In this exciting course, your creativity will be put to the test by a global social challenge — solve the problem by designing and ultimately creating a brand-new 3D print product.
Perhaps it will be a device that limits water flow from a faucet to encourage conservation or sustainable footwear that corrects poor foot mechanics.
You’ll go through the process of design conceptualization to drawing and modeling your product on the computer, to finally printing your product using software and open-source platforms. After receiving a virtual primer on the 3D printing process and using polygonal geometry to efficiently realize your design ideas, you will learn how to manufacture designs at home via professional services like Shapeways. You’ll be designing and creating like a pro before the end of the week!
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What You Will Learn
Explore the advantages of additive manufacturing and its relation to 3D printing
- Discover the maker tech culture
Learn the functions of a 3D printer
- Use 3D software to build your own design
3 Dimensional (3D) Printing, also called additive manufacturing, is a process where a printer can produce a final product based on a computer model or design. Unlike a regular printer that can only print in 2 dimensions, however, these printers can create actual objects, like a ball. There are a few different distinctions based on how the printer actually builds the object, but the overall additive process works by a 3D printer adding successive layers until the object matches the 3D model it was asked to print.
3D Modeling is the design process by which a 3D blueprint is created for printing. These can be made through software or a 3D scanning software – you can see the rendering on your computer – then, the magic of 3D printing can bring that idea to life!
Why is 3D printing important?
Although the idea has been around for a couple of decades, it is just now being pushed to the forefront of manufacturing and technology – this is because it has continued to progress by becoming more accurate, accessible and affordable. Many people see 3D printing as the ‘next big wave’ in manufacturing.
Have more quiestions about 3D Modeling and Printing? Check out our full article here.
JKCP’s Enrichment summer camp for high school students is designed for students who want to try a few different things! Do something you love. Try something new. Do both! The choice is yours. It’s the perfect program for the athlete who loves to paint, the gamer who shoots short films and the entrepreneur who sketches red carpet fashion designs. Create your ideal summer schedule by choosing one morning course and one afternoon course from 20 subjects spanning the arts, sciences, fashion, fitness, engineering and so much more!