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3D Design and 3D Printing Using Fusion 360

  • Ages: 18+
  • Term: Spring
  • Length: 10 weeks


In 10 weeks, you’ll learn how to take your ideas from a simple concept and turn them into 3D printable designs using industry-standard software Fusion 360.

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What you need to know

Spring term 2025

Wednesday 5 February – 9 April 2025 (10 Wednesday evenings, 18.00-21.00)


Suitable for adults aged 18+.


Beginners or anyone with some experience who want to refresh or develop their skills further.

Experience or qualifications required

None – this is an introductory course. We have no formal academic entry requirements for our short courses.

If you'd like to discuss if this course is suitable for you, get in touch with us: or 01202 363222.


Course materials included in the price

Any additional materials and resources not listed below.

Any additional costs

You'll need to provide your own USB flash drive. This'll incur an additional cost if you need to purchase one for the course. See the 'What to bring to class' section below for full details.

Additional materials and resources will be provided by AUB and is included in your course fee.

  • USB flash drive
  • Notebook and pens/pencils to take notes
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About this course

This innovative 10-week course will teach you how to use  Fusion 360, an industry-standard software for 3D modelling, and you'll be guided to take your ideas from a simple concept and turn them into 3D-printable designs.

You'll be expertly guided by your tutor through both simple and more advanced techniques using Fusion 360, making this the perfect starting point for anyone wishing to explore the world of 3D Design and 3D Printing. 

Throughout the course you'll be provided with an overview of the basic operations within Fusion 360. This includes exploring the interface, best practices, sketching, extruding, sculpting and surface modelling.

Fusion 360 is a cloud-based 3D modelling, CAD, CAM, CAE, and PCB software platform for professional product design and manufacturing. You can use it to design and engineer products to your exact specifications and aesthetics, including form, fit, and function.

You'll also be introduced to the core concepts of 3D Printing. This includes learning how to prepare files, introducing slicing software such as Cura Slicing, introduction to different types of printers and you'll have the opportunity to 3D print your designs.

  • Introduction to Fusion 360 software
  • Exploring the Fusion 360 interface
  • Basic modelling techniques
  • Introduction to the timeline
  • Rendering
  • Saving and exporting files from Fusion 360
  • An Introduction to 3D printing and different types of 3D printers
  • Introduction to slicing software and how to prepare a file for printing
  • Understanding different materials
  • 3D printing objects

At the end of the course you'll:

  • Have a comprehensive understanding of Fusion 360, the 3D design process, and the 3D print process
  • Be able to prepare a file for 3D printing
  • Understand and have developed a range of 3D modelling techniques that you feel confident using to create your products
  • Have a sound understanding of different materials
  • Be confident designing in 3D and taking your ideas from concept through to finished product
  • Have increased confidence in your own skills and feel inspired
  • Have boosted creativity and imagination
  • Be encouraged to experiment and explore your ideas, remembering that there's no right or wrong way to be creative
  • Possess the foundations to continue creating beyond this course
  • You can request a certificate to confirm your achievements, providing you've a 100% attendance record. To request a certificate please get in touch with us at and confirm your name and the title of course you've completed

Will I be assessed?

No, there is no formal assessment. As the course progresses your tutor will measure your overall performance and offer essential guidance and feedback so you know how you're getting on.

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Meet your tutor

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Jordan Cutler

Jordan Cutler is a Technician Demonstrator for AUB’s Lab for Creative Technology. He runs and operates AUB's 3D printing and VR suite.

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