Workshop Courses

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Our goal is to maintain a pleasant space for high quality prototyping. The courses are therefore designed to ensure users are familiar with the safe and proper use of the machines, with plenty of tips and tricks for good design practice in the IxD Workshop.


Laser License
Laser License – Approx. 2 hrs

The emphasis in this course is on getting started with cutting and etching sheet material on the laser cutter using simple vector files. We will also cover some basic design tips, workflows and safety considerations. As the laser is the most popular machine in the workshop, this course will very often run directly after the mandatory Basic Access Course.

3D Print License
3D Print License – Approx. 2 hrs

Want to become a 3D print ninja? This is the course for you. We will cover good practice with 3D modelling and 3D printing for the best quality prints possible. 3D prints often go wrong so there will be a strong emphasis on troubleshooting and prevention . Once completed, you will also have access to the Form2 SLA machine for the extremely high quality, high tolerance prints.


How do I sign up

Simply sign up with your name and email on the sheets next the IxD workshop door.

Sign up is on a first come, first serve basis with new course dates added regularly.

NB. A minimum of 6 participants are required before the course will run.

I haven’t passed a course and need help, what do I do?

Drop by during lab opening hours, where all making will need to be supervised or guided by Harvey or Halfdan.

We expect these hours to be very busy, so we strongly advise you to attend the courses if you are a regular user. or will need physical prototyping in the future.

(opening hours found on the IxD lab door, 5A58).

I’ve used the workshop before, can I still get access?

Unfortunately not, but we have tried our best to make sure the new courses are comprehensive enough, so even those familiar with the machines will learn something new.