• Fusion

Project | Design and 3D print a caliper case insert

Use your Fusion skills to design a functional, custom insert that securely fits a dial caliper in its case. 

Module overview

Complete this project to design and prototype a custom insert that secures a dial caliper in its case. Use your beginner-to-intermediate CAD skills and knowledge to create a 3D model using sketches, modify the model, analyze interferences, and 3D print the completed project. As a final challenge, modify the final design to accommodate a digital display-style caliper.

After completing this project, you’ll be able to:

  • Design a customizable solid model using 2D sketches.
  • Set up and use parameters, dimensions, and geometric constraints.
  • Apply fillets to solids.
  • Analyze interference between solids and interpret the results to make adjustments.
  • Prepare the model for 3D printing.

Module downloads

These downloadable resources will be used to complete units in this module:

Module outline

  • Design a caliper case insert

Teaching supplements

Resources just for educators 
Teach this project in the classroom or assign it to students as homework. Download the provided instructor guide for teaching the course content in the classroom, with learning objectives and estimated times for demonstration and practice. Additionally, lecture slides and a grading rubric for the challenge in the course are provided. Students can either work in teams or solve the challenges on their own.

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Need to teach the skills covered in this project? 
Take the modules in the Introduction to CAD  collection. Each module is focused on a particular skill such as sketching or drawing. Students can learn at their own pace and track their progress in their dashboard.

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