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Introduction to 3D Printing

3D Printing is considered the next major revolution which is going to change the world. By making mass customization and personal fabrication possible, it is making every person a creator. 3D Printing is poised to unlock the potential in every person to create, to innovate and to fabricate. It is already transforming manufacturing and will soon change the world.

Recognizing the profound implications of 3D printing for the future of design and manufacturing, think3D has designed this course to prepare students for current and emerging careers in those fields. Upon course completion, students will be able to:

  • Print full functional moving parts using 3D Printer
  • Explain current and emerging 3D printing applications in the manufacturing field
  • Understand the advantages and limitations of each 3D printing technology
  • Evaluate scenarios and recommend the appropriate use of 3D printing technology
  • Identify opportunities to apply 3D printing technology for time and cost savings

INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOP

  1. Introduction to 3D Printing : 90 Mins
  2. Basics of Cartesian 3D Printer : 90 Mins
  3. Basics of Delta 3D Printer : 90 Mins
  4. Basics of DLP Printer : 90 Mins
  5. Overview on Slic3r : 90 Mins
  6. Object design for 3D Printing basics : 90 Mins
  7. Design repair in Netfabb : 90 Mins
  8. How to use FDM 3D Printer : 90 Mins

DURATION AS FULL DAY WORKSHOP

  1. Introduction to 3D Printing : 60 Mins
  2. Basics of Cartesian 3D Printer : 60 Mins
  3. Object design for 3D Printing basics : 60 Mins
  4. Overview on Slic3r : 60 Mins
  5. Printing the object : 60 Mins
  6. Quiz & Conclusion : 60 Mins

DURATION AS WEEKEND WORKSHOP

  1. Introduction to 3D Printing : 90 Mins
  2. Basics of Cartesian 3D Printer : 45 Mins
  3. Basics of Delta 3D Printer : 45 Mins
  4. Basics of DLP 3D Printer : 45 Mins
  5. Object design for 3D Printing basics : 90 Mins
  6. Design repair in NetFabb : 45 Mins
  7. Overview on Slic3r : 60 Mins
  8. Printing the object : 60 Mins
  9. Live project : 120 Mins

DURATION AS 3 MONTH CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

  1. Introduction to 3D Printing
  2. Basics of Cartesian 3D Printer
  3. Basics of Delta 3D Printer
  4. Basics of DLP 3D Printer
  5. Object design for 3D Printing basics
  6. Design repair in NetFabb
  7. Overview on Slic3r
  8. Printing the object
  9. Live Project 1 – Design a 3D Printer
  10. Live Project 2 – Design & Print Object

DURATION AS SEMESTER PROGRAM

  1. Introduction to 3D Printing
  2. Basics of Cartesian 3D Printer
  3. Basics of Delta 3D Printer
  4. Basics of DLP 3D Printer
  5. Object design for 3D Printing basics
  6. Design repair in NetFabb
  7. Overview on Slic3r
  8. Printing the object
  9. Live Project 1 – Design a 3D Printer
  10. Live Project 2 – Design & Print object

COURSES ON 3D PRINTING

  1. Introduction to 3D Printing
  2. How to build a Cartesian 3D Printer
  3. How to build a Delta 3D Printer
  4. How to build a DLP 3D Printer
  5. Overview on Slic3r
  6. Object design for 3D Printing
  7. Repair a design in NetFabb
  8. How to use a 3D Scanner
  9. Build printer(s) and take a print
  10. Build parts for an object

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is CNC machining technology?

CNC Machining is a process used in the manufacturing sector that involves the use of computers to control machine tools. Tools that can be controlled in this manner include lathes, mills, routers and grinders. The CNC in CNC Machining stands for Computer Numerical Control.

Why is CNC important?

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) refers to - manipulating traditional machines by the use of computer systems. Since computers are used to control machines, it means that all major operations of production can be automated to increase speed and quality of manufacturing.

What is CNC material?

Almost any material can be used in a CNC machine. It really depends on the application. Common materials include metals such as aluminum, brass, copper, steel, and titanium, as well as wood, foam, fiberglass, and plastics such as polypropylene.

Which software is used in CNC machine?

Creating a part on a CNC mill is a three phase process. The part is drawn in a CAD(Computer Aided Design) drawing program such as AutoCAD. Then a CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) program is used to convert the CAD drawing to G-Code. Finally, the G-code controls the CNC mill as it makes the part.

What are the applications of CNC machine?

5 Common Applications of a CNC Drilling Machine:

  • Metal Fabrication
  • Wood Manufacturing
  • Computer Parts and Components Manufacturing
  • Electrical Industry
  • Plastics Manufacturing
What is milling and types of milling?

Milling is the most common form of machining, a material removal process, which can create a variety of features on a part by cutting away the unwanted material. The milling process requires a milling machine, work piece, fixture, and cutter.

What is EDM machining process?

Electro Discharge Machining (EDM) is an electro-thermal non-traditional machining process, where electrical energy is used to generate electrical spark and material removal mainly occurs due to thermal energy of the spark. EDM can be used to machine difficult geometries in small batches or even on job-shop basis.

What materials can wire EDM cut?

Virtually any conductive material can be cut using Wire EDM. This would include all metals, including steel, aluminum, brass, titanium, and alloys and super alloys of all types.

How fast does wire EDM cut?

When using standard 0.010" O brass wire you can expect a consistent, reliable wire EDM cutting speed of approximately 18 to 20 inch/hour.

How many types of CNC machines are there?

There are basically five different types of CNC machines:

  • CNC Plasma Cutting Machine
  • CNC Laser Cutting Machine
  • CNC Milling Machine
  • CNC Router Machine
  • CNC Lathe Machine