Updated 2-24-16
NMSU-Grants Robotics & Automation/Electronics Technology Department
 
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Websites for Spring 2016 Classes
ELT265 Special Topics: 3D Printing II


What is 3D Printing?
3D printing is a means of making physical objects from a computer file created by 3D modeling software. Plastic, metal, porcelain, and even chocolate are some of the many materials used.

The college's 3D printers are filament printers that create objects out of plastic. These printers are like computer-controlled hot-glue guns that squirt plastic instead of glue.

If there are enough students interested in 3D printing, we plan to create a 3D printing lab for use by people in the community. Once you've taken a 3D printing class, you'd then be able to simply come in use the lab whenever you want.

The classes described on the right are in the electronics lab (main building, room 50). Robotics students also use the 3D printer in this lab to create parts for their projects.
ELT 265 Special Topics: 3D Printing II [Listed as "3D Printing" in the current schedule of classes].
Fridays, 10:30-11:50
1 credit; prerequisite: ELT 265 3D Printing I or permission of the instructor.
In 3D Printing I, the emphasis is on learning the 3D modeling tools needed to design and 3D-print less complex objects. In 3D Printing II, the emphasis is on honing 3D modeling skills to design and 3D-print objects of a more complex nature. Also, less emphasis is placed on instructor-guided projects and more on projects that each student creates. The instructor determines if each project is feasible and of sufficient complexity to warrant approval. The 3D modeling software used is Google SketchUp, or a similar program.


Web Sites for Past Courses

General electronics Web links