3d Printing Training

3D Printing

3D printing (3DP) or additive manufacturing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. 3DP is well suited for co-creation, open innovation, and mass customization. It is gaining currency in a number of industries including aerospace and defence, automotive and healthcare.

3DP is democratizing production as customers themselves can manufacture products wherever they are: at home, office or school. In a way 3DP is bringing manufacturing to non-manufacturers the way PCs brought computing to non-traditional environments.

Why should you learn?

The course will introduce you to the methods and technologies of 3DP and its applications such as rapid prototyping, rapid manufacturing, and personal/domestic printing.

The course imparts training in core additive manufacturing technologies such as Stereolithography (SLA), the main technology used to produce a solid part from a liquid, layer by layer, and Fused deposition modeling (FDM) which is commonly used for modeling, prototyping, and production applications.

The course equips you to use all digital tools and techniques necessary for exploring 3D designs and 3D printing.

 3d Printing Training

Who can learn?

Courses are aimed for schools, colleges, university students from 6+ to 17 years to advance professional learners from 18+.


What You Will Learn:

  • You will know how to make a virtual design of objects using a CAD software’s 3D modeling program and copying an existing object using a 3D scanner.
  • You will know the modeling process of preparing geometric data for 3D printer and the 3D scanning process of analysing and collecting digital data on the shape and appearance of objects.
  • You will know the process of Stereolithography and how FDM works
  • You will know how to examine STL file before printing a 3D model – you will learn to process the STL file using “slicer” software and convert the model into a series of thin layers.
  • You will get introduced to manual controls of 3DP.


Course Contents


Open Source 3D Printers

1. A Brief History of 3D Printing

  • What Is 3D Printing?
  • Types of 3D Printers
  • The Early Days of Robotic 3D Printers
  • Enabling Technologies

2: The Desktop 3D Printer

  • Who Uses Consumer 3D Printers?
  • Types of Filament-Based Consumer Printers
    • Cartesian Printers
    • Deltabots
  • Kits vs. Assembled Printers
  • 3D Printer Design Considerations
    • Filament
    • Frame
    • Build Platform
    • Extruder Design
    • Moving Parts
    • Control Electronics
  • Machine Tool or Computer Peripheral?
  • Safety and Ventilation

3: Open Source

  • Open Source Infrastructure
    • GNU Licenses
    • Wikis, Forums, and Open Source Repositories
    • Open Source Pros and Cons
  • Meeting the Open Source 3D-Printing Community
    • The Maker Movement
    • Makerspaces and Hackerspaces
  • Contributing to the Open Source Community


The 3D Printing Process

4: Making a 3D Model

  • What Makes A Model Printable on A 3D Printer?
    • 3D Model File Formats
    • What Does “Watertight and Manifold” Mean?
  • Scanning a Model
    • Consumer-Level 3D Scanners
    • CT Scanners
  • Downloading and Modifying Existing Models
    • Models of Everyday Things
    • Specialized Databases
  • Creating a New Model
    • Using a CAD Program
    • Programs for Specific Applications
  • Design Considerations
    • Complexity Is Free: Hardware as a Service
    • Speed vs. Customization

5: Slicing a 3D Model

  • What Is “Slicing?”
    • 3D Printing as Cooking
  • Tools and Techniques
    • Starting a Print and Getting a Model to Stick to the Platform
    • Supporting and Orienting a Model
    • Effects of Layer Height
    • Speed
    • Managing Internal Open Space
  • Getting Started: How to Slice an Object
    • Slicing Programs: Slic3r
    • Alternative Hosting and Slicing Programs

6: Driving Your Printer: G-code

  • Controlling Your 3D Printer
  • Understanding G-code
  • Using Host Programs
    • Repetier Host
    • MatterControl
    • Octoprint
  • When a Print Starts
  • During a Print
  • When a Print Finishes Normally
  • Manually Controlling Your Printer
  • Running from an SD Card

7: Material Considerations

  • Filament Quality Control
  • Filament Materials
    • Polylactic Acid (PLA)
    • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
    • Nylon
    • T-glase (PET)
    • Polycarbonate
    • Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs)
    • Research Filaments
  • Multiple Extruders
  • Printing Dissolvable Support
  • Dual-Extruder Printing with Two Different Materials

8: Case Studies

  • Simple Print
  • Printing a Vase
  • Printing a Complex Object with Fine Detail
  • Printing with Support
  • Dual Extruders
  • Speed Settings


3D Printing Meets Traditional Prototyping

9: Moving to Metal

  • The Sand-Cast Process
    • Sand-Casting Terminology
    • Patterns Made from PLA
    • Filling the Flask with Sand
    • Cutting Sprues and Runners
    • Pouring in the Metal
    • Finishing the Sand Casting
  • Planning Ahead for Better Casting
    • Adding Draft to Patterns
    • Avoiding Undercuts
    • Layer Orientation
    • Shrinkage and Clearances
    • Printing Your Sprues?
  • Investment Casting
    • Lost-PLA Process
  • Casting vs. Printing in Metal
  • Finding Casting Services

10: Large Prints and Post-Processing

  • Printing Computationally Complex Objects
  • Printing Physically Big Objects
    • Objects That Are Too Long for the Build Platform
    • Objects That Are Too Big in More Than One Dimension
    • Gluing the Pieces Together
  • Sanding, Chemical Smoothing, Painting, and Dyeing

11: Troubleshooting

  • Clicking or Grinding Noises
  • Environmental Issues
  • Printer Internal Alignment Issues
  • Prints Not Sticking to the Build Platform
  • Clogged Nozzle Solutions
  • Eliminate Stringing
  • Software Upgrades


Using Your Printer

12: Printers in the Classroom

  • Teaching Design, Engineering, and Art
  • Hands-on History
  • The Special-Needs Student
  • After-School Activities

13: Scientific Visualization

  • Visualizing Molecular Biology
    • Model Accuracy Considerations
    • Example: 3D-Printed Models of Six-Helix DNA Bundles
  • Visualizing Mathematical Abstractions
    • Parabola Math Manipulative
    • Surfaces of Revolution
    • Sinusoids
    • General Surface Modeling
  • Other Scientific Uses of 3D Printing

14: Futures

  • Technology Trends
    • Extreme Users
    • Improving the User Experience
    • Faster Printing
    • Filament
  • Emerging 3D-Printing Applications
    • Printing Food
    • 3D Printing in Medicine
  • The Developing World
  • The Business of 3D Printing
    • Printer Patent Issues
    • Hardware as a Service






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