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Wednesday, December 28, 2022

DOST upskills CaraScians on 3D modelling and printing

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte -- With the goal of establishing the importance of fostering innovation in education, twenty-five (25) Grade 7 to Grade 12 students of Caraga Regional Science High School underwent a 2-day training on 3D modelling and printing conducted by DOST-Caraga with the support of its Provincial Science & Technology Office in Surigao del Norte on December 3 to 4, 2022. 

The training was facilitated by the Resource Persons Engr. Jenard Rhyll C. Torres and Ms. Methu Ela U. Dela Calzada, Project Coordinators from DOST-Caraga, and Ms. Mariel P. Makinano, Provincial Director of DOST-SDN, with the support of Mr. Hermiette Ferrer Lerog, School Principal of CRSHS, and Mr. Rey F. Miraflor, SST-II.

The training on 3D modelling made use of FreeCAD, an open-source modelling software, to create solid models using its available tools and features. The lecture was followed by a workshop with a mentoring session where the students were guided to create a model of a double-handle sink faucet and individual keychains.

The second day of the training introduced the participants to the process of 3D printing using the Ender Pro 3D Printers. The parts and functions of the 3D printer were discussed along with the different types of filaments that are used for 3D printing. 

The Creality Slicer, the slicing software for the Ender 3 Pro 3D Printers, was also presented during the demonstration along with the different parameters that can be set to customize the printing settings of the 3D models. The students were guided on the calibration of the Ender 3 Pro 3D Printers and were given time to create and print their own 3D models.

The training served as kick-off activity for the full operationalization of the Science Research, Innovation, and Learning Centrum (SUNTRUM) which was rebranded as the Provincial Research, Innovation, and Science Museum (PRISM), a collaborative project of DOST-Caraga, Provincial Government of Surigao del Norte, and the Department of Education, which aims to promote and develop a vibrant Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) ecosystem in one setting with the integration of a makerspace, a 21st-century model classroom, and an interactive science learning exhibit. (DOST-SDN/PIA- Surigao del Norte)