This lesson will enable your classes to understand the more technical details associated with 3D Printing materials and also slicing techniques. To be able to 3D Print high quality parts the ability to understand the key features that are involved with slicing is vital to the learning process. This lesson will enable your students to be able to slice their own models delivering successful outcomes using Cura slicing software. Cura is an open source slicing package that allows for easy model preparation and is widely used by over 2 million 3D printing enthusiasts.
Included in the learning is the further study of materials (how PLA is made from cornstarch) and more indepth knowledge on layer height, infill and the concept of supports on models. Also included is learning what rafts are and a link to a youtube video demonstrating infill and why supports are used.
Both the lesson task and the homework sheet come with example answers so they can be self assessed or peer assessed. This will enable rapid progress as students can be involved with the assessment of their work.