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3D Printing Project: Designing a Replacement Part

Course Summary

Learn how to create replacements parts for household appliances, furniture, and more with Tinkercad and a desktop 3D printer. 

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    Course Syllabus

    • Introduction
    • Welcome
    • What if I don't have a 3D printer?
    • 1. Measure and Record
    • Thinking in 3D
    • Measuring with calipers
    • 2. Design in Tinkercad
    • Introducing Tinkercad
    • Working with shapes
    • Using Shape Generators
    • Grouping and aligning
    • Using the workplane
    • Creating holes
    • Creating complex shapes
    • Exporting your design
    • 3. Print and Test
    • Plating and printing
    • Design for manufacturability
    • Critiquing our design
    • Design rules: Avoid overhangs
    • Design rules: Planning for thread width
    • 4. Optimize and Rework
    • Iterating with Cut, Copy, and Paste
    • Splitting the design into two pieces
    • Adjust shapes with Ungroup
    • Conclusion
    • Brainstorm and next steps

Course Fee:
USD 25

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1 - 2 hours / week

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