What's the next step after creating a 3D design? Manufacturing. Fabrication helps designers improve their designs. It’s used throughout the design process to create 3D printed prototypes, conceptual models and finished products. Fabrication helps designers refine their designs and make their ideas become reality.

Looking for more distance learning resources for manufacturing and mechanical engineering? Check out these resources we’ve compiled for educators. 

Learn more

Engineering, Manufacturing

3-Axis Machining using Fusion 360

As our machining geometry gets more complicated, Fusion 360 is up to the task! With a host of standard and...
Engineering, Manufacturing

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...
Engineering, Manufacturing

CAM and Design for Manufacturing for Milling

The design for manufacturing process puts manufacturing at the core of a design, focusing on potential problems in the design...
Engineering, Manufacturing

Introduction to CAD and CAM for Milling and Turning

Develop skills that open the door to new career opportunities. Learn practical on-the-job skills needed for precision machining, while preparing...
Engineering, Manufacturing

CAD for Mechanical Design Associate Certification Prep

Get essential skills for engineering and drafting careers, using CAD in Fusion 360. Explore the skills covered in the Autodesk...

CAM for 2.5 Axis Milling Associate Certification Prep

In this course, prepare yourself for the Autodesk Certified Associate in 2.5 Axis Milling certification exam. Review essential skills, such...
Engineering, Manufacturing, Product Design

Introduction to 3D Modeling for Manufacturing

*This course was updated on December 2020 to reflect the latest Fusion 360 UI updates. Iterate on your designs by...

Introduction to CAD, CAM, and Practical CNC Machining for Milling

Future-proof your skills for today’s evolving industry. Manufacturing technology is more accessible than ever to startups and next generation entrepreneurs...
Engineering, Manufacturing

Multi-Axis CNC Toolpaths

Computer Numerical Controlled machines, or CNC for short, can have a nearly endless number of options. Most machines today control...
Engineering, Manufacturing

Creating Toolpaths for a CNC Lathe

CNC machines come in an almost endless array of configurations for various applications. So far, we have only talked about...
Engineering, Generative Design, Manufacturing

Generative Design for Part Consolidation

Understand how generative design can lead to improved performance. Learn how to use generative design to reduce the mass of...
Engineering, Generative Design, Manufacturing

Generative Design for Industrial Applications

Design is rarely a perfectly linear and straightforward process. This course explores a design for a traditional manufacturing method and...
Engineering, Generative Design, Manufacturing

Generative Design for Improved Performance and Weight Reduction

There are many considerations and factors that play a part in designing a new product, besides cost. Advanced engineering practices...
Engineering, Generative Design, Manufacturing

Generative Design for Additive Manufacturing

Expand your skillset to stay at forefront of industry trends. Dive into the common applications of generative design—additive manufacturing or...
Engineering, Manufacturing

Simulation Analysis for Mechanical Engineers

The foundation of engineering design is often coupled with validation. Simulation is a great tool that allows engineers to test,...
Engineering, Manufacturing

Modeling and Design for Mechanical Engineers

There are many considerations that play a part in engineering a new product. Regardless of what that product is, there...
Industrial Design, Manufacturing, Product Design

Cert Prep for Autodesk Certified Professional: Inventor for Mechanical Design

Prove to potential employers that you’re up to the task by becoming an Autodesk Certified Professional. This online course from...
Engineering, Generative Design, Manufacturing

Introduction to Generative Design for Manufacturing

Generative design is a new workflow that generates high-performing design alternatives with optimized geometry that is often far removed from...
Engineering, Maker, Manufacturing, Product Design

Airgineers: Micro Drone Design with Fusion 360

Autodesk® Fusion 360™ is intended for those age 13 and above. Autodesk® Tinkercad™ may be used by children under 13 with parental consent.
Engineering, Manufacturing

Fusion 360 for Machinists

This curriculum will not be monitored after June 30, 2021. You can continue to download these educational materials until that...