Carroll Community College Digital Design & Fabrication

Using modern digital modeling software and manufacturing processes for digital fabricators to design

Operating as usual

03/16/2024

Have a wonderful SPRING BREAK

02/18/2024

Are you ready to visit the JHU Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) with DFAB. Message Prof. Hannum to reserve a space.

02/16/2024

Save the date

Mark you calendars! 3DEXPERIENCE World 2025 is going to Houston! FEB 23-26, 2025!

11/30/2023

SPRING REGISTRATION HAS STARTED

Take a look at DFAB105 SOLIDWORKS INTRODUCTION

"Use SOLIDWORKS computer-aided design software to build parametric models of parts and assemblies. Apply the key functions of the program in the development of solid models for both design and analysis. Begin preparation for a series of Certified SOLIDWORKS exams."

Meets Mondays 7:00 PM - 8:55 PM
1/29/2024 - 5/17/2024
Carroll, Learning Resource Center 281 (Hybrid)

11/29/2023

SPRING REGISTRATION HAS STARTED

Check Out: DFAB104: INTRODUCTION TO SUBTRACTIVE MANUFACTURING

Introduces carving, CNC milling, and laser cutting into the Digital Fabrication Studio, while exploring the relationship between laser cutting, engraving, and vector graphics in digital fabrication processes. Students will learn advanced Inventor software techniques and how to integrate this knowledge with 3D printing and CAM software to prepare parts for prototyping and manufacturing of objects. In addition, students will learn a variety of techniques for generating vectors based output, using them to create both two-dimensional and three-dimensional forms.

Meets Wednesday Nights w/ Prof. Hannum

11/27/2023

SPRING REGISTRATION HAS STARTED

Take a look at DFAB101 INTRODUCTION TO 3D PRINTING

"This class will provide students with a hands-on immersive experience in digital design and fabrication by utilizing cutting edge, 3D printing technology. Students will obtain a rich understanding of what 3D printing is, how 3D printers work, and how this new technology is being used by both individuals and companies to revolutionize our world. Students will learn key historical facts that have shaped manufacturing, including the advantages, limitations, applications and economic implications. Students will acquire the knowledge, skills, tools, and understanding necessary to transform ideas into real physical objects."

Meets Monday (Online) and Wednesday (In the lab) 5-6:55pm

11/27/2023

SPRING REGISTRATION HAS STARTED

TAKE A LOOK AT DFAB270: CAPSTONE - DIGITAL FABRICATION

"Capstone In Digital Fabrication is an intensive study and research course for students pursuing the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, Digital Design and Fabrication Certificate, or the SOLIDWORKS Certificate. Students will complete an independent, comprehensive, field-specific project and related presentation. Specific focus will be placed on professionally-oriented activities, including the development and presentation of a portfolio to be used as part of the job search process. This course prepares students to complete the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP) exam as the final exam. Certification is not guaranteed. Independent, directed studio experiences available. Should be completed during the last semester of study"

MEETS MONDAYS 6:30 PM - 8:25 PM

11/26/2023

SPRING REGISTRATION HAS STARTED

TAKE A LOOK AT DFAB207: SOLIDWORKS ADVANCED

"Maximize the use of part modeling capabilities of SOLIDWORKS mechanical design automation software. Leverage multibody solids, advanced sweeping and lofting features, and more robust part shaping capabilities of SOLIDWORKS. Create welded structures with structural members, weldment profiles, and weld beads. This course will prepare students to take the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Weldment (CSWPA-WD) exam."

MEETS MONDAYS 5:00 PM - 6:20 PM

11/21/2023

SPRING REGISTRATION HAS STARTED

TAKE A LOOK AT DFAB205: SOLIDWORKS FUNDAMENTALS

"SOLIDWORKS Fundamentals will cover advanced fundamental functions required to model and document a design in SOLIDWORKS. This course prepares students to complete the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) exam as the final exam."

