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Learner Reviews & Feedback for 3D Printing Hardware by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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32 reviews

About the Course

This course will provide an in-depth exploration of desktop 3D printing hardware. It will examine the history of desktop 3D printing and demonstrate how 3D printers are made and how they work. This course will also provide step-by-step instructions for how to use and repair a 3D printer. It will also explore the different types of materials that can be 3D printed and will demonstrate how you can create various objects using these tools and materials. Learners who complete this course will be able to successfully operate, repair, and upgrade a 3D printer. In addition, learners who enroll in the course certificate will be able to purchase a desktop 3D printer at a discounted price (provided by Ultimaker). If you enjoy this business course and are interested in an MBA, consider applying to the iMBA, a flexible, fully-accredited online MBA at an incredibly competitive price offered by the University of Illinois. For more information, please see the Resource page in this course and

Top reviews

Nov 5, 2019

I was waiting for this course from more than a year, since i had completed all the other courses of this series, hope to learn a lot from this wonderful exciting course, thanks to the instructors.

Aug 7, 2020

A great course to start with 3D printing architecture and be familiar with different types of 3D printers and process parameter before, during and after printing.

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By Vidhin P

Sep 20, 2020

only complaint is more there is of theory than practical illustrations.

By Aditya G P

May 4, 2020



Jul 4, 2020

Peer Grade assessment is not appropriate for this course. Please ask a Common person to review all the assignments submitted or the person who created the course must review all the assignments submitted.


Feb 14, 2021

Module 1 and 2,6 are interesting and more related to hardware parts. Module 3,4,5 few lectures are not technical.

By Francesco F

Aug 17, 2020

To be honest, it was really hard to find motivation and enthusiasm to complete this course. Not only the videos were quite dull with simple narrative explanations (i.e. I could've read myself a book for the same result) and few or little animations, videos etc... but there was clear missing or poor editing in several videos: missing parts, repetitions, etc...

Definitely not at the same quality standard of other Coursera courses or courses of the same specialization... wait! This is part of a set of 5 courses which don't lead to a specialization: another point which could be improved.

By Santiago S

Aug 28, 2020

It should be mentioned that coursera no longer offers the 3D Printing Specialization from UoI. I accomplished all of the courses only to find out that this title was no longer available.


Aug 20, 2020

not able to complete the course please allow me to reset the deadlines