Tag: manufacturing


  • 3D print of a student-made air-quality sensor enclosure designed in Fusion 360.

    CU Boulder Impacts Global Engineering with Design Skills

    At the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering (MCGE) at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder), a dedicated group of faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students are working to make a difference in the detection and measurement of environmental contaminants—in part through design and manufacturing skills. Through the Center’s Global Engineering Certificate Program, students learn interdisciplinary […]


  • Instructor at front of classroom in front of Fusion 360 students at the Nihon Kogakuin College of Hachioji in Tokyo, Japan.

    Thriving in the Academic Year with Autodesk’s Educator Resources

    With the academic year well underway, there are some universal concerns for educators, whether you’re teaching a term, a semester, or a session at a university, community college, high school or secondary school: Making sure that lessons are planned and organized, checking that all classroom technology and software is installed and working, keeping your learning […]


  • PhD Candidate Creates Patient-Specific Knee Surgery Plates with Generative Design

    For several decades, people diagnosed with osteoarthritis in a knee would be offered a total knee replacement surgery. Today however, some patients have the option of knee realignment through a High Tibial Osteotomy (HTO), which preserves the native joint by offloading the diseased part and stabilizing it with a titanium fixation plate. Currently, most commercial […]


  • CNC lab at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California. Students and teachers are working with Fusion 360.

    For Industry 4.0 to Succeed, Manufacturing Education Must Transform

    As we move through the early stages of Industry 4.0, a new industrial era categorized by digital transformation, technological advances are ushering in new opportunities for greater productivity, higher profitability, and more sustainable products and services. While these new advances unlock exciting opportunities, we’re also hearing great concern from our Design and Manufacturing customers about […]


  • Students and teacher at Diablo Valley College

    Back-to-School, Forward in Learning: Kickstart the school year with Fusion 360 CAD and CAM Educator Resource Centers

    As the summer draws to a close and back-to-school season beckons, we at Autodesk have been thinking about the rollercoaster that the academic community—educators, students, parents—has ridden over the last few years and wondering: How do we return to normalcy, and most importantly, return to engaging today’s generation of students? While normalcy is a permanent […]


  • Human-Centered Craft & Manufacturing at the Glasgow School of Art

    The Glasgow School of Art and the University of Glasgow are globally recognized for undergraduate and graduate programs focused on the art and technique of design engineering—and for pushing the boundaries of experiential education. Since 2015, students in the Master class of Product Design Engineering have participated in a semester-long project to design and make […]


  • Humanmade

    Advanced Manufacturing Jobs Certification

    Manufacturing is undergoing a digital makeover. This accelerated digitization of a traditionally “offline” industry has created a growing skills gap—and manufacturing professionals increasingly need both mechanical and software skills with certifications to succeed. That’s where Humanmade comes in. Home to San Francisco’s first advanced manufacturing training center, Humanmade offers the hands-on training, tools, and facilities […]


  • Manufacturing and Construction

    Closing the Manufacturing and Construction Skills Gap

    Identifying Skill Gaps Digitization in manufacturing and construction, along with an aging cohort that will soon retire, has resulted in a decades-long shortage of skilled workers in these industries. An estimated 4.6 million manufacturing jobs will need to be filled in the next decade—the manufacturing and construction skills gap could leave 2.4 million positions unfilled […]


  • UTC Robotics

    University Technical Colleges (UTCs) and STEM-Based Education in the UK

    What are University Technical Colleges (UTCs)? In 2009, University Technical Colleges (UTCs) were established in the United Kingdom as STEM-focused, government-funded institutions advocating for a new approach to education. Their mission? To help students move beyond linearity into a more dynamic, do-it-yourself learning environment that focuses on the application (versus the theory) of skills. University […]


  • Reimagining Manufacturing Education to Close the Skills Gap

    As an Education Fusion 360 Technical Program Manager and trained machinist, Tim Paul knows a thing or two about how the current student experience may play out for the future of manufacturing. He argues that manufacturing education is due for a major overhaul for students to tackle the growing skills gap as Industry 4.0 becomes […]