EGBB 3002 - 3D Printing Basic Principles II

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Please complete EGBB 3001 before starting this module. In this module you will learn why and when Additive Manufacturing (AM) might be a good choice as a manufacturing technique, and how AM is different from subtractive manufacturing processes such as CNC. It’s not just about the technology. Some key cost comparisons need to be made in order to decide which approach is better for each particular project. You will also learn about other key related technologies, such as 3D scanning, and the wide range of 3D software that is used in product development as it relates to AM. Finally, you will learn about the original AM technology and its inventor.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.

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David Prawel, Ph.D.

Dr. David Prawel has enjoyed a 30+ year career as an entrepreneur, consultant and educator in 3D technology and digital product development. He helped build 6 startup companies, with one successful IPO and (hopefully) one in the works. He specializes in helping turn great ideas into successful commercial products. He has helped build 6 startup companies, with one successful IPO and one in the works. He is founder and president at Longview Advisors Inc., consulting worldwide for dozens of manufacturers and 3D technology innovators. In 2008 he returned part-time to academics, joining Colorado State University, where he teaches 3D printing and researches biomaterials. In 2013, he founded the Idea-2-Product ( 3D printing Laboratory at CSU, a public-access center for 3D printing, scanning and fabrication. He is founder and chair of the 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress (, now in its twelfth year.

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