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Combining Inventor and 3D Printing in Early Prototype Development

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    3D printing has revolutionized the design and manufacturing production workflow, making the creation of design prototypes as easy as pushing a button. Inventor software has been a central tool in this revolution, enabling designers and engineers to create and iterate their design faster than ever before. This course will step through the process of developing, printing, and iterating the design of a real product prototype. Quad copters and drones are used every day for a variety of purposes, from videography to inspecting large tanks. Many drones leave the blades exposed and a single hit into a surface can easily damage both the blades and the drone. Here you will step through the process of designing blade guards for a popular drone quadcopter, seeing the steps and different phases of the design used to create a 3D printable final product.

    Key Learnings

    • Discover where Inventor fits into the prototype development process
    • Discover how 3D printing can accelerate the design review process
    • Learn how using Inventor to continuously modify a model can save time on redesigning a part
    • Learn how to identify the differences between design for manufacture and design for 3D print