A 3D printer Y-axis provides much of the horizontal stability for the unit through its contact with the surface. The Y-axis crucially comprises of the heated 3D print bed and carriage, which drives forward and backward motion when in operation.
In this course, we'll use 2D sketching, 3D parametric modeling, and assembly modeling to model and assemble the 3D printer Y-axis CAD model in Autodesk® Fusion 360™. We'll create, copy, move, align, and link components from datasets and insert off-the-shelf McMaster-Carr components. We'll use 2D sketching and 3D parametric modeling techniques to create sketch planes, project sketch geometry, edit sketch geometry, and extrude to solid 3D models, also adding chamfers and thread details. Finally, we'll use assembly modeling to position components using rigid joints, revolute joints, slider joints, and create rigid groups.
After completing this course, you'll be able to: