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Introduction to 3D Printing for Designers

Create a functional working prototype in 6 Weeks!

3D printed figures

Learn all 3D Printing has to offer you and your business. In this course, you will learn the basics of CAD modeling, 3D Print a model you’ve designed, overcome design constraints of rapid prototyping, and learn to identify which of the digital fabrication techniques best suits the needs of your designs. You’ll learn to incorporate digital fabrication resources into your work while maintaining realistic cost and time expectations for your projects. This certificate program is geared towards Designers, Makers, DIY’ers from all industries.

Fall 2019 Dates
TDP 001-55A:
Sundays, October 6 to November 10, 2019
Time: Every Sunday, 10:00am to 2:00pm
Tuition: $770(cost includes a $50 materials fee)
Location: Room C313

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3D printed objects

What You Will Learn

  • Learn to create models that meet the criteria of 3D printing
  • Identify different types of 3D printing methods
  • Learn to the basics of multiple slicing software’s
  • Understand material advantages and disadvantages of various filaments
  • Know the potential of additive manufacturing vs subtractive manufacturing
  • Access CAD resources outside the classroom

Why FIT?

  • Classes taught by top industry experts
  • Earn a certificate from FIT, a world-renowned design school
  • Curriculum is designed to help you prepare a high quality portfolio showreel
  • Curriculum Designed by FIT's Creative Technology & Design (CT&D) subject area which is a leader in digital design education
  • Advanced pedagogy balancing practical knowledge and creative principles
  • Opportunity to apply to enter Digital Design Job and Internship Fair

Meet Our Faculty 

Muhammed Shahadat

Muhammed Shahadat
Muhammed Shahadat has worked as a designer, lecturer, fabrication technician, and project designer for various industries in the U.S. before becoming a professor at FIT. His expertise is in 3D printing and digital fabrication, with a focus on both traditional and mass production approaches to design. Muhammed has a keen understating of the challenges in the rapid prototyping industry. His studies on emerging new technology has helped the college expand its services to help students create new concepts using a broader spectrum of materials. He frequently collaborates with designers and artists on multi-disciplinary projects, including in the fields of toy design, product design, fashion, and event design.

Center for Continuing and Professional Studies (CCPS)

FIT's CCPS offers credit and non-credit courses in fashion, business, design, computer technology, and marketing, as well as a range of certificate programs to help you enter and advance in the fashion and related industries. With short seminars, multi-session courses, and flexible schedules, you can learn at a time and pace you can manage and afford.

Creative Technology & Design (CT&D)

The CT&D program area was founded with a mission to elevate students’ understanding of advanced design concepts as well as their command of cutting-edge technology, CT&D at FIT provides a flexible curriculum and an empowering transdisciplinary learning environment. Our pedagogical goal is to nurture the next generation of creative technologists who will design digital products, platforms, and creative solutions that improve people’s lives.

CT&D Advisory Board

C.J. Yeh, Program Director, Founder / Creative Director, Cynda Media Lab
Christie Shin, Program Coordinator, Partner / Design Director, Cynda Media Lab
Paul Kim, Vice President of Strategy, North America HQ at Samsung Electronics
Allison Ceraso, President and Chief Experience Officer, Havas Health Plus
Marcin Ramocki, Chairman, MFA in Media Arts, New Jersey City University
Akiko RokubeCreative Director, PwC Experience Center
Jennifer BrunoDirector of Product, Fusion Media Group
Ben MorejonCreative Director, Anomaly
Emily Frost, Manager of Brand Creative, Faherty Brand