Manufacturers are under more pressure than ever to deliver better products faster, at lower cost, and with less waste.
The “throw-it-over-the-wall” approach to product development worked well enough in the past. But to compete in the future, you’ll need to connect and automate design and manufacturing processes. Bringing the studio and shop floor together can reduce iterations and errors, enabling you to deliver better products faster.
Computers can handle complex tasks to achieve things that are time consuming or in some cases impossible for the human mind. This is the case when we use digital data to create complex tool motions. As we learn how to use technology in this way, we unlock the potential of computer aided manufacturing (CAM).
Through this specialization, you'll learn the foundations of CAD and toolpath generation, while developing your technical skills in Autodesk® Fusion 360™.
Plus, by completing this Specialization, you’ll unlock an Autodesk Credential as further recognition of your success! The Autodesk Credential comes with a digital badge and certificate, which you can add to your resume and share on social media platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Sharing your Autodesk Credential can signal to hiring managers that you’ve got the right skills for the job and you’re up on the latest industry trends like CAD and CAM.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Summarize an understanding of computer aided design, manufacturing, and toolpath creation.
- Practice design-related vocabulary and visual literacy to articulate your process and decisions.
- Demonstrate creative confidence and practice job ready CAD skills and CAM using Autodesk Fusion 360 software.
- Explain the CAD design process as applied to prismatic parts.
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