VB6123 - Introduction to 3d-printing


New from the academic year 2021/2022

Course content

  • Introduction to 3D printing
  • Digital form representation
  • Pre-processing of digital form
  • Materials for FDM 3D printing
  • Process for FDM 3D printing
  • Process design and problem solving FDM 3D printing
  • Materials for SLA 3D Printing
  • Process for SLA 3D printing
  • Other methods of polymer 3D printing
  • Process design and problem solving for SLA 3D printing
  • Semester assignment
  • Lab
  • Examination

Learning outcome

  • Must be able to pre-process the CAD file and prepare STL and G-codes for 3D printing with two different methods
  • Calibrate and prepare the printer
  • Have an understanding of the structure and operation of 3D printers (Two different concepts)
  • Have knowledge of different materials and necessary settings related to materials
  • Have knowledge of various process parameters and their impact on print quality
  • Be able to troubleshoot and adjust process parameters to improve quality
  • Be able to adapt 3D print with regard to the product's properties and usage criteria
  • Be able to calculate costs for various 3D printed products

Learning methods and activities

  1. Web based live lectures
  2. Invited lecture (External resource)
  3. Video lectures
  4. Self-study Assignments / Group assignments
  5. Lab assignments in connection with campus on site assambly 
  6. Exam 50% theory + 50% practical exam (Lab exam)

Further on evaluation

  1. Three-hour theory exam where preparation for 3D printing is one of four parts The other three parts are concentrated on materials, process and products. DIgital exam in Inspera
  2. Three-hour practical test where the candidates have to prepare, start and evaluate a 3D print

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Continuing Education, Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology (EVUIVE51)

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Further education, lower degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering

Department with administrative responsibility
Centre for Continuing Education and Professional Development


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