Available Until 6/19/2024

Introduction to 3D Printing and Medical Imaging*

For more information or to schedule this course, please contact Kate M. Serralde at kate.m.serralde@ttuhsc.edu

This three-hour class is designed to provide library professionals with the basic competencies in 3D printing and segmentation. In this course, you will learn how to extract and 3D print volumetric data from medical imaging. At the same time, the course will explore some basic philosophical implications of 3D printing within healthcare practices.

Note: Attendees are requested to bring a laptop or tablet.

Resource URLhttps://ttuhsc.libguides.com/3dprinting/lifein3D

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will gain a basic understanding of the 3D modeling process with medical imaging.
  • Participants will gain a basic understanding of the creative process of generating new applications for emerging technology like 3D printing.
  • Participants will refine their critical thinking and decision-making skills through an open forum involving group discussions, case-study evaluations, and presentations (A Prusa 3D printer will be available to print an object, if participants wish to).


The course will rely on lecture-based demonstrations, group discussion, and breakout sessions.

Introductions: What is 3D printing? Lecture for ~30 minutes about the history of 3D printing and innovation –

Discussion about the process of generation novelty (~15-minute).

Lecture about how to use a 3D slicer for, and a breakout group to design their own model (~45 minutes).

Embrace Absurdity - Talk about idea generation then breakout groups come up with new applications for the model they made. Get objects ready to be printed. (45 minutes).

MLA CE Credits: 3