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3D Printing for Art & Industry

Learn 3D Design and Printing

This new series of classes offers students the opportunity to stand on the cutting edge of a fast-growing field that is both high-tech and highly creative – 3D Printing for Art and Industry.  

Students can take the first two classes as approved General Studies Electives or continue through the entire series of five courses by declaring the Minor in 3D Printing for Art and Industry. 

Learn an array of design and fabrication skills with an emphasis that is unique to TROY – a focus on Eco-Innovation and Large Format 3D Printing of recyclable plastics and other sustainable materials like concrete. Students will develop a skill set, experience, and portfolio to qualify for a range of 3D printing opportunities, launch a business, or begin a career in 3D Printing.

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The program is part of a new Integrated Arts area, focused on new ways of creating interdisciplinary connections and innovative approaches to solving problems. The 3D Printing program pairs well with fields such as Business, Archaeology, Medicine, Material Sciences, Performing Arts, Entrepreneurship, Engineering, Education, and Digital Design.

We’re not following a trend, we’re starting one.

 

 

3D Printing for Art and Industry Courses:

 

Fundamentals of 3D Modeling and Printing - IA 2220 (3)

Online T3/21 
Available as General Studies Area II Elective 

Course Description: This course introduces students to the fundamental skills required to begin designing and printing using CAD (Computer Aided Design) software. Digital design terminology and techniques combined with an understanding of how 3D printers function will be delivered through a series of fundamental projects. Includes access to the Virtual and Physical Lab.


Large Format 3D Printing and Sustainable Materials - IA 2230 (3)

Online T4/21

Available as General Studies Area II Elective

Course Description: Utilizing sustainable materials like recycled plastics, concrete, and clay, this class will explore eco-innovative approaches to large format design and manufacturing including introduction to 3D scanning, scaling, and intermediate mesh modeling. Students may choose an Arts focus, an Industry focus, or a blend of the two. Includes access to the Virtual and Physical Lab.

Prerequisite: IA 2220-Fundamentals of 3D Modeling and Printing


Product Development and Assistive Design - IA 3330 (3)

Online T3/21

Course Description: Intermediate Product development will be taught and applied through practical and creative 3D printing projects. Students will learn intermediate solid modeling with an emphasis on assistive design Includes access to the Virtual and Physical Lab.

Prerequisite: IA 2220-Fundamentals of 3D Modeling and Printing


Constructive Disruption: Design Process and Workflow - IA 3320 (3)

Online T4/21

Course Description: Students will learn to offer constructive disruptions applying innovative concept, design, and manufacturing workflows and communication. Course will address the entrepreneurial mindset, problem-solving process, portfolio building, and preparation for internship. Includes access to the Virtual and Physical Lab.

Prerequisite: IA 2220-Fundamentals of 3D Modeling and Printing


3D Design and Production Internship - IA 4498  (3)

Online T4/21

Course Description: Through 3D design and production, students will identify or be partnered with a business or enterprise for internship to gain applied experience with the skill sets developed in these courses. Includes access to the Virtual and Physical Lab.

Prerequisites: IA 2230, IA 3320, and IA 3330

 

Select the remaining three (3) hours from electives approved by 3DP advisor and Department Chair. 

Recommended electives:

ANT 3313 - Laboratory Techniques in Archaeology
ART 4435 - Collaborative Studio
ART 3342 - The Business of Art and Design
BUS 1101 - Introduction to Business
EET 2210 - Electronic Devices
EET 3315 - Digital Circuits and Systems
EET 4420 - Fundamentals of Microcontrollers
ENT 2200 - Innovation and Creative Thinking
ENT 2210 - Innovation by Design
IA 2235 - Creative Collaborations, Teams, and Partnerships
IA 3335 - Integrated Arts Concept and Design
IA 3340 - Integrated Arts Production
IA 4498 - 3D Design and Production Internship (repeated for 3 additional hours)
IDS 1101 - Global Challenges
IDS 2200 - Crossroads: Sophomore Interdisciplinary Seminar in Creative Thinking
LDR 2210 - Leadership and Interpersonal Skills
MKT 3364 - Product and Service Innovation

 

 

Videos of our equipment and materials focus

WASP Hybrid Printer

WASP Large Format Printer


Modeling, Scanning and Sculpture

Eco-Innovation and Printing Recycled Plastics


Printing Concrete

TROY is the first university WASP Hub in the U.S.