The term 3D printing can be used to define several different types of additive manufacturing processes. The HUB’s Career Planning program focuses on the most common form, Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), where a machine deposits raw materials in a layer-by-layer format utilizing a computer numeric control (CNC) program to produce a solid object. The machine continues to add material until the object is complete, hence the term “additive manufacturing.”
This is starting to sound technical, isn’t it? 3D printing can be very technical, but then again, so can your smartphone, and just like your smartphone, you don’t have to know all the technical aspects of a 3D printer to be successful at using it! In fact, most of us do not understand the electronics or programming that makes a given device (such as a phone, TV, and car) work, but we use them every day.
If you are someone who likes working on modern technology and creating, but find it hard to maintain community employment, this program is perfect for you!