25-29 July 2022– Istanbul, Turkey

25-29 July 2022– Istanbul, Turkey

24-28 July 2023– Istanbul, Turkey

24-28 July 2023– Istanbul, Turkey



3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved using additive processes. In an additive process an object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the object is created. Each of these layers can be seen as a thinly sliced horizontal cross-section of the eventual object.

3D printing is the opposite of subtractive manufacturing which is cutting out / hollowing out a piece of metal or plastic with for instance a milling machine. 3D printing enables you to produce complex (functional) shapes using less material than traditional manufacturing methods.

Learning Outcomes:

All the participants will:

- Learn how to teach students about 3D printing,

- Learn how to teach educators about 3D printing

- Understand 3D printing as a support technology during teaching,

- Produce artefacts that aid learning,

- Create assistive technologies,

- Support outreach activities.

Objectives of the Course:

- Understanding how 3D printing is being applied across several domains, including design, manufacturing, and retailing.

- Acquiring the special capabilities of 3D printing such as customization, self-assembly, and the ability to print complex objects.

- Examining how individuals, including those in developing countries, are using this technology to create solutions to the problems they face.

- Gaining an overview of design thinking and using this framework to develop ideas that can be turned into objects.

- Obtaining a rich understanding of the capabilities of 3D printing and how to think about designing objects for this new technology.


- Identifying 3D Printing Programs

- Creating teachers’ team

- Working in groups cooperatively

- Designing Experimentation Projects

- Practicing 3D printer in the scope of the designed projects

Target Group:

- Teachers, trainers, educators, school administrators, etc.


Before the course,

- A detailed pre-course questionnaire to indicate their level of experience, teaching backgrounds, and training will be completed by participants.

- They will also prepare a presentation to reflect their own teaching method.


- A course participation certificate will be given to all participants.

- A Europass Mobility Certificate will be given if the participant demands it, as well.


1st Day

09:00 – 10:00 Ice-breaking activities and introduction of the course program

10:15 – 11:15 Getting to know each other – Presentation of participants (a five-minute presentation)

11:30 – 12:30 Introduction of 3D Printing

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:30 3D Printing Applications

14:45 – 15:45 History of 3D Printing

2nd Day

09:00 – 10:00 Social media

10:15 – 11:15 How 3D Printers Works – Materials & Costs

11:30 – 12:30 3D Printing – On-Demand Manufacturing

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:30 Careers in 3D Printing

14:45 – 15:45 Using 3D Printer during course

3rd Day

09:00 – 10:00 3D Printing in Development

10:15 – 11:15 3D Printing in Education

11:30 – 12:30 Introduction to Sketching

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:30 Design Sketching for 3D Printing

14:45 – 15:45 3D Printing and Design Thinking

4th day

09:00 – 10:00 What’s Special about 3D Printing?

10:15 – 11:15 How Will 3D Printing Change Business and Education?

11:30 – 12:30 3D Printing and the Future (or Demise) of Intellectual Property

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:30 The Future of 3D Printing

14:45 – 15:45 Using 3D Printer (Practice)

5th day

09:00 – 10:00 Visit to a 3D Printing company

10:15 – 11:15 Overview of the course program

11:30 – 12:30 Evaluation of the course program

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:30 Filling the feedback forms

14:45 – 15:45 Europass Mobility Certificate, Participation Certificate