Fusion 360 3D Tutorial: Prepare your model for 3D Printing with Fusion 360

This tutorial is designed for users of Fusion 360 who are interested in 3D printing and wish to know the optimal way to successfully create a printable model using this software. The tutorial will provide users with practical guidelines for modeling, optimizing and exporting an object for 3D printing. At the end of this 3D printing tutorial, you will know:
  • Modeling for 3D printing with Fusion 360
  • Analyzing and exporting your 3D file optimally for 3D printing
  • Correct any modeling problems
Then, you will be able to upload your 3D models on our website and 3D print them!

Fusion 360 is a simple and powerful ergonomic Computer Aided Design (CAD) software developed by Autodesk, often used for 3D printing projects. 

Initially conceived for small and medium enterprises (SME) and designers, this 3D modeling software is increasingly being used by a diverse population of people in the home and office setting. 

This 3D CAD software provides a number of modules that are effective for a large range of applications including sketching, sculpting, and the ability to generate complex curved services, which can subsequently be turned into three-dimensional outputs and 3D printed products.  This 3D design software is also affordable with a free 30-days trial.

Consistent with his pre-existing Cloud strategy, Autodesk has developed Fusion 360 to be accessible for collaborative design to promote innovation and synergetic activities between teams of a design agency or an SME. Its user interface is easy to get started with and will make it simple for any CAD designer to create its STL files, ready for 3D printers, and give birth to great 3D printing projects. 

This 3D design tool can be downloaded from the Autodesk website. There are several options, from a free 1-year trial version to the ultimate version of this 3D design tool. 

There is a dynamic 3D CAD designer community that is working with Autodesk Fusion 360. Although this 3D design software is not open source, Autodesk allows users to develop (add-in) applications and make them available on their platform. This allows each user to customize their 3D CAD software to best suit their needs.

In this 3D printing tutorial, we will introduce you to the 3D features of Autodesk Fusion 360. We will also give you special tips to create the best 3D printed products, and to optimize your files for the additive manufacturing technology. After this introduction to Fusion 360, you should be ready to send us your 3D model. Just make your choice between our 3D printing materials, and place your order! Do you need a bit more help before getting started with additive manufacturing? You will find many video tutorials on YouTube to help you create great 3D models!

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