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Introduction to 3D Design and Printing

A course by Agustín Arroyo
Designer and Maker. Madrid, Spain.
Joined July 2019
, Designer and Maker

Learn the step-by-step process of 3D design, modeling, and printing and bring your ideas to life

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (947)
  • 26347 students

Learn the step-by-step process of 3D design, modeling, and printing and bring your ideas to life

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (947)
  • 26347 students
  • 19 lessons (3h 9m)
  • 29 additional resources (4 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

It was some time ago now that printing was freed from the paper realm into the third dimension. Before, you could only print letters and photos, but now, you can also print tools, furniture, and almost anything imaginable. In this Domestika course, discover the basics for getting started in the world of 3D printing alongside expert Agustín "Flowalistik" Arroyo, designer, educator, and 3D printing specialist.

Explore the design and 3D printing processes, from the initial idea to the moment when you finally have the finished product in your hands—a quick and easy road for anyone with access to a computer and a few basic tools.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Preparing the tools
  • U3
    U3. 3D printing modeling I
  • U4
    U4. 3D printing oriented modeling
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Get to know Agustín, designer and educator specializing in 3D printing. He explains how he went from being a graphic designer to teaching himself all about modeling and 3D printing. He also talks about his career so far and shares some of his most important sources of inspiration.

Agustín then kicks things off by explaining how a 3D printer works and talks a bit about the modeling software for those who are unfamiliar with the process. Now learn some tricks for working with models that can be easily manufactured using 3D printing.

Once you have a good understanding of the basics, it's time to get designing! Learn to model and optimize different shapes and adapt them for 3D printing. Then see how to prepare your files and give the printer the correct indications on what you want to print and how.

Next, discover how to set up your 3D printer and gain a good understanding of how it works before choosing the materials you want to work with (during the course you use PLA filament in an FDM 3D printer).

Now that you have a solid grasp on modeling and printing in 3D, Agustín takes you through the proposal for your final project: creating an object that can be of use in your day-to-day using everything you learned throughout the course.

What is this course's project?

Combine creativity and functionality to design and print a 3D object for everyday use.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone interested in 3D printing and digital production such as animators, designers, architects, and enthusiasts with a basic understanding of 3D looking to bring their creations into the 3D realm.

Requirements and materials

No previous modeling or 3D printing knowledge is necessary for this course as Agustín explains everything from scratch.

In terms of materials, you need a computer with Autodesk Fusion 360 and Ultimaker Cura. You also need PLA filaments and access to an FDM 3D printer or an external 3D printing service.


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Agustín Arroyo

A course by Agustín Arroyo

Teacher Plus
Designer and Maker

Agustín Arroyo, better known in the maker world as Flowalistik, is a product designer and educator who currently lives in Madrid, Spain. He's been passionate about creating new products since he was young; what he used to do with Legos, he now does with a computer and a 3D printer.

He's been working in digital manufacturing since 2013 and his creations are characterized by minimalist shapes, attention to detail, and, above all, functionality. He's collaborated with companies like Ultimaker, BCN3D, and Prusa Printers, creating end products, promo collections, and new designs. Most of his designs are free for download, meaning anyone with access to a 3D printer can make them.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course
  • U2

    Preparing the tools

    • What is 3D printing?
    • Parts of a 3D printer
    • Introduction to Autodesk Fusion 360
    • How Ultimaker Cura Works
  • U3

    3D printing modeling I

    • Basic operations in Fusion 360
    • Basic modifiers in Fusion 360
    • Basic modifiers in Fusion 360 II
    • Commissioning and maintenance
    • Ultimaker Cura: preparing files
  • U4

    3D printing oriented modeling

    • Fusion 360 - Intermediate operations
    • Fusion 360 - Sketches I
    • Fusion 360 - Sketches II
    • Usual problems
    • Print profiles in Cura I
    • Print profiles in Cura II
    • Maker Community
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to 3D Design and Printing

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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

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  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Introduction to 3D Design and Printing. Design course by Agustín Arroyo Best seller

Introduction to 3D Design and Printing

A course by Agustín Arroyo
Designer and Maker. Madrid, Spain.
Joined July 2019
  • 98% positive reviews (947)
  • 26347 students