Friday, Feb. 22, Kurt Helgeson and Chuck Hentges from SCSU came to Kimball to instruct students in grades five and six on the CAD software Auto Desk Inventor. Students learned how to use the software to create a basic shape, make a hole, extrude the design, change the view of their 3-D design, and then change the material for the part they created.
After students explored the software, they added their name to a previously designed money clip. They learned the value of placement and precise measurement.
Each student uploaded their money clip to a flash drive and these files were sent to the 3-D printer. It was possible to print 27 money clips at a time in the 3-D printer. It took eight to ten hours to print the money clips. The students were thrilled with the final products.
Brendan Maurer and Andy Hengel receive personal instruction on CAD design from Dr. Kurt Helgeson.
Branson Jensen and Zack Schiefelbein study the computer screen during the CAD design training Feb. 22. Submitted photos.