Designing for Laser Cutting with Fusion 360

Learn how to design and model for Laser Cutting using the free and powerful Fusion 360 3D modeling software!
Designing for Laser Cutting with Fusion 360
File Size :
2.44 GB
Total length :
3h 48m



Larno Visser


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Designing for Laser Cutting with Fusion 360

What you’ll learn

Designing for Laser Cutting
Realize your ideas through Laser Cutting
Confidence in Fusion 360 and 3D modeling in general
3D modeling for Laser Cutting
Prototype with Laser Cutting

Designing for Laser Cutting with Fusion 360


No prerequisites


Summary of what you will learn:3D modeling in Fusion 360 (skills can be applied to other CAD-CAM programs as well)Create your own unique laser cut designs in a 3d environmentConvert a 3d model to a laser cut fileIncorporate movement in your designCreate Living Hingesmodel parametrically to increase workflow and efficiency (e.g. one click material thickness update)Design for foldable materials (e.g. cardboard) using the sheet metal workspace within FusionImport SVG or DXF files from Illustrator or Inkscape and use them in your designRender beautiful images of your designsFull description:In this course I will teach you how to design and model for Laser Cutting using the free and powerful Autodesk Fusion 360 software. Most of the lessons are easy to follow practical examples where I take you through the design of a product step by step.Typically people model for laser cutting using 2D softwares like Illustrator or Inkscape. These work fine for simple designs, but If you really want to create interesting or more complex designs they often fall short. That is where 3D modeling comes in. I have learned and developed methods and techniques to design for laser cutting using 3d modeling, and in this course I want to share them with you!By the end of the course you will be able to create designs that are quite simply impossible to design using 2d softwares, and you will do it effortlessly and while having fun doing so. Some of the topics I cover are: the fundamentals of 3d modeling and working with Fusion 360, parametric product modeling, incorporating movement into your design and how to design for foldable materials like cardboard. You also learn how to Render your designsEach lesson builds upon the knowledge gained in the previous lessons, and by the end you will have enough experience and confidence to start creating your own designs for Laser Cutting in 3d.This course is perfect for you if you are interested in laser cutting. The specific factors you need to take into account for laser cutting are thoroughly discussed, and you will also build your 3d modeling skills needed to realize your ideas.


Section 1: Introduction

Lecture 1 Introduction

Lecture 2 Download and Install Fusion 360

Lecture 3 User interface

Lecture 4 Laser Cutting Intro

Lecture 5 Before we start

Section 2: 2D and 3D method

Lecture 6 Laser Cut Box

Lecture 7 3D method: Laser Cut box

Lecture 8 2D vs 3D method

Lecture 9 Octahedron

Lecture 10 Hanging Lamp

Lecture 11 Lamp Recap, Constraints + Extras

Section 3: Parametric Product Modeling

Lecture 12 Parametric Product Modeling

Lecture 13 Phone Stand

Section 4: Movement

Lecture 14 Toy Car

Lecture 15 Living Hinge

Section 5: SVG, Foldable Design and DXF Exports

Lecture 16 Box pimp: SVG import

Lecture 17 Laptop Stand

Lecture 18 DXF files

Section 6: Conclusion

Lecture 19 Conclusion

Anyone interested in Laser Cutting,(Industrial) Designers,(Industrial) Design Students

Course Information:

Udemy | English | 3h 48m | 2.44 GB
Created by: Larno Visser

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