Production Life Cycle: Capturing 3D Ideas in Engineering Drawings
Formlabs’ Innovate & Educate Challenge invited educators across the country to develop and share lesson plans that encourage creative thinking and hands-on learning through 3D printing. Thanks to those who submitted, we’re able to share free resources with a wider learning community dedicated to inspiring students with rich, immersive experiences.
This lesson plan, submitted by the County College of Morris, pulls students into a communication-centric design and manufacturing mindset, as they brainstorm, define, model, and prototype their own inventions. Objectives include:
Develop an understanding of best practices used in communicating design information through engineering drawings
Utilize various drawing views to describe an invention
Learn how to generate reproducible drawings through CAD verification
Practice design verification through 3D printing of CAD model
Understand the start-to-finish production life cycle
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