LINC 84B: 3-D DESIGN & FABRICATION
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Hours:||2 lecture per week (24 total per quarter)|
|Advisory:||Experience with internet software tools, browsers, hyperlinks, online media resources, and basic skills using a computer.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
Student Learning Outcomes
- Identify different types of 3-D fabrication techniques.
- Access, download, and modify 3-D printing files from online collections.
The student will be able to:
A. Identify different types of 3-D fabrication techniques
B. Access, download and modify 3-D printing files from online collections
C. Evaluate the best media for the 3-D print job based upon the use requirements
D. Establishing design criteria and scale to maintain interoperability for multiple part projects
E. Develop and submit a finished 3-D fabricated item
A. 3-D Fabrication Techniques
1. 3-D Printing--Filament Based (PLA/ABS)
2. 3-D Printing--Resin Based
3. 3-D Printing--CNC
4. Laser Cutting
B. Online 3-D Printing Collections
C. Types of Media Used in 3-D Fabrication
1. Filament (PLA/ABS)
4. Plastic Sheeting
D. Design Criteria
E. Finishing and Assembly
1. Techniques to Remove Excess Material
2. Dry Fitting Multiple Piece Projects to Ensure Proper Fit
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
B. When taught via the internet: Students must have current email accounts and/or ongoing access to computers with email software, web browsing capability, and access to the World Wide Web.
Method(s) of Evaluation
The student will demonstrate proficiency by:
A. Developing a project utilizing 3-D design and fabrication technologies for the participant's specific purposes, whether educational, business-related or personal.
B. Presentation of their web-based design and 3-D printed/fabricated project to peers.
C. Making constructive contributions to class discussions.
Method(s) of Instruction
During periods of instruction the student will be:
A. Listening actively to lecture presentations delivered in student-centered learning style by taking notes, following demonstrations, or completing an activity
B. Participating in facilitated discussions of live presentations, readings or video presentations
C. Presenting in small group and whole class situations
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Instructor-assigned notes and materials.
Horvath, Joan. Mastering 3-D Printing. Apress Media, 2014. Print.
Additional information, notes, handouts, syllabus, assignments, tests, and other relevant course material will be delivered by email and on the World Wide Web, and discussion may be handled with internet communication tools.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Each week requires the student to read and analyze selected websites or student projects related to that week's topic.
B. Each week's topic requires a written response to a prompt that is turned in to the instructor for review. Each prompt is designed to be a draft of a section of the student's completed project. Instructor feedback should be reflected in the final product.
C. Each week's topic requires the student to participate in a weekly discussion prompt based on that week's readings and assignment. Students are to respond to other students' responses offering support, suggestions, alternative ideas, and resources.