The Alta 3D Printer: Getting Started and Beyond

Instructor Bio: 
Duration: 
90 minutes

If you’ve been wondering all about the possibilities or already own an Alta® 3D Printer and want to speed up your learning curve, this is the class for you!!

Join Kelly Wayment, and learn everything about this fun new 3D printer. 3D printing is the latest fun craft and here at CRAFTCAST we love our Alta® 3D Printer.

Kelly knows this machine inside and out and shares with you all the tips and tricks to get you started with some fun projects.

First, Kelly will walk you through the software and tool set-up, and how to decide which Silhouette software version is best suited for your creative needs.

Then dive right into the Silhouette 3D™ software for the Alta and start printing 3D files.

Kelly demonstrates getting access to the free file possibilities, as well as how to easily purchase a variety of files you’ll love to own and print again and again.

Plus Ms. Wayment will share lots of little tips and tricks so you can have successful printing right from the start.

Also included is a BONUS video where Kelly shows how-to calibrate your machine. Your Silhouette Alta® 3D Printer comes ready calibrated but if you need to calibrate it again you will know exactly how.

BONUS, the file used in one of the demonstrated projects is included with the class purchase so you can get printing right away.

Don’t miss this special presentation :)

Included in your purchase is a PDF with photos, notes, and online resources plus a class video to watch as many times as you like.

No experience necessary.

Please note: the PDF is not a stand-alone instructional booklet.

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Covered In This Class: 
  • Setting up the Alta 3D printer
  • Choosing Filaments
  • Silhouette 3D™ vs. Silhouette Studio® vs. Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition
  • Free Print Files
  • Purchasing Files
  • Working with SVG files
  • Calibrating your machine
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • Silhouette Alta® 3D printer
  • Silhouette 3D™ software
  • Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition software
  • PLA Filament (1.75 mm)
  • Alta platform tape
  • Glue stick
  • Spatula tool
  • Scissors or wire cutters
  • Fan (optional)
  • Ranger Glossy Accents™ (optional)
  • Extra-fine glitter (optional)
Bonus: 

Included with the video download, a PDF filled with photos, notes and all the resources you need to get started.

The full recording and a PDF handout of resources and links is included.

You can re-watch all your CRAFTCAST purchases as many times as you like.