Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design and Manufacturing

Engineering, Manufacturing
Level
Beginner
Software
Fusion 360
Time
Multi-week
Design for manufacturing is the process of designing parts, components, or products with the understanding surrounding design requirements for a specific manufacturing method. This course explores the design for manufacture workflow and shows how to validate models and create the G code, the...

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Design for manufacturing is the process of designing parts, components, or products with the understanding surrounding design requirements for a specific manufacturing method. 

This course explores the design for manufacture workflow and shows how to validate models and create the G code, the programming language needed to instruct the CNC machine on how to move. We practice the basics of part and assembly design, and tools such as animation, rendering, and simulations using Autodesk Fusion 360. We learn the basics in each of these areas which are to be fully developed in later courses that apply these principles and Fusion 360 skills.

After taking this course, you'll be able to: 

  • Explain the design to manufacturing process used to take a digital model to a physical part through CNC programming.
  • Summarize the toolset available in Fusion 360.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in Fusion 360 applying design and manufacturing workflows to take digital parts to 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.

  • Intro-Mechanical-Engineering-Overview.mp4_.zip 79.65 MB
  • Intro-to-ME-Datasets.zip 55.62 MB
  • Intro-ME-SbS-guides.zip 10.57 MB
  • GetTheSoftware-Fusion360.pdf 50.16 KB PREVIEW

Instructor guide Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design and Manufacturing Instructor guide

  • Instructor-guide-intro-to-mechanical-engineering.pdf 138.58 KB PREVIEW

The future of manufacturing and innovation Review how Fusion 360 relates to current trends in the industry.

  • Intro to ME -Week 1 Overview.mp4_.zip 42.65 MB
  • Lesson 1: What is Digital Manufacturing? 306.92 MB

Fusion 360 Foundational Concepts Learn the basics of file storage and management and how to transition into Fusion 360 from another CAD application.

  • Course 1 Week 2 Overview_1.mp4_.zip 7.88 MB
  • ME - W2 - Practice and Challenge.zip 21.9 MB
  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Fusion 360 633.54 MB
  • Lesson 2: The basics of using Fusion 360 311.21 MB
  • Lesson 3: File and Project Administration 143.45 MB

Introduction to CAD Modeling Explore the design aspects of Fusion 360 including sketching, modeling, assembly creation, animation, rendering, and detailed drawings.

  • Course 1 Week 3 Overview_1.mp4_.zip 11.91 MB
  • ME - W3 - Practice and Challenge.zip 46.57 MB
  • Lesson 1: Learning how to create and define sketches 104.53 MB
  • Lesson 2: Basics of Feature Creation 33.34 MB
  • Lesson 3: Basics of feature modification 38.88 MB
  • Lesson 4: Saving an STL file for 3D printing 59.3 MB
  • Lesson 5: Mechanical Motion with Assembly Joints 74.39 MB
  • Lesson 6: Animations and Renderings 53.44 MB
  • Lesson 7: Detailed Drawings 54.31 MB

Introduction to CAM and CAE Explore how to use Fusion 360 to create simulations and G-code for CN machining.

  • Course 1 Week 4 Overview_1.mp4_.zip 9.09 MB
  • ME - W4 - Practice and Challenge.zip 36.24 MB
  • Lesson 1: Integrated Manufacture Workspace 105.45 MB
  • Lesson 2: Integrated Simulation Workspace 111.79 MB

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

  • C1-CC.pdf 154.38 KB PREVIEW