Data preparation

Pre-Process Module

A1.E

Pre-Process

Participants are able to carry out the assessment and preparation of print files, import them into a preparation software and apply required structures, position the components correctly and efficiently use the installation space volume in a print. The peculiarities of specific printing technologies and materials are taken into account and the participant is able to submit the print command to a printing system.

Prior knowledge

Requested: Basic knowledge in the use of CAD programs

Skills

Participants are able to carry out the assessment and preparation of print files, import them into a preparation software and apply required structures, position the components correctly and efficiently use the installation space volume in a print. The peculiarities of specific printing technologies and materials are taken into account and the participant is able to submit the print command to a printing system.

Learning content

Data check

  • Shape, dimensions, position
  • Assignment of the material
  • Influence of data quality

Influences of position and orientation of the component in the installation space:

  • printing time
  • Material requirements
  • Rework effort
  • utilization of the machines
  • quality of visible surfaces and edges
  • Functionality

machine-dependent process initiation

  • Attachment of support structures
  • Slicing
  • Hatching
  • Assignment of specific machine parameters