Some people need parts to visually communicate a design; others need physical parts for functional testing. Either way, this class is designed to show users how 3D printing and CNC (computer numerical control) machining are complementary technologies for turning digital designs into real parts. We will also cover which one works most effectively for different situations. We will use specific examples, including prismatic parts, 3D parts with sculpted and organic shapes, and assemblies.
- Understand how to evaluate projects for 3D printing and CNC machining
- Understand the complementary nature of 3D printing and CNC machining
- Understand the capabilities and economics of 3D printing and CNC machining technology
- Understand how to implement a complementary 3D printing and CNC machining program to prototype and produce finished parts