3D Scanning and Printing

:blush: Updated for 2019 evaluation standards!

  • Group assignment

    • Test the design rules for your printer(s)
  • Individual assignment:

    • Design and 3D print an object (small, few cm3, limited by printer time) 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

Answer: Your model has undercuts), overhangs or nested parts