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Online 3D printing workshop

Renishaw Education Outreach are offering free, online STEM-related courses to inspire the next generation of engineers.

Online 3D printing workshop

Pupils use online Computer-Aided Design software, Tinkercad, to design and make a 3D printed object. Pupils will design their own fridge magnet which will be 3D printed for them and sent to the school.

When pupils use 3D printers, they have a mind-set for better learning, one where it is okay to make mistakes. This contributes to their boldness for design, increasing their confidence and imagination.

This virtual CAD and 3D printing workshop takes place over Microsoft Teams but you don't need to have MS Teams account to access the workshop.

What will the workshop include:

1) What is 3D printing?
2) How to design an object for 3D printing
3) Slicing your 3D design ready for printing
4) See how a 3D printer prints!
5) Examples of how Renishaw uses 3D printing
6) Q&A session


Minimum of 10 participants, maximum of 25 participants.


1.5 hours


Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Learning what the engineering workplace is like

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers

Subjects and topics

    • Design and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Design/Art/Fashion
    • General Engineering
    • Materials/Products/Manufacturing
    • Mechanical Engineering/Systems/Processes
    • Structures/Construction/Civil Engineering

Gatsby benchmarks

The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:

  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Creativity - the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

  • Problem Solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.

  • Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.

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