ENTREP 7051 - 3D Print Prototyping

North Terrace Campus - Trimester 3 - 2021

You will be introduced to a basic overview of additive manufacturing technologies and the prototyping options available. You will acquire a firm grasp of modelling in 3D as well as providing the basis for the moral, ethical and legal arguments that currently face the 3D printing world. You will also explore the advances expected in the next five to ten years and the opportunities that await in the areas of bio printing.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ENTREP 7051
    Course 3D Print Prototyping
    Coordinating Unit Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation & Innov Centre
    Term Trimester 3
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Intensive
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Course Description You will be introduced to a basic overview of additive manufacturing technologies and the prototyping options available. You will acquire a firm grasp of modelling in 3D as well as providing the basis for the moral, ethical and legal arguments that currently face the 3D printing world. You will also explore the advances expected in the next five to ten years and the opportunities that await in the areas of bio printing.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Matthew McKinlay

    Program Director Contact Details: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    Name: Dr Wendy Lindsay
    Email: wendy.lindsay@adelaide.edu.au
    Teaching Staff
    Name: Jon Soong
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    Mandi Dimitriadis
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    Teaching Assistants
    Luke Tansell
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    Jess McDonald
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
    1. Classify, document and discuss different types of additive and subtractive manufacturing technology as per international standards.
    2. Explore, design and prototype parts for each type of mainstream additive manufacturing technology using various design software as per international standards.
    3. Comprehend and distinguish the difference between a 3D model, STL, and printer instruction as per international standards.
    4. Review, critique and adapt a maker business model based on successful and unsuccessful examples for a specific case study.
    5. Question and debate the legal, ethical and moral implications of 3D printing with reference to contemporary cases and common law precedents.
    6. Hypothesize and elaborate on the possible future directions of 3D printing based on the current research areas.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    2, 4, 5, 6
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    2, 4, 5
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1, 2, 3
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    4, 5
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    To be advised
    Recommended Resources
    • Van den Berg, Bibi, Simone Van der Hof, and Eleni Kosta, eds. 3D Printing: Legal, Philosophical and Economic Dimensions. Vol. 26. Springer, 2015.
    • Wimpenny, David Ian, Pulak M. Pandey, and L. Jyothish Kumar, eds. Advances in 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing Technologies. Springer Singapore, 2017.

    Library Resources
    The University of Adelaide’s Barr Smith Library provides a range of learning resources including texts, journals, periodicals, magazines, and access to online databases and information services. It also offers a virtual library which is accessible via the University’s website. Access to the Library's electronic resources.

    Online Learning
    MyUni is the University of Adelaide's online learning environment. It is used to support traditional face-to-face lectures, tutorials and workshops at the University. MyUni provides access to various features including announcements, course materials, discussion boards and assessments for each online course of study.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course is offered in blended learning mode with online modules and the face-to-face component offered as intensives.

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    As a guide, a 3 unit course comprises a total of 156 hours work (this includes face-to-face contact, any online components, and self directed study).
    Learning Activities Summary
    Sessions Type Delivery Mode Title Topic
    1 Lecture Face-to-face Third Industrial Revolution Introduction
    2 Lecture Online CAD to CAM Introduction
    3 Lecture Face-to-face Introduction to 3D Printing Introduction
    4 Lecture Face-to-face 3D Modelling Modelling
    5 Lecture Face-to-face Fusion 360 Modelling
    6 Lecture Online Designing for 3DP Designing
    7 Lecture Face-to-face The Share Economy Designing
    8 Lecture Online Fusion 360 Design II Designing
    9 Lecture Online Post Processing Designing
    10 Lecture Online Business Cases of new Maker Economy Business and Ethics
    11 Lecture Online Legal Environment Business and Ethics
    12 Lecture Online Environmental Impact Business and Ethics
    13 Lecture Online Reverse Engineering Business and Ethics
    14 Lecture Online Future of Fabrication Advances
    15 Workshop Face-to-face Fusion 360 Modelling
    16 Practical Face-to-face Makers Empire: 3D printing a functional product Designing
    17 Practical Face-to-face Fusion 360: Improving on an everyday object Designing
    18 Practical Face-to-face Design by Sharing Practical Designing
    19 Project Face-to-face Unstructured Group work for major project Designing
    20 Project Face-to-face Presentation Business and Ethics
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Task Type Length Weighting Learning Outcome
    Practical Group/ Summative 2400 words 30% 1, 2, 3
    Online Quizzes Individual/ Formative 3 questions per quiz 20% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    SGDE Major Project Individual /Summative 10- 12 minute(s) 20% 4, 5
    Essay Individual/ Summative 2500 words 30% 5, 6
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Students should attend all classes in order to pass the course. There is considerable experiential learning in workshops during the intensive classes that build your knowledge and thus enable you to be successful in this course.  

