3D Scanning and Printing

  • Test the design rules for your printer(s) (group project)
  • Design and 3D print an object (small, few cm) that could not be made subtractively
  • 3D scan an object (and optionally print it)

Learning outcomes:

  • Identify the advantages and limitations of 3D printing and scanning technology

  • Apply design methods and production processes to show your understanding.

Have you:

  • Described what you learned by testing the 3D printers

  • Shown how you designed and made your object and explained why it could not be made subtractively

  • Scanned an object

  • Outlined problems and how you fixed them

  • Included your design files and ‘hero shot’ photos of the scan and the final object


Define ‘cannot be made subtractively’


  1. That cannot be fabricated with 3 axis limitations OR even if it’s possible to make it, it is complicated.