Building a Delta 3D printer workshop

learn to build your own!

6 sep 2014
7 sep 2014

3D printers are evolving and are quickly finding their way into ateliers and even our homes. This rapid development is due to its fertile community, where enthusiasts openly share information about building and designing with 3D printers. This is your chance to get involved, learn how to build a 3D printer and start printing your 3 dimensional designs.


a Rostock 3D printer -


In collaboration with 3D printer expert Bas Molkenboer from 3dprintingforyou and artist Eric Klarenbeek, we set up a workshop where you can learn how to build your own 3D printer!
The model we will be building is one of the latest 'Delta' types, called a Rostock.

For who?

This workshop is meant for all levels of expertise.
If this is the first time you heard about a 3D printer, it's a great introduction to start building and using them. If you have already been building 3D printers, this could be an opportunity to ask expert Bas Molkenboer your more advanced questions, e.g. about modification of the unit.

What will you learn?

This workshop will teach you how to build a 3D printer, use 3D design software and print your first object.

The model we will be using is one of the latest innovations in the 3D printer scene, called a 'Delta' printer. This type utilizes 3 arms instead of the traditional dual axis design, giving a printer a much higher possible print height. Also, in contrast to the traditional plastic printers, we will be using a special 'paste extruder' that allows us to print various paste mixtures, and even chocolate! Bas will also explain the basics of 3D design software in which you can mold your designs like clay.

After two days of building, learning and printing you will have ample knowledge to get started yourself.

Practical info

We will build two 3D printers, building with 4 people on a single printer simultaneously, so everyone can be actively involved hands-on during the whole workshop. Do note the workshop does not include a printer kit to take home, although these can be ordered during the workshop.

The workshop will take place at Mediamatic, VOC-kade 10, Oosteburg, Amsterdam. And over a period of two days, on Saturday 6 en Sunday 7 september, from 09.00-17.00. We will serve lunch in the afternoon.

Costs of the workshop will be €215,- incl. VAT. Freelancers, students and employees of cultural organizations get a 30% discount. Use the discount code "driedee" if this applies to you. The reduced price is €150,-.

We will be accepting a maximum of 8 participants, so be sure to reserve your ticket on time. Full is full.

For questions contact Nick Verstand at


This workshop is a great preparation for the 3D printing with life workshop by artist Eric Klarenbeek during our 3 day BIO ME symposium on 18-20 september. Eric will focus on preparing special kinds of paste and printing with living organisms like mycelium based materials.