3D Scanning and Printing
Updated for 2020 evaluation standards!
- Test the design rules for your printer(s)
- Document your work and explain what are the limits of your printer(s) (in a group or individually)
- Design and 3D print an object (small, few cm3, limited by printer time) that could not be easily made subtractively
- 3D scan an object, try to prepare it for printing (and optionally print it)
- Identify the advantages and limitations of 3D printing
- Apply design methods and production processes to show your understanding of 3D printing.
- Demonstrate how scanning technology can be used to digitize object(s)
- Linked to the group assignment page
- Explained what you learned from testing the 3D printers
- Documented how you designed and made your object and explained why it could not be easily made subtractively
- Documented how you scanned and prepared an object (for 3D printing)
- Included your original design files for 3D printing (both CAD and common format for 3D printing)
- Included your hero shots
Define cannot be easily made subtractively
Answer: Your model has undercuts), overhangs, nested parts, meshes etc.
What is a common format for 3D printing
Answer: STL, OBJ or 3MF (please make your file small for the repository, compress reduce etc.)
Should I include my scanned file(s)
Answer: Not necessary, files can be very large