This course is perfect for a first approach to the 3D printing from students or professionals that want to have a clear vision of what is this technology about and its potential regarding the market needs.

It is desirable (but not mandatory) that the students have some technical previous skills in product design and new technologies.

 After performing all the lessons of this course, the student will have a detailed vision of the different technologies of 3D printing and its sectors of applications with real cases of study projects. Furthermore, the student will be  able  to understand the possibilities of  entrepreneurship in this emerging sector. The lessons are grouped in the following way.

Design and production processes:

  • History of 3D Printing
  • Concept of Rapid Prototyping and Additive Manufacturing
  • Description of the Production Processes
  • Available software for 3D Printing
  • 3D Printing materials
  • Technologies in 3D Printing

The current processes, different fields of application:

  • Processes, Resolution, Accuracy, Sizes, Manufacturers
  • Materials used
  • Sectors / Fields of Application
  • Extract the pieces, post-processes

Entrepreneurship and 3d printing: a common view of the world:

  • What is Entrepreneurship?
  • The qualities of an entrepreneur 
  • Generating and developing a business idea
  • Entrepreneurship and 3D printing

Application in traditional sector, cases of study:

  • Rapid Prototyping Definition


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