3D Printing Plus Computer Numerical Controls: Turning Your Digital Designs into Parts
Lecture    PE7365
Anthony Graves
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Some people need parts to visually communicate a design; others need physical parts for functional testing. Either way, this class is designed to show users how 3D printing and CNC (computer numerical control) machining are complementary technologies for turning digital designs into real parts. We will also cover which one works most effectively for different situations. We will use specific examples, including prismatic parts, 3D parts with sculpted and organic shapes, and assemblies.

Key Learnings

  • Understand how to evaluate projects for 3D printing and CNC machining
  • Understand the complementary nature of 3D printing and CNC machining
  • Understand the capabilities and economics of 3D printing and CNC machining technology
  • Understand how to implement a complementary 3D printing and CNC machining program to prototype and produce finished parts


Anthony Graves
Anthony Graves is the product manager for the Autodesk, Inc., CAM Team. Anthony joined Autodesk through the acquisition of HSMWorks ApS, developer of integrated CAM Solutions for SolidWorks software. Anthony has hosted numerous CAM talks at Autodesk University on subjects that include integrated CAM, integrated design to manufacturing, the complementary nature of 3D printing, and computer numerical control machining for prototype and production manufacturing, as well as other subjects key to customers who are looking to implement integrated workflows around manufacturing.


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