Course Content
2. How to get started with 3D Printing?
In this section we will cover an introduction to 3D printing technology and you will get started with your first 3D print. 3D printing is an additive manufacturing technology that allows for the creation of physical objects from digital designs. It works by layering material, typically plastic, to build up a three-dimensional object. The process starts with creating a 3D model using computer-aided design (CAD) software, using a slicer-software to slice the 3D-model into its individual layers and then sending the file to the 3D printer where it is brought to life through the layering process, which is similar to using a hot glue gun. This technology is about to revolutionize the way products are designed and manufactured, providing new opportunities for innovation and customization. It also offers many benefits, including faster prototyping, reduced waste, and the ability to produce complex and intricate designs that would be difficult or impossible to produce through traditional manufacturing methods. You will learn the basics about this in this lesson.
3. Why is sustainability important?
In this section we will deep dive into the topic of sustainability. Our first focus is on why is sustainability important at all. After that we look at different ways in which 3D printing itself can contribute to a more sustainable future.
4. 3D Printing is not rocket science
In this section you will learn about how 3D printing developed over the past years. After completion you will also know different additive manufacturing technologies.
5. How to include sustainability in your 3D-printing process?
6.2. How to get a 3D model in other ways?
In this topic we will cover other ways to get a 3D model.
6.3. How to create a 3D model with sustainability in mind?
8. How to 3D print?
10. Your Sustainable 3D-Printing Project
Resource-efficient 3D Printing
About Lesson

In the first part of this online module you have learned about 3D printing as a process in general and why sustainability is important. In the next part the focus is on the individual steps in the 3D printing process and how to make more sustainable choices.

The 3D-Printing Process

In the graphical illustration you can see the different steps of the 3D printing process, which you have experienced before.

3D Modelling – here you will learn about how to retrieve 3d models from the internet and how to create your own. This also includes how to make resource-efficent choices.

(STL Export)

Slicing – here you will learn about how to adjust the settings in a slicer-software and how to make resource-efficient choices

(G-Code Export)

3D Printing – here you will learn about how to make sure your planned 3d print excutes the way you want to as well as common mistakes and errors and how to work with them.

Are you ready?