Mastering FDM: A 3D Printing Workshop for Beginners


Discover the exciting world of Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printing in our 9h workshop designed for beginners. In an era where additive manufacturing is revolutionizing industries, this training is perfect for individuals, hobbyists, and professionals seeking to tap into the immense potential of this cutting-edge technology.


This workshop provides a comprehensive introduction to FDM 3D printing, ensuring participants gain a solid understanding of the subject from the ground up. Starting with the basics, you’ll learn about the principles of FDM technology, the components of a 3D printer, and the different types of materials used. From there, we delve into the key techniques and best practices for achieving high-quality prints, including slicer software settings, optimizing print parameters, and troubleshooting common issues.


Our workshop aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to confidently operate and utilize FDM 3D printers. By the end of the workshop, you’ll have a firm grasp of the entire 3D printing workflow, from sourcing models, preparing files for printing, to post-processing and finishing techniques. Moreover, we emphasize hands-on learning, providing ample opportunities for practical exercises and live demonstrations, enabling you to gain practical experience in operating the printers and producing your own 3D prints.


Don’t miss this chance to explore the limitless possibilities of FDM 3D printing and unleash your creativity in prototyping, product development, and personal projects. Join our workshop and embark on an exciting journey into the world of additive manufacturing.

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Start date

October 3, 2023

End date

October 5, 2023

Language(s) of the training


Languages spoken by the coach(es)

English, German, Luxembourgish, French


Schon Michel


  • Introduction to 3D Printing (FDM): Gain a foundational understanding of 3D printing technology, its principles, and its significance in various industries.
  • Applications and Use Cases: Explore the wide range of applications and use cases for FDM 3D printing, including rapid prototyping, product development, manufacturing, and artistic expression.
  • FDM Printer: Learn about the components and functionality of FDM printers, including their operation, calibration, and settings adjustment for optimal printing results.
  • FDM Materials: Discover the different types of materials used in FDM 3D printing, their properties, and considerations for material selection based on specific project requirements.
  • Sourcing 3D Files: Explore various sources of 3D files, including online repositories and designing software, and learn how to select and acquire suitable models for 3D printing.
  • Adaptation and Preparation of 3D Files: Dive into the process of preparing 3D files for printing, including file format conversion, resizing, and optimization using slicing software.
  • Troubleshooting and Maintenance: Develop the skills to identify and resolve common issues that may arise during the 3D printing process, as well as learn essential maintenance practices to ensure printer longevity and consistent performance.


In this workshop, participants will actively engage in the 3D printing process by sourcing their own 3D models, preparing them for printing, and engaging in discussions about print parameters and materials.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, learners will have achieved the following learning outcomes:

  • Comprehensive Understanding: Develop a solid understanding of Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printing technology, including its historical context, principles, and evolution.
  • Equipment Proficiency: Gain the necessary knowledge to operate and utilize FDM 3D printers effectively, including an understanding of printer components, material selection, and maintenance best practices.
  • Print Quality Optimization: Learn the techniques and best practices for achieving high-quality prints, including slicer software settings, calibration, and troubleshooting common issues.
  • Workflow Mastery: Acquire a complete understanding of the 3D printing workflow, from sourcing models to preparing files for printing, managing print parameters, and post-processing techniques.
  • Real-World Applications: Explore diverse use cases of FDM 3D printing across industries, including rapid prototyping, product development, manufacturing, and creative expression.
  • Problem Solving: Develop the ability to identify and troubleshoot common challenges that may arise during the 3D printing process, enabling efficient problem-solving and minimizing printing errors.
  • Hands-On Experience: Gain practical experience through hands-on exercises and live demonstrations, allowing you to apply acquired knowledge in operating FDM 3D printers and producing functional prototypes or models.


This workshop has a total duration of 9 hours and takes place over 3 days:

  • 03-10-2023: 09:00 – 12:00
  • 04-10-2023: 09:00 – 12:00
  • 05-10-2023: 09:00 – 12:00

Format and Location

This course takes place ON-SITE
Terres Rouges building
14, porte de France
L-4360 Esch/Alzette




No prerequisites necessary

Additional Info


This training does not have any assessment or exams; a certificate of participation will be issued to participants.

Esco Skills

3D printing process, printing materials

Esco Occupations

3D printing technician, aerospace engineer, industrial engineer, design engineer, production engineer