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Super Saturday Adult Course - Introduction to Computer Aided Design – 3D, 3D Printing & 3D Scanning

Subject Area
Engineering
Start Date
November 2022
Study Mode
Part-time
Duration
3 hours

This taster offers a demonstration of the workflow to reverse engineer a simple part, and students will then get the chance to get hands-on and have a go themselves. This course is perfect for anyone interested in 3D scanning, industry standard 3D CAD or 3D printing.

Overview

This taster offers a demonstration of the workflow to reverse engineer a simple part, and students will then get the chance to get hands-on and have a go themselves.

The scanner is a projected (white) light scanner with a resolution down to 0.2mm (Peel 2CAD-S scanner). You will see how to set up and scan a 3D object. From there you will see how to convert the data into a format that can be edited in the 3D CAD software. Then, we will slice the file and 3D print it using an Ultimaker S5 Fused desposition modelling printer and a Formlabs3 stereolithography printer that solidifies a liquid resin using a UV laser.

Who is this course aimed at?

This course is perfect for anyone interested in 3D scanning, industry standard 3D CAD or 3D printing.

Facilities

This course will take place in our modern 3D manufacturing centre, where we have a CAD suite adjacent to a range of 3D manufacturing hardware.

In addition to specialist engineering workshops, 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.

Cost

£15

All materials are included.

Date & time

Event: Saturday 26th November 2022, 9.30am-3.30pm.

Course: 1.00pm-4.00pm.

Reasons to choose this course

We already run a very successful City and Guilds course, available at Levels 1, 2 and 3 in 3D CAD using SolidWorks software.

If there is sufficient interest, we intend to offer short courses in 3D scanning and 3D printing.

This course will give you a flavour of 3D scanning, industry standard 3D CAD and 3D printing, enabling you to progress to further courses in these areas.

Skills you will develop

You will have an introduction to computer aided design and will have the chance to see what is involved in reverse-engineering an object. This includes preparing and object for scanning, creating a scan file, converting it into a file it is possible to edit, transferring this into either Cura software (for the Ultimaker S5 printer) or PreForm software (for the Formlabs Form3 printer). There will not be time to print the object we scan – but you will see how to set up the printers, print an object on each and post-process the parts.

Course progression

We offer a range of courses you may be interested in joining including:

City and Guilds Level 2 Award in Computer Aided Design and Parametric Modelling 3D (CAD)

City & Guilds Level 2 Award in 2D Computer Aided Design (CAD)

We have a range of adult learning courses which students may be interested in. Visit the Engineering curriculum page to find out more.

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