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Use case: German RepRap 3D printer at the Summer School Project 2016 in Pretoria, South Africa

by • April 25, 2016 • No Comments

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Aachen University of Applied Sciences is providing students with an significant education in 3D printing so that they are optimally made for their pro life after their studies. The extensive theoretical approach to 3D technology together with hands-on experience is a combination that is in no way provided in a much like way in the teaching of engineering. The PRotos V3 3D printing device of German RepRap has been offering great service for years and is utilized in several projects to bring 3D technology nearer to individuals.

Since May last year, there is in addition another 3D printing-related project that is helping to bring an extensive theoretical approach to 3D technology combined with practical experience nearer to all those with a technical interest in this field. The project is called the 3D Printing Summer School and has may already been quite good resultsful in Germany. The first Summer School was held at the beginning of the year in Pretoria, South Africa, at the TUT University, a cooperation university of the Aachen University of Applied Sciences.

The TUT University intends to set up an technology center for the Additive Manufacturing area. The Summer School Project, that was the starter event, was an huge good results. In all, 25-30 members, which include university students and in addition employees loved working with the German RepRap 3D printing devices over 5 days. Laura Thurn in addition attended in Pretoria, that is near Johannesburg: “We firstly talked generally of the subject of 3D printing, its applications and the systemes involved. This in addition included the FDM system, i.e. plastics applications, that was and so covered in more detail. CAD was and so discussed – how proprietary technical drawings can be created and generated, and what requirements had to be observed.”

Summer School Project 2016 in Pretoria, South Africa

The assembly of the German RepRap 3D printing device in addition takes up a leading part. The PRotos V3 3D printing devices consist first of printing device kits and are assembled together with the members in a hands-on workshop. Laura Thurn is pleased: “We are pleased with the German RepRap printing device kits! Especially the assembly of the 3D printing devices together is quite useful for working with the machine later and belief the technology.”

The theoretical information passed on, combined with the hand-on experience gained, provided the many significant basis for belief the 3D technology, via it correctly and mastering it in addition on their own after the summer school. Information is passed on that is rarely taught in engineering courses. The German RepRap 3D printing devices are well built at the TUT University Pretoria. Laura Thurn explains: “The boys and girls of the mechanical engineering ability who have taken part in the project are already being trained as tutors and are and so deployed accordingly.” The other courses with the 3D printing devices can therefore be supported and accompanied, so that the significant knowledge transfer can be ensured. “It’s no use building a 3D printing device if you don’t have anyone who has the necessary know-how. The knowledge transfer is a quite significant issue. Work is therefore already in progress to regularly set up new seminars and courses on the subject of 3D printing. So-called International Weeks are may already provided, that we hold twice a year in the form of workshops at the TUT university,” Laura Thurn continues, “TUT in addition offers additional seminars that cover the software for the 3D printing devices.”

A Summer School project can in addition be started future summer. This can take place at the end of August, and several questions and registrations have now may already been attained. A few free places and additional information are on the market at: https://www.fh-aachen.de/fachbereiche/maschinenbau-und-mechatronik/international/3d-printing-summer-school/


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