Get hands-on experience with 3D printing and CAD software, and learn about the future of additive manufacturing and advanced digital sculpting in our intro to 3D printing series.


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Upcoming Classes

Intro to Desktop Printing

Get started by learning about the most common types of desktop 3D printers, different filament materials, supported file types, and online resources. We’ll work together to download a file, explore slicer settings, and get an intro to 3D CAD software.

Makers Lab: Print Session

Bring your design to life. Print a miniature version of the 3D design you made in the Intro to Desktop Printing class. Whether you rendered your company logo or just want to print a replacement game piece, you can reserve a 30-minute spot with one of the 5 printers in XLR8HI’s maker lab.

Advanced 3D Modeling presentation

From Tinkercad to Zbrush, discover the world of advanced 3D modeling and find out what you’ll need to take your designs to the next level. Watch a live demonstration of digital sculpting, photogrammetry, and high quality prototyping.

Meet the instructors

Dr. Harm-Jan Steenhuis, additive manufacturing

Dr. Steenhuis is Professor of Management, International Business, and Associate Dean of the College of Business at Hawaii Pacific University. He has a PhD on International Technology Transfer related to studying how to transfer aircraft manufacturing technology to developing countries. His favorite 3D printer is the Prusa i3 MK3S.

Dr. Harm-Jan Steenhuis

stefan opsal

Stefan Opsal is a Venture Analyst at Sultan Ventures. He studied economics at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa before joining the team at XLR8UH, the University of Hawaii's Venture Accelerator Program. Stefan often prints prototypes and engineering-relevant products in PLA, ABS, and NYLON. His favorite 3D printer is the Creality CR-10S.

Stefan Opsal

Jesse Thompson is the Educational Media Designer at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, and is a co-founder/CEO of Radial3D, a Virtual and Augmented reality platform for cloud-powered 3D medical imaging. He has 12+ years in real time computer graphics & extensive experience working with 3D modeling. Jesse's favorite 3D printer is the Dremel 3D45.

Jesse Thompson