Nominate now for Intensive 3D Design and Printing course

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Nominations are now open for Noosa Library Service’s second Intensive 3D Design and Printing Course.

“Whether you’re a builder, a creator or an inventor who tinkers in the shed, this course could be for you,” Libraries and Galleries Manager Tracey King said.

It explores the 3D design, modelling and manufacturing processes.

Previous participant Kym Burnell-Jones said the four-day course had helped her in her building design specialty area, sustainable design, and her teaching role at TAFE Queensland.

“I was very keen to develop my 3D printing skills as a tool to engage our students. This technology has potential to refine and implement passive design strategies, using 3D modelling and printing, in the Building and Interior Design course I teach in,” she said.

The course explores 3D printing’s many uses, including for the manufacture of robotics, rapid prototyping, life sciences and construction.  It also looks at the materials often used, design software available and ways to integrate micro-electronics into 3D designs.

Computer scientist and embedded systems engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the industry, Malte von Ruden, will again lead the course.

“His experience and know-how will prove invaluable to all those who take part in the course,” Ms King said.

“The course is open to adults with a strong interest in inventing, and those who may be new to 3D printing technology, but would benefit from gaining skills in this area, such as builders, inventers and craftspeople.  Engineers with a desire to take their existing skills into the digital space will also find the course worthwhile,” she said.

Act fast as places are limited. To nominate, submit an application at

“We have eight scholarships places available, so don’t miss out on applying,” Ms King said.

Applicants must have good computer skills. Nominations close 5pm October 21 2019.

This program is proudly supported by the Advance Queensland Engaging Science Grants program.