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Monday 10 February – Tuesday 11 February 2020


Introduction to Fusion 360 and 3D Printing

Monday 10 – Tuesday 11 February

10am – 5pm, both days


This two day course provides an insight into using Fusion 360 to create and produce 3D prints and is aimed at people with little or no experience of digital design.

Fusion 360 is the first 3D CAD, CAM, and CAE tool of its kind, connecting the whole product development process into one cloud-based platform and providing all the tools you need to go from design to fabrication. While exploring the powerful capabilities of this software you will learn about computer aided design (CAD), computer aided engineering (CAE) and computer aided manufacture (CAM).

Day one will focus on getting to know Fusion 360 as a piece of software, introducing you to 2D and 3D drawing. On Day 2 we will move our digital drawings into the ‘real world’ and learn how to 3D print models using STEAMhouse’s Ultimaker 3D printers.

The course will cover:

  • The use of sketches and parametric design elements,
  • The development of component pieces and how to combine those as assemblies
  • The application of materials, scenes and appearances
  • The sculpt environment

Users will also be given demonstration of generative design elements and simulation testing, though these will be demonstrations and not taught modules due to time constraints.



STEAMhouse’s programmes are fully funded and aim to support businesses to develop. Spaces are very limited and priority will be given to self-employed sole traders and people with their own businesses.

If you would like to take part please send an expression of interest to outlining:
  • Why you would like to take part in the course and what you hope to gain by participating
  • Whether you are a self-employed sole trader or a business
  • Where you are based
Please write ‘Fusion 360 Workshop’ in the subject header line.


Our Workshop Leaders


Michael Mead


Michael has worked at both Lancaster University and the University of Central Lancashire, acting as a CREATE Education ambassador – a champion for the company and deliverer of technical training at all levels of education.

He joined CREATE full time in January 2019 providing specialist knowledge to the university sector to aid in the support of research and the delivery of training across the full suite of products including 3D printing, 3D scanning and 3D design as an Autodesk Fusion 360 instructor. CREATE Education Project aims to help to bring the cutting edge technologies used in many industries across the world, into education and training. The starting point for this, is with 3D print and of course, by extension, 3D Design.


Chris Hay


Chris Hay is Senior Technician in Metalwork at STEAMhouse. He has a background in the design, production and fabrication of jewellery with his traditional craft training sitting alongside digital 3D Design and rapid prototyping for manufacture. He enjoys challenging traditional craft and questioning any pre-defined borders or ideas. Creative problem solving is one of his main areas of interest and he enjoys seeing the many approaches and applications of creative thinking which develop when working with and around others, and thinking about how that translates into the world.