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Make an Ergonomic 3D Printed Pen

Turn a clay model into an ergonomic 3D printed pen using a 3D scanner

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Overview

This lesson plan is split into 3 x 1 hour sessions. Students will go through the 3D scan to 3D print process to create an ergonomic pen. The lesson involves sketching, clay modelling, 3D scanning, CAD and 3D printing. Enrolling in the lesson will give you complete access to the teacher training material and lesson documents. This includes content to help you prepare and deliver the lesson along with design tutorials so you become familiar with the process prior to teaching it in the classroom.

Subject Areas

The lesson can be incorporated into the study of design technology, art and design and ICT. The material can be adapted for ages 7-15.

Learning Criteria

In this lesson students will:
- develop contextual knowledge of ergonomic design
- improve their mastery of art and design skills using a range of materials
- analyse and evaluate their own designs in order to determine whether they meet the criteria required for 3D scanning and 3D printing
- develop hands-on 3D scanning skills
- use CAD software to edit and prepare files for 3D printing
- develop hands-on 3D printing skills
- go through the product design process, from concept to completion


Equipment List

Each student will require:
400g of air-drying white modelling clay (200g for session 1, 200g for session 2) - modelling tools are optional
1 x laptop preloaded with Meshmixer software (students can work in pairs if required)
1 x pen/pencil
1 x ruler
1 x Bic Cristal Biro Cartridge


The teacher will require:
1 x screen for presentation
1 x desktop 3D scanner (http://weareprintlab.com/products)
1 x 3D printer and PLA filament (http://weareprintlab.com/products)
1 x laptop/computer preloaded with 3D scanning software and 3D printing software
1 x ready-made clay model to run a 3D scanning demonstration
1 x 25mm diameter ball of pressure sensitive adhesive e.g. Blu Tack
1 x tube of superglue


*Parts of the lesson content show instructions on how to use the EinScan-SE 3D scanner. However the lesson can be adapted for use with other 3D scanners* For more information on the recommended products, visit http://weareprintlab.com/products


Class Curriculum


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PrintLab is a global supplier and creator of 3D printing solutions, with a passion for 3D printing in education. Their vision is to support the revolution of 3D printing in education by offering teachers a full ecosystem of products, training, curriculum and lifetime support. The PrintLab team are putting together their creative minds to produce 3D printing lesson content to assist teachers to integrate 3D printing into core topics, whilst preparing students for exciting future careers.