MET 3260 - Direct Digital Manufacturing

This combination lecture/lab course explores the latest applications of digital 3D scanning and direct digital manufacturing. Through this course, students are introduced to current developments and the critical challenges of digital 3D technologies. Emphasis is placed on practical experience in utilizing departmental equipment to produce digital 3D files and output them to appropriate direct digital manufacturing equipment. Students will apply knowledge of 3D scanners for reverse engineering and direct digital manufacturing purposes.
Primary Material Type:
Hybrid/Blended Course
Metropolitan State University-Denver
Project Name:
CHAMP - Colorado Helps Advanced Manufacturing
Funding Source:
Additive Manufacturing, 3D Scanning, MET 3260, Direct Digital Manufacturing, MSU Denver, CCCS, Colorado Community College System, CHAMP, Colorado Helps Advanced Manufacturing Program, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
CHAMP Advisory industry members reviewed course competencies and curriculum
Industry Sector:
Manufacturing -- Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing -- Plastics Product Manufacturing (3261)
Architecture and Engineering Occupations -- Mechanical Engineering Technicians (17-3027)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Engineering (14)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Bachelors Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • Upper division of Bachelors degree or equivalent
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Consultations during development of instructional materials
  • Participation as an ongoing member of team developing the instructional materials
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Expertise of Project's Instructional Designers


Formal Accessibility Policy:
Accessibility Features:
  • Text Access - Text to Speech
  • Text Adjust - Compatible
  • Text Adjustment - Adjust Font and Colors
  • Reading Layout - Reflow the Text
  • Reading Layout - Reflow the Text
  • Hyperlinks Rendered As Active
  • Colors Compatible With Assistive Technology
  • Contrast Ratio of at Least 4.5:1.
  • Non-Decorative Images Have Alt Text
  • Decorative Images Marked With Null Alt Text
  • Non Flickering Content

Copyright / Licensing

Primary License:
Creative Commons License
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