Introduction to Design for Manufacturing

Engineering, Manufacturing
Level
Beginner
Software
Fusion 360
Time
Multi-week
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...

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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.

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

Instructor guide Introduction to Design for Manufacturing instructor's guide

  • Instructor's guide

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

  • Introduction to Fusion 360
  • What is digital manufacturing?
  • Design innovation
  • Create a rendered image
  • Challenge exercises

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

  • The basics of using Fusion 360
  • File and project administration
  • Practice exercises
  • Challenge exercises

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

  • Learning how to create and define sketches
  • Basics of Feature Creation
  • Basics of Feature Modification
  • Saving an STL file for 3D printing
  • Mechanical motion with assembly joints
  • Animations and renderings
  • Detailed Drawings
  • Practice exercises
  • Challenge exercises

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

  • Integrated Manufacture Workspace
  • Integrated Simulation Workspace
  • 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

Final test Ready to test your knowledge? Pass this required test with a score of 75% or more to complete the course.

  • Course test