Yesterday’s “blue-collar” jobs are today’s “New Collar” jobs that often don’t require college degrees. Revolutionary technical skills are needed; today’s training must also revolutionary.
MakerspaceCT’s Digital Badge program is part of a national effort recognized by the Fab Lab Network, based at MIT. We train adults in the specific skills they need to qualify for well-paying, engaging, meaningful careers.
Digital Badge micro-certifications are also short in duration, and economical. The format is project-based so that you demonstrate your skill achievement HANDS-ON, not just in tests.
The Additive Manufacturing Badging Program is a 13-week evening course in many of the skills necessary to work in additive manufacturing production environments.
Over the course of this program, you will earn a series of digital badges through MakerspaceCT’s partnership with the New Collar Workforce. From design to post-processing, each badge will focus on a different aspect of Additive Manufacturing, including use of Siemens NX, the CAD choice of some of Connecticut’s largest manufacturers. At the conclusion of the program, you’ll be prepared to demonstrate your newly acquired skills through a portfolio of your work.
This is a project-based program which will include a substantial amount of work outside of class. Students will have access to the MakerspaceCT computer lab during our operating hours to work on projects outside of class.Office hours with teaching assistants will be available on Wednesday evening for the duration of the program.
Design for 3D printing
Design with Siemens NX
Computer Aided Manufacturing for FDM
Slicing with Cura, ideaMaker
Fundamentals of FDM
Post Processing FDM parts
Post processing as needed
MakerspaceCT offers special pricing on tuition for up to 10 students for each session.
You will be surrounded with a variety of the newest FDM 3D printers at the new MakerspaceCT Innovation Center.
Talented instructors will take you through a program consisting of guided and self-directed projects based on real-world production and prototyping.
Each student will complete each badge with a portfolio of work to demonstrate skills attained.
These badges will be earned through project-based learning, requiring each student to complete one or more projects/badge. Students will be expected to complete out-of-class work and will exit the program with a comprehensive portfolio.
The headquarters for the Maker Movement in Connecticut.
Our mission is to positively impact lives by enabling access, innovation, and education.
Location: 960 Main St, Hartford, CT
Main Entrance: 36 Talcott St, Hartford CT (Get Directions)
We are operating at reduced capacity for July – Aug 2022.
New Operating Hours (starting 7/22): Fri: 10am-9pm / Sat: 10am-6pm / Sun – Thurs: CLOSED
IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER: Check our website homepage or Facebook and Twitter for updates for possible changes to our hours of operation.
Wed, Nov 23, 2022: Closing at 5:00 p.m.
Thu, Nov 24, 2022: CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
Sat, Dec 24, 2022: Closing at 5:00 p.m.
Sun, Dec 25, 2022: CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS
Sat, Dec 31, 2022: Closing at 5:00 p.m.
Sun, Jan 1, 2023: CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR'S DAY
MakerspaceCT is a program of McEIVR, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit.