Fusion 360 is a powerful Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) program that is free to hobbyists and can be used to design and manufacture all sorts of digital things. From 2D vector graphics to 3D printed objects, Fusion is an all in one solution for digital makers. At Hacker Lab, Fusion 360 can be used to design files for the laser cutter, Shopbot CNC and 3D printers.
This tool is a bit different than the typical 3D modeling program in that it fuses aspects of 2D drawing and 3D modeling workflows which makes it super powerful but takes a bit of getting used to. This class seeks to provide a basic overview of the UI, design tips and tricks for 3D printing and a demonstration/walk through of the entire 3D object design and printing workflow.
This class is for anyone who wants to learn Fusion 360 for the first time or those already familiar with the tool who want to improve their 3D design skills.
Participants will get:
-An overview of the tool
-Instructor led training of how to create an object
-Explanation of exporting the object for 3D printing
-Discussion of Fusions recent addition of internal slicing functionality and finally printing of the object on my 3D printer live
-Subject matter like correct orientation, creating shells, revolving, importing STL’s, editing STL’s, new FDM slicing options and sending your work to a 3D printer will be covered.
Curtis Soldano is a long time technologist, tinkerer and maker who wants to share his excitement for using cool tech to make cool stuff. He has been with Hacker Lab since before the establishment of the mid-town location and has volunteered his time on many occasions to help grow Hacker Lab by providing elbow grease and skilled electrical maintenance and installations. Curtis’ educational foundation is in Digital Electronics and separately he attained his California State Electrical Contractor license in 2004 after apprenticing for his father in the family business for many years. Curtis’ also worked for over 20 years as producer for top tier tech and entertainment companies like EA, Disney, Atari, Playdom, E*TRADE, GSN and Sega.