In this course, we'll create a 3D sign from the Autodesk “A” logo to use for display at conferences. We'll trace the logo and create a 3D model using Autodesk® Fusion 360™ CAD/CAM software. Then you'll take the completed 3D model through the digital manufacturing process and machine the 3D sign on a CNC milling machine.
As a second challenge, you'll create your own unique sign, select a graphic, or design your own graphic to create a 3D sign.
After completing this course, students will:
Explain the manufacturing process and types of manufacturing: subtractive, additive.
Explain the digital manufacturing process.
Explain the role of CAD, CAM, and CNC machining in the digital manufacturing process.
Access and install Fusion 360.
Demonstrate knowledge of the Fusion 360 User Interface and collaboration features.
Contents and Overview
This course consists of 10 sections that include lectures and hands-on exercises using Fusion 360. Each lesson includes comprehensive lecture presentations and project exercises that include step-by-step video instruction, project resources and datasets, and a final course assessment.
At the beginning of the course, we’ll apply design for manufacturing principles to model a 3D sign. Step-by step video tutorials guide you through the process from sketch to documentation. We’ll then use Fusion 360 CAM to set up and program toolpaths to ensure the successful manufacture of the 3D sign.
Once we’ve reviewed manufacturing best practices, we’ll learn how to setup and operate a CNC Haas mill. We’ll then step through the inspection process to ensure accuracy in our design.
At the end of the course, you’ll take a course assessment that demonstrates your expertise and shows you where you might need more practice. The skills in this course will help you apply design and engineering concepts and practice real-world scenarios that you may encounter in the design process.