The 4 types of 3D printing students

3D Printing continues to be one of the more popular classes and machines at Vocademy, and our students in the 3D Printing Basics class can be placed in one of four categories:
  1. Heard the hype about 3D printers and want an opportunity to play with one.
  2. Thinking about buying a 3D printer but want hands-on experience with one before making a purchase.
  3. Want access to use our 3D printers as members of Vocademy.
  4. Already bought a 3D printer but discover they have no idea how to use it or what to do with it!
No matter what your reason, we can help. Our 4 hour 3D Printing Basics class will take you through the ins-and-outs of how the technology works and give you the chance to print a design of your choice to take home. Anyone who is or becomes a member of Vocademy will have access to our Afinia 3D printers 7 days a week from 11am to 11pm after taking the 3D Printing Basics class!

Maybe you have your own printer and you’re not sure what to do with it now that you have one. Or perhaps you have an idea for a product and you’ve heard about 3D printing as a significantly cheaper and faster way of prototyping. We can help with that too! The key to getting the most out of possibilities of 3D printing is CAD software – Computer Aided Design. This is how the objects that you print are designed and created, without this software there would be no 3D printing. At Vocademy we have beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of CAD classes where we instruct you how to use Autodesk’s Fusion 360 software. Autodesk is the lead in CAD software, and their products are the most commonly used in most industry.
Each of our CAD classes are 3 hours, and if you are a Vocademy member you are allowed to come in an use the CAD software whenever you like regardless of whether or not you have taken the classes.

Friday, February 6thFREE Computer Aided Design Introduction @ 6:30pm
Saturday, February 7thAutodesk Fusion 360 CAD I @ 1:00pm
Sunday, February 8th3D Printing Basics @ 1:00pm

Without knowledge of CAD, 3D printing would be merely a novelty toy that would quickly lose its appeal. With experience in CAD the possibilities of a 3D printer are nearly endless! The 3D Inventor Pack includes 3D Printing Basics, Fusion 360 CAD I, II, & III for only $349… this is a discount of 20% off what you would pay if you purchase the classes individually. February’s 3D Printing Basics and CAD I classes are next week… sign up now! Call 951-266-6630 to register for class or to take advantage of the 3D Inventor Pack.

Van Susteren wants U.S. schools to bring hands-on skills back to education

Vocademy has long been pushing many of the ideas mentioned by Greta Van Susteren.

“Make” your Valentine happy!

Vocademy classes are the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. This is the gift that keeps on giving. Request a personalized gift certificate with the class or membership package of your choice. MIG Welding Basics and 3D Printing Basics are two of our more popular classes and are a favorite for gift giving. Not sure which class your Valentine would like the best? Ask about our Skills Starter Pack! Call 951-266-6630.

View the calendar and pick a class for you and your Valentine to enjoy together!
Learn the fundamentals of MIG (aka, gas metal arc) welding in this hands on class using our brand new, state-of-the-art MIG machines.
Members that take this class will be granted access to use the MIG welders whenever they want after completing this class. However you do not need to be a member to take our classes.
MIG Welding Basics class usually fills up approximately 2 weeks in advance. Call 951-266-6630 to register now!
SAVE 25% 
3D Printing Basics + Autodesk Fusion 360 CAD I, II, & III
ONLY $349!

Make the most out of 3D printing by learning the basics of Computer Aided Design (CAD) 3D modeling. Without CAD, 3D printing is merely a novelty. Learn Autodesk Fusion 360 to unlock the real potential of 3D printing!
Our 3D Printing Basics class usually fills up approximately 2 weeks in advance. Call 951-266-6630 to register now!