Fusion 360 Integrated CAD/CAM/CNC: How to create a cell phone case

Engineering, Industrial Design, Maker, Manufacturing, Product Design, STEAM, Sustainability
Level
Beginner
Software
Fusion 360
Time
Multi-week
In this course, students design and market a unique cell-phone case with a target market of 18-to 30 year olds. Materials must be appropriate to use and ecologically friendly. Aluminum T 6061-T6 is the desired material. The goal is to make the case as lightweight as possible and to tool a...

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

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

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

After completing this course, students will be able to:
• Activate model history tracking
• 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.

 

Project resource download

Week 1: Project Overview

  • 7_2_1_CAD_Overview.pptx 16.98 MB
  • Week 1 Getting Started.zip 39.12 MB
  • Project datasets.zip 12.14 MB

Week 2: CAD

  • 7_2_1_CAD_Overview.pptx 16.98 MB
  • 7_2_9c_Lightweighting_introduction.pdf 478.37 KB PREVIEW
  • 7_2_2_CAD_Overview.mp4_.zip 13.72 MB
  • 7_2_3_ Preparing to design.mp4_.zip 18.52 MB
  • 7_2_4_Creating the main body.mp4_.zip 23.57 MB
  • 7_2_5_ Adding the primary features.mp4_.zip 64.18 MB
  • 7_2_6_ Adding the detail features.mp4_.zip 76.92 MB
  • 7_2_7_Completing the design.mp4_.zip 51.26 MB
  • 7_2_8_ Animation.mp4_.zip 27.72 MB
  • 7_2_9_ Rendering.mp4_.zip 11.8 MB
  • 7_2_9a_Green Materials Selection.mp4_.zip 37.88 MB
  • 7_2_9b_Lightweighting_02.zip 80.26 MB
  • 7_2_10_ 2D drawing.mp4_.zip 9.82 MB

Week 3: CAM

  • 7_3_1_Cell Phone Case_CAM_Overview.pptx 11.77 MB
  • 7_3_1_Cell Phone_CAM_Overview.mp4_.zip 4.07 MB
  • 7_3_2_Cell Phone Setup 1.mp4_.zip 13.66 MB
  • 7_3_3_Cell Phone Setup 1 Toolpaths.mp4_.zip 70.01 MB
  • 7_3_4_Cell Phone Setup 2.mp4_.zip 25.25 MB
  • 7_3_5_Cell Phone Setup 3.mp4_.zip 17.29 MB
  • 7_3_6_Cell Phone Setup 3 toolpaths.mp4_.zip 84.06 MB
  • 7_3_7_Cell Phone Setup 4.mp4_.zip 13.63 MB
  • 7_3_8_Cell Phone Setup 4 toolpaths.mp4_.zip 57.48 MB
  • 7_3_9_Cell Phone Setup 5.mp4_.zip 34.73 MB
  • 7_3_10_Cell Phone_Simulate_Set-up Sheet_Post.mp4_.zip 10.25 MB

Week 4: Manufacturing Best Practices

  • 7_4_1_Cell Phone Case Process Plan.pptx 16.07 MB
  • 7_4_2_Cell Phone Case Cutting Data.pptx 10.88 MB

Week 5: CNC

  • 7_5_1_Cell Phone Case CNC Overview.pptx 33.54 MB
  • 7_5_2_Cell Phone_CNC_Machine Power Up.mp4_.zip 73.47 MB
  • 7_5_3_Cell Phone_CNC_Installing Vise.mp4_.zip 65.25 MB
  • 7_5_4_Cell Phone_CNC_Indicating Vise.mp4_.zip 58.95 MB
  • 7_5_5_Cell Phone_CNC_Building solid holder_02.zip 28.21 MB
  • 7_5_6_Cell Phone_CNC_Building Albrecht Chuck.mp4_.zip 55.07 MB
  • 7_5_7_Cell Phone_CNC_Building ER Collet.mp4_.zip 48.51 MB
  • 7_5_8_Cell Phone_CNC_Work Offsets_02.zip 44.87 MB
  • 7_5_9_Cell Phone_CNC_Tool Length Offsets_02.zip 38.53 MB
  • 7_5_10_Cell Phone_CNC_Loading NC Program.mp4_.zip 43.79 MB
  • 7_5_11_Cell Phone_CNC_Dry Run NC program_02.zip 28.66 MB
  • 7_5_12_Cell Phone_CNC_Soft Jaws_02.zip 29.88 MB
  • 7_5_13_Cell Phone_CNC_Run OP 1 NC program_02.zip 52.99 MB
  • 7_5_14_Cell Phone_CNC_Cutting Soft Jaws_02.zip 57.85 MB
  • 7_5_15_Cell Phone_CNC_Run OP 2 NC program_02.zip 41.86 MB

Week 6: First article inspection

  • 7_6_1_Cell Phone Case_Inspection Overview.pptx 12.91 MB
  • Week 6 Inspection sheets.zip 227.43 KB

Week 7: Assessment

  • 7_7_1_Cell Phone Case_Assessment.docx 24.55 KB

Week 8: Assignments

  • 7_8_1_Cell Phone Case Assignments.pptx 12.13 MB
  • 7_8_2_Cell Phone Case_Resources.zip 4.73 MB