2023 Training Event – 3D printing

This year we’ll execute the second 3D printing course.

The course will take place from May 23rd to May 24th, 2023  at the BFW Düren in Germany.

In the field of education for people with visual impairments, tactile teaching materials can be produced easily and affordably.

However, there is still a prevailing opinion that 3D printing can only be done by IT specialists and technicians. However, this does not match the reality. All professionals working in the education of blind and visually impaired people can benefit from this technology. This is especially relevant for mobility trainers, physiotherapy teachers and ADL trainers.

Contents of the course:

  • Application areas of 3D printing in the field of visual impairments
  • Different 3D printing processes and materials
  • Costs and effort
  • Advantages of 3D printing compared to conventional manufacturing methods
  • Obtaining parts from databases, 3D scanning and design
  • Practical operation of an FDM  3D printer
  • Creating tactile maps with Touch Mapper
  • Basic construction with Autodesk Fusion360
  • Introduction in 3D scanning


The ENVITER network will cover the cost for the course and accomodation in the BFW Düren. Participants, who organise their accomodation in a hotel, are sponsored with 51€/night by ENVITER.

Online registration via: https://forms.gle/NpcXxa5Wdp5swACh6