Additive manufacturing & 3D printing using Ansys SpaceClaim

An introductory course on additive manufacturing using ANSYS SpaceClaim

  • Course Price : FREE
  • Domain : MECHANICAL
  • Class starts on : August 30 2021
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A Quick Overview

This course will cover the basics of what you need to get started with 3D printing. There will be elements of theory related to the different kinds of printing technologies, how they work, and what they are mainly used for. The main bulk of the course will focus on 3D modelling and designing for 3D printing using 3D modelling software, ANSYS SpaceClaim in this instance.

In addition to being guided through the examples and theory step by step via PowerPoint and video tutorials, you will also be expected to apply a hands-on approach and try out the examples yourself in order to get familiar with the software interface and the modelling process. You will also be expected to complete the 5 exercises and 2 projects outlined within the course.


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1Creating basic geometry in SpaceClaim

  • 3D Printing Overview
  • 3D Modelling Overview
  • ANSYS SpaceClaim Overview
    • Options/Preferences
    • Navigation/Views
    • Creating 2D geometry – Sketch tools
    • Creating 3D geometry from a sketch
    • Saving your work
    • Loading your work
    • Revolve Tool

2Working with 3D Data

  • Pull on Multiple Area Sketch
  • Creating Holes/Reverse Pull
  • Chamfers and Fillets

3Advanced Modelling Tools

During this week, the following tools will be covered

  • Advanced Pull
  • Sweep Pull
  • Parameters/Groups
  • Move Tool
  • Linear pattern
  • Mirror

43D Printing Technologies

  • 3D Printing Technologies
  • Selective Laser Melting/Sintering (SLM/SLS)
  • Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
  • Stereolithography (SLA)
  • Laminated Object Manufacturing (LOM)

5Design for 3D printing

  • 3D Printing Limitations
  • Build direction of parts (strength/speed)
    • Orientating parts in SpaceClaim
  • Steep slopes/overhangs
    • Supports
  • Contact area with build plate
    • Brims
  • Designing for 3D Printing
    • Infill
    • Iteration
    • Post processing
  • Slicing
  • File types
  • Project

Projects Overview

Project 1


Using the tools and techniques learnt up to now, create a CAD model of a part you believe would be good to 3D print. A couple of examples of parts you could design are: Special tool, such as a wrench that has a non-standard head size, a replacement part for something, such as a new wheel for a toy car, a unique product, such as your own custom coffee cup. But feel free to come up with your own design, your imagination is the limit!

Project 2


Taking the design from Project 1; select a 3D printing technology (FDM, SLA, SLS, SLM, LOM), and for the selected 3D printing method evaluate the design, and identify any issues the design might produce if printed as is. Iterate the design, using the methods covered in this course to solve the issues you have identified, and present a final optimised part that has been designed with 3D printing in mind.


  • Anyone who has an interest in 3D printing or 3D modelling


ANSYS SpaceClaim

ANSYS SpaceClaim is a 3D modelling CAD software. It is relatively user friendly and easy to pick up due to its user interface and tools which allow users to quickly and easily create and edit geometry through simple clicking and dragging. You can create models from scratch or import existing models and edit them in real time. You can also create precise/accurate geometry as it offers parametric tools and dimensional accuracy. In a 3D printing context, you can export files in an STL format for 3D printing, and can also import and convert STL files for editing.


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Frequently Asked Questions

1Who can take your course?

Anyone who has an interest in 3D printing or 3D modelling.

2What is included in your course?

An overview of 3D printing technologies, how they work and what they are used for. An introduction for getting started with 3D modelling for the purpoe of 3D printing.

3What will the student gain from your course?

3D modelling insight and skills that can be  applied both to 3D printing and other modelling applications.

4What software skills are you teaching and how well are these tools used in the industry?

Teaching how to create and edit 3D models which is commonly used in engineering and design fields.

5What is the real world application for the tools and techniques will you teach in this course?

Applications of these skills range from virtual use of 3D models in presentations or project proposals, and physical creation of parts as components in assemblies or final user end parts.

6Which companies use these techniques and for what?

A wide range of engineering companies, from architectural to automotive to mechanical engineering companies.

7How will your course help me in my path to MS or PhD?

For a degree in engineering, 3D modelling skills are a must. So this course will give you additional modelling skills making it easier to progress through and obtain a master degree or PhD.

8How is the course going to help me get a job?

By completing the exercises and projects in this course you will end up with examples of 3D models you have created that you can add to your 3D modelling portfolio, in job interviews being able to show or talk about such examples will make you a stronger candidate.



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  • Top 5% of the class will get a merit certificate
  • Course completion certificates will be provided to all students
  • Build a professional portfolio
  • Automatically link your technical projects
  • E-verified profile that can be shared on LinkedIn


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