3D Printing and Digital Scanner Technology

The next industrial revolution is about personal fabrication and it is happening now. 3D Printing and Digital scanner has come to unlock the potentials of people who can create, innovate and fabricate. This Course development Prepare students for careers being reshaped by 3D printing technology. By combining in-depth lectures and class discussions with exciting hands-on projects, students will gain the theoretical and practical knowledge they need to wield this transformative technology in the real world.

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Cohort 1 starts April ’22

What you will learn
  • Produce a fully functional moving part in a single print
  • Scan Physical Object and convert to digital files
  • Understand Reverse Engineering and its modern-day applications.
  • Run various analysis in product development including topology optimization.
  • Explain current and emerging 3D printing applications in the manufacturing field.
  • Understand the advantages and limitations of each 3D printing technology.
  • Evaluate scenarios and recommend the appropriate use of 3D printing technology.
  • Identify opportunities to apply 3D printing technology for time and cost savings.
  • Medicine
  • Construction Industries 
  • Education 
  • Prototype and manufacturing.
  • Art and Jewelry
  • Aerospace and Defense 
  • Automotive Industries 
  • Researchers 
  • Industries
  • Organization, agencies and parastatals
  • Oil servicing firms 
  • Scholars 
Enrollment Process

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Capstone Project

Every specialization includes a hands-on project. Students will need to complete the project(s) before a specialization is deemed completed.


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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Blended Learning

A combination of both physical and online

100% Practical

The course offers a practical and hands-on approach to learning

Beginner Level

No prior experience is required


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A Certificate is awarded after completion of training

Capstone Project

A capstone project is required from the participant at the completion of training

There are 11 Modules and 55 Lessons in this Specialization



Introduction to Additive Manufacturing (3 hours)

Lesson 1: Course Overview

Lesson 2: Historical Review

Lesson 3: Sketching Design on paper Overview

Lesson 4: CAD Overview

Lesson 5: Introduction to TinkerCad

Lesson 6: Final project example

Lesson 7: Final project assignment 101 (Write your full names in Tinkercad and save it in STL File)



Introduction to 3D Printing (3 hours)

Lesson 1: 3D printing overview

Lesson 2: 3D Printing Challenges, Advantages and Disadvantages, Applications

Lesson 3: Intro to 3D Modelling [Cartesian Coordinate System]

Lesson 4: Meet the 3D Printer

Lesson 5: Final Project Assignment 102 (Sketch a component parts of your choice)



Mesh (3 hours)

Lesson 1: What is Mesh?

Lesson 2: Moving from 2D to 3D

Lesson 3: Material Use [Types of Filaments]

Lesson 4: Advanced TinkerCad Command

Lesson 5: Learning Onshape

Lesson 6: Final Project Assignment 103 (Design the component parts you sketched using TinkerCad and Onshape)



Slicing (3 hours)

Lesson 1: CAM Skills

Lesson 2: Mesh repair

Lesson 3: Getting the file ready to print

Lesson 4: Slicing, Slicing Software’s, Slicing Settings

Lesson 5: Get to Know the 3D Printer, advanced

Lesson 6: Daily Assignment 104 (Slice Your Design and Get it Ready for Printing)



Printing – Part I (4 hours)

Lesson 1: 3D Printing workflow systems.

Lesson 2: Case study

Lesson 3: Designed gears in TinkerCAD

Lesson 4: Slicing Setting

Lesson 5: End of the Week Assignment 105 [Design 5 Different Component parts of your choice]



Printing – Part II (3 hours)

Lesson 1: Everything About FDM,SLA, DLP, SLS

Lesson 2: Case study

Lesson 3: Printing continues.

Lesson 4: Daily Assignment 106 (Design and Print a Flower Vase)



Introduction to Digital Scanner (3 hours)

Lesson 1: Dynamic surfaces. 

Lesson 2: Material Behavior.

Lesson 3: Dynamic surfaces and chains.

Lesson 4: Resolution, tolerance and support material.

Lesson 5: Reverse Engineering

Lesson 6: Weekly Assignment 107 (Scan Your own Head through to neck)



The Future of Digital Fabrication (Printing & Scanning) (4 hours)

Lesson 1: How to convert Physical Model to Digital File and Vice Versa.

Lesson 2: Case study analysis.

Lesson 3: Future of fabrication.

Lesson 4: Scan someone head

Lesson 5: Case study assignment.

Lesson 6: Daily Assignment 108 (Edit your scan, prepare for printing, and Print it)



Practical Exams on Prototype printing (3 hours)

Lesson 1: Practical examination

Lesson 2: Student case studies.

Lesson 3: Final Project. 109 [Presentation of Your Project]



Final project Presentation (4 hours)

Lesson 1: Student case studies

Lesson 2: Final project presentation

Lesson 3: Final exam



4D Printing + Certificate Presentation (3 hours)

Lesson 1: 4D Printing

Lesson 2: Student case studies

Lesson 3: Final project re-examination


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