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3D Printing, Scanning, and Rapid Prototyping

Considered by industry front-runners to be the next life-changing technology, 3D printing is ushering in a new era of manufacturing. The objective of this intensive course is to gain an understanding of additive manufacturing, scanning, and rapid prototyping. Learn how 3D printing works, where it’s being used, and what digital tools are available to enhance the product development cycle. This course also introduces a new way of production. Gain insight into industry applications and an outlook on what the future holds for various industry segments, while learning about the processes, filaments, and materials used to produce 3D printed items. Moreover, you are taken through a series of real-life case studies that showcase the use of additive manufacturing by Fortune 500 companies, small- to medium-sized businesses, and individuals to increase their efficiency and reduce their product time to market. The course includes a tour of NYU’s 3D printing facility, LaGuardia Studio, which has multiple fabrication systems and technologies, as well as other 3D printing outlets in New York City.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • The basics of 3D printing technologies and ways of using them creatively
  • Knowledge of the current limitations of this technology as they relates to design and fabrication
  • The history and context of 3D digital scanning and its use for shape capture and reverse engineering
  • An overview of the available technologies
  • Experience using practical demonstrations to show the latest developments in both hardware and software

Ideal for

  • Students and professionals who have some familiarity with 3D and are intent on developing more intricate 2D and 3D models
  • Intermediate and advanced 3D software users looking to take their skills to the next level
  • Artists, artisans, designers, architects, engineers, product developers, and industrial designers
  • Those requiring a reduction in the lead time and cost of developing 3D prototypes
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