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DFAB204 Computer Aided Design and Rapid Prototyping

DFAB 204: Computer Aided Design and Rapid Prototyping. This course is an introductory survey of the basic history and techniques of digital fabrication with a shallow dive into local and global applications of digital fabrication. Via examples and case studies, students will gain an understanding of how to quantitatively assess the suitability of advanced manufacturing for an application, and realize how this justification will change as technologies improve. Students will be introduced to standard terminology, hardware and software platforms and an introduction to systems of measurement, considerations for hardware and material choices, and specific machine workflows.