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DigiFab: Introduction to Digital Fabrication

via Kadenze Program


  • In this program you’ll not only learn software skills, but also develop an adaptive mindset for working with machines, hardware, and materials to ensure that your creative designs can be turned into tangible realities.
  • Learn digital fabrication techniques, including the practical software skills you’ll need in Autodesk Fusion 360 and Meshmixer.
  • Learn to create basic and complex objects, while developing your technical design knowledge and a deeper understanding of materials and hardware.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Introduction to Digital Fabrication and Technical Design

Michael Darling—veteran maker and CalArts faculty member known for fabrication and technical design in theater, TV, film, and themed entertainment—teaches the first course of our three-part program DigiFab: Introduction to Digital Fabrication. This course will survey the basic history and techniques of digital fabrication - diving into the systems themselves as well as real world utilization. We’ll examine systems of measurement, considerations for hardware and material choices, and specific…

Course 2: DigiFab 2D: Laser, CNC and Waterjet

Now that you know how everything works in theory, it's time to learn how to actually do it. During this course you will learn how to manipulate vector and raster imagery in Adobe Illustrator and Autodesk Fusion 360 to create files that can be successfully cut out with computer controlled machines such as laser cutters, CNC routers and water jet. This course is designed to familiarize you with the software that will enable you to get what's in your head into your hands. This course is all about…

Course 3: DigiFab 3D: How and When to 3D Print

This course is designed to get you quickly up and running with the 3D printing design processes using Autodesk Fusion 360 and Meshmixer.

Taught by

Michael Darling, Jackie Aldern, Harmony Jiroudek, Jessica Bendy, Fred Speers, Autodesk Education, David Howe and Yoojin Oh


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