In this course, we'll design and manufacture a sign for the Ross Arts Center, a once-vibrant organization that needs a rebrand. In this scenario, you've been hired to create new signage that freshens the center's image and reflects a new arts program. You create a CAD model of an engraved wooden sign and cut a physical prototype on a CNC machine to present at their next staff meeting, along with an estimate of how long it will take to design and manufacture the part.
As a second challenge, you'll create your own sign or a sign for a local organization. Explore fonts, select a graphic, or design your own graphic for the sign.
After completing this course, students will:
Use a primitive to create a basic shape.
Use text to create parametric feature.
Generate photo-realistic renderings.
Create technical documentation for manufacture.
List the types of cutting tools used in this course.
Installing and indicating a vise.
Explain the inspection process.
Conduct a first article inspection.
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 and engraved 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 engraved sign.
Once we’ve reviewed manufacturing best practices, we’ll learn how to setup and operate a CNC Haas mill, load the program, fix the materials, and select tools for machining. 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.