introducing 3d design and printing

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  1. 1. Agenda Discover a variety of 3D design applications and tools. Learn the basics of 3D design using Tinkercad Understand how 3D printers work Print one of your designs using Repetier
  2. 2. Select 3D Applications/Tools: SketchUp download a free trial and check out their 3D Warehouse! AutoCAD - free for students! You can visit this site for a list of other free software available to students. Tinkercad free and easy to use online application for 3D printing/modeling. Blender - free open source 3D content creation suite. Kinect Studio - record and play back depth and color streams from a Kinect. Meshmixer - a free tool for making 3D stuff without too much hassle. Skanect capture a full color 3D model of an object. ReconstructMe - 3D real-time scanning system. 123D Catch free app that lets you create 3D scans of any object. Even more 3D software
  3. 3. Select 3D Printing Services etc. Shapeways - 3D Printing Service & Marketplace UPS 3D Printing - UPS Stores have expanded 3D printing services to meet the growing demands. i.materialize - turn your ideas into 3D printed reality Thingiverse - Digital Designs for Physical Objects Sculpteo 3D prints your ideas/products Amazon.coms 3D Printing Customization, Sandboxr etc. Smithsonian X 3D - print historic artifacts.
  4. 4. A quick hands-on overview to show basic functions!
  5. 5. You can download your Tinkercad design into Minecraft, 3D print it, upload it to Thingiverse, or order a print.
  6. 6. Hands on with Source:
  7. 7. What is 3D printing? It also know as additive manufacturing and it is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. Basically, an object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the entire object is created. Each of these layers can be seen as a thinly sliced horizontal cross-section of the eventual object. Source:
  8. 8. Source: The Innovation Lab [Makerspace @ SPC] has a Monolith printer.
  9. 9. Read more at:
  10. 10. Vat Photopolymerisation Material Jetting Binder Jetting Material Extrusion - Our Monolith printer uses Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology Powder Bed Fusion Sheet Lamination Directed Energy Deposition Seven processes are:
  11. 11. 3D Printing File Types .STL STereoLithography or Standard Tessellation Language .OBJ Object files define the geometry for objects. Includes textures. .X3D used for color printing. Also added shaders, geo-location etc. .VRML used for color printing. Includes 3D geometry etc.
  12. 12. What can you 3D print?
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  14. 14. What else can you 3D print?
  15. 15. Mask was 3D printed and LEDs were installed in the Innovation Lab
  16. 16. Requests to create 3D models
  17. 17. Prototypes
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  19. 19. Top Secret Inventions
  20. 20. 3D print a 3D printer!
  21. 21. Do you think 3D printing will change the world?
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  23. 23. The iLab is going to be involved in NASA's Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) initiative! We will help co-develop activities based on the STEM educational framework and on maker culture etc. The E/PO is funded by NASA and is a "provider of educational materials for students, educators, scientists, and the public."
  24. 24. Grab a pair! And look at 3D printing in 3D!
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  27. 27. spcilab. .com Connect with the iLab [email protected] /groups/spcilab spcilab. .com .com/innovation-lab-makerspace-spc
  28. 28. Contact me
  29. 29. Want to Hangout?