Fusion 360 Integrated CAD/CAM/CNC: Create a Co2 Car

Engineering, Industrial Design, Maker, Manufacturing, Product Design, STEAM, Sustainability
Level
Beginner
Software
Fusion 360
Time
Multi-week
In this course, students create a CO2 dragster that competes to win the title of “Champion.” The car must meet competition specifications and be designed to meet the variety of forces that affect motion and velocity. Weight, wind drag, and impact are all factors that will influence performance...

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In this course, students create a CO2 dragster that competes to win the title of “Champion.” The car must meet competition specifications and be designed to meet the variety of forces that affect motion and velocity. Weight, wind drag, and impact are all factors that will influence performance. Students use Autodesk® Fusion 360™ to design and test as many factors as possible, improving their chances for success.

To build on the CO2 car project, students work as team to design and create a manual fourth-axis fixture that indexes every 90 degrees, allowing students to cut and machine all four sides of the car if necessary.

Finally, students can expand their CAD/CAM skills 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, you will be able to:
• Move the various gauges to check the CAD model.
• Apply an appearance override to the model.
• Modify events in the timeline.
• Generate a video of the animation.
• Create an exploded view of the assembly.
• Load and dry run the program and machine the part.
 

Project resource download

Week 1: Project Overview

  • Week 5 project overview.zip 19.39 MB
  • Project Resources.zip 4.37 MB
  • PROJECT DATASETS.zip 6.56 MB

Week 2: CAD

  • Week 2 dragster slides.zip 12.89 MB
  • 5_2_2_CO2 CAD Overview.mp4_.zip 32.92 MB
  • 5_2_3_ C02_Building from a template.mp4_.zip 30.37 MB
  • 5_2_4_C02_Complete the design.mp4_.zip 21.05 MB
  • 5_2_5_ C02_Assembly.mp4_.zip 36.41 MB
  • 5_2_6_C02_Verification.mp4_.zip 15.09 MB
  • 5_2_7_C02_Rendering.mp4_.zip 24.97 MB
  • 5_2_7a_Green Materials Selection.mp4_.zip 37.88 MB
  • 5_2_8_C02_Animation.mp4_.zip 8.38 MB

Week 3: CAM

  • 5_3_1a_CO2_CAM_Overview.pptx 13.61 MB
  • 5_3_1_CO2 Dragster_Overview.mp4_.zip 3.24 MB
  • 5_3_2_CO2 Dragster_Set-up 1.mp4_.zip 25.27 MB
  • 5_3_3_CO2 Dragster_Set-up 2.mp4_.zip 12.59 MB
  • 5_3_4_CO2 Dragster_Set-up 3.mp4_.zip 16.06 MB
  • 5_3_5_CO2 Dragster_Simulate_Setup Sheet_Post.mp4_.zip 9.77 MB
  • 5_3_6_CO2 Dragster Alternate Set-ups.mp4_.zip 10.8 MB
  • 5_3_7_CO2 Dragster Simulate Alternate Setup.mp4_.zip 26.04 MB

Week 4: Manufacturing Best Practices

  • Week 4 process plan and cutting data.zip 6.86 MB

Week 5: CNC

  • 5_5_1 C02 CNC overview_.pptx 33.37 MB
  • 5_5_2_CO2_Machine Power Up.mp4_.zip 73.48 MB
  • 5_5_3_CO2_Installing fixture.mp4_.zip 70.12 MB
  • 5_5_4_CO2_Indicating Fixture_2.zip 36.08 MB
  • 5_5_5_CO2_Loading workpiece.mp4_.zip 76.06 MB
  • 5_5_6_CO2_Building ER Collet.mp4_.zip 48.51 MB
  • 5_5_7_CO2_Work Offsets_2.zip 40.89 MB
  • 5_5_8_CO2_Tool Length Offsets_2.zip 27.18 MB
  • 5_5_9_CO2_Loading NC Program.mp4_.zip 43.79 MB
  • 5_5_10_CO2_Dry Run NC Program_2.zip 25.32 MB
  • 5_5_11_CO2_Run Op 1 NC program_2.zip 62.27 MB
  • 5_5_12_CO2_Set-up OP 2 NC program_2.zip 43.67 MB
  • 5_5_13_CO2_Run OP 2 NC program_2.zip 19.5 MB
  • 5_5_14_CO2_Set-up OP 3 NC program_2.zip 44.79 MB
  • 5_5_15_CO2_Run OP 3 NC program_2.zip 45.08 MB

Week 6: First article inspection

  • Week 6 first article inspection overview and sheets.zip 4.89 MB

Week 7: Assessment

  • 5_7_1_CO2 Dragster_Assessment.docx 24.15 KB

Week 8: Assignments

  • 5_8_1_CO2 Dragster_Assignments.pptx 11.48 MB
  • 5_8_2_CO2 Dragster_Resources.zip 27.51 MB