    Course results are subject to moderation by the ECIC Board of Examiners.
    Assessment Detail
    Practicals: Three practicals will be held in groups of no more than three. Each group will be required to submit a practical report upon completion of each practical activity documenting their design decisions, any issues they encountered and how they resolved them. Practical reports will be limited to 800 words (2400 words in total for all three practical reports)
    Online Quizzes: Four Quizzes will be held online with three questions per quiz. Each question will be broken into parts addressing the course learning outcomes. As this is formative, students will have unlimited attempts within the submission time to achieve the correct mark with the last attempt counting.
    SGDE: The project will be a design exercise where students expand upon their individual design exercises implemented in the ME: Planning for Mini Project module.

    Students will critically evaluate each other’s plans to modify and improve an existing product to solve a design challenge.

    They will decide upon the best item each individual designed initially and implement those changes making further refinements using the design knowledge that they have been taught in the latter half of the course. Research into the product will be expected to be taken place so that students understand the market for which they are developing their product for.

    Finally, prototypes for each printing technology will be created and evaluated for cost effectiveness against a sound business structure before presenting a 10-12 minute design pitch as to why their teams design and business model is best.

    Following on from the SGDE, students will be encouraged to enter their designs and business model into the relevant applicable eChallenge streams.
    Essay: Students will be asked to prepare a 2,500 word essay aimed at posing possible solutions or future uses of additive manufacturing and how it will impact upon society.

    Such question will change from year to year to prevent plagiarism but topics include, how additive manufacturing will replace traditional workforce paradigms, summarising and expanding upon a legal issue presently impacting upon additive manufacturing or compare and contrast environmental concerns of additive and subtractive manufacturing processes.

    All text based assignments must be submitted via MyUni.
    Please refer to step by step instructions: MyUni Learning Centre

    There are a few points to note about the submission of assignments:
    • Assignment Submission:  Assignments should not be emailed to the instructor; they must be lodged via the MyUni Course site (unless specified to do both). Note that assignments may be processed via TURNITIN, which is an online plagiarism prevention tool.
    • Cover Sheet:  Please include in the assignment a completed University of Adelaide Assessment Cover Sheet providing details of yourself and your team members (if applicable), your assignment, the course, date submitted, etc. as well as the declaration signed by you that this is your (your team’s) work.  Note that the declaration on any electronically submitted assignment will be deemed to have the same authority as a signed declaration.
    • Backup Copy of Assignments:  You are advised to keep a copy of your assignments in case the submitted copy goes missing.  Please ensure that all assignment pages are numbered. If your assignment contains confidential information, you should discuss any concerns with the Course Lecturer prior to submission.
    • Extensions of Time:  An application for Assessment Extension should be made well before the due date of the assignment to the Course Lecturer.  Normally, extensions will only be granted for a maximum of two weeks from the original assignment submission date.  Extensions will only be granted in cases of genuine medical, compassionate or extenuating circumstances.
    • Failure to submit: Failure to submit an assignment on time or by the agreed extension deadline may result in penalties and may incur a fail grade.  Note that a late penalty of 5% of the total available marks for that assessment item will be incurred each day an assignment is handed in late (Unless otherwise stated in 'Assessment Related Requirements' or 'Assessment Detail' above). Assignments handed in after 14 days from the due submission date will fail even if a 100% mark is granted for the work.

    Resubmission & Remarking

    Resubmission of an assignment for remarking after reworking it to obtain a better mark will not normally be accepted.  Approval for resubmission will only be granted on medical or compassionate grounds.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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