King's College, Dept. of Engineering adds Autodesk Fusion 360 to Curriculum
King’s College engineering programs offer practical, hands-on experience to prepare students for careers in the engineering field, and smaller class sizes provide students individualized attention and allow them to gain more practical, in-demand skills.
The engineering department wanted to learn more about Autodesk Fusion 360 and its capabilities to see how it would fit into their existing curriculum. Having a CNC milling machine in the Fabrication Lab, they wanted a way to include Fusion 360 to have students design parts and generate the machining tool paths to make the parts.
King’s College partnered with Synergis for Fusion 360 training to learn best practices for incorporating Fusion 360 education into their existing engineering program, and educators wanted to better learn the software themselves to provide better instruction related to it. The end goal was to be comfortable enough using Fusion 360 that they could instruct students to be able to design a custom part and fabricate it using Fusion 360 and their CNC machine.
The solution was Autodesk Fusion 360 educational training, provided by Synergis Application Consultant Jim Swain over the course of two days. The intent of the training was to provide an overview of Autodesk Fusion 360 while showing best practices for including it in CAD/CAM education programs.
After completing training, King’s College was able to start including Fusion 360 software as part of course instruction. Additionally, students benefitted by learning more about best practices for mechanical design concepts with one of today’s leading software packages, giving them helpful, real-world experience to use upon graduating.
Partnering with Synergis allowed King’s College to expand their existing engineering curriculum to include additional tools. After providing Fusion 360 training to the engineering department, engineering students were able to create CAD models for a complex part, set up the stock for machining, select the right tools from the Fusion 360 tool library, and generate the tool path to remove the material.
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- Fusion 360 for Product Design
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