3D Printing & Product Design
Design. Create. Print.
Discover 3D printing and how 3D printing is changing our future. We’ll follow the same processes an industrial designer goes through to create a product: Sketch your ideas out on paper, turn your sketch into a 3D model in CAD programs on the computer, and then bring your idea to life by 3D printing your 3D model. We’ll also learn the “Design Thinking” process taught by Stanford University.
In partnership with Ultimaker, we are proud to offer our students exclusive discounts and learning materials for furthering their 3D Printing education. Find out below how you can take advantage of their generous offer. Find this camp near you >>
Learn everything you need to know about 3D Printing & Product Design.
Ages: 12 – 17
Hours: 9am – 5pm
Lab Fee: $95
Hardware + Software
Autodesk Fusion 360*
Ultimaker 2+ 3D Printer
You’ll learn how to design 3D models using CAD software. You’ll also learn how to operate a 3D printer and print your own models.
What You Create
You’ll model and create your own 3D-printed prototypes to take home with you.
Skills + Experience
Get ready for a fun and meaningful camp experience through project-based learning.
3D Modeling + Design
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, DMA 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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Find This Camp Near You
It is amazing that I can design something on a computer and then turn my design into a physical 3D model!Alex P.
Take a look at your camp schedule, learn more about tuition, and explore add-ons.
Sample Camp Day
Beat the traffic! Drop off anytime between 8:00 and 9:00am.
|9:00 am||Hands-on Tech Instruction
Learn + Understand
|10:30 am||Morning Break + Outdoor Activities
|11:00 am||Continued Instruction + Creation
Application + Guided Practice
|12:00 pm||Lunch Break
Bring your own or purchase a lunch plan, available at select locations.
|1:00 pm||Back to Camp
Create, Test, Evaluate + Improve
|2:30 pm||Afternoon Break + Outdoor Activities
|3:00 pm||Continued Instruction + Creation
Review + Share
|5:00 pm||Student Pick-up
Running late? Pick up as late as 5:30pm.
✓ Google Apps email account + unlimited cloud storage
✓ Personalized feedback + Project Achievement Report
✓ Certificate of Completion
✓ Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
✓ Personal Apple workstation for camp
✓ Low staff to student ratios
Add-Ons Available at Checkout
+ Lunch: Add lunch so you don’t have to bring your own!*
+ DMA Online: Choose a course or subscribe to learn at your own pace.
+ Overnight Housing: Stay on campus Sunday to Friday – includes all meals.*
+ Weekend Stay: Get ready for fun weekend activities and day trips around the area.*
The DMA Difference
Discover what sets us apart from the competition and why we're the best.
Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEM education.
Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.
Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork and collaboration.
Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.
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 and Product Design course was 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. The $95 lab fee covers printing materials and 3D-printer use. We provide the rest of the materials, including a personal workstation for each student.
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