• Seraphine Dogbey

CTN Technologies' 2-day 3D Modeling and Additive Manufacturing workshop was a success

Updated: Nov 23, 2020

The intensive 2-day workshop organised by CTN Technologies and CSIR-INSTI to teach young Ghanaians skills in 3D manufacturing was a huge success.


The event which came off on Friday 23rd October to Saturday 24th October 2020 was attended by a number of eager youth.


Participants learnt how to design 3D models for various applications on the first day and by the next, they were ready to produce physical models of their designs using 3D printers.


The sessions were facilitated by Sulemana Kasuadana Adams, an aerospace engineering graduate from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology ( KNUST ) and other seasoned tutors from CTN Technologies.


With an intense interest in 3D modeling and prototyping, he has worked on various projects.





The ₵300 package included; training materials, practical sessions, certificate and technical support from the tutors beyond the workshop.


The participants designed sample phone cases among other items as part of their training in 3D Modeling.


At the end of the two-day training, all who attended the workshop were ready to head back to the world, produce creative 3D designs, and print out their masterpiece.





All the sessions were hosted at the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Accra.


Ing. Michael Wilson who has developed a lot of interest in 3D modeling and prototyping over the years, outlined the possibilities available to those who learn 3D modelling.


Meanwhile, Co-founder of CTN Technologies, Leslie Joppa has revealed there will be more training programs of this nature in future to provide African youth with the opportunity to learn relevant skills needed to solve most of our problems.


"We are working on different training programs and workshops on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), robotics and others," he said.






What is 3D modelling?


3D modelling is a technique in computer graphics for used for the production of a 3D version of digital representation of any object or surface.


This skill is useful in various industries like animation, film, gaming, interior design and architecture.


It can also be used to create interactive representations of the anatomy of living things in the medical industry.


About CTN


CTN Technologies believes in the use of modern technology to drive change and development intends to start planting seeds of empowerment in young people through a series of tech events.


Vision


To raise problem solvers, innovators and inventors who will drive development in a rapidly changing digital world.

Mission


To inform, inspire, and train an ever-growing community with a desire to use technology for development through cutting edge projects, training, workshops, and media content.











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