Hi everyone, it's that time again. We'll be discussing Fusion 360 and 3D-Printing today. Let's welcome Vladimir Mariano to the Hack Chat!
Vladimir, can you start us off with a little about yourself and how you got into desktop manufacturing?
Yes, I'll start with a little background on me. I run two makerspaces in Norwalk CT, USA. A community one that I co-founded and one at the Norwalk Community College.
I also teach online courses on designing for 3D printing with fusion 360 at desktopmakes.com
A place for tutorials, tips, and project ideas on 3D printing, desktop milling, laser cutters, and electronic projects. I now have a weekly Autodesk Fusion 3...
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I got into the world of 3D printing back in 2012. After attending the World Maker Faire in NY I was determined to build my own reprap machine. I successfully built my own Reprap Mendelmax and ever since I have been obsessed with 3D printing and design.
This was back when you had to source all the parts yourself. There weren't many 3D printer kits around. Radioshack was still around.
I used them for a lot of my parts including McMaster-carr, Home Depot, and the skateboard shop for bearings.
After successfully completing a few prints from Thingiverse I was excited to try designing my own models.
What would we do without skateboard bearings, right?
I actually started with Sketchup
oof same, Sketchup did weird stuff with lines at very small scale
@Dan Maloney You can never have enough
I got pretty good with Sketchup but then stumbled on Fusion 360
@Maave - like not actually connecting two lines but looking like they are connected? Yeah, that's fun
Haha, Sketchup's problems are manifold
I quickly realized that Fusion 360 was going to be a lot more powerful for my applications. Especially the parametric capabilities.
Being able to take advantage of the timeline to " go back in time" and update my model was a huge advantage
With Sketchup I found that whenever I wanted to back and fix something I might as well start over.
Right away I began my mission to learn Fusion 360. In the beginning there were designs that I knew would take me 2 minutes to complete in Sketchup I forced myself to use Fusion in order to learn.
There weren't much tutorials then. It wasn't as popular as it is now.
My projects range from the artistic to the very practical.
Here's the project I showed at this year's World Maker Faire. It was a display of different 3D printed sculptures magnetically levitated and spinning.
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There was one you did that was a vase, I think. Just blew me away how few steps it took to get a complex design done.
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