The introduction of cost-effective, high-quality 3D printers is giving designers and engineers the ability to print prototypes right in their offices when they need them. The implementation of 3D printing into a design environment is becoming a reality for more and more design professionals. This course will explore the process behind developing an in-house 3D printing capability and what the cost/benefits are of doing so. Additionally, with the 3D printer landscape in constant flux, what are the benefits and drawbacks of the different technologies for model production? What materials are out? We will look at choosing a printer that fits your budget and needs, and, once you settle on a printer, what it takes to maintain it. This course will look at real-world examples and enable an interactive discussion of how you can use 3D printing in your office.
- Learn how 3D printing can be used in a design environment
- Discover the cost/benefit of different printer technology
- Discover what print materials are available for printing
- Learn how to identify real-world examples of successful implementation of 3D printing in a design/engineering environment