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Fusion 360 - Casted Metal Design

by Christopher Castle

The Metal Casting Process is the preferred method of manufacturing complex shapes that would otherwise be too expensive to produce by any other means. In this course, you will learn the entire design process for metal parts to be casted at a foundry. Software required: Autodesk's Fusion 360.

What you'll learn

There are so many important considerations to make when designing parts that will be casted and ultimately machined. This course, Fusion 360 - Casted Metal Design, covers fundamental Fusion 360 tools and processes that are required to efficiently design casted metal parts, as well as best practices for communicating with foundries and machine shops. First, you will design a motorcycle triple-clamp and perform a stress simulation. Next, you'll create versions for both the investment casting and CNC finish machining process. Finally, you'll wrap up the course using Fusion 360's CAM functionality to create 2D & 3D tool paths to create the precision surfaces for your triple-clamp. Upon completion of this course, you will have the confidence to have your metal parts casted. Software required: Autodesk's Fusion 360.

About the author

Chris is the Founder & President of SolidBox, a Performance Hardware, IT Support, Project Based Training & Engineering Services company for SolidWorks, Fusion 360, Onshape, & Mastercam users across North America. He is a registered Professional Engineer and SolidWorks Elite Applications Engineer. In his spare time, Chris runs Advenduro Tours with his wife Jayme, a motorcycle & mountain bike tour guiding business based in St. George, UT. Chris is also a Commercial Pilot, and volunteers for Angel ... more

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