Introduction to 3D Modeling and Printing (DA2380.02)

Derek Parker

This course creates the opportunity for students to explore the functionality and utility of 3D Printing or additive manufacturing through the creation of wearable objects. Students will work with a variety of tools, software, and fabrication methods to learn about how to imagine, invent, and integrate fabricated objects into existing external conditions. Coursework will emphasize the importance of an organized digital and physical workspace, as well as the benefit of critical feedback within an iterative process. Students will learn methods of measuring, laying out, material management, and building physical objects with the use of a 3D Printer. At the end of the course, each student will present a portfolio of in-process work and a final prototype of their wearable object.

Learning Outcomes:
· Become familiar with the functionality of the 3D modeling software Rhino.
· Build proficiency in measuring and scaling.
· Understand the basic functionality of a 3D Printer and how to troubleshoot problems.
· Utilize a process of iteration and feedback for prototyping objects.

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
M/Th 1:40PM - 3:30PM (2nd seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency: One time only

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