Build the 3D Printer Course




Course aims

The course aims to provide a deeper understanding of 3D printers through a hands-on interactive experience of:

  1. What is it that makes a good 3D printer – Participants will be taken through the process of building, assembling, configuring, calibrating, testing and eventually printing with a 3D printer.
  2. How does it work – Each participant will be provided with all the components in which they build and assemble into a 3d printer. From the structures, to the mechanics, to the electronics and the controllers.
  3. Why and How – Through this approach, participants will be hands-on with each component, and understand how they work together and how they affect the 3d printer as a whole. The technical depth of knowledge gained will allow them to not only build their own printer in future, but also provide them with a greater skillset to use for work or play.

Course learning outcomes

At the successful completion of this course you (the student) should be able to:

  1. Have a clear understanding of 3D printers at a deep technical level.
  2. Have a clear understanding of how 3D printed results can be affected by the way a   printer was built or handled.
  3. Have a clear understanding of the configuration and calibration of a 3D printer.
  4. Have a clear understanding of the FDM technology and its limitations.
  5. They would have the knowledge and mastery over FDM 3D printers.

Who should come?

  1. Students (Ages 16 and up)– Learn the basic 3D Printing knowledge and unlock the creativity and imagination.
  2. Designers and Engineers– Learn extra skills and boost the visualization of the design concepts.
  3. 3D Hobbyists and Enthusiasts– Experience the operation and performance of Hyper+3D printer and expand your 3D Printing skills and knowledge.
  4. Business entrepreneurs– Understand current 3D Printing technology and explore the opportunity of 3D application and business idea.

Workshop information:

Duration: 2 Days | 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Class Size: 4 – 6 Pax Min

Venue: 31, Bukit Batok Crescent #04-01 Singapore 658070


*For Companies who have more than 5pax wanted to attend the course we can arrange a specify date for your choice!

Day 1


Introduction to Reprap

Desktop 3D printing comes from open hardware and the free exchange of information. Understanding the history of this project will help protect its future.


How does a 3D printer work?


3D Printing Workflow.

How to convert your 3D file into a printed object? A workflow demonstration with Cura


Tools and Parts

Wondering how to build a 3D printer? You only need some simple tools for it. We will explain our preferences for tools.

Building of 3D Printer Unit


Building of Y Axis

Mounting the V-slot

The base of the Y-unit is built with three V Slot. A number of nuts on these rods will hold the base together.


Mounting the Acrylic Plates and the Y-motor

The Y-motor will move the print platform. The front and back plate will hold the V Slot


Mounting the Y-carriage and the Timing Belt

Setting the belt tension is important to achieve correct movement without wear.


Adjusting the Parallels

Wondering how to make a perfectly parallel movement? Take a perfectly flat mirror and adjust the V Slot


Mounting the X Axis

The X axis moves the extruder from left to right. You can just slide them together.


Mounting the Z Axis

The Z axis moves the extruder up and down. This is through some simple assembly steps.


Mounting the Timing Belt

Timing belts are the tendons of your 3D printer. The correct tension will ensure proper movement


Wiring up the power supply

The power supply converts the high voltage to a safe 12 Volt working power for the printer. For your own safety


Assembly of the Main Units

The 3D printer has two main units that can be taken apart for easy transport. For the best print results, calibrate them at a perfectly straight angle.


Wiring the Y-unit

Messy cabling looks ugly and can cause problems. Organize the cables neatly by making them the right length.


Wiring the Z-unit

The motors of the Z axis run in a series. Cross-link them to make them work.


Wiring the X-unit and the Extruder

There are many electrical connections to be made for the extruder. Follow the step-by-step instructions to prepare the extruder.


Wiring the HeatBed

The heatBed needs a decent cable and a well-positioned. Following these special assembly instructions will help you through

Calibration of the Printer


Mount the End Stop

endstops have special issues to take into account.


Assemble the Extruder

Mounting the CR-8 hot end requires some special steps. You will need to heat it up; this is why you had to first finish the wiring and install the software.


Test and Mount the Extruder

This special extruder construction requires that you test the grip on the filament. If needed, you have to quickly reassemble the extruder.


Calibrating the Movements of the Printer

The movements of the printer should be as close as possible to their software values. This is done with some simple measurements.


Mount and Calibrate the Print Platform

The print platform should be perfectly aligned with the nozzle to get a good first layer. This is done by turning the four screws in such a way that a simple piece of paper just fits underneath.

Day 2

3D Printing


Filament and Printer Settings

Setting the printer and filament settings is the basic preparation in Cura.


Print Settings

Print settings depend on your personal taste and the requirements of the object to be printed.


First Layer

The first layer is the most important one. If the nozzle is too high, the print won’t stick, and if it’s too low, you might damage your print platform. Learn what the first layer can tell you about improving the quality of your printer.


Understanding of Cura

Cura is a user-friendly open source 3D printing software. Use the custom settings to use it for the Tronxy


Print Platform Surface

The plastic should stick on the platform while printing, but you should also be able to get it off after the print. There are several choices for print bed surfaces.




Layer Shift

Layer shift is a nasty problem that causes a non-aligned printed object, which is of no use to you and can be thrown away. The X or Y stepper missed some steps while printing, producing unusable objects. There are three common causes for this problem, which can all be easily solved.



Extruder Is Not Working

Sometimes, the extruder doesn’t work. But don’t panic. There are three common causes for this, all of which can be easily solved.

Machine Spec for Class please click the name of printer as states below to get information

Tronxy XY2- Pro Printer

Tronxy XY3- Pro Printer

Additional information

Type of Printer

Bluer, Golden