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Monday 28 October – Tuesday 29 October 2019

Introduction to Fusion 360 and 3D Printing

Monday 28 – Tuesday 29 October,

10am – 5pm

This two day course provides an insight into using Fusion 360 as an all in one solution to your manufacturing needs. Exploring the powerful capabilities of Autodesk’s cloud based 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 for CAD and CAE, introducing you to 2D and 3D drawing. Day 2 will be spent learning to 3D print the models you created on day 1, as well as learning how to program and maintain the Ultimaker 3D printers, with a particular focus on the dual extrusion capabilities of the Ultimaker 3.

Autodesk Fusion 360 is a hybrid CAD package combining all the features expected from a high level CAD package along with a web based element thank allows excellent team collaboration and project management of design items.

The course will introduce software covering:

Navigation, Teams and Project Structure

  • The use of sketches and parametric design elements,
  • The development of component pieces and combining 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.


How to Book

This workshop is free. Spaces are very limited and we anticipate it will be popular. Priority will be given to sole traders, who are registered as self employed, limited companies and STEAMhouse members and will be allocated based on the strength of the expressions of interest we receive.

If you would like to take part please send a short Expression of Interest outlining why you would like to take part and introducing yourself and what you do (including whether you are a self employed sole trader or have your own business) to 

Please put ‘Introduction to Fusion 360 EOI’ in the email subject line.


Our Workshop Leader


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

The CREATE Education Project has a simple aim – we want to help to bring the cutting edge technologies used in many industries across the world, into education. The starting point for this, is with 3D print and of course, by extension, 3D Design.

Globally day to day interactions are all now required to be customisable and tailorable. From shoes to sandwiches every person is empowered by being able to have things just as they want them. CREATE Education wishes for education to be the same. To do this the company provides the technology, training and consumables in combination with free resources and platforms to empower educators; allowing them to create their own style of teaching and enabling students by giving them a skill set that will form part of many 21st century careers.

This vision is achieved through the CREATE Education community; a wide network of forward thinking industry partners, CREATE Education hubs and ambassadors that through their day to day interactions showcase the amazing value that 3D printing has to offer.