Created for the WorldSkills Skill 45 competition, this courses provides an introduction for modeling and prototyping related to mechanical engineering processes and the development of digital and fabricated prototypes for physical model review.
In this project, you use Autodesk Fusion 360 to explore concept generation, design, and digital prototyping skills by modeling parts of a hand held device and an espresso maker. By working through the project exercises, you will develop the modeling and prototyping skills necessary to create a physical model and communicate product innovation.
Fusion 360 is a cloud-based CAD/CAM tool for collaborative product development. Fusion 360 enables exploration and iteration on product ideas and collaboration within a distributed product development team. It combines organic shapes modeling, mechanical design, and manufacturing in one comprehensive package.
After completing this project, you will be able to:
- Apply principles of the mechanical design and engineering process: sketching, CAD modeling techniques, exploration of product function, and prototyping.
- Describe and apple sustainable design concepts: materials selection and reducing energy loss in design.
- Explore creating 2D drawings from your solid models, rendering, and preparing a model for 3D printing.
- Demonstrate Fusion 360 CAD/CAM knowledge and skills.
After enrolling in this course, we will provide you with a link to download Fusion 360. After you have downloaded Fusion 360, download the Datasets and Step-by-Step guides for this course to get started.