a variety of the newest FDM 3D printers at the new MakerspaceCT Innovation Center. Talented instructors will take you through a program consisting of guided and self-directed projects based on real-world production and prototyping.

Each student will complete each badge with a portfolio of work to demonstrate skills attained.


13 weeks = 65 class hours

Includes mandatory Pre-Program Project Ideation Session

May 11 - July 29, 2021


Please Note: Your completion of this application does not guarantee acceptance into the program. You will be notified when participants have been selected. We will review your application and notify you once applications have been approved. A representative from the program may contact you for additional info.

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Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, May 11, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Thursday, July 29, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 24 sessions
    • Computer Lab, 36 Talcott Street, Hartford
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    Are you ready to learn the skills necessary to start a career in additive manufacturing? The Additive Manufacturing Badging Program is a 13-week evening course in many of the skills necessary to work in additive manufacturing production environments. Over the course of this program, you will earn a series of digital badges through MakerspaceCT’s partnership with the New Collar Workforce. From design to post-processing, each badge will focus on a different aspect of Additive Manufacturing, including use of Siemens NX, the CAD choice of some of Connecticut’s largest manufacturers. At the conclusion of the program, you’ll be prepared to demonstrate your newly acquired skills through a portfolio of your work.

    This is a project-based program which will include a substantial amount of work outside of class. Students will have access to the MakerspaceCT computer lab during our operating hours to work on projects outside of class. Office hours with teaching assistants will be available on Wednesday evening for the duration of the program.

    Participants must commit to attending weekly Tuesday and Thursday evening workshops from May 11 through July 29, 2021.

    Funding for this program is provided by Comcast Universal’s Project Innovation.

    • Badge 1 – Design for 3D printing 

      • Design with Siemens NX

    • Badge 2 – Computer Aided Manufacturing for FDM 

      • Slicing with Cura, ideaMaker

    • Badge 3 – Fundamentals of FDM 

      • Machine Operations

    • Badge 4 – Post Processing FDM parts 

      • Post processing as needed

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