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Fusion 360: Designing for Plastics

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Overview

Learn about designing for additive manufacturing in plastic using Fusion 360. Discover how to create a form, complete and visualize your design, and set it up for 3D printing.

Plastic has unique properties not shared by other materials. If you're designing something that will eventually be created in plastic, considering the complexities of manufacturing in your design process is critical. In this course, learn how to design parts for additive manufacturing in plastic using Autodesk Fusion 360—the affordable cloud-powered CAD and CAM tool that works like more expensive, industry-focused tools. Instructor Thom Tremblay explains how to create a form, complete and visualize your design, and set it up for 3D printing, all while designing a ready-to-manufacture part. Plus, learn a more complex alternative modeling processes for creating a solid from surfaces and subdividing a solid model.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Designing for plastic manufacturing
  • What you should know
  • Managing data
  • Setting preferences
1. Creating a Form
  • Using an attached canvas
  • Creating a T-spline body
  • Editing a T-spline body
  • Creating a solid from the T-spline
2. Completing the Design
  • Adding internal features
  • Applying draft
  • Fillets
3. Visualizing the Design
  • Rendering
  • Collaboration
4. Producing the Design
  • Setting up for 3D printing
5. Alternative Complex Modeling
  • Forming a solid from surfaces
  • Updating the new design
  • Subdividing a solid model
Conclusion
  • Next steps

Taught by

Thom Tremblay

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