Introduction to 3D Printing and Fabrication

Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to 3D Printing and Fabrication

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    In this advanced 3D and Fabrication course, students will learn about the practical differences between Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining and 3D Printing and how to select the right technology for different manufacturing needs, volumes, and materials. This course will allow students to master the fundamentals of CNC operations providing learners with a thorough knowledge of CNC principles and machine structures, manufacture planning, manual part programming and editing. Investigation of materials, prototyping and testing, physical mock-ups and the application of new fabrication processes is an integral part of the course.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations


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