In this community-based learning module on resource-efficient 3D printing participants will learn how 3D printing can be used in resource-efficient ways.
Participants get acquainted with the basics of 3D modelling and 3D printing. The participants discuss and reflect 3D printing in different areas of interest, e.g. for prototyping, in product manufacturing or in the educational context (maker education). A special focus in this course is sustainability – how can we use minimum resources and 3D print sustainably. The course concludes with the participants’ self-chosen projects on 3d-printing and sustainability.
This course runs digitally, while participants come from different European countries. The course language is English. Participants need access to a 3D printer (for example in a local fablab or makerspace). All areas of study are welcome and no previous experience with 3D-printing is required.
What Will You Learn?
- You are able to explain the role of 3D printing in relation to sustainability.
- You are able to handle a FDM 3D printer in a professional way.
- You know and are able to explain different 3D printing technologies.
- You know and are able to explain the different aspects within the sustainable 3d-printing process.
- You know about different CAD software and are able to create simple 3D models within TinkerCAD.
- You are able complete a sustainable 3D printing process from 3D modelling, slicing to 3d-printing.
- You are able to judge the different aspects of sustainable 3D printing in terms of resource-efficiency.
2. How to get started with 3D Printing?
3. Why is sustainability important?
4. 3D Printing is not rocket science
5. How to include sustainability in your 3D-printing process?
6.1. How to create a 3D-model?
6.3. How to create a 3D model with sustainability in mind?
7.1. How to slice a 3D model?
7.2. How to slice a 3D model with sustainability in mind?
8. How to 3D print?