Designing for 3D Printing with Fusion 360

Learn the fundamentals of Fusion 360 while designing practical parts that can be 3D printed.

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What Will you Learn?

Learn how to use Autodesk Fusion 360 to create custom, one-of-a-kind 3-D printed objects for your projects.

Whether you want to design an enclosure for your Arduino gadget, a camera harness for your drone, or a desk hook for your headphones, this course will teach you the necessary skills of 3D design and show you how to create printable designs using computer-aided design software from Autodesk.

This course is concise and practical so that you can get started creating your own designs quickly.

Though a series of 10 projects, you will gradually build up your skills so that you can create increasingly precise and complicated objects.

Course Description

The real magic in 3D printing happens when you learn the skills needed to design and print custom objects.

This course will help you get there. You will learn how to use Autodesk Fusion 360 to design ten practical and functional products that can be 3D printed. Fusion 360 is free for students and hobbyists and is a powerful computer-aided design (CAD) tool.

The course is project-based, and we encourage you to follow along and create each project object on your computer.

With each project, you will learn how to create more elaborate and useful objects.

Apart from learning how to use Fusion 360, you will also learn about design concepts and best practices when designing for desktop 3D printers.

By the end of the course, you will have the skills and confidence to create your own designs and start turning your ideas into physical objects.


This course is designed for beginners. No prior knowledge in 3D design necessary.

A 3D printer is a bonus. If you don't have one, you can use any of many online 3D fabricators, like Shapeways or 3D Hubs.

Who is the target audience?

If you are a maker, STEM teacher or student, or artists, or anyone interested in 3D printing, then this course is for you.

Your Instructor

Dr Peter Dalmaris
Dr Peter Dalmaris

Peter Dalmaris is an educator, electrical engineer, electronics hobbyist, and Maker. Creator of online video courses on DIY electronics and author of three technical books, and has recently released his book Maker Education Revolution.

As a Chief Tech Explorer since 2013 at Tech Explorations, the company he founded in Sydney, Australia, Peter’s mission is to explore technology and help educate the world.

Tech Explorations offers educational courses and Bootcamps for electronics hobbyists, STEM students and STEM teachers.

A life-long learner, Peter’s core skill is in explaining difficult concepts through video and text. With over 15 years of tertiary teaching experience, Peter has developed a simple yet comprehensive style in teaching that students from all around the world appreciate.

His passion for technology and in particular for the world of DIY open source hardware has been a dominant driver that has guided his personal development and his work through Tech Explorations.

Peter’s current online courses have helped over 60,000 people from around the world to be better Makers.

For more information on Peter's work, please go to his web site.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

"This is one of the best courses I did. This is totally focus on 3D printing and the instructor does an amazing job. At the beginning, I was not familiar with any 3D designing software. Now, I am very confident with Fusion 360. Thanks."

- Arunoda Susiripala

"Good coverage of features. I Never used Fusion 360 before and I was able to follow along and create all of the models."

- Scott Arnold

"Simply because he communicated well to me. He wasn't too fast nor slow. Plus, he knows his craft in so many different ways which goes along way."

- Hakeem Opere

"Clear, concise instructions. Presented in a logical order, each lesson building on the previous, while repeating previous info in a new way. Good pace, very easy to work along side. Looking forward to completing this course.Off to see if Vladimir has any other 360 courses. Would also love to see him do a meshmixer course!"

- Cynthia Howe

"Great course. Instructor knowledgeable. Easy to understand and follow along. Will be looking for more of his courses."

- Bill Brozas

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