Fusion 360 Integrated CAD/CAM/CNC: Make a 3D Sign

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 create a 3D sign from the Autodesk “A” logo to use for display at conferences. Students trace the logo and create a 3D model of it using Autodesk Fusion 360™ CAD/CAM software. Then students take the completed 3D model through the digital manufacturing process and machine the 3D sign on a CNC milling machine.

As a second challenge, students can create their own unique sign. Students can select a graphic or design their own graphic to create a 3D sign.

To refine skills, students can explore one or more of the assignments created for this project. It’s a great way to work towards becoming industry certified as an Autodesk Fusion 360™ Certified User.

After completing this course, students will be able to:
• Explain and apply sustainable design methodologies to the design process
• Develop a 2D sketch with parametric dimensions
• Created a 3D feature from the sketch
• Create technical documentation for manufacture
• Design collaboration using Design review and markup tools
• Create and apply tool paths
• Simulate operations: Facing, engraving
 

Project resource download

Week 1: Project overview

  • 3_1_2_3D Sign Lecture Overview.pptx 17.06 MB
  • Week 1 intro and overview.zip 178 bytes
  • PROJECT DATASETS.zip 1.3 MB
  • Fusion 360 User Interface Update Overview.mp4_.zip 17.41 MB

Week 2: CAD

  • 3_2_1_3D Sign CAD Overview.pptx 11.9 MB
  • 3_2_0_3D Sign CAD Overview.mp4_.zip 6.05 MB
  • 3_2_2_Sketching and basic 3D features.mp4_.zip 33.45 MB
  • 3_2_3_Creating detailed 3D features.mp4_.zip 23.44 MB
  • 3_2_4_Rendering the design.mp4_.zip 27.87 MB
  • 3_2_4a_Green materials selection.mp4_.zip 37.88 MB
  • 3_2_5_Creating a 2D drawing.mp4_.zip 17.58 MB
  • 3_2_6_Collaboration.mp4_.zip 13.25 MB

Week 3: CAM

  • 3_3_1_3D Sign_CAM_Overview.pptx 12.61 MB
  • 3_3_2_3D Sign_CAM_Overview_1.mp4_.zip 4.26 MB
  • 3_3_3_CAM_Data Panel.mp4_.zip 3.85 MB
  • 3_3_4_CAM Set-up.mp4_.zip 7.08 MB
  • 3_3_5_CAM facing.mp4_.zip 9.78 MB
  • 3_3_6_CAM_2D adaptive toolpath.mp4_.zip 7.66 MB
  • 3_3_7_CAM_2D adaptive clearing.mp4_.zip 5.12 MB
  • 3_3_8_CAM_contour.mp4_.zip 11.28 MB
  • 3_3_9_CAM_simulation.mp4_.zip 7.14 MB
  • 3_3_10_CAM_manual NC.mp4_.zip 4.53 MB
  • 3_3_11_CAM_setup sheet.mp4_.zip 6.02 MB
  • 3_3_12_CAM_post process.mp4_.zip 9 MB

Week 4: Manufacturing best practices

  • Week 4 manufacturing best practices process plan and data.zip 7.04 MB

Week 5: CNC

  • 3_5_1_3DSign_CNC Overview.pptx 31.68 MB
  • 3_5_2_3D Sign Machine Power Up.mp4_.zip 73.51 MB
  • 3_5_3_3D Sign Installing Vise.mp4_.zip 65.26 MB
  • 3_5_4_3D Sign Indicating Vise.mp4_.zip 58.93 MB
  • 3_5_5_Loading Workpiece.mp4_.zip 29.73 MB
  • 3_5_6_Building Albrecht Chuck.mp4_.zip 55.06 MB
  • 3_5_7_Building ER Collet.mp4_.zip 48.51 MB
  • 3_5_8_Work Offsets_2.zip 38.87 MB
  • 3_5_9_Tool Length Offsets.mp4_.zip 84.74 MB
  • 3_5_10_Loading NC Program.mp4_.zip 43.78 MB
  • 3_5_11_Dry Run NC program.mp4_.zip 62.99 MB
  • 3_5_12_Run NC program_2.zip 71.32 MB

Week 6: First article inspection

  • Week 6 First article inspection materials.zip 4.52 MB

Week 7: Assessment

  • 3_7_1_3D Sign_Assessment.docx 22.23 KB

Week 8: Assignments

  • 3_8_1_3D Sign_Assignments.pptx 11.32 MB
  • 3_8_2_3D Sign_Assignments Resources.zip 986.4 KB

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This Course is by FAR the BEST layout, description, & function that I have seen for all the numerous details of Fusion 360. The CAM was the most outstanding portion for me. Thanks for putting this together.

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