This unit is a hands-on 3D modelling class that starts from the basics of 2D sketching and proceeds to give the required knowledge such that the student is able to create 3D models. Assemblies consisting of several 3D parts will also be developed together with the respective drawings including dimensioning. Mechanical fixtures and designs will be tested in simulation such that the structure is analysed for stresses and strains, load bearing and also modes of vibration before manufacturing. Once the final design is arrived at, the 3D model will be prepared for 3D printing. Once the 3D model is finalised the student is given some additional skills to be able to go for 3D printing. Through a hands-on project the students will discover for themselves the potential and limitations of 3D printing. No previous knowledge is required except for a touch of creativity.
Maturity Clause Applications
Applicants who satisfy the following conditions may apply for consideration to join this MCAST programmes as mature students:
Attained the age of 21 years for entry to programmes at MQF Level 4
An Updated Curriculum Vitae and a Motivation Letter should accompany applications under the Maturity Clause.
Shortlisted applicants may be called for an interview to assess their suitability for the selected programme.