Ever thought about the wider impact of 3D Printing beyond the machine and designing? This lesson will broaden the knowledge of 3D Printing beyond the classroom. Students will learn the basics of how material use effects the environment and the potential benefits and pitfalls of using Bio-plastics in 3D Printing.
In this lesson your classes will also use CURA to ‘slice’ the models they completed in the design challenge (lesson 4). This will create the gcode that can be sent to a 3D Printer to enable the printing of the design. Cura is an open sourse slicing package that allows for easy model preparation and is widely used by over 2 million 3D printing enthusiasts.
As with the other lessons, all resources are fully editable to the needs of the students. This is the last lesson before the end of module assessment (lesson 6).