Summer Adult Showcase - Exploring CAD/CAM
This course is aimed at anyone who has an interest in learning about learning how 3D CAD (Computer-aided design) (SolidWorks) can be used to create files that can then be used to either laser cut products or to 3D print using one of our three 3D printers.
You will have a hands-on experience of using SolidWorks (3D CAD design software), in order to create a file that could be 3D printed, or laser cut. There will be a demonstration of laser cutting and 3D printing, using 2 different 3D printers.
For those who are interested, you can stay on for an extra hour to see how to use a 3D scanner to reverse engineer an artefact, and how that could then be easily 3D printed.
Who is this course aimed at?
This course is aimed at anyone who has an interest in learning about learning how 3D CAD (SolidWorks) can be used to create files that can then be used to either laser cut products or to 3D print using one of our three 3D printers.
This session will take place in our digital manufacturing suite.
In addition to specialist engineering facilities, our students have access to a fantastic range of College-wide facilities such as the Learning & Research Centre, study hubs, computer areas with accompanying multi-function printers and helpdesk advice.
All materials provided.
Date & time
Event: Saturday 1st July, 9.00am-1.30pm.
Course: Saturday 1st July, 9.30am-12.30pm.
Reasons to choose this course
This course will enable you to explore digital design interfaces with digital manufacture and learn new skills.
Skills you will develop
You will develop your knowledge of 3D CAD and CAM and gain hands-on skills.
We have a range of adult learning courses which students may be interested in, including a CAD courses. Visit the Engineering curriculum page to find out more.