Generative Design for Additive Manufacturing

Engineering, Generative Design, Manufacturing
Level
Advanced
Software
Fusion 360
Time
Multi-week
Expand your skillset to stay at forefront of industry trends. Dive into the common applications of generative design—additive manufacturing or 3D printing, as it’s also known. Learn the basics of geometry creation and get a deeper understanding of generative design, its parameters, and how to work...

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Expand your skillset to stay at forefront of industry trends. Dive into the common applications of generative design—additive manufacturing or 3D printing, as it’s also known. Learn the basics of geometry creation and get a deeper understanding of generative design, its parameters, and how to work with results specifically aimed at making a 3D printed metal part. Understand the generative workflow by exploring Fusion 360 tools and combining them with the creative process of turning an idea into a 3D model. Learn how to apply the generative design thinking process to define a study.

After this course, you'll be able to:

  • Explain the CAD design process as applied to generative design.
  • Summarize the mindset for generative design.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in more advanced Fusion 360 CAD workflows.

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Getting started In this lesson, we'll discover what you'll learn in this course and download the software and resources you need.

  • Course overview
  • Course resources
  • Step-by-step guides

Instructor guide Generative Design for Additive Manufacturing

  • Instructor's guide

What is Generative Design? With generative design it is important to understand the mindset needed to set up a generative design study and control the areas where it can and can’t explore.

  • How can we utilize Generative Design
  • Basics of 3D Modeling in Fusion 360
  • Creating the Regions for a Design to Avoid
  • Creating the Regions to Keep in a Design
  • Practice exercises
  • Challenge exercises

Defining a Generative Setup Expand into a generative design study utilizing the preserve and obstacle regions created in the prior week to explore the various options and settings which will drive our generative outcomes.

  • Lesson 1: Defining a Generative Study’s Objectives and Settings
  • Lesson 2: Using Edit Model to work on Obstacles and Preserves
  • Lesson 3: Setting up Loads and Constraints
  • Lesson 4: Solving Generative Design Outcomes
  • Practice exercises
  • Challenge exercises

Working with Generative Design Outcomes Explore the process of viewing outcomes, selecting an appropriate iteration, and creating a design that can be further manipulated in Fusion 360.

  • Lesson 1: Viewing and Filtering Generative Design Outcomes
  • Lesson 2: Creating a 3D Design from an Outcome
  • Lesson 3: Collaboration and Sharing of Design Outcomes
  • Practice exercises
  • Challenge exercises

Post Process a Generative Design for Additive Manufacturing Explore how to work with a generative design outcome in Fusion 360.

  • Lesson 1: Basics of Form Tools
  • Lesson 2: Controlling the Interface of a Generative Outcome and Preserve Regions
  • Lesson 3: Finalizing a Design for Additive Manufacturing
  • Practice exercises
  • Challenge exercises

Course challenge Challenge assignments are ungraded and provide you an opportunity to demonstrate your skills and innovate your own solution.

  • Course challenge exercise
  • Course challenge dataset

Final test

  • Generative Design for additive manufacturing test

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Muito bom

Clebson Vasconcelos Pinheiro