Programs & Courses

DFAB-101 - Introduction to 3D Printing
Introduction to 3D Printing will provide students with a hands-on immersive experience in digital design and fabrication by utilizing cutting edge, 3D printing technology. Students will obtain a rich understanding of what 3D printing is, how 3D printers work, and how this new technology is being used by both individuals and companies to revolutionize our world. Students will learn key historical facts that have shaped manufacturing, including the advantages, limitations, applications and economic implications. Students will acquire the knowledge, skills, tools, and understanding necessary to transform ideas into real physical objects. Prerequisite: eligibility for ENGL-101, plus exemption/completion of MAT-095 or MAT-097. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. Offered Spring and Fall terms.
Academic Level:
Digital Fabrication
Digital Fabrication*
OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. Demonstrate knowledge of key historical factors that have shaped manufacturing over the centuries. (PG2, GE1, GE2, GE6) 2. Explain current and emerging 3D printing applications in a variety of industries. (PG2, GE1, GE2, GE4) 3. Describe the advantages and limitations of each 3D printing technology. (PG2, GE1, GE2, GE4) . 4. Demonstrate knowledge of 3D printing strategies by effectively printing objects for various applications. (PG1, PG5, GE2, GE4, GE5) 5. Use 3D modeling software at an introductory level. (PG1, PG5, GE2, GE4, GE5) 6. Convert abstract concepts into original design solutions. (PG1, PG4, PG5, GE2, GE4, GE5) 7. Communicate the design, effectiveness, functionality, and innovation of their original design concepts. (PG3, PG4, GE1, GE2, GE4) 8. Assess the design, effectiveness, functionality, and innovation of artifacts created by others. (PG3, GE1, GE2, GE4) 9. Demonstrate the ability to design functional prototypes that apply design principles that meet specific human factors and form function criteria. (PG1, PG5, GE2, GE5) (PG1, PG5, GE2, GE5)
Introduction to 3D Printing
Course: DFAB-101 - Introduction to 3D Printing