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Intro to 3D Printing

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Intro to 3D Printing
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Intro to 3D Printing

DESCRIPTION

This course will cover the  basic skills of 3D printing in the classroom or home.




TECHNICAL & MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS

BIGDELTA WASP

BIGDELTA WASP is a 3D printer designed to print a whole house!

  1. Access to a desktop 3D printer and slicer program.
  2. Stable internet access.
  3. E-mail address that you can use to access online accounts.
  4. Please create an online account in TinkerCAD and Thingiverse .
  5. Ability to open and read pdf, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint files.
  6. Metric ruler or digital calipers.
  7. Emeroy board or wet/dry sandpaper, hobby knife, needle nose pliers, oyster knife or 1 inch paint scraper.
  8. You will be responsible for the purchase of filament. PLA filament cost $0.05 to $0.60 per gram. We will use PLA for all 3D prints in this course.

INSTRUCTOR

Stan Baldwin is a science teacher and 3D printer. He owns a 3D printing firm, 3D-PT that specializes in printing items for people with disabilities.

 

 

  • 1. What is 3D Printing? 

    This will cover the history of 3D printing, as well as the basic concepts.

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    • 1. What is 3D Printing?
    • 1. What is 3D Printing? Quiz
  • 2. Parts of a 3D printer 

    Learn about the parts of all common desktop FDM printers.

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    • 2. Parts of a 3D Printer
    • 2. Parts of a 3D Printer Quiz
  • 3. Digital Files 

    Cover the different file types and which ones to use for your print.

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    • 3. Digital Files
    • 3. Digital Files Quiz
  • 4. First 3D print 

    Download 1st file and 3D print. There is no test for this lesson.

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    • 4. First 3D Print
  • 5. Resolution, Shells & Infill 

    You will explore the properties of a print that will give you different finishing textures and 3D print strength.

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    • 5. Resolution, Shells & Infill
    • 5. Resolution, Shells and Infill Quiz
  • 6. Bridging, Support, and Overhangs 

    In this lesson you will learn about prints that require bridges, supports, and overhangs.

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    • 6. Bridging, Support, and Overhangs
    • 6. Bridging, Support and Overhang Quiz
  • 7. Rafts and Brims 

    As you print more complex objects, rafts and brims will help your prints stick to the build plate.

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    • 7. Rafts and Brims
    • 7. Rafts and Brims Quiz

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