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
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This curriculum will not be monitored after June 30, 2021. You can continue to download these educational materials until that time. Looking for the latest curriculum we have to offer? Try Introduction to CAD, CAM, and Practical CNC Machining for Milling.

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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