University of Arkansas Global Campus, NWA3D to cohost 3-D printing workshop

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The University of Arkansas Global Campus is partnering with NWA3D, a 3-D printing education company in Fayetteville, to teach business professionals how to use and maintain a 3-D printer through a two-day workshop where each attendee can go home with a printer, according to the UA.

The “Everything Your Business Needs for 3-D Printing — Including the Printer” workshop is scheduled for 1 to 5 p.m., Oct. 26 and 27, at the Global Campus in Rogers, 3300 Market St. Suite 402. The cost of the event is $999, and it includes an NWA3D A5 3-D printer, valued at $599, and a $30 filament roll. UA faculty, staff and students will receive a 10% discount, according to the UA.

Participants will learn to operate, maintain and troubleshoot the NWA3D A5 3-D printer, include the variety of ways digital models are created, the process of preparing a digital model for 3-D printing and the history of 3-D printing and its business applications, according to the UA.

Registration is open now online.

NWA3D is a startup co-founded by Drew Wallis and Joshua Van Vleet in 2015, with the intention of making 3-D printing more accessible to the average user.

The company sells 3-D printing equipment on its website.

3-D printing was invented in the 1980s but has grown significantly in popularity the last few years. The applications of the technology are far-reaching, from making prototypes, models and parts for the aerospace, architecture, automotive and medical industries, to printing pizza, cookies and chocolate sculptures.