Introduction to Design for Manufacturing
Explore the design for manufacturing workflow, validate models, and practice creating G-code—the programming language needed to instruct a CNC machine how to move. Practice the basics of part and assembly design, and learn tools such as animation, rendering, and simulations using Fusion 360.
After taking this course, you'll be able to:
- Explain the design for manufacturing process, used to transform a digital model into a physical part, through CNC programming.
- Summarize the toolset available in Fusion 360.
- Demonstrate knowledge and skills in Fusion 360 by applying design and manufacturing workflows to turn digital parts into physical prototypes.
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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.
Instructor guide Introduction to Design for Manufacturing instructor's guide
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The future of manufacturing and innovation Review how Fusion 360 relates to current trends in the industry.
Fusion 360 Foundational Concepts Learn the basics of file storage and management and how to transition into Fusion 360 from another CAD application.
Introduction to CAD Modeling Explore the design aspects of Fusion 360 including sketching, modeling, assembly creation, animation, rendering, and detailed drawings.
Introduction to CAM and CAE Explore how to use Fusion 360 to create simulations and G-code for CNC machining.
Course challenge Challenge assignments are ungraded and provide you an opportunity to demonstrate your skills and innovate your own solution.
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Final test Ready to test your knowledge? Pass this required test with a score of 75% or more to complete the course.
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