Integrated CAD/CAM/CNC: Create a cell phone case

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In this course, you design and market a unique cell-phone case. Your target market is 18-to 30 year olds. Materials must be appropriate to use and ecologically friendly. Aluminum T 6061-T6 is your desired material. Your goal is to make the case as lightweight as possible and to tool a functional and artistic surface effect.

As a second challenge, you can design a personal cell-phone case cut from aluminum with added features and functionality. You then compete in a design challenge with your class using the provided criteria.

Lastly, you can increase your skills further by exploring one or more of the assignments created for this project. It’s a great opportunity to refine your skills and work toward becoming an Autodesk Fusion 360™ Certified User.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Activate model history tracking.
  • Sketch using a model for reference.
  • Create a component.
  • Create extrusion and add fillets.
  • Refer to the imported model to define sketches.
  • Create a construction plane.
  • Add a hole pattern.
  • Modify events in the timeline.
  • Use the set-up function to define the machine type, work coordinate system and stock size for soft jaws.
Excellent course and resources
@terryemiddleton hide the case and project the phone face to sketch.
If you wanna project the phone case you have to turn the visibility of the phone case off first, this course is outdated and unclear now.