Mission EDC Partnership Offers 3D Printing Courses

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Mission EDC Partnership Offers 3D Printing Courses

Jose Laguna and Ximena Alvarez from Foldio present their 3D printed products at an open house at the CEED Building. Foldio is working with Mission EDC to offer 3D printing courses to the public. (photo Mission EDC)
Jose Laguna and Ximena Alvarez from Foldio present their 3D printed products at an open house at the CEED Building. Foldio is working with Mission EDC to offer 3D printing courses to the public. (photo Mission EDC)

Applications for courses due Oct. 31

Mission EDC and Foldio, a Mission-based 3D printing solutions company, will offer 3D printing courses to Mission residents beginning Nov. 6. The five-week course will take place on Mondays from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

“As 3D printers become more affordable and more businesses begin to incorporate their use into their operations, we are faced with a population that doesn’t have access to the proper training needed to handle this equipment,” said Alex Meade, Mission EDC CEO.

The courses are for at people who are considering using 3D printers for future personal or work projects, as well as those who currently own a 3D printer and need help in optimizing its use. Topics will include product development, basics of 3D modeling, 3D scanning and printing, and printer maintenance.

“We hope this class attracts people from diverse interests, from teachers wishing to use these printers in their classrooms, to artists learning to integrate this technology into their practice, to business owners looking for new ways to create prototypes of their products,” said Ximena Alvarez, co-founder of Foldio. Foldio resides in the CEED Building, where it has opened an Additive Manufacturing Lab, the location of the courses.

Applications for the courses are online. The free courses are available to a very limited number of people. Applications are due Oct. 31.

For more information, contact Ximena Alvarez.

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