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Advanced manufacturing is changing the way products are manufactured, opening opportunities for rapid turnarounds and massively customized short runs. Learn the skills and tools used in three key advanced manufacturing processes: additive manufacturing (3D printing), subtractive manufacturing (CNC), and composites (fiber and resin).
Research the available advanced manufacturing technologies.
Discover techniques to design and manufacture parts with advanced manufacturing processes.
Explore the software and machines used in modern manufacturing.
Rapid Prototyping for Product Design with Gabriel Corbett
Bring your product designs into the real world with rapid prototyping. Get a close look at the machinery and the techniques, such as 3D printing, machining, and injection molding.
1h 38m • COURSE
Design for Additive Manufacturing: FDM with Kacie Hultgren
Use design for manufacturing concepts to optimize your parts for 3D printing with fused
deposition modeling (FDM) technology.
1h 47m • COURSE
G-Code Programming for CNC Foundations with Gabriel Corbett
Learn the basics of G-code programming. Learn how to cut real-world objects on a CNC machine using G-code routines.
2h 13m • COURSE
Learning Fusion 360 CAM with John Helfen
Learn how to use Fusion 360 CAM to prepare your 2D and 3D models for machining on CNC routers and mills.
1h 29m • COURSE
Introduction to Composite Manufacturing with Steven Marjieh
Learn about composite manufacturing, including materials, manufacturing processes, and repair methods.
45m 47s • COURSE
You'll learn advanced manufacturing skills with these experts
Gabriel Corbett is an experienced product designer, instructor, and speaker.
Gabriel has a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering, and has been an active product designer for the past 18 years. He previously owned a prototype-through-production machine shop that built parts for notable organizations like the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Panasonic. By combining solid design experience with real-world skill in building products, Gabriel has the unique ability to design products quickly and effectively. He regularly consults companies on better and more efficient manufacturing and design methods.
Gabriel has worked with many startups and established companies, developing products for the consumer, industrial, and medical markets. He has worked on all aspects of product development, including product design, engineering, marketing, sales, and management.
Gabriel has been a Lynda.com author since 2011, and has developed courses on SOLIDWORKS, Onshape, rapid prototyping, and certification. He runs the Orange County SOLIDWORKS User Group, and has taught SOLIDWORKS and CNC machining at Irvine Valley College. Additionally, he runs his own design engineering company called Tiger Industrial Inc. He has presented at SOLIDWORKS World in Dallas, San Diego, Florida, and Los Angeles.
Gabriel's interests include new ventures, photography, adventure travel, surfing, mountain biking, and stand-up paddleboarding.
Kacie Hultgren is a multidisciplinary designer, focused on set design for live performance.
Kacie's experiments using early DIY desktop 3D printers for scale model building led to an online following in the 3D printing community, where she posts under the handle "PrettySmallThings." She is passionate about teaching others to use digital tools and hardware to augment traditional craft and bring their ideas to life in three dimensions. Kacie lives in New York City. You can find her on Twitter: @KacieHultgren.
Autodesk educator John Helfen trains the trainers. He helps Autodesk evaluate and approve other instructors.
John Helfen has been with Autodesk for 15 years in roles including product support, technical marketing, and product management. Currently part of the Autodesk Education team, John works to encourage students and faculty to take learning outside the classroom through making with technology. John is professionally certified in Autodesk Inventor, is an Autodesk Certified Instructor, and part of the Autodesk Certified Evaluator team who evaluate and approve Autodesk Certified instructors.
Steven has been a top-level designer in various CAD systems and disciplines for over 20 years. Throughout his career, he's developed skills in reverse engineering, data management, and design for manufacturing. In an effort to share his knowledge with others, he offers consulting services to help fast-track designers in the design and engineering realms.