The FDM training sessions will cover the entire design process, from conception to final prototype with a focus on real world applications, processes and materials (rather than theoretical examples) specific to industries and disciplines. Each session focuses on learning design & printing principles and applying that knowledge to different tools / parts, with assignment prompts to re-check and re-create a design within a few days.
Every session explores different approaches to designing in 3D, such as how to best use each program and export and repair printable files (STEP / STL / IGES). Course participants who attend all sessions and complete all assignments will receive a certificate of completion from FDM Digital Solutions which cover different modules in Stratsays FDM, Stratasys Polyjet and HP Jet-Fusion technologies.
All modules include an introduction to the basics of 3D modelling programs (CAD) extending to the basic design rules for 3D printing. This will be incorporated into how to contextualise and re-think about designing a range of basic and complex shapes for 3d printing. This will include importing 2D and 3D files for manipulation, recognising and repairing broken 3D models to avoid re-design work.