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3D Printing and Digital Fabrication

In this hands-on introductory course, you will study the foundational tools of digital fabrication that include 3D printing and 3D scanning, and learn how to select the appropriate tools to meet 3D design challenges. Once you understand the 3D printing process, you then will learn about the technical and creative applications of high-end 3D printers that are provided by the LaGuardia Studio. Studio topics include current 3D print materials, multi-material 3D printing, surface resolution considerations, color printing variables, archivability, and sustainable best practices. Course lectures focus on case studies regarding the developing field of additive manufacturing, as well as the creative possibilities of trending digital fabrication technologies. You will be expected to use this course to develop concepts for your final capstone project by exploring ideas through drawing and other visual media. Take this course to gain an introduction to the 3D design industry or to work on your own 3D project. No previous experience in 3D is required.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • The ability to apply the various practices of 3D design, 3D scanning, and 3D printing and to choose the appropriate tools and methods for creative projects
  • The tools to develop ideas for portfolio projects that continue to establish the groundwork for a professional identity in the field of additive manufacturing and 3D design
  • An understanding of current and developing trends in 3D printing in regard to printers, materials, and industry-specific technical factors

Ideal for

  • Aspiring and practicing 3D designers
  • 3D printing operational and administrative professionals
  • Creative professionals in architecture, fashion, product design, jewelry, fine arts, and other industries
  • Additive manufacturing entrepreneurs

1 section

  • Fall 2018
    • Section

    • Semester

      Fall 2018
    • Date

      Sep 23 - Oct 28
    • Day

    • Time

      • In-Person
    • Format

      • In-Person
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      Absher, Taylor
    • Location

      Off Campus