Introduction to 3D Printing, Main Line School, 11/11/2014, Night Follow Up

Dear Intro to 3D Printing Attendees,

Thank you for you participation and thank you for attending.

I hope you had as much fun as my wife and I had meeting everyone and learning more about 3D Printing.

Thank you all for the great reviews and your generous sharing and poignant questions which really made the class that much more interesting.

You can access the Introduction to 3D Printing Slide show at:

If you have any additional questions please post them on this blog and I will followup.

Be sure to click on the Follow button at the bottom right to join in on the discussion.


Main Line School Night: Introduction to 3D Printing, back by popular demand

Introduction to 3D Printing will be offered again by Main Line School Night on Tuesday, November 7, 2015, 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.

The course will be led by Ralph Ferro a 3D printer builder and 3D Printing Service Provider whose services are available at

The course was offered for the first time by Main Line School Night in November 2014 and quickly sold out and received great reviews.

The April 7, 2015 course will cover 3D Printing basics and will include live 3D Printing demonstrations on the instructor’s desktop 3D printer.

Available 3D Printing software will be demonstrated and the instructor will walk students through all of steps to take an idea from virtual to sold.

Go to:

to register.

Email me if you have any questions:

Intro to 3D Printing, Main Line School Night, 11/11/2014

This post is directed to those who have registered for Main Line School Night, Introduction to 3D Printing, November 11, 2014, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

To make the course as meaningful as possible and to address as many of your questions and curiosities related to 3D printing, I am asking each of you to join the discussion.

Following are a few of the topics and activities I would like to possibly include in the class:

  • 3D printer that I built will be up and running in the classroom to demonstrate a print job of an actual 3D model.
  • Discussion of building your own versus purchasing a system that runs out-of-the-box.
  • Demonstration of the 3D Printing toolpath: The steps, tools, software and procedures to go from an idea, >to a design of a model, >to a computer file, >to output to a 3D printer.
  • 3D scanning Demonstration and Discussion: Inexpensive 3D scanning and Scans and models completed by the Instructor using Photogammetry.
  • Explanation of 3D Printing technologies and their various applications.
  • Discussion on the vast array of printing materials.

So please join the discussion, introduce yourself and express your interest, ideas, questions and curiosities and I will do my best to respond appropriately.

If you do not want to share with the group you can REPLY to this email or you can go to the link on my blog and see what others are saying.

Thank you for your interest and thank you for registering for my course!