Course: 3D Modeling and Printing

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Course title 3D Modeling and Printing
Course code UAI/675
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in winter and summer semester.
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Geyer Jakub, Mgr.
  • Pech Jiří, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
<b>Content of lectures:</b> Basic information &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;- Definition of 3D printing &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;- Areas of application &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;- Safety &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;- Terminology 3D Modeling &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;- Constructive Solid Geometry (CSG) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;- CAD (Parametric/Direct modeling) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;- Creative/artistic software &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;- 3D scan 3D Printing technologies &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;- FDM (FFF) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Cartesian/Delta/CoreXY design &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;- SLA/DLP &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;- SLS/DMLS &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;- other (EBM, Solidscape, c3Dp/3DCP) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;- Multicolor/Multimaterial printing 3D Model print preparation &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;- Dividing model into parts &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;- Export (STL/OBJ) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;- Normalization/optimization &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;- Slicing and GCODE &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;- Material types and properties Hardware overview (various 3D printing technology) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;- Basic parts (depending on technology) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;- Electronics and control &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;- Safety &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;- Printing parameters &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;- Calibration &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;- Maintenance and malfunctions <b>Content of practicals:</b> The seminar aims to provide practical skills of 3D modelling with the use of different techniques of model creation and 3D printing of the created models. Students are assigned to design and complete a 3D model with respect to the characteristic and limitations of the chosen print technology. The seminar also guides the students on how to prepare and calibrate the chosen printer, adjust print parameters, prepare the printing material and solve possible faults in the printing process. Students are also encouraged to practice final adjustment of the printed objects (polishing, 3D pen, smoothing, etc.)

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Demonstration, Work activities (workshops), Graphic and art activities, E-learning
  • Class attendance - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 20 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course focuses on the creation of 3D models and the issue of their printing. The aim of this course is to acquaint the students with various approaches to the creation of 3D models, with diverse 3D print technologies and with various printing materials. The course puts emphasis not only on the theoretical knowledge of 3D modelling but also on the adoption of basic practical skills.
Students will acquire the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for independent creation of 3D models (not only for 3D printing). Students are also acquainted in detail with various technologies of 3D printing. Students practice preparation and printing of adopted and self-created models using FDM technology (FFF).

Assessment methods and criteria
Analysis of student's work activities (technical works)

Defense of seminar work in the form of suitably created 3D model according to given parameters, its printing and completion.
Recommended literature
  • Liza Wallach Kloski, N. K. (2017). Začínáme s 3D tiskem. ISBN: 9788025148761.
  • Moss, E. (2016). Getting Started with Onshape (Second Edition). ISBN: 1630570540.
  • Prusa, J. (2013). Getting Started with RepRap: 3D Printing on Your Desktop. ISBN: 1449310427.
  • Průša, J. (2014). Základy 3D tisku.
  • Roskes, B. (2016). Modeling with SketchUp for 3D Printing.

Study plans that include the course
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