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Approx. 31 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

Course Orientation & Module 1 Origins of Desktop 3D Printing

5 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 69 min), 5 readings, 5 quizzes
8 videos
01-01-02 - Popular Desktop 3D Printing Technologies7m
01-01-03 - Common Perceptions and Misperceptions9m
01-01-04 - Let's Meet a 3D printer4m
01-02-01 - Getting Access to 3D Printers7m
01-02-02 - Selecting a Desktop 3D Printer11m
01-02-03 - DIY Kits & Entry Level 3D Printers8m
01-02-04 - Introducing SLA Desktop 3DP Hardware8m
5 readings
Syllabus10m
Glossary20m
Social Media10m
Module 1 Overview10m
Module 1 Readings10m
4 practice exercises
Orientation Quiz30m
Practice Quiz 1.12m
Practice Quiz 1.230m
Module 130m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Module 2: Exploring Desktop 3D Printing Hardware - Control and Mechanical Systems

5 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 121 min), 2 readings, 5 quizzes
11 videos
02-01-2 Before the Print Starts8m
02-02-01 Interactive Interface8m
02-02-02 Control Board17m
02-02-03 Firmware & MCU6m
02-02-04 Control System in Action14m
02-03-01Overview of the Mechanical System10m
02-03-02 Coordinate System12m
02-03-03 The Build Envelope and Build Platform13m
02-03-04 Motion Mechanical Subsystem16m
02-03-05 Frame Case and Enclosure7m
2 readings
Module 2 Overview10m
Module 2 Readings10m
4 practice exercises
Practice Quiz 2.15m
Practice Quiz 2.25m
Practice Quiz 2.35m
Module 2 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Module 3: Exploring Desktop 3D Printing Hardware: Materials and Extrusion System

5 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 67 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
8 videos
03-01-02 Feeder & Bowden4m
03-01-03 Focus on Hotend6m
03-01-04 Nozzle6m
03-01-05 Active Cooling1m
03-01-06 Build Plate12m
3-02-01 Science of 3D Printing Materials15m
03-02-02 Selecting 3D Printing Materials10m
2 readings
Module 3 Overview10m
Module 3 Readings10m
3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz 3.15m
Practice Quiz 3.25m
Module 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

6 hours to complete

Module 4: Preparing Designs and Jobs for Desktop 3D Printing & Printing Services

6 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 128 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
8 videos
04-01-02 Meshes18m
04-01-03 3D Control Software4m
04-01-04 Anatomy of Job Files9m
04-02-01Finding Digital Models16m
04-02-02 Prepping Digital Models11m
04-02-03 CURA Operation Basics25m
04-02-04 CURA Slicer Basics15m
2 readings
Module 4 Overview10m
Module 4 Readings10m
3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz 4.15m
Practice Quiz 4.25m
Module 4 Quiz30m

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