3D PRINTING REFRESHER FOR DESIGN FACULTY

february 20, 2018


  • PURPOSE
  • WEBSITE
  • MACHINE OUTPUT
  • FILE PREPARATION
  • POST PROCESSING / FINISHING

PURPOSE

As part of the WSOA's 2018 Faculty Development Day, The Director of the Making Complex put on a two hour demonstration. The demonstration aided to refresh the department's faculty on the facility's offerings, design considerations, file preparation and post processing/finishing techniques. 

WEBSITE

www.WU-MAKE.com

  • DIGITAL LAB POLICIES
  • HARDWARE DETAILS
  • USE REQUIREMENTS
  • GENERAL FILE PREPARATION
  • MAKING COMPLEX 3D PRINTER PROCESS
  • POLICY REMINDERS
  • SUBMISSION FORM
  • RHINO TEMPLATE

MACHINE OUTPUT

REFER TO DISPLAY TABLE #1 FOR DISCUSSION
  • POSSIBLE USES
    • ITERATION
    • COMPLEX GEOMETRY
    • IMMATERIAL AT MODEL SCALE
    • METHOD EXPLORATION
  • DECIDING BETWEEN MACHINE
    • PURPOSE
    • SURFACE GRADING
    • PRODUCTION SPEED
  • STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES
    • SCALE
    • TIME MANAGMENT
    • ENABLE / DISABLE

FILE PREPARATION

TOUR OF WORKING MODEL FOR DISCUSSION ON GEOMETRY CONVERSION

  • DESIGN CONSIDERATION
  • SCALING
  • THICKENING
  • PARTING  / SECTIONING
  • PART ORIENTATION
  • MESHING / EXPORTING

POST PROCESSING

REFER TO DISPLAY TABLE #2 FOR DISCUSSION

  • SUPPORT REMOVAL
  • GLUING ASSEMBLY
  • SEAM FAIRING
  • SANDING / PAINT PREP
  • PAINTING