Training Overview

Prototyping trainings include 3D Printer training (FDM and SLA/Resin), and Laser Cutter training (Helix and Trotec). After completing these trainings, you are free to use any 3D printers or laser cutters on campus for academic and personal projects!

Training Type Pre-Requisite # of Sessions / Time Required Relevant Documents
Laser Cutter - Helix Green Machine 1 / 60 mins
Laser Cutter - Trotec Laser Cutter - Helix 1 / 60 mins
3D Printer - FDM N/A 1 / 60 mins
3D Printer - SLA/Resin 3D Printer - FDM 1 / 60 mins


Olin Quick Guides for Prototyping Tools

These guides were developed by Olin students through the summer intergrated project fund (IPF). The guides include detailed information of each machine: key components, set up process, materials, clean up process, and tips and tricks! Please take a look if you want to learn more about the machine or learn more about its procedures.

Note: You are welcome to use these posters in your own spaces, as long as you attribute the Olin College Shop.

3D Printers  Example Quick Guide!

BOW Posters for Prototyping Tools

These posters were commissioned by the three-college consortium (Babson, Olin, Wellelsey). This was through an effort to streamline trainings across the three campuses, in order to foster fabrication collaboration across the WE lab at Wellesley, the Olin Shop, and the Babson Foundry.