Add-on Blender 2.8 course: digital manufacturing for the medical sector

WASP organizes a 3D modeling course for Blender 2.8 dedicated to the medical world, in particular to the specific medical add-on developed by WASP Med. The course is designed for orthopedic professionals and 3D modellers who want to learn how to use this digital fabrication tool during their daily work.

Add-on Blender 2.8 course – digital manufacturing for the medical sector

Our course will take place in September on following dates 13th, 14th, 27th and 28th. We’ve organized 4 days dedicated to the basic and advanced knowledge the proper one you need to have to use our WASP Med Add-on Blender 2.8. This Add-on is the important result of a year work of WASP Med team in the digital orthopedics sector development. The course will be organized for a maximum of 12 participants and a minimum of 5 to ensure a good teaching result and a one-to-one verticality.

Every day will be divided into 2 parts:

  • 4 hours in the morning with theoretical lesson with Prof. Zomparelli
  • 4 hours in the afternoon with practice together with the two WASP tutors.

It will be translated in English.



PROGRAM Blender Course 2.8

h 09.00 – meeting
h 09.15 – lesson
h 11.00 – coffee break
h 11.15 – lesson
h 13.00 – lunch
h 14.00 – practices
h 18.00 – end lessons


Organic vs mechanical modeling
Modeling of low-poly parts
Bridging, extrusions, erasing and moving faces


Mesh import and scans
Modify and manage an imported mesh
Use of modifiers for anatomical adaptation


Add-on step-by-step use with details
Study of the functions inside Add-on in Blender 2.8
Modify the mesh that comes out from the Add-on with additional functions


Specific cases based on participants’ feedbacks
Workflows’ creation

Blender Course 2.8: useful info

On September 13th, 14th and 27th the course will take place in Bologna, in a location easily accessible from the train station. On September 28th, it will take place at WASP in Massa Lombarda where some practical aspects of 3D printing will be tested. The course includes 32 lesson hours + 15 assignment hours at home, for a total of 47 hours.



Alessandro Zomparelli

Since 2011 he has been member of Co-de-iT, his background in Engineering and Architectural fields drove him to explore the opportunities of computational design in combination with 3D printing technologies at different scales, from architecture to human body. He is busy with both speculative and commercial projects, from masks to prostheses, fashion accessories to medical products.

Since 2015 he has been  author and developer of Tissue, an open-source add-on for Blender with the aim to introduce specific Computational Design workflow, like surface tessellations, without the need of nodes or programming skills. 

He is currently Contract Professor at Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna and at Istituto Marangoni (Milan), where he teaches digital design techniques for product design. He is also tutor in several international workshops about computational design strategies in Architecture and Product Design.


The course costs only Euro 1.200 + VAT (22%)

If you are interested to join the course please register by filling-in the below form (send your application as soon as possible because it closes on reaching the 12 participants).

You will receive a Proforma form with correct due amount and bank details for the bank wire transfer then.
Bank details: IBAN: IT21O0854267570023000095117
Transfer reason: Add-on Blender 2.8 course: digital manufacturing for the medical sector. The registration will be confirmed you by email upon receipt of payment.


WHAT: Add-on Blender 2.8 course: digital manufacturing for the medical sector

WHEN: on 13th – 14th – 27th – 28th September 2019, from 9 a.m to 6 p.m

WHERE: Bologna & Massa Lombarda, (WASP).

TARGET: orthopedic technicians, medical professionals, students

BRING WITH YOU: your laptop.

For this edition registrations are closed.Ask informations for the next editions filling the form.  

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