Modfab’s one day 3D printing and Basic CAD course is designed to get teachers up to speed with this exciting new technology. Modfab has trained over 270 teachers from Primary, Secondary and TAFE, and we believe that we have a course that will empower educators to take 3D printing and CAD into their classrooms, and pass these skills on to their students. It is a hands-on course which will provide you with the confidence to operate, maintain and troubleshoot a generic FDM (fused deposition modelling) printer. All aspects of 3D model preparation and slicing are covered to enable teachers to produce great looking 3D prints. We train CAD using Tinkercad, an online application that has the most friendly and intuitive interface we have found. The course allows teachers to look for real world connections to their key learning areas when utilising this 21st century technology.
Modfab has designed “3D Printing and CAD – 21st Century Technology for Everyone” to encompass a wide range of teachers and faculties. We have coined the term STREAMHD which stands for Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Art, Maths, History and Disability.
While TAS teachers will get a great deal from the course, we believe all teachers can benefit from understanding this important, new technology.
This course contributes to 6.5 professional development hours.
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Introduction “STEM to STREAHMD” using 3D printing technology in the classroom.
Familiarising teachers with two of the most common FDM 3D Printer machine types.
• Anatomy of a 3D Printer (Cartesian & Delta)
• Choosing a 3D printer to suit your requirements.
To make teachers aware of the potential hazards of an FDM 3D printer.
• WHS of a 3D Printer (extruders & print-bed)
Orientation and Introduction to 3D Printing Technology
• 3D Printing Processes –
• FDM, SLS, SLM, SL, EBM and bio-printing (video footage)
The sequence of the 3D Printing (Iterative) Design Cycle and the digital workflow relating to 3D Printing.
• 3D Printing (Iterative) Design Cycle
• Digital Workflow – from CAD model to actual print
• Online Resources and Creative Commons Licensing
Learning the basics of 3D CAD modelling using Tinkercad.
• Creating and printing your first project
Software configuration, mechanical properties of printed items, print adhesion aids.
• Including ABS, PET-G, PLA, HIPS, PVA and Hybrid Filaments
Teachers are enabled to perform start-up checks and maintenance on their FDM 3D Printers
• Start- Up Checks (power, data & filament)
• Essential software
• Port driver and Host application
• Slicing application
• Check consumables o Filament
• Print bed treatment
3D Printer Configuration and Adjustments
• 3D printer calibration,
• filament loading, machine settings for plastic types,
• filament properties and applications,
• storage of filament,
Failed prints and how they relate to printer problems.
• Print warping
• Extruder starvation
• Air printing
• Print shifted on bed
• Clogged extruder
• First layer adhesion
Improving the appearance of 3D Printed objects, joining parts and the use of screws and fasteners, using a variety of methods.
• Print finishing
• hand finishing
Tinkercad Level 2- Creating a more complex model
• The workplane,
• resizing and duplicating objects,
• creating patterns,
• Text editor
• and more...
Model to teachers how to create a design brief for their product using the 3D Design Cycle in conjunction with 3D printing lessons on how to create an earphone Holder.
Modfab will bring a laptop for each participant and four 3D printers to demonstrate the 3D printing process. Participants will be able to print a project on the day. To facilitate this, please:
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Easy and well explained.
Teacher knowledge amazing.
Slight computer issues at the start.
A lot of practical activities to show how to set up a 3D printer and print. Reasoning of various tabs and options.
Good basics intro. Friendly presenter.
Most of the course was excellent and useful. Computer problems at the start was a waste of time.
Felt a little bit rushed – lots of content to get through!
I obtained lots of information and feel much more confident in working with the 3D printer. Jump around a bit talking about the machines and maintenance which was a bit confusing.
A good presentation of this topic to assist in TAS subject.
Lots of info! Thanks!
The presentation was clear and thorough
An excellent course. The information presented was clear and the method really good.The use of TinkerCAD to develop skills and 3D printing was enjoyable and very informative.
Inspirational YouTube videos. Lots of hands on ideas for program development and for use in school.
Excellent, practical and theoretical course components.
So helpful. No question too silly. Responded to all my problems.
Insightful, inspiring and practical.
Lots of hands on ideas for program development/use in school.
Very in depth. Practical aspect was very informative. Learning how to set up and prepare was very useful.
very easy and useful
I am a teacher who has taught in the classroom, ESL, Learning Support and RFF. Ben is an engineer and has been involved in 3D Printing over the last five years. Our Course has been endorsed by BOSTES, we are running holiday workshops at the Science Centre in Wollongong, running Learning Labs for primary and high school students at UOW, written a nationally recognised course for 3D Printing using 5 units of competency. Involved in creating a 3D printing course with TAFE, involved with setting up a FabLab at UTS with Professor Sheather. We are also working with UOW to run a 3D Printing competition.
Founded by Ben Roberts, an Electronics Engineer, Electronics Trade Certificate, Associate Diploma in Electronics Engineering, Cert IV: Computer Graphics and Animation, Cert IV: Training and Assessment (TAE40110 incl. TAELLN411), and Heike Roberts, a professional teacher, Bachelor of Education, Cert IV: Training and Assessment (TAE40110 incl. TAELLN411), BA (Interpreting & Translation). Modfab self-funded two pilot programs in Illawarra schools. The first was at Figtree High School where three 3D printers, consumables and training were supplied. Perceiving the needs of teachers when dealing with new technology, Modfab also generated a suite of training materials and ready to go lessons, so that the teachers could incorporate the 3D printers into their curriculum planning more easily.
The second Pilot program was run at Figtree Heights Public School to gain some insight on how 3D printing could be utilised in the K-6 years NSW Syllabus. Both of these pilot programs were a great success, and allowed Modfab to further tailor its training and lesson content to suit primary and secondary schools. Modfab’s activities gained the attention of NSW State Training who agreed to assist in running a pilot program to train teachers in 3D printing. This resulted in fourteen candidates from primary school, secondary school and TAFE, gaining nationally recognised training in 3D printing. From then Modfab has trained over 45 teachers from TAFE, high School and primary school, and provided training support and after sales support to over 23 schools.
Modfab also runs holiday workshops at the Wollongong Science Centre, and a 3D Printing and CAD Modelling Course: Become a Maker – Early Learning Labs (a holiday program for gifted and talented students), (Years 5 – 6 Only) and Learning Labs (Years 7- 10 only) at the University of Wollongong.
Modfab has been endorsed as a training provider by BOSTES and completing the “Comprehensive 3D Printing and 3D CAD Modelling: From STEM to STREAHMD course will contribute 10 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 3.1.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 4.4.2, 4.5.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation.