About the Course
3D Printing is an Additive Manufacturing process which creates a physical object from a virtual 3D CAD model by depositing successive layers of material. You might have seen how the traditional printers work, however, in 3D printing - instead of ink, a molten material is deposited layer by layer to create an object from its digital format.This program on 3D Printing helps the participants understand the design, functioning and operation of a basic 3D Printer.
The workshop is open to anyone and everyone, having an interest in rapid prototyping. The workshop is intended for Grads, School Students, Designers and Hobbyists interested in learning the process of converting their digital 3D models into physical objects using a 3D printer.
Topics Covered :
CAD Modelling 3D Printing
- Introduction to Rapid Prototyping
- Need for Rapid Prototyping
- What is additive manufacturing?
- Introduction to 3D Printing
- Various Printing technologies (SLA, DLP, SLS, SHS, SLM, FDM, LOM , Poly jet printing, Colour jet Printing, Multi jet Printing)
- Fused Deposition Modelling process in detail
- Evolution of consumer 3D Printing
- Overview of the RepRap Project
- Anatomy of a FDM 3D Printer
- Overview of the 3D Printing process
- 3D CAD file formats
- Generating 3D CAD files and 3D scanning
- Stereo lithography (STL) files
- Generating/obtaining STL files
- Manipulating/Repairing STL files using Meshmixer
- Introduction to the Slicing Software
- Slicing settings
- Correct positioning on the print bed
- Printing an Object