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3D Printing Workshop – Multiple Dates 2023

By February 14, 2023August 16th, 2023No Comments

Have you heard the buzz about 3D printing and been wondering what it could offer you, and how to get started?

3D printing is an exciting technology that allows you to design and fabricate your own customised products. While there are some adaptive aids available for purchase that allow some people with disability to perform some tasks, in many cases there is no product at all, or if there is, you might have found that often it is not quite right for your specific needs. 3D printing offers you the ability to design and manufacture your own solutions, meaning you are no longer reliant on someone else to notice a problem, think of a solution, and get the design right. Now you can be that person, and with the right tools and skills you can make that perfect thing that solves your particular problem in precisely the right way. The opportunities are only limited by your imagination, creativity, problem solving ability, and design skills!

The 3D printing course at Sargood on Collaroy provides a hands-on introduction to the world of 3D printing. By the end of the course you will be a competent basic user of this technology, able to find 3D models designed by others, as well as design models of your own, and print them off successfully.

The course will run over 3 days, with a structured training period each morning, and a less structured practice session each afternoon. Each evening your models will be printed off ready to be collected the following morning, and you will get to take these 3 models home with you. To support you to continue to practice and refine your skills, you will be provided with a further 3 complementary prints to use after completion of the course – you design your models at home, send the files in to us, and we’ll print them off and post them back to you.



May 9 – May 13

July 18 – July 21

Important Notes
What you will need to bring:

  • A laptop, preferably with 4GB RAM and a 512MB graphics card or better, plus charger. If you do not own such a laptop, one can be loaned to you, but it is definitely best to bring your own if you can.
  • An external mouse or mouse alternative, which provides the ability to perform the following mouse functions: directional mouse movement (i.e. move a mouse pointer around the screen), left click and drag, right click and drag, middle (or scroll wheel) click and drag and scroll
  • It is beyond the scope of this workshop to assist you to find ways to use a mouse in this way. If you require anything other than a standard mouse you will need to bring it with you, and have any issues with mouse access addressed prior to the workshop.
  • A suitable means of taking notes (paper and/or electronic PowerPoint slides will be provided)
  • 1-2 ideas for models you wish to design for yourself during the course

As this course requires extra assistance for negotiated activities, we require all participants to stay on the Wellness & High Support Package ($1300/night) as a minimum package.

Course Inclusions

What we’ll provide:

  • 3 printed models to take home at the end of the course
  • 3 further complimentary prints to utilise within 3 months of course completion
  • Tea, coffee and lunch provided daily
  • Provision of a suitable laptop with 4GB RAM and a 512MB graphics card if you are unable to bring your own device

Course Program

Tuesday 2pm: Check-in
Wednesday 9:30am-12:30pm: Formal training workshop
12:30pm: Lunch
2pm-4pm: Informal supported practice
Thursday 9:30am-12:30pm: Formal training workshop
12:30pm: Lunch
2pm-4pm: Informal supported practice
Friday 9:30am-12:30pm: Formal training workshop
12:30pm: Lunch
2pm-4pm: Informal supported practice
Saturday 10am: Check-out

Register your interest now

Please contact Sargood on Collaroy on (02) 8597 0600 or click the button below to fill out a Registered Interest Form. Please note this is not a booking confirmation, we will be in contact regarding this course.

Click here to register your interest

You must be living in the community to apply to attend any of the courses run at Sargood on Collaroy. If you are currently an inpatient at a health facility then unfortunately you are not eligible to apply.

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