A good 3D print starts with the design and modeling of a virtual object. During this Summer Class, you will be trained in the different modeling techniques which enable you to create your own printable 3D object.

The Graphical and Digital Media department of Artevelde University of Applied Sciences in Ghent organizes this class with other partners like Flam3D, Materialise, TimeLab and VossChemie. All of them are experts in one of the domains of 3D printing.

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Additional information


  • You will learn to create 3D models using different techniques and print them
  • You will learn to create and prepare your reference images
  • You will experience what problems can raise with printing of 3D models and how to solve them
  • You will learn to scan 3D objects with a hand scanner and edit these models to be able to print them
  • You will learn to use 3D printers and how to maintain them
  • You will gain insight into the different 3D printing techniques and materials, as well in the 3D modeling software
  • You will visit several companies involved in 3D printing, development of 3D printing services and 3D hardware and software
  • The training itself will be mainly organized by the staff of the Artevelde University of Applied Sciences and several external experts will provide additional workshops or lectures.
  • You will learn more about the Flemish culture and way of living.


Any motivated and talented student in the academic year prior to graduation is welcome to this class. There are no special basic competences needed for this program.
If you are interested in how you can create 3D objects and how you can print them, you have the right profile to follow this Summer Class!

Please, contact your international agent at your university or institution and make an application by sending her or him a motivation letter and CV at latest 15th of March.


If you are interested in this Summer Class 3D modeling and 3D printing, kindly apply via your international home coordinator. Extra information of this Summer Class you should know:

  • The 10 days Summer Class starts from Monday 17 of June and finishes on Friday 28 June 2019. We’ll welcome you on Sunday 16 of June in the center of Ghent for a short introduction and a guided tour in the center city.
  • The 10 days Summer Class itself is free of charge, but you will need to pay the additional costs for mobility: transport to, from and in Ghent/Belgium, your accommodation in Ghent, food and all individual expenses.
  • We require you to bring your own laptop with additional numeric keyboard and a mouse with scrollwheel.
  • During the courses, we will work with an open source software: Blender. We will also explore other softwares like Cura, Fusion 360, MeshMixer, and others.
  • Ghent is an exciting historic city and offers plenty of nice youth hostels: www.hostelworld.com. Book your room in time.
  • English will be the language of tuition. You are supposed to master the B1 level of English.
  • Having reached all predetermined standards (10 days of the Summer Class program and the post assignment), you will gain a number of ECTS credits.



Summer Class 3D modeling & 3D printing 2017

company visit to i.materialise during Summer Class 3D modeling & 3D printing 2017

Summer Class 3D modeling & 3D printing 2017

social activity on the Meet & Greet 2018
Participants receive their certificate after an intensive two weeks program - June 2018