Business, Engineering, Entrepreneurship
3D Printer, CNC Router
Description: During this project you will compares CNC (a subtractive manufacturing process) to 3D printing (an additive manufacturing process). You will design and produce a toy on a CNC machine. Then you will replicate the same toy on a 3D printer. You will then compare the results. This project takes approximately 10.5 hours to complete.
Standards: This project aligns to Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, Next Generation Science Standards, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, and Florida CPALMS Standards for sixth grade through twelfth grade.
21st Century Skills: Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Flexibility
Plan and brainstorm ideas as a team.
Write a clear and concise problem statement.
Use technology to conduct research using a variety of sources.
Create a computer-aided design.
Use an iterative design process.
Evaluate peer designs and share feedback.
Use and share makerspace equipment safely.
Compare and contrast additive manufacturing and subtractive manufacturing.
Summarize and communicate ideas effectively in the form of a presentation.