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Introduction to Digital 3D Fabrication FSF102




The 21st century is presenting a revolution in making that is characterised by a departure from the heavy infrastructure of mass production to the bespoke digital design and manufacture of objects. CNC Routers, 3D printers, Laser cutters are revolutionising this bespoke production.

This practical unit will explore contemporary techniques for both scanning and modelling 3D forms, as well as staged skill acquisition from concept sketch to 3D model, with subsequent refinement to produce machine ready files

Exercises will explore strategies for creating and constructing forms and the pre-flight checking of files for a variety of print, routing and cutting processes.


Unit name Introduction to Digital 3D Fabrication
Unit code FSF102
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts

Teaching staff

Sara Lindsay

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,445.00 100305

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Teaching Pattern

3hr weekly sessions that comprise of technical workshops, demonstrations and individual consultation.

There is an expectation of at least an additional 3 hrs independent practical work in the workshop weekly (13 weeks, including an Independent Study Week).


Folio of completed exercises (30%); self-directed project (40%); reflective statements (800 words) (10%); journal (20%)

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