Guidelines in Preparing files for 3D printing/Rapid Prototyping.

Use the following guidelines when preparing your files for 3D printing:

1. All models should be converted to editable format and welded together by material type.

2. Separate materials should have mating surfaces, that is touching without overlap.

3. Use inches as measurement system and double check part size to be around 6x6x6 inches or less.

4. Be sure there are no overlapping or hollow parts. All parts need to be water tight.

5. When subtracting or combining parts together, consider using a package such as Rhinoceros for Windows or the beta version for OS X. (Available on Travis’ laptop during class times).

6. Final models should be in STL format. One file for each separate material type.

7. Create a render of your model that resembles the final product for reference when assembling builds.

8. Use no more than 2 materials total in your model.

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Project 3 Deadlines

Project 3 models must be ready to send off by Tuesday, April 5th. We will test all models and review them in class that day. Please have parts grouped by material type and sized correctly. We will go over sizing and part preparation in class on Tuesday March 29th.

We have a tour scheduled at Medical Modeling on Tueday, April 19th at 4:30pm. We will learn about the various types of technologies they use there and will pick up our completed models. I will be driving if anyone needs a ride. Otherwise, please make arrangements accordingly.
Medical Modeling is located in Golden. 17301 W. Colfax Avenue, Golden, Colorado 80401.

Piton Foundation Meeting – Feb 10th

pitonfoundationlogoWe will be meeting with Matt Barry at the Piton Foundation to discuss the project he has in store for us on Thursday Feb 10th.  The meeting will take place at his office at 4pm.  We will leave from the CU building at 3:30 so be on time and ready to go. Take some time to educate yourself about what the piton foundation does before the meeting.  
Here is the website: http://www.piton.org/
Here is a link to the project students worked on last term:http://www.alexeiman.com/piton-final/
They created this site based on information provided by a spreadsheet from the Denver Public School System. The project for this term will be similar in that it is based on DPS or related data, but the outcome does not need to be a website. It may be anything that is representational of the data and fits the overall need as Matt will describe. We may also have the opportunity to work with software developers and database management to help interface live data with an interactive display, so keep this in mind.