About the Course
Designers and makers today are using laser cutting and 3D printing to create models and parts, ranging from simplistic forms to detailed working prototypes.
These methods have become quick and affordable means to produce and develop one-off items.
This course will therefore give you an understanding and hands-on experience of both laser cutting and 3D printing, with opportunities to explore materials and samples to see how each method works, and to work on a personal project.
The course is aimed at professionals, hobbyists and students working in architecture, craft and design who would like a general understanding and experience of these technologies.
There will be demonstrations, group tutorials and individual activities to explore this fascinating subject.
A basic knowledge of 2D and 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design) software is useful but not essential, but a willingness to learn and experiment is vital.
All the materials will be supplied.
On this course you will:
- be introduced to software including SketchUp, AutoCAD and TinkerCAD
- gain an overview of more complex professional software such as Fusion360
- focus on the use of 3D printing and laser cutting to produce models, objects and parts
- gain an overview of further processes including water-jet/plasma cutting and CNC milling
- experiment with ABS and PLA filament, plastics, manufactured board, cards and fabric
- gain an overview of further materials and commercial services that you might want to explore further.
With support from the tutor and in discussion with fellow delegates, you will research a project of your choice based on your own design concept.
Your project could be a design or art project that you’re currently working on that you wish to develop, or it could be an idea you’re itching to make a reality.
What will I gain?
Upon completion of the course you’ll have an overview of digital technology in model making and design, and an understanding of how these can be used in your work.
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What's included in the price?
15 hours of quality tuition with an experienced tutor. Maximum class size: 6.
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