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4 Sessions
Program ($500 USD)
Kadenze Academy
Digital Fabrication
Skill Level
Digital Fabrication, Autodesk Fusion 360, 3D design, 3D Printing, Meshmixer
Course Description

This course is designed to get you quickly up and running with the 3D printing design processes using Autodesk Fusion 360 and Meshmixer.


This course is in scheduled mode "." Learn more about scheduled courses here.

Session 1: Introduction to 3D Printing
This session will give you a knowledge base to start creating virtual 3D objects for 3D printing.
Session 2: Using Meshmixer
An introduction to sculpting shapes and mixed meshes within Autodesk Meshmixer to prep for 3D printing.
Session 3: Autodesk Fusion 360 Sculpt Workspace
In this session we will explore the sculpting workspace and how to integrate it into sculpted meshes to create interesting and practical objects.
Session 4: Technical Design, Structural Considerations, Hardware and Multi-part Fabrications
The applications of 3D printing go well beyond the fabrication of singular objects. They also make it easy to fabricate the parts of a larger set, and even the parts that join them together.
Whenever you complete a course as a premium member, you can earn a verified Certificate of Accomplishment .

This course is also part of the Program: DigiFab: Introduction to Digital Fabrication. Earn a verified Specialist Certificate for successfully completing a Program.

These certificates are proof that you completed an online course on our platform and can easily be shared with its unique link.

Credit Elligible Program
This course is one of 3 courses in the DigiFab: Introduction to Digital Fabrication Program and is offered for credits from Kadenze Academy.

Earn a verified Specialist Certificate after successfully completing a Program. And whenever you complete a course as a Premium member, you earn a verified Certificate of Accomplishment . These certificates are proof that you completed an online course on our platform and can easily be shared with its unique link.

Instructors & Guests
What You Need to Take This Course
  • Software:
    • Autodesk Slicer ( Free)
    • Autodesk Fusion 360 (Free)
      • Students should download Fusion 360 via a free, 3-year educational license, from this page.
    • Autodesk Meshmixer (Free)
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • *You will need administrator privileges on your computer in order to download software.
    • *You will be required to sign up for an Autodesk account in order to download software.
  • Equipment:
    • Digital caliper
    • 2 button mouse with scroll wheel
    • This class will be using a print service to make our projects, but if you have any DigiFab equipment at your disposal (a makerspace or collage fablab) you will be able to explore deeper.
  • Materials
    • You will be responsible for the cost of getting your project printed, as well as the cost of the materials, which you will select yourself.
Additional Information

If a student signs up for the Introduction to Digital Fabrication program, it is recommended that these courses are taken sequentially.

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