Three-dimensional (3D) printing is an additive manufacturing method where objects are created by sequentially adding layers of material. Various types of materials can be used in 3D printing, primarily ceramics and polymers. Compared to other additive manufacturing technologies and equipment, 3D printers are usually faster, more affordable, and easier to use. They are primarily used for constructing physical models and prototypes by designers, engineers, and product development teams. They have the capability to print parts and components from different materials with diverse mechanical and physical properties, often in a single manufacturing process. In this action, participants will familiarize themselves with the subject of 3D printing through workshops, aiming to create small-scale prototype objects.
Educational Outcomes: Participants will gain basic knowledge and practical skills related to 3D printing (technologies, materials, etc.), 3D modeling, creating 3D designs, printing designed objects, and useful technical tips and guidance.
Duration: The action spans a total of 25 hours, consisting of theoretical lectures and practical exercises for the implementation of original projects.
Organization: Collaboratively, in teams of two individuals. Eight teams per session.
Support: Support will be provided by mentors throughout the entire duration of the action, assisting with practical exercises and the implementation of original projects.