3D Printing for Art & Industry | Troy University

3D Printing for Art & Industry

An exciting new opportunity

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)

Offered online T1 2020 and on the Troy Campus Fall 2020
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)

Offered online T2 2020 and on the Troy Campus Spring 2021

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


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

Offered online T3 2021 and on the Troy Campus Fall 2021

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


Product Development and Assistive Design - IA 3330  (3)

Offered online T4 2021 and on the Troy Campus Spring 2022

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


3D Design and Production Internship - IA 4498  (6)

Offered online T5 2021 and on the Troy Campus Summer 2022

Course Description: 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

 

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

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