This unit (VU22340) describes the skills and knowledge to utilise a three dimensional (3D) printer to produce basic products. It encompasses the use of current 3D printing software applications, manipulation of hardware and software features, managing files and directories, file storage requirements and relevant safety procedures. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - manipulating industry-current 3D digital printing hardware and software application to create and produce a product; - managing 3D digital printing files and directories by applying standard naming conventions and version control protocols; - ma; - king back-up copies of files and storing them appropriately; - interpreting and clarifying written or verbal instructions for the production of a 3D digital printed product; - seeking expert assistance to address problems and responding constructively to feedback, and; - using relevant materials/resources to assist with the development and visualisation of a 3D digital printed product.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - 3D digital printing techniques; - functions and features of a range of delivery platforms; - stages in the production process from initial design through to finished product; - issues and challenges in the context of creating 3D digital printed products; - WHS/OHS standards and procedures relevant to 3D digital printing operations; - resources useful for the development and creation of 3D digital printed products, and; - quality assurance considerations relevant to creation of 3D digital printed products.

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