Starts Jul 24, 2018
This exclusive course is part of the program:DigiFab: Introduction to Digital Fabrication
Starts Jul 24, 2018
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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 and starts Jul 24, 2018. 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: Autodesk Fusion 360 Sculpt Workspace
An introduction to sculpting shapes and mixed meshes within Autodesk Meshmixer to prep for 3D printing.
Session 3: Learning Autodesk Meshmixer
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.
Below you will find an overview of the Learning Outcomes you will achieve as you complete this course.
Not Just Once Piece
- Develop an understanding of the essential hardware and the processes used to integrate it into the 3D printing process
- Learn how to design and create assemblies for more than one 3D printed object
Scanning and Cleaning
- Gain knowledge of how 3D scanning works and how it is utilized
- Understand how to clean up and create usable scans utilizing Autodesk Meshmixer
What is 3D Printing?
- Learn about the various processes involved in 3D printing, and the parameters for successful 3D prints
- Develop a cohesive vocabulary for the 3D printing process, from modeling to printing
Instructors & Guests
Michael Darling is a sculptor, fabricator and tinkerer based in Los Angeles, CA. Known for his assemblages of small wooden blocks and technically creative and highly crafted constructions. He has used his skills in fabrication and technical design on projects large and small in theater, TV, film and themed entertainment all over the world. Michael is on faculty at the California Institute of the Arts where he is the head of technical design and production for the school of theater as well as teaching Digital Fabrication for artists. Prior to teaching Michael was the technical director for Richard Foreman’s Ontological Hysteric Theater in New York City where he built and toured some of the most beautiful and technically designed sets imaginable. Michael rarely knows what is impossible and has learned over his lifetime not only how to take things apart but how to put them back together by making the parts that get lost.
What You Need to Take This Course
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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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