3D printing#

Goal of this unit#

In this unit, you will learn to

  • Identify the advantages and limitations of 3D printing.
  • Apply design methods and production processes using 3D printing.

Before class#

Class materials#


  • In group, test the design rules, comment on the choice of materials and good practices for your 3D printer(s) regarding the kit parts you are going to make.
  • In group, test and set the parameters of your flexible part so they can be combined with other classmate parts.
  • Individually, 3D print your flexible construction kit you made.
  • In group, make a compliant mechanism out of it with several hinges that do something.