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Matt Harris

MA2491: Advanced Consumer Product Customization Techniques with Fusion 360 and Inventor

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Harness the power and flexibility of the sculpting tools inside Fusion 360
  • Apply best practices when transferring data from Fusion 360 to Inventor software
  • List the pros and cons of different customization techniques with Inventor
  • Apply best practices for creating flexible organic models with Fusion 360

Materials

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Description

Description

Let your customers unleash their inner rock star. Engineer to order has been done, but what about design to order? Learn how to create flexible complex designs driven from customer inputs. Increase efficiencies and margins using the sculpting tools in the Fusion 360 3D CAD design app and the automation capabilities of Inventor software. We use our startup, Orphanage Guitars, as a case study to illustrate how our customers are able to design their own custom carved-top electric guitars to their specifications in a matter of minutes. We let you behind the curtain, show our process, and discuss the pros and cons of alternative mass customization methods.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Those who work in consumer product industries where mass customization may provide new business opportunities

Speakers

Speakers

Matt Harris

Matt is currently Principal and cofounder of Redpoint Studios in Manchester, NH. Redpoint is a mechanical and industrial design consultancy primarily serving the medical and consumer product industries. Matt was formally an Autodesk certified instructor of both the mechanical (Inventor) and industrial design (Alias) suites of products while working as an applications engineer at M2 Technologies, a Gold Partner and ATC Autodesk reseller. Prior to M2, Matt held the position of Lead Industrial Designer at Deka Research and Development, a world renowned R&D firm founded by the inventor Dean Kamen. Matt has experience designing and building marketable products around proprietary technologies. He specializes in product usability, ergonomics and aesthetics. He provided design expertise on projects in the fields of dialysis, diabetes care, surgical devices, diagnostics, water purification, power generation, action sports, lighting design, ground penetrating radar, robotics and guitars.

Scott Leonard

Scott is one of the Principals at the product development firm Redpoint Studios. He is an experienced product designer with a background in medical devices and consumer products. While working as a Mechanical Designer at Deka Research and Development, Scott worked on home hemodialysis machines and ultra efficient water purification systems for the developing world. He holds several patents related to these systems. Scott earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University where he was the project leader for the solar vehicle team and studied alternative energy solutions. Scott has been using AutoCAD since version 12 and Inventor since version 5.3. He has also been an Autodesk applications engineer for M2 Technologies.

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Published

  • 2013
  • MA2491
  • AU Las Vegas, I3D

Software

  • Product Design Suite, Cloud Services

Industries

  • Aerospace & Defense Equipment
  • Process Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Other
  • Life Sciences Manufacturing
  • Consumer products

Topics

  • Product Design and Manufacturing