Intermediate Lesson 14 – Customised slicing techniques

Intermediate 3D Printing

Recommended age range 14 – 16

In this lesson your student will learn how to use custom settings when slicing their models for 3D Printing. They will learn the in-depth features of how to change settings so they can increase the speed/slow the speed down of a print, alter layer height and the different types of bed adhesion settings to use. Students will also learn how to create an engineering technical drawing of their 3D designs from the design challenge.

Lesson resources include;

  • Lesson plan
  • Lesson powerpoint
  • Example PDF technical drawings
  • Video tutorial

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“Everything is already included and ready to go as they include detailed lesson plans and all the basics of an outstanding lesson (observation ready!)” Shanice Welsch, Design Teacher, Sale High School.

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This lesson will enable your classes to really understand the technical aspects of slicing a model. From learning about support material to the difference between print speed and travel speed, your students will be on their way to becoming fully confident in 3D Printing slicing techniques.

They will also learn how to change the printer type and how to add a custom printer to the slicing software.  Furthermore learners will understand how to use custom features in CURA allowing them to gain in indepth knowledge of the slicing process taking them beyond a basic level. Some of the concept students will learn include print speed, wall thickness, gradual infill steps, and build plate adhesion and travel speed. The aim being to teach learners to have full control over the slicing process during 3D printing.

This lesson comes with powerpoint PDF and video tutorials on how to create an engineering drawing of their models that were completed in the design challenge. This lesson forms the penultimate lesson of the Intermediate 3D Printing course and students will sit an assessment in lesson 15.