What Does the Future of 3D Printing Look Like?

Once a novelty pipe dream but now an established technology, 3D printing (or additive manufacturing) is positioned for real, important growth. Remember the early days of 3D printing? We shared a collective excitement for model versions of the Brooklyn Bridge and iconic cartoon characters to adorn our desks. Now, 3D…Read More

What is Aerospace Engineering?

Decidedly the least grounded profession in the field of engineering, aerospace engineers examine our relationship with the world above us. Since the field’s official 1958 emergence, engineers have helped humans travel — commercially, militarily, and exploratively. Aerospace industry advancements have improved how quickly, safely, and efficiently this has been made…Read More

3DXTech & Gearbox3D Take Additive Manufacturing To the Next Level

In the last ten years, massive additive manufacturing innovations have firmly planted digital manufacturing into the industry’s zeitgeist. However, today two of the most pressing challenges for the technology remain: How do you print something with plastic that goes beyond a prototype? How do you reliably print with high temperature…Read More

5 Tips for Creating Exceptional Renderings

Dirt bike rendering created with Fusion 360. Designers and engineers may already know that rapid prototyping is crucial to getting products to market. Creating 3D renders helps bring projects to life and allows teams to produce numerous iterations in relatively short order. However, creating detailed renderings isn’t always simple. Creative…Read More

Achieving Better Additive Manufacturing Outcomes in Generative Design

As part of the December 2020 update of Fusion 360, we delivered a hidden gift just in time for the holidays: a new method for generating additive manufacturing outcomes. Internally, we call this project Additive 2.0, and it is part of our Experimental Generative Solvers and Features preview. This new method should go a long way to improve the shape…Read More

What Is Parametric Design in Architecture, and How Is It Shaping the Industry?

Galaxy SOHO by Zaha Hadid Architects. The inexorable refinement of design processes, fueled by prototyping in an exclusively digital space, has allowed engineers and designers to rethink their approach to many different application areas. Architectural prototyping, 3D modeling, and design, for example, have seen new, daring approaches in the past…Read More

10 Ways Fusion 360 Can Enhance Your Furniture Design Process

« Back to Blog home page Whether you’re a one-person shop, a large operation, or a hobbyist working on DIY projects, the process of bringing your furniture designs from napkin sketch to finished product starts with comprehensive 3D modeling software. Integrated CAD/CAM software like Autodesk Fusion 360 allows you to…Read More

Coming to 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021: American Chopper Star Designer Jason Pohl