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FusionNews for the week of 6/20: A weekly roundup of community + industry news


FusionNews highlights the key things that happened around the Fusion 360 community, plus news about manufacturing innovation across the industry.


From the Fusion Team


EVENT – Grand Rapids Makers Meetup & Contest

In or around the Grand Rapids area? Register to join us on Wednesday, July 16th at 6pm for a “Design to MFG with ADSK 360 Products” Meetup. Meet the team, have some beer, pizza, and great conversation, and enter the “Best of Fusion 360” Furniture Contest.

Design your favorite piece of original furniture and share it on the Fusion 360 Gallery. The winner will be able to get their design prototyped/3D printed at our Pier 9 workshop in San Francisco.

EVENT – San Francisco Fusion 360 Meetup

Located in or near the Bay area? Register to join us on Thursday, June 26th at Pier 9 for our first Fusion 360 Meetup. Get a tour of the shop, show off your projects, and meet the Fusion product team that will be on hand with tips and to answer any questions you may have.

EVENT Register for our Live Classroom event next week

“Fusion 360 Live Classroom: The Basics” – June 24th @ 1 p.m. PDT: Get introduced to Fusion 360. We will walk you through a complete modeling task, which includes creating 2D sketches, outlining the initial shape using sculpting and surfacing modeling strategies, then integrating modeling tasks and visualization techniques into the final model.

LEARNING – New Getting Started Videos

Need help getting up and running with Fusion 360? Check out the new “Get Started” videos located on the learning tab on the Fusion site.


BLOG – Rendering 101 with Fusion 360

Learn about and have some fun with the new Rendering workspace in the latest Fusion update.

BLOG – The Power of Top-Down Design

Learn how to create and update one or more components through a sketch.


Gallery Spotlight

ToyCar.jpg  NathanCar.jpg  Palette.jpg

Toy Car Core/Mold by Jeffrey Mather              Capacitor GT by Nathan Skalsky                  Painter’s Palette by Adam Molnar

Share your designs with us on the Fusion 360 Gallery


Your Ideas from the Fusion IdeaStation 

Additive Manufacturing File Format (AMF) export

New idea to add an AMF export option to Fusion 360.

Extrude to limit

Request to allow the user to extrude from a surface but then stop where the extrusion comes in contact with another visible surface.

Linux version

Request to have Autodesk move towards platform independence.

Share your ideas and product requests, and vote for features that you want to see implemented, on IdeaStation.


News from around the manufacturing innovation space

President Obama at the White House Maker Faire: “Today’s D.I.Y. Is Tomorrow’s ‘Made in America’”

The White House held its first ever Maker Faire this week announcing a host of new steps to drive manufacturing, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

7 Cool Uses of 3D Printing in Medicine

Innovative uses of 3D printing that could revolutionize medicine.

Harley-Davidson Debuts Electric Motorcycle

Expanding beyond its internal-combustion roots, Harley-Davidson takes steps in hopes of becoming a leader in developing technology and standards for electric vehicles.

This Wristband Lets You Exchange Digital Data With A Handshake

Forgo your business card and exchange information digitally, simply by shaking hands with someone.

Watch: Self-Assembling Robots Create Furniture on Demand

Modular robots that can self-reconfigure into different shapes.


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