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3D Lab

At the KABK, students can make use of modern digital processing techniques in the 3D lab. Using these CNC techniques, materials such as wood, plastics and metal can be transformed into a tangible product or component using digital drawings.

In addition to these CNC processing techniques, there is also the option of using a full-colour 3D powder printer in the 3D lab. Using this technique, digital 3D models are built up layer by layer, in full colour or in white. The material used when printing with this machine is similar to plaster. This technique is perfectly suited for producing concept models, for making a master model of a casting or printing a casting mould.

In addition to producing a physical model from a digital model, it is also possible to produce a digital model from an existing model in the 3D lab. This is done by using a 3D scanner. This 3D scanner scans the model at high resolution and transforms the scan into digital data. This 3D computer model can then be used in many applications in the digital world.    Some examples of applications include:

  • The model can be built with a different material using CNC techniques
  • The model can be printed using a 3D printer
  • It is possible to modify the scanned model using 3D software
  • It is possible to animate the scanned model using 3D software
  • If you want to use the 3D lab, it is necessary to follow a general introduction! You will find sign-up lists on the whiteboard outside the 3D lab.
  • In order to be able to make something in the 3D lab, you will need a 2D or 3D drawing.
  • You can drop by during consultation hours to discuss your project. We can draw up a plan of action and make appointments for implementation of the project.
  • Outside consultation hours, the main focus is on implementing projects, so people will generally have no time to discuss projects.
  • You are responsible for the production and proper delivery of the 2D or 3D drawings.
  • 3D printing: faulty prints due to mistakes in the drawings are at your own expense. The workshop supervisor starts the printer; you dig out and finish the prints yourself based on the instructions of the workshop supervisor.
  • CNC milling/turning: the workshop supervisor programs the machine; you assist where possible and stay with the machine while it’s running. After milling/turning, you clean the machine based on the instructions of the workshop supervisor.
  • Safety: when finishing prints, you must always wear gloves and safety goggles. When using turning and milling machinery, you must wear hearing protection.
  • Fees for machine use or printing are paid immediately after completing your project using your Student ID card. Printing: € 0.50 per cc powder, milling/turning: € 10 per machine hour.

Mon 11.00-19.30
Tue & Wed 9.00-17.30
Thur 9.00-21.00
Fri 9.00-17.00

Elise van Beurden
Ronald Scholtens
Yvo van Os