INTRODUCTION TO 3D PRINTING

Delivered by Dr David Butler

(Duration: 1 day)

11th & 25th August 

Book now via caroline@sky-path.org

Who this course is for

This free course is aimed at those who:

  • Are over 25 years of age.
  • Meet the eligibility criteria (are unemployed/under threat of redundancy).
  • Are interested in finding out more about 3D printing.

What it’s all about

3D printing has become very popular for both industrial and personal usage.

Parts are built up layer-by-layer from a range of materials including plastics, rubber, and metals. Applications include producing models, prototyping parts and flyable aerospace components.

This one-day course will be mainly hands-on with participants being guided through designing parts using TinkerCADTM – a free easy-to-use software – followed by the opportunity to 3D print parts on a range of printers.

The course is for one full day, beginning at 9.30am. 


Why it’s useful

Knowledge of 3D printing is becoming very useful, as the number of companies investing in the technology has dramatically increased over the past five years.

At the end of the day, you’ll receive a certificate confirming you’ve completed the course.


Who’s providing the training?

Training is delivered by industry expert Stephen McNab.

The course has been established through a training partnership with the Skypath Aero Training Centre, at Prestwick Aerospace Campus.


Course location

The course is delivered at the Skypath Aero Training Centre, Unit 2B, Bravo Freight Centre, 1 McNee Road, Glasgow Prestwick Airport, KA9 2PB.


How much does it cost?

The course is funded through the National Transition Training Fund by the Scottish Funding Council and is provided free of charge to all eligible participants.


How do I apply?

Please send your CV to caroline@sky-path.org along with confirmation of meeting the criteria.

Places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis, so don’t delay!

Places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis, so don’t delay!

Places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis, so don’t delay!

How to recruit

If you’re interested in employing any of the trainees on this course, please contact training@sky-path.org


Skypath Aero Training Centre has been established through a training partnership between Ayrshire College, the University of Strathclyde and Chevron Aircraft Maintenance. Other partners include South Ayrshire Council and National Manufacturing Institute Scotland.

Ayrshire College
University of Strathclyde Glasgow
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south ayrshire council

Funded by Scottish Funding Council

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