Fusion 360 Additive Build Extension 

Build higher value additive parts 

Expand your additive manufacturing options in Fusion 360 with metal 3D printers and more.

Video: Fusion 360 Additive Build Extension overview

Fusion 360 Additive Build Extension overview (video: 1:12 min.)

Metal additive manufacturing with Fusion 360 

Select 3D print parameters and automatically orient parts. Generate fully associative support structures for efficient programming. With the Additive Build Extension, you’ll be able to quickly create subtractive finishing operations and machine precise features with high-quality surface finishes.

Benefits of the Fusion 360 Additive Build Extension

Select 3D print parameters

Select from the most popular metal additive 3D printers to configure Fusion 360’s Manufacture workspace for your process.

Orient parts

Identify the ideal orientation for your parts to minimize support material while achieving the best surface quality and a successful print.

Associative design & manufacturing data

Connect your design data to manufacturing seamlessly. Set up manufacturing once and let Fusion 360 update as needed when you change the design.

"Within 10 minutes we see something in 3D and then send it to the 3D printer."

– Ian Redfern, Senior Industrial Designer, Fabric

Download a free trial of the Additive Build Extension

Get access to a 14-day free trial for the Fusion 360 Additive Build Extension.

Fusion 360 ADDITIVE BUILD Extension

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Gain access to metal additive manufacturing functionality, including the ability to generate support structures, toolpaths and machine specific build files. /year

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What is included in the Fusion 360 Additive Build Extension?

How do you access the Fusion 360 Additive Build Extension?

A subscription to the Fusion 360 Additive Build Extension is required in addition to an active subscription to Fusion 360. Additive Build Extension subscriptions are available both monthly and yearly. 

What is metal additive manufacturing?

Metal additive manufacturing, also known as metal 3D printing, takes the additive manufacturing process and applies it to exclusively metals. By layering metal powders, precise objects can be designed and constructed. 

Is additive manufacturing the same as 3D printing?

Yes, 3D printing and additive manufacturing are synonyms for the same process. Both terms reference the process of building parts by joining material layer by layer from a CAD file. 

What is the difference between additive and subtractive manufacturing?

Additive manufacturing is a process that adds successive layers of material to create an object, often referred to as 3D printing. Subtractive manufacturing, as the name suggests, is the opposite. Rather than adding layers, subtractive manufacturing involves removing sections of a material by machining or cutting it away. It can be carried out manually or, more commonly by a process known as Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining. 

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Autodesk online store promotion:

This promotion offers a 30% discount off the Suggested Retail Price (SRP) for purchases of a new 1-month or 1-year subscriptions to Fusion 360, Fusion - Team Participant, Fusion 360 Machining Extension, Fusion 360 Nesting & Fabrication Extension, Fusion 360 Generative Design Extension, Fusion 360 Simulation Extension, Fusion 360 Product Design Extension, Fusion 360 Signal Integrity Extension, Fusion 360 Additive Build Extension and a 30% discount for 1-year subscription to Fusion 360 Manage Extension, Fusion 360 for Manufacturing, and Fusion 360 for Product Design, excluding taxes.

This offer is available from 1/4/2023 through 1/31/2023 in the 50 United States and Canada and may not be combined with other rebates or promotions and is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Products must be purchased from the Autodesk online store and the applicable discount will automatically be applied to your purchase.

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