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Foundations of 3D Printing

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:7.00
Study Course Accepted:01.12.2021
Study Course Information
Course Code:FK_068LQF level:Level 7
Credit Points:2.00ECTS:3.00
Branch of Science:PhysicsTarget Audience:Rehabilitation; Medicine; Dentistry
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Jevgenijs Proskurins
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Physics
The Head of Structural Unit:Jevgenijs Proskurins
Contacts:Riga, 26a Anninmuizas boulevard, 1st floor, Room 147 a and b, fizikaatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67061539
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - Semester No.1
Lectures (count)1Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures2
Classes (count)7Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes14
Total Contact Hours16
Full-Time - Semester No.2
Lectures (count)1Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures2
Classes (count)7Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes14
Total Contact Hours16
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Knowledge of mathematics and physics.
To allow getting acquainted with 3D printing and its application in medicine.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
13D printing, 3D modeling and 3D scanning – the importance and advantages of these innovative technologies today. Their interaction and application.Lectures1.00auditorium
2Classification of 3D printing technologies and selection criteria. Printing materials.Classes1.00computer room
3Types and basic principles of 3D modeling.Classes2.00computer room
43D scanning technologies and their application.Classes2.00computer room
5Practical group work in 3D modeling, printing and scanning.Classes2.00computer room
6Basics of 3D printing – acquisition of practical skills, incl. ready 3D model for printing, choosing the optimal criteria.Lectures1.00auditorium
7Other ways of obtaining 3D models and future perspectives.Classes1.00computer room
8Target directions of 3D technologies in medicine – anatomy, dentistry, rehabilitation, surgery, etc.Classes2.00computer room
9On the interaction of 3D technologies with other disciplines, security and the future.Classes2.00computer room
10Basics of 3D modeling – parametric and non-parametric modeling. Practical individual works.Classes2.00computer room
Unaided Work:
Group work: Thematic interactive group work with competition elements where you will have to solve problems related to 3D printing, modeling, and scanning. Individual work: Students will individually learn 3D modeling, model preparation for 3D printing, 3D printing, and scanning. Practical works according to the guidelines and completed creatively.
Assessment Criteria:
Active participation in practical classes. Completed test work representing 50% of the final mark. A “3D project”, developed, demonstrated, and defended in the seminar represents 50% of the final mark.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:To provide students with insights and practical knowledge of innovative technologies such as 3D printing, 3D modeling, and 3D scanning that students could potentially face in the future in their professional environment, thus increasing their competitiveness.
Skills:On completion of the course, students will be able to use the acquired knowledge of 3D printing, 3D modeling, and 3D scanning to work with different 3D printers, 3D modeling programs, and 3D scanners, as well as to apply these technologies in practice.
Competencies:On completion of the study course, students will be able to use 3D printing, modeling, and scanning technologies will be able to assess the current situation in the 3D field, to forecast its development trends.
Required Reading
1Hod Lipson, Melba Kurman. „Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing”. John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, publicēts 2013-02-11
2Richard Bibb, Dominic Eggbeer, Abby Paterson. „Medical Modelling: The Application of Advanced Design and Rapid Prototyping Techniques in Medicine”. Elsevier Science & Technology, publicēts 2015-01-12
Additional Reading
1Richard Horne, Kalani Kirk Hausman. ”3D Printing for Dummies”. John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, published 2017-05-22
2Shlomo Magdassi, Alexander Kamyshny. „Nanomaterials for 2D and 3D Printing”. John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, publicēts 2017-06-06
3Mojtaba Salehi, Manoj Gupta. „Inkjet Based 3D Additive Manufacturing of Metals”. Materials Research Forum LLC, publicēts 2018-01-02