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3D Printing Workshops: Learn How to Utilise & Commercialise the Technology

Please note, this page is for the workshops. You must also book a free induction here, if you haven’t had one already, before attending the workshops.

If you have any concerns, please email us at:

SIGN UP FOR FREE INDUCTION HERE, if you haven’t attended one yet. Required for workshop.

WORKSHOP BRIEF: The workshop has been organised for you, to learn how to design a 3D Printed object, that can be scaled up for a commerical product. We are looking for you to design ONE of the below items:

  • Buttons
  • Zipper Pulls
  • Footwear Appliques
  • Textile Appliques (beads, textures, etc.)
  • Beads
  • Moulds
  • Jewellery or Small Accessories
  • Homeware/Lifestyle Accessories
  • Small Moulds

Please produce atleast 1 to 3 designs in CAD, that you would want multiple of. You will have to make sure they can fit in a Size 1 Container, and we can discuss the quantity of replication. View specifications and files here.

Of course these suggestions are optional, but they are the most realistic items you can 3D Print today, and get your money’s worth. We will show you examples of what’s possible on the induction day, but please design something in advance so you can sign up for the workshop in time.

Remember: The more you get out of a single 3D print, the more realistic a design/fashion collection’s price margin will be. Design one or more small objects that you would want multiple of.

University Students: Please utilise this workshop for your portfolios.

Professionals: This is an invaluable opportunity to see how you can prototype for next season’s collections.

WORKSHOP: CONSULTATION | August 10th, 2016 | Wed 1-6pm | £50 + Booking Fee

For the workshop, you are required to show up with a CAD file. You have to have CAD knowledge or atleast have someone that is producing the files for you. You also must have attended the induction.

The size print you will receive is a Container Size 1 worth £40. The £10+ in additional fees are for the consultation, and booking fees. Files will be checked with the individuals by our team before sending to print.

View specifications and files here.

We’ve tried to make this as affordable as possible, as many workshops can cost hundreds to thousands of £ Pounds. The additional £10 for consultancy, is 5% of our hourly rate. Please respect our time.

Duration for Each Crit: 30 minutes Max. Schedules TBA.


Read more about CAD programmes HERE, and start learning (it’s similar to learning Photoshop, Illustrator, etc., you’re just working in 3D).

Checking your file and free file fixing information HERE.

You can also find someone who is more advanced in CAD to collaborate. We reccomended product designers, architects, jewellery designers, and even fine art graduates (they’re taught CAD at CSM).

WORKSHOP: FILE SUBMISSION | August 17th, 2016 | Wed 11am-1pm, 2-4pm

This is the deadline to submit your final files for print in person or digitally, for Container Size 1. Files will be checked with the individuals by our team before sending to print.

FINAL WORKSHOP & PICK UP | August 31st, 2016 | Wednesday 5PM – Onwards | Location TBA

We will talk about what you’ve produced, and critique it. Then chat about:

  • How to up scale it up for mass production
  • How to market it, so the consumer gets excited about how the technology has been used
  • Where you could improve on your design
  • How it can be finished from here on out (smoothing, glazing, etc.)
  • What is to come with 3D Printing, and how to be at the forefront
  • How to promote these skills to major brands
  • Future Consumer Customisation, Design limitation & Omnichannel Integration

We will give you your final printed product, at the beginning of the session.

NOTE, We have two types of workshops:

  • August In-Studio Workshop (for people have have attended an induction in April, June, or July).

The In-Studio Workshop provides consultation, in-person, with both Bacall Michaels (Founder of DEFIANT Magazine & Laboratory) and Jonathan Rowely (Design Director of Digits2Widgets).

  • June Digital Workshop (for people who have already attended the Induction and want to Print ASAP). 

The Digital Workshops are only open to April’s induction attendees, who do not want to wait till August’s Workshop to Print. We will consult you digitally, and send off your project to Digits2Widgets.

If you can’t make any of the dates please get in touch:

We have created this event, because we believe that 3D Printing is not being utilised properly for fashion, and no one really knows how to apply it to a commercial product. We believe you, emerging designers, are the future because you have the freedom today, to develop your skills. As university and other workshops are incredibly expensive, and there is no proper knowledge of what is available to designers, we are trying to keep this as affordable as possible. Please note the refund policy for paid tickets. As we are booking time out of our work day in advance to support you, we require compensation and have cancellation fees.

Below are the FAQs:

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please email us at:

Is my registration/ticket transferrable? Yes it is. You can either update your registration information, or email us in advance.

Can I update my registration information? Yes.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, we will have a list of people at the door.

What is the refund policy?  The INDUCTION is FREE. The WORKSHOP is £50. This workshop is incredibly affordable, as every other 3D Printing workshop available today, is £500-£5000. If you cancel before the induction, we will refund £40 of your paid ticket, £10 is your holding deposit. If you cancel 1 week before or during the workshop, we will not refund you. As we are booking time out of our work day in advance, to support you, the industry, we require compensation. You are also taking spots from other professionals. Our goal at the end of the workshop, is for you to have 3D printed objects you can actually use. If for some reason, your design is completely unprintable by the end of the workshop, we will refund you the printing fee, for £40. £40 is the total cost of the 3D Printing, and £10 covers our consultations.

I can’t make one of the dates, what can I do? Feel free to email us, to figure out an alternative date coming up: We will give you priority on the next workshop, or arrange a digital session.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay? Yes, please email us in advance though.

Posted 25th May 2016
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