Erasmus KA1 Courses - Course Details

3D PRINTING

Date :

Sessions in 2019

  • 10-14 June 2019 – Prague
  • 12-16 August 2019 - Istanbul

 

Sessions in 2020

  • 20-24 January 2020 – Prague or Istanbul
  • 20-24 April 2020 – Prague or Istanbul

 

Course duration: 5 days

Course fee: 350€ (per person)



3D Printing

3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved using additive processes. In an additive process an object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the object is created. Each of these layers can be seen as a thinly sliced horizontal cross-section of the eventual object.

3D printing is the opposite of subtractive manufacturing which is cutting out / hollowing out a piece of metal or plastic with for instance a milling machine. 3D printing enables you to produce complex (functional) shapes using less material than traditional manufacturing methods.

Through investigating the application of 3D printing in schools, universities, libraries and special education settings six use categories are identified and described:

  • to teach students about 3D printing,
  • to teach educators about 3D printing
  • to understand 3D printing as a support technology during teaching,
  • to produce artefacts that aid learning,
  • to create assistive technologies,
  • to support outreach activities.

This course will help the participants understand how 3D printing is being applied across a number of domains, including design, manufacturing, and retailing. It will also demonstrate the special capabilities of 3D printing such as customization, self-assembly, and the ability to print complex objects. In addition to business applications, this course will also examine how individuals, including those in developing countries, are using this technology to create solutions to the problems they face. This course will also provide an overview of design thinking and how participants can use this framework to develop ideas that can be turned into objects. Learners who complete this course will obtain a rich understanding of the capabilities of 3D printing and how to think about designing objects for this new technology.

 

Target Group

  • All kind of teachers, trainers, educators, school administrators, etc.

 

Preparation

Before the course;

  • A detailed pre-course questionnaire to indicate their level of experience, teaching backgrounds and training will be completed by participants.
  • They will also prepare a presentation to reflect their own teaching method.

 

Validation

  • A course participation certificate will be given to all participants.
  • A Europass CV will be filled together according to the skills and competences to be gained during the course  by participants.

 

Course Schedule

Day 1

Activities

09.00 - 10.15

  • Getting to know each other – Presentation of participants

(a five-minute presentation)

  • Key Issues and Concerns about the course

10.15 - 10.30

  • Coffee Break

10.30 - 11.45

  • Introduction of 3D Printing
  • 3D Printing Applications

11.45 - 12.00

  • Coffee Break

12.00 - 13.00

  • History of 3D Printing
  • Social Media
 

Day 2

Activities

09.00 - 10.15

  • How 3D Printers Work
  • Materials & Costs

10.15 - 10.30

  • Coffee Break

10.30 - 11.45

  • 3D Printing – On-Demand Manufacturing
  • Careers in 3D Printing

11.45 - 12.00

  • Coffee Break

12.00 - 13.00

  • Using 3D Printer during course
 

Day 3

Activities

09.00 - 10.15

  • 3D Printing in Development
  • 3D Printing in Education

10.15 - 10.30

  • Coffee Break

10.30 - 11.45

  • Introduction to Sketching
  • Design Sketching for 3D Printing

11.45 - 12.00

  • Coffee Break

12.00 - 13.00

  • 3D Printing and Design Thinking
 

Day 4

Activities

09.00 - 10.15

  • What’s Special about 3D Printing?
  • How Will 3D Printing Change Business and Education?

10.15 - 10.30

  • Coffee Break

10.30 - 11.45

  • 3D Printing and the Future (or Demise) of Intellectual Property
  • The Future of 3D Printing

11.45 - 12.00

  • Coffee Break

12.00 - 13.00

  • Using 3D Printer during course

13.00 – 13.40

  • Lunch

14.00 – 15.30

  • Visit to a 3D Printing company
 

Day 5

Activities

09.00 - 10.15

  • Summarize the key points of the course
  • Define the ways of reaching the aim in 3D Printing

10.15 - 10.30

  • Coffee Break

10.30 - 11.45

  • Overview of the course program
  • Evaluation of the course program
  • Filling the feedback forms

11.45 - 12.30

  • Europass CV
  • Europass Mobility Certificate
  • Participation Certificate

12.30

  • Departure
 

 

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