Intermediate curriculum

This pack is a follow on from the beginners curriculum and contains everything you need to build on students basic 3D Printing knowledge. No planning is needed as all resources are ready to teach ‘straight out of the box’. There are eight lessons with over 50 resources needed to educate your students about 3D Printing with an introduction to parametric modelling with either Fusion 360 version or the Onshape version. This is suitable for teaching with any type of filament 3D printer.

What teachers say….

“The information sets the foundations of 3D Printing and explains its important and ever increasing role in society.” Paul Bowyer, Head of Technology, Sandbach Boys School

This pack includes;

  • Lesson 8 – 3D Printing in our society
  • Lesson 9 – Different types of 3D Printers
  • Lesson 10 – Introduction to parametric 3D modelling
  • Lesson 11 – Developing CAD skills
  • Lesson 12 – Intermediate Design Challenge
  • Lesson 13 – Intermediate slicing and materials
  • Lesson 14 – Customised slicing
  • Lesson 15 – End of course assessment

Each lesson is designed to last approximately one hour. All worksheets and homework sheets come with answer sheets so students can self assess or peer assess their work, reducing teacher workload and involving the students fully in assessment for learning (all the lesson worksheets and homework sheets are downloadable along with STL files to 3D print).

By the end of this project all students will be able to;

  • Review the impact that 3D printers can have on people’s lives and society.
  • Explain how 3D printing is changing how products are made
  • Summarise how 3D Printers are being used in the medical industry
  • Explain the injection moulding process.
  • List the different types of 3D printing technology
  • Explain how filament is extruded through a nozzle.
  • Understand the mechanical and physical properties of flexible filaments.
  • Model basic CAD features, such as extrude, revolve, shell and fillet
  • Asses if support material is needed on a design
  • Rescale, rotate and move an object ready for slicing
  • Export a file for 3D Printing
  • Discuss the benefits of sustainable materials

Most students will be able to;

  • Sketch, edit and extrude and pattern a profile
  • Add a new workplane to a CAD model
  • Experiment with the loft feature
  • Explain the extrusion process
  • Change the speed in advanced settings

Some students will be able to;

  • Create an engineering drawing
  • Experiment with advanced settings on slicing software to customise their print file (gcode)

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