Model and assemble a 3D printer Y-axis

Engineering
Level
Advanced
Software
Fusion 360
Time
1-5 hours
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...

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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:

  • Manage complex assemblies.
  • Insert and link components into the current design.
  • Create, copy, and move components.
  • Insert components from McMaster-Carr into the current design.
  • Align components.
  • Use 2D sketching and 3D parametric modeling techniques to create sketch planes, project sketch geometry, edit sketch geometry, and extrude to solid 3D models.
  • Use 3D parametric modeling techniques to add chamfers and threads to solid models.
  • Use assembly modeling techniques to position components using rigid joints, revolute joints, slider joints, and create rigid groups.

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Getting started

  • Course 5 getting started.zip 48.38 MB
  • Course_Resources.zip 25.06 MB

Instructor guide Model and assemble a 3D printer Y-axis guide

  • Model and assemble a 3D printer Y-axis-Instructor Guide.pdf 5.12 MB PREVIEW

Lesson 1: Model the 3D printer Y-axis In this lesson, we'll use 2D sketching, 3D parametric modeling and assembly modeling techniques, to model and assemble the 3D printer Y-axis CAD model in Fusion 360.

  • Course 5 tutorials part 1.zip 88.53 MB
  • Course 5 tutorials part 2.zip 96.4 MB
  • Course 5 tutorials part 3.zip 79.31 MB

Course challenge assignment Now put your knowledge to the test and apply your skills to a challenge assignments and peer review.

  • C5_Challenge_Assignment.zip 21.3 MB

Course assessment Test your skills and showcase your knowledge by demonstrating your actual skills, expertise, or just see where you stand.

  • Assessments.zip 20.96 KB