YSU 3D Printing Workshops 2016-2017
- 1 Purpose
- 2 Schedule
- 3 Workshops
- 4 Software
- 5 Tutorials
- 6 Additional Resources
We will introduce students, faculty, and staff to 3D printing and rapid prototyping technologies through a series of hands-on workshops in 2016-17. These classes will familiarize the YSU community with current trends and possibilities in digital manufacturing, introduce the significant 3D printing resources and research on campus, and provide participants direct experience with printing tools. Finally, these workshops aim to raise the visibility of YSU 3D printing research, and contribute to a community of interest around the technology.
- Friday, February 10, 8:30am-3pm. 3D Printing with Trumbull ESC. Bliss Hall 3000.
- Friday, October 28, 9-12 noon. Introduction to 3D Printing. Bliss Hall 3000.
- Friday, November 4, 9-12 noon. Introduction to 3D Printing. Bliss Hall 3000.
- Monday, November 7, 5-8 pm. Introduction to 3D Printing. Bliss Hall 3000.
- Friday, November 18, 9-noon. Introduction to 3D Printing. Bliss Hall 3000.
- Tuesday, November 29, 11-12:30pm. Photogrammetry and 3D Scanning for 3DP. Bliss Hall 3000.
- Friday, December 2, 10-1pm. Introduction to 3D Printing. Bliss Hall 3000.
- Friday, December 9, 10-1pm. Introduction to 3D Printing. Bliss Hall 3000.
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Introduction to 3D Printing 
This workshop provides a brief introduction to 3d printing technology followed by hands on experience with solid modeling software and 3d printing hardware.
Capturing Real Objects: 3D Scanning and Photogrammetry for Digital Fabrication 
Introduction to tools for camera-based photogrammetry, structured light scanning, and Kinect depth sensors for digital modeling. Participants will capture point clouds, clean them up with mesh editing software, and print them.
Creative modeling for 3D printing
Use common 3D modeling software (Rhinoceros) to make models for printing. Find and collage existing models, generate models from scratch. Explore the relationships between 3D printing and 3D modeling in computer animation fields.
Materials for 3D Printing
Introduce the characteristics and relative merits of different 3D printing materials including ABS, PLA, Resins, and others. Using flexible filament, dissolving filament.
Multi-Modal Fabrication Techniques
Augmentation of 3D printing using other fabrication techniques: This includes subtractive manufacturing (laser-cutter, CNC routing) as well as traditional wood and metal shop techniques such as tapping, heat forming, post-print treatments.
Making Things That Move: 3D Printing for Mechatronics and Robotics
Designing parts to work with motors, mechanisms, and embedded electronics.
You can install this software on your own machine:
3-D modeling. (download) free for 90 days, full version is on lab machines
Model slicing and g-code generator for 3D printers. (download) free
state-of-the-art software for working with triangle meshes (download osx, windows, linux) free
To use meshmixer, download, unzip, and copy the following files to your ~/Documents/meshmixer folder:
3D modeling (download) pro is free for 30 days, then you keep the basic version.
To use Sketchup make, you need to export sketchup files as dxf or stl using a plugin. This one works: http://www.guitar-list.com/download-software/convert-sketchup-skp-files-dxf-or-stl
Cura Lulzbot Edition
Model slicing and g-code generation (download osx) free
To use the Cura Lulzbot Edition for the CreatorBot Pro, download the machine settings file below, unzip, and copy to ~/Library/Application Support/Cura/21.00/:
- machine settings: creatorbot_cura_machine.settings.zip
- filament profiles: creatorbot_cura_filament_profiles.zip
Introduction to 3DP
Covers Modeling in Rhino, slicing, and printer operation.
Modeling in Rhino
Modeling in Sketchup
CreatorBot Pro II
Places to Get 3D Models
Places to Download Models
From the Early Days
Printer Profiles for Cura 15.04.5: Cura.zip
Launch Lab Keyfob: ll_keyfob_fdm_mm.zip