Course details

Digital Sculpture - 3D print 1

1DS-Z FaVU 1DS-Z Acad. year 2022/2023 Winter semester 2 credits

Current academic year

Students will learn the technology of 3D printing, its possibilities, and availble technologies. Checking/corrections of STL and OBJ data (Magics, alternative options of 3D models correction), preprocessing (Magics), dimensions adjustment, cutting the model, setting up the chamber, printing - the basic service, printer set up, additional storage in the chamber (saving the time and material), collision detection, post-processing.


Language of instruction




Time span

  • 13 hrs lectures
  • 13 hrs seminar




Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

After graduating this course students will be able to work independently with the 3D printer, they will understad the process of 3D prinintg, and will be able to make a flawless model in the STL format.

Learning objectives

The objective of this course is to introduce students to the 3D printing technology, which they will learn to use for the making of spatial objects and their furter use in their artistic work. Students will have the opportunity to have a hands-on experience with technology and thus will acquire the practical skills essential for independent work.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Basic PC operation skills; ability to navigate in the virtual space; patience and interest in 3D technologies. Experience with 3D modelling software (Blender, Maya, Rhino etc.) is welcomed yet it is not necessary.

Fundamental literature

  • Rafiq I. Noorani, Rapid Prototyping: Principles and Applications, Worlds Scientific, 2010.
  • Patri K. Venuvinod, Rapid Prototyping: Laser-Based and Other Technologies, Springer Science & Business Media, 2004.
  • Chua Chee Kai, Leong Kah Fai, Lim Chu-Sing, Rapid Prototyping: Principles and Applications.
  • Neil Hopkinson, Richard Hague, Philip Dickens, Rapid Manufacturing: An Industrial Revolution for the Digital Age

Progress assessment

Credit is awarded on the basis of attendance and active participation in the workshops.

Teaching methods and criteria

Combination of lectures and methodological and content management of students' independent work at workshops.

Controlled instruction

Attendance in lectures - 70% min., workshops are mandatory.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme BIT, 1st year of study, Elective
  • Programme BIT (in English), 1st year of study, Elective
  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, 1st year of study, Elective
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