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Length
4 Sessions
Price
Audit (Free)
Certificate (Incl. w/ Premium)
Program ($500 USD)
Institution
Kadenze Academy
Subject
Digital Fabrication
Skill Level
Beginner
Topics
Autodesk, Digital Fabrication, 2D design, 3D design, Technical Design, Autodesk Slicer
Course Description

This course will survey the basic history and techniques of digital fabrication - diving into the systems themselves as well as real world utilization. It will also examine systems of measurement and considerations for hardware and material choices.

schedule

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

Session 1: What Is DigiFab?
How do we integrate digital fabrication into our workflow? This session uses history and industry examples to survey the basics.
Session 2: Pre-Fabricating: Machines & Software
How do you design the impossible? This session will discuss the basics of systems of measurement, hardware, and adhesives.
Session 3: Materials for Fabrication
This session will examine optimal materials and key considerations for specific machine workflows.
Session 4: 2D Joinery Techniques
This session we will be using Autodesk Slicer to make our first fabrication, and will provide insight on larger scale assembly.
Certificates
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:
    • Access to paper printer
    • Digital caliper
    • Exacto knife
    • 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
    • Cardboard
    • Repositionable spray adhesive
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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