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Introduction to 3D Scanning and Printing

Summer University Term 3: July 23rd - August 16th

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Course price: 2200 Euros

18 hours of class a week, 5 ECTS, max. 12 participants

Overview

Hosted in the fully-equipped laboratory of the 3D Lab of the TU Berlin, this four-week course offers introduction to working with professional 3D printing technologies such as laser sintering with polyamide and powder printing with mineral powder (modified gypsum). This course is aimed at those with an interest in 3D scanning and printing technologies and methods, and who want to gain insight into work with professional 3D printing technologies and learn about current applications. As this technology covers numerous application areas, this course could be interesting for participants from diverse scientific disciplines, engineering, design, fine art or art history. 

The course provides an introduction to manufacturing 3D printed objects with the laser sintering system and the powder printer of the 3D Lab, as well as data generation and data preparation for it. Participants will gain basic knowledge of the use of two professional 3D printing technologies, structured light scanners and related software.

Learning Goals & Syllabus

Goals

  • To learn the theory and some practices in manufacturing 3D printed objects with the laser sintering system and the powder printer of the 3D Lab
  • Data generation and preparation for these technologies.
  • Knowledge of the use of two professional 3D printing technologies, structured light scanners and related software.

Syllabus

A syllabus for the course will be online shortly. For now you can take a look at the schedule from summer 2017 HERE (PDF, 79,4 KB).

You may find the syllabus useful when discussing with your home University whether the ECTS credits attainable for this course are accepted by them.

Course components

The course starts with an introduction to the technologies used at the 3D Lab and selected projects from its portfolio, to give participants an impression of the various possible uses of 3D technologies. Ongoing course lectures will be accompanied by detailed practical units focusing on the use of the machines and the preparation of printable objects. Specifically, the practical training will develop student’s skills in the use of structured light scanners, 3D printing technologies, and in meeting the geometrical requirements for successful 3D prints.

    Prerequisites

    The general prerequisites of the TU Berlin Summer University are as follows: at least one year of university experience + English level B2 or equivalent.

    A specific requirement of the course is at a minimum, a basic knowledge of CAD software -  participants must be able to handle 3D-construction or 3D-modelling software is. It is recommended that students use their own laptops for processing their own 3D files with the software they are familiar with.

    What to bring to the course:

    • A laptop, preferably Windows

    • The program GOM inspect (http://www.gom.com/3d-software/gom-inspect/download.html)

    This program will be used to check the 3D scanned data, to repair them. Unfortunately this program is made for Windows only.

    •The program Blender (https://www.blender.org/download/)

    This program will be used to create objects from scratch. If you already own (and master) another 3D program already – perfect.

    •The program VisualSFM (http://ccwu.me/vsfm/)

    This program will be used to make object photos into a 3D object.

    •The program CloudCompare (http://www.danielgm.net/cc/)

    This program will be used to clean up 3D objects made with VisualSFM.

    •The program ZPrint (http://infocenter.3dsystems.com/product-library/z-printer/zprinter-software)

    This program is associated with one of our 3D printers and will be used to preview your objects. If this program sees errors in the 3D file, then you have to go back to the construction program. 

    •An object you would like to scan. 

     

    •A camera (not essential)

    Lecturer(s)

    - Prof. Dr. Hartmut Schwandt

    - Meisterschüler Joachim Weinhold


    3D Labor, Institut für Mathematik, TU Berlin

     

    Please direct questions about the course to the TU Berlin Summer University Team at: . We will answer your questions and direct specific queries regarding course content to the course lecturers where necessary.

    Registration for the TU Berlin Summer University 2018 will be opening in late October. 

    Early Bird discounts will apply until the 28th of February 2018. 

    Registration will take place online on the "Register" tab on the left hand menu of this website. 

    If you'd like to register for the Winter 2018 course, you can do so now on the "register" tab of the left hand menu on this webpage. 

    Summer University Term 3: July 23rd - August 16th

    Course price: 2200 Euros



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