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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.