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Mountwest offers free engineering design classes with 3D printing

April 18, 2013

Huntington, W.Va. - Mountwest Community & Technical College is offering the public a unique opportunity to explore engineering design classes at no cost.

On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the public is invited to attend classes in which they will use Autodesk programs in a classroom setting and even create a part using 3D printing.

Ted Triplett, Program Coordinator for Engineering Design and CNC and Machinist Technology at Mountwest, said he hopes people take advantage of this opportunity to explore the state-of-the-art technology essential to architects, engineers, designers, manufacturers, printers and computer graphics creators.

“We want the public and the community to know about the hands-on, cutting-edge technology classes we offer at Mountwest, and we figure there’s no better way than to invite the public to experience it firsthand,” Triplett said. “Join us, and discover your ability to create and render 2D and 3D CAD drawings, physical models, animations for art, film, television and more.”

The schedule will be as follows:

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.:  AutoCAD (2D CAD)

11 a.m. – Noon:  Inventor (3D CAD)

Noon – 1 p.m.:  3ds Max (True-to-life 3D Modeling)

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.:  3D Printing

For more information about the classes, contact Ted Triplett at 304.710.3438 or triplettt@mctc.edu. There is no cost, but please call or email to reserve a space.