MEETS TUESDAYS 7-8:20PM

11/20/2023

SPRING REGISTRATION HAS STARTED

TAKE A LOOK AT DFAB201: ADVANCED 3D PRINTING

Employ advanced 3D Printing theory and methodology using industrial grade Additive Manufacturing technology. Apply design techniques to leverage the attributes of various professional 3D printers in preparation for the workforce. Completion of DFAB-105 prior to taking this course is strongly recommended. Use machines such as Formlabs SLA, Markforged and Stratasys FDM and Polyjet

Meets Tues. / Thurs. 5-7pm

Class Registration 11/07/2023

Registration is now open. What we have for the Spring:

DFAB101 - Introduction to 3D Printing
DFAB104 - Subtractive Manufacturing
DFAB105 - SOLIDWORKS Introduction
DFAB201 - Advanced 3D Printing
DFAB 205 - SOLIDWORKS Fundamentals
DFAB207 - Solidworks Advanced
DFAB270 - Capstone- Digital Fabrication

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Class Registration Winter/Spring 2024 Registration opens November 2023 Current Students & Veterans: opens Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at 07:00 am New Carroll Students: opens Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 08:30 am View Courses Payment Information and Deadlines Log into the Lynx Student Portal to check your balance, pay...

10/24/2023

Who's going to Texas?

3DEXPERIENCE World is back. Bigger and better than ever. Reserve your spot now and join us in Dallas, February 11- 14! Register now and with the early bird promo! Get $300 off select full conference passes! http://go.solidworks.com/4wL

Photos from Carroll Community College Digital Design & Fabrication's post 10/17/2023

Our DFAB102 (Digital Sculpting) class visited the VR Lab and got to sculpt using Shapelab to sculpt with.

Photos from Carroll Community College Digital Design & Fabrication's post 10/11/2023

Last week we visited Direct Dimensions, Inc. in Owings Mills and got to see their array of scanners, including their new Lumafield CT Scanner!!! Thanks Direct Dimensions for having us!

10/02/2023

This Thursday we will visit Direct Dimensions, Inc. - reach out to Professor Hannum ([email protected]) about attending the field trip!

An app update turns this smart pen into a 3D scanner 09/24/2023

3D Scanning News:
An app update turns this smart pen into a 3D scanner

An app update turns this smart pen into a 3D scanner A smartpen that could already digitally measure pretty much anything will soon also be able to scan objects in 3D. Developed by Instrumments, a company made up of former Misfit creators, the impressive 01 pen will be getting a new app, adding the 3D functionality next Spring. This Pro App will enabl...

WIDAR | 3D Edit, Scan and Compose 09/19/2023

Every year in 3D Scanning class (DFAB106) students review the current apps for 3D Scanning using Photogrammetry (and LiDAR), this semester after weeks of research the students voted that WIDAR was their top choice across both devices platforms.

Qlone, Polycam, and Scaniverse also performed well for iOS devices.

WIDAR | 3D Edit, Scan and Compose WIDAR: 3D technologies has been used for professional fields like games, film making and industrial design. Through “WIDAR”, we aim to bring the creative power of 3D to everyone and co-create the future of metaverse. Read more!

3D Scanning Solutions in Maryland | Direct Dimensions 09/14/2023

Get ready for a visit to Direct Dimensions. More info soon.

3D Scanning Solutions in Maryland | Direct Dimensions Direct Dimensions, Inc. specializes in the application and sales of advanced 3D scanning for the solution of complex 3D problems. Contact us today!

3D Systems on Good Morning America - January 1989 08/28/2023

A blast from the past - seems almost like magic.

3D Systems on Good Morning America - January 1989 How far we have come - 3D Printing is just as exciting today as it was in 1989 when first viewed on the Good Morning America tv show. Printers and materials ...

08/28/2023

Have a great first day of class!

08/27/2023

Classes start tomorrow! Are you ready?

08/21/2023

Save the date.

3DEXPERIENCE World 2024 is just around the corner, taking place in Dallas, Texas, from February 11-14th, so save the date and join us in-person next year. http://go.solidworks.com/YtJ

08/14/2023

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