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3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D Printing
May 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm$50 - $55
Expanding on your existing graphics skills, learn how to use open-source 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) to create 3D parts and assemblies. After this, learn how to export these to 3D printing software and create your own objects!
This course teaches you how modern computer software is employed to create 3D parts in a computer - a prerequisite for 3D printing. If you want to print 3D parts, and already understand some elementary graphics, then this course is for you.
In-Depth Course Plan
- Sketches and 2D CAD operations
- Creating sketches on existing 3D geometry
- Extrusions and Extruded Cuts
- 3D printing parts
Desired / prerequisite skills: Participants should have either taken the 'Introduction to Engineering Graphics and Drafting' workshop OR be familiar with the basics of orthographic projection. Some strong math skills will also be helpful.
Workshop presenter: Prof. Matthew Smith (School of Mechanical Engineering, UQ, NCKU)
Group activities: We are happy to accommodate group bookings and work with you to create a special event for your group
Workshops: Our scheduled workshops are listed in our calendar of events. Please feel free to put forward your suggestions and ideas for workshops or if you are interested in using our facilities to run your own workshop.
Project ideas – List of suggestions for projects you may like to do at our centre:
- Wooden bowls
- Timber 3D pictures
- Jigsaw puzzles
- And the list goes on and on
- Cushion covers
- Picture frames
- Leather belts, wallets, coasters, coolers