3D printing#

Goal of this unit#

In this unit, you will learn to

  • Identify the advantages and limitations of 3D printing.
  • build on other people’s code and give proper credits.
  • Apply design methods and production processes using 3D printing.

Class materials#

Assignment#

  • Complete your FlexLinks kit that you made by fetching the code of at least 2 parts made by other classmates during week 2. Acknowledge their work. Modify their code and get the parts ready to print.
  • Test the design rules for your 3D printer(s).
  • 3D print your flexible construction kit, make a compliant mechanism out of it with several hinges that do something,
  • Make and post a (compressed <10 Mo) video of your working mechanism.

Learning outcome#

  • Identify the advantages and limitations of 3D printing.
  • build on other people’s work and give proper credits.
  • Apply design methods and production processes to show your understanding of 3D printing.