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What is Fusion 360?

by Brian Mongkolpoonsuk on Apr 7, 2017

"Why invest time in Fusion 360? Is it a glorified 3D modeler that can also create organic shapes? I hear it does CAM. Is that separate? Can I test my model with simulation? What is this thing?!"

Read on as we answer these questions and more while helping you determine how Fusion 360 can work with your current tool set. 

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Topics: Autodesk Fusion 360, Fusion 360, Fusion 360 CAM, Fusion 360 Training

3D Printing in Fusion 360

by Alex Alvarez on Mar 10, 2017

In a world where subtractive manufacturing (CNC) has been the focus, advancements in 3D Printing has led to a transition towards additive manufacturing. 

In this recap of Autodesk Virtual Academy, you'll learn how to import a concept sketch into Fusion 360 as part of your early workflow. Let’s look at how to easily take a picture of your sketch and import it as your first step into 3D Printing with Fusion 360.

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Topics: Autodesk Fusion 360, 3D Printing, Fusion 360

What's New in Fusion 360

by Eric Paul on Jun 27, 2016

When Autodesk created Fusion 360, they planned it a bit different then their other products. Instead of coming out with a yearly version they promised to continually update it so that everyone will alwyas have the latest version. Well, Autodesk continues to hold up that promise as they just released a large update. Check out some of the updates below including multi-asset support, a graphics performance boost, unified tool library and title block auto-populate.

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Topics: Autodesk Fusion 360, What's New

KETIV Meetup: Welcome to Fusion 360

by Eric Paul on Jun 23, 2016

Hello everyone! It’s time for another Fusion 360 Meetup. This month, KETIV is partnering with the Autodesk Fusion 360 Team in order to bring this to reality. Join the Los Angeles Fusion 360 Meetup group, where you'll join engineers, designers, makers, startups, students and like-minded design experts in conversation about building great products.

When: Tuesday, June 28, 2016,  to

Where: KETIV Technologies, 3010 Saturn St. #100, Brea, CA (map)

RSVP here

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Topics: Autodesk Fusion 360, KETIV Events, Fusion 360 Meetup

Is It Finally the Year of Virtual Reality?

by Eric Paul on Feb 26, 2016

For many people, when they hear "virtual reality" it conjures up thoughts of terrible movies like Johnny Mnemonic or The Lawnmower Man or Nintendo's short lived game console the Virtual Boy. Half-cocked ideas from the mid-nineties, a time when we just barely started rending 3d graphics on home computers, much less photorealistic, stereoscopic images. Without the graphics horsepower to drive these ideas, they never really got off the ground. But as Moore's Law brings us more powerful hardware in smaller and smaller packages it's opened up new possibilities.

So just like Keanu Reeves, we're on to bigger and better things. We're ready to trade in our B-movie Johnny Mnemonic for The Matrix and our Virtual Boy for the Oculus Rift. VR isn't just a gimmick anymore.

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Topics: Autodesk Fusion 360, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Augmented Reality, Hololens, Autodesk Maya, Virtual Reality

Making an Impact: Mentoring for the Future

by Jonathan D. Kriek on Dec 10, 2015

Most of the core knowledge I've learned over the years as been self-taught. I love the challenge of picking up a new programming language or software and simply learning it inside and out, but not everyone is able to extract this knowledge as easily.

Today, in the information age, with rapidly growing technology connecting everyone, we can learn almost anything on the internet. But there is a lot to be said for information that simply can't be learned from an online pre-recorded video, electronic book, web help page, or even blog - things like troubleshooting that only come through experience, for example. We can document common issues, provide known solutions, and dump our knowledge into it, but often it's all missing a key element.

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Topics: Future of Making Things, Autodesk Fusion 360, Autodesk University 2015, KETIV AVA, Autodesk Entrepreneur Impact Program, Autodesk Foundation, Autodesk Clean Tech, AU 2015, Autodesk 3ds Max, Mentoring, Future of Learning

My Night With the Mudders

by Rich Sanchez on Nov 4, 2015

Recently I was given the opportunity to spend some time with a fairly selective group. Autodesk sponsored a hackathon at Harvey Mudd College and I was asked to help mentor during the event. For those of you that may not know, Harvey Mudd is a science, engineering and mathematics college in Claremont, California. They are consistently ranked among the top schools in the country and their students are among the best and brightest.

Initially I wondered how much help I could be, I mean my experience is in hardware and manufacturing and hackathons are all about software and coding right? It turns out this was MuddHacks, an annual Hardware Hackathon, and the use of Fusion 360 and 3D printing was definitely encouraged. OK, this was starting to sound like something more within my wheelhouse.

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Topics: Autodesk Fusion 360, MuddHacks, Harvey Mudd College

Additive Manufacturing In Space: 3D Printing In Zero-G

by Jonathan D. Kriek on Sep 11, 2015

SpaceX - Space Exploration Technologies Corp

You are on the the International Space Station (ISS) and it's time for the required routine filter replacement, but there's a slight issue - "houston we have a problem we can't find the filter cap". No problem you think, just order another right? Here's the stats on that: Estimated time of arrival is six (6) months on the next supply from Earth costing around $10,000 for every pound of items transported. You know you can fire up the 3D printer back at NASA and have this part completed in 45 minutes, but what about space?

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Topics: Innovation, Real World Experiences, Manufacturing, Autodesk Fusion 360, Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing

Get Started With Autodesk Fusion 360

by Jorge Fernandez on Sep 3, 2015

Here I am at crunch time needing to get better at something. As usual I wait until the last minute; luckily this is one of those times where I’m saved by another easy to use software. This time it’s in the form of an online 3D modeler, I’m talking about Fusion 360.

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Topics: Autodesk Fusion 360

Your Parts Made to Order with Autodesk Fusion 360 and Proto Labs

by Jonathan D. Kriek on Aug 10, 2015

Free quote and design analysis in a matter of hours and custom parts manufactured to your specifications in three days standard? All driven for a single CAD program? Sounds unbelievable, but that's exactly what Autodesk Fusion 360 is offering through Proto Labs.

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Topics: Innovation, Manufacturing, Autodesk Fusion 360, Made to Order, Push-button Manufacturing, Manufacturing as a Service (MaaS)

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