Slicing Process & Software Training

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Slicing Process & Software Training

£360.00£600.00 inc. VAT

£300.00 ex. VAT

Learn the principles and process of slicing 3D models, then checking, preparing and saving them for 3D printing using manufacturers or open source Cura slicing software.

The following Slicing courses are currently available and can be delivered for up to 10 attendees on site, or at our HQ in Chorley, Lancashire. The half day course can also be delivered remotely over 2 x 1.5hr sessions.

  • Introduction to Slicing (half day)
  • Advanced Slicing (full day)

Note: Prices are exclusive of travel expenses. For on site training, depending upon your location, some additional travel expenses may also be charged. Please request a quote or enquire for details.


Introduction to Slicing

Duaration: Half Day

Content: A basic practical introduction to the slicing process and slicing software. This is tailored to the manufacturers slicing software for the 3D printer(s) you have purchased from us.

The course includes:

  • Setting up the slicing software for your 3D printer
  • Slicing software interface overview
  • The slicing process
  • Slicing fundamentals (i.e. layer height, infill, speed vs quality).
  • Importing and manipulating model files.
  • Basic slicing settings
  • Designing for 3D printing (basic principles i.e. overhangs and bridging).
  • Introduction to slicing for dual extrusion

Advanced Slicing

Duaration: Full Day

Content:  This practical introduction and slicing skills development course allows you to learn the principles of slicing and develop slicing skills through a series of practical examples. This is tailored to the manufacturers slicing software for the 3D printer(s) you have purchased from us.

The course includes all the content of the half day Introduction to Slicing Course plus:

  • Additional hands on practice and examples
  • Advanced slicing settings
  • Adjusting slicing settings to overcome printing problems
  • Further tips and tricks


“I just want to say thank you for the training today. My staff have come away with so many positives and can immediately start planning how to use the printer with the children. It is so refreshing to have staff come away  from a course and be so enthused about how they  can implement this new learning. Our children are going to love the endless possibilities! Thank you again for such great service from start to finish.”
Jo Quarry, Headteacher, Ocean Primary Academy.

“Excellent presentations and purposeful content, presented at the right pitch. Very informative and accessible, can easily include 3D printing into current schemes. I enjoyed the practical activity and opportunity to speak with other teachers.”
Claire Nobes, Head of Technology, The Castle School

“Very good course, likely to improve my teaching, highly recommended.”
Pat Breman, Teacher, St Mary’s Academy

“I really enjoyed the session; I learned a lot and gained a greater appreciation of 3D printing and possibilities in the classroom.”
Pat Boylan, Teacher, Skerries Community College

“Fantastic, well delivered and completely engaging course.”
Paul Horstead, DT Subject Leader, Priory School