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FusionNews for the week of 4/17: A weekly roundup of community + industry news

FusionNews highlights the key things that happened over the past week in the Fusion 360 Community and news from the industry. New posts every Friday.




From the Fusion Team


TIP – Splitting with T-Splines

Here’s a quick video tip on how to Using T-Spline bodies as Splitting Tools.


TIP – How to model bends in Fusion 360

Check out this great tip on how to model bends in Fusion 360.


CUSTOMER STORY – WindPax – Full Concept to Product Design of Portable Wind Turbines

WindPax Makes Wind Power Portable for Hikers, Soldiers, and the Developing World.




ONLINE EVENT – Fusion 360 Live Classroom: Make it with CAM

Join us on April 21st at 1pm PDT to learn how to get started with CAM for Fusion 360 for your 2-1/2 axis (2.5D) machining projects.


ONLINE EVENT – Fusion 360 Live Classroom: The Basics

If you’re new to Fusion 360, be sure to join us on Tuesday, May 6th at 1pm PDT to get introduced to the Fusion 360 experience.





LIVE EVENT – Hardware Weekend

Come celebrate the Hackster community & hack the future of Hardware at one of these Hardware Weekends events near you.


LIVE EVENT – Intro to Autodesk Fusion 360

If you’re in the New Orleans area, be sure to register for one of this Intro to Fusion classes being held at IDIYA.




LIVE EVENT – Alphalab Gear National Hardware Cup Finals

In the Pittsburgh area? Come see the top hardware startups from around the country pitch for the chance to win a $50,000 investment from local VC startbot on May 6th at 6pm! Winners also receive 5 seats to Autodesk Fusion 360 & a free macbook!


Gallery Spotlight

We love to see what you are designing with Fusion 360! Share your designs with the Fusion community on the Gallery.


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Thermal Chamber by Carlo Quinonez             Helmet by Adam Molnar         Tipping Car by Greta Zimmerman


News from around the manufacturing innovation space


The Roomba for Lawns Is Really Pissing Off Astronomers

Roomba has recently sough FCC approval for a robotic lawnmower that is causing some controversy amongst astronomers.


Design Is Everything

What does the future hold for design-from efficiencies in architecture and aerospace to designing cancer-eating viruses.


GE Spotlights New Smart Street Lamps

GE has a new smart street light in early production that it one day hopes will help cities take advantage of the platform to build smart city apps.


Inside the multibillion-dollar quest to make faster, cheaper gadgets

Can Intel and other chipmakers prove they can keep pace with Moore’s Law?


3D printing shoots for the moon — and your furniture

The world of 3D printing has really taken off – ranging from human body parts to home décor.




Your Ideas from the Fusion IdeaStation

We take your suggestions very seriously as they help to shape Fusion 360, so please share your ideas and vote for new features / enhancements you would like to see.


Here are a few popular ones from this week. Thanks to everyone for their suggestions!


Lattice bend twist etc for T-Splines

Request to be able to model something with T-splines and then have the ability to bend, twist, and taper into shape while working on a flat easy to adjust master geometry.


Stop hide sketches when doing a surface feature

Request to have a command that hides/shows all sketches.


Folders for sketches

Request to have the ability to create folders in sketches that are collapsible.


Tell us about yourself

Have a story to share? We would love to hear more about you and how you’re using Fusion 360! Shoot me an email at


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