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3D Printing & Product Design

Teen One-Week Camp | Ages 12-17

3D Printing & Product Design

Teen One-Week Camp | Ages 12-17

Design and Print Your Own 3D Models

At the beginning of the week, students will learn how to 3D model with Autodesk Fusion 360, feel comfortable going through the 3D printing process with an Ultimaker 2+ and 3D slicing application CURA, and think like a Product Designer.

At the end of the week, students develop skills in Design Thinking and invent a product that solves a real-life problem.

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Autodesk Fusion 360, CURA, Ultimaker 2+

Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: 9:00AM – 4:30PM

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Autodesk Fusion 360, CURA, Ultimaker 2+

Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: 9:00AM – 4:30PM

Autodesk Fusion 360 is free for students. Download Autodesk Fusion 360 →

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and meaningful camp experience through project-based learning

What Students Learn

  • Planning out product development
  • Creating and Printing Working Parts
  • 3D Modeling in Autodesk Fusion 360
  • Using 3D Print Software such as Cura
  • Cleaning and Presenting Prototypes

What Students Create

  • A wide variety of 3D Objects in Fusion 360
  • Socketed and connecting parts for 3D Prints
  • A custom Keychain, dice game, and USB Case
  • A final 3D printed project developed from the ground up
  • 3D Files they can bring home with free software

More About This Course

Our 3D Modeling + Design camps prepare students with the skills they will need working in a professional 3D modeling, animation, and design environment. Our 3D Printing & Product Design course gives students a look into the process of an industrial designer as they create 3D models using CAD software. Students will turn their ideas into reality and rapidly prototype their designs using an Ultimaker 3D printer. By the end of the week, students will understand the engineering and design process as well as discover how 3D printing is changing our future.

The Teen Experience: Since 2002, Digital Media Academy has been encouraging and inspiring teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers, and engineers. In addition to developing teens’ interests and passions for the latest in new tech, our camps foster personal growth, confidence, and independence; preparing students for life beyond high school and college.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I do not have any 3D design, modeling or printing experience. Will I be able to keep up with the course?

No problem. This course teaches foundational concepts for design and modeling with easy-to-use but feature-rich software, tailored to work with the 3D-printing process.

Who should attend this course?

Our 3D Printing & Product Design course is developed for teens who are interested in the industrial design process and want to bring their ideas and creations to life with a real 3D-printed model. Students use cutting-edge, 3D-printing technology to produce, evaluate and re-iterate models and design creations.

Do students need to bring a laptop and/or a 3D printer?

No. DMA provides the 3D printer, 3D printing materials, and computers to use throughout the week.

Camp Upgrades

Get the most out of your summer with Digital Media Academy when you add any or all of the following:

Lunch Plan

Make things easy and get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $95/week at select locations.

Overnight Housing

Stay in the dorms and eat on-campus, Sunday through Friday. Overnight Housing starts at $695/week where available.

Extended Day

Our flexible Extended Day option allows families to pick-up students as late as 6:00 PM from Monday to Thursday at all locations.

Weekend Stay

Add Weekend Stay and enjoy extra activities and day trips around the area. Weekend Stay starts at $380/weekend at select locations.

“It is amazing that I can design something on a computer and then turn my design into a physical 3D model!”

Alex P.

3D Printing & Product Design

Why Digital Media Academy?

You can count on us to deliver on all the things that truly matter. We pinky swear.

Passionate Staff

Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEAM education.

A Balanced Experience

Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.

Project-Based Learning

Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, while fostering teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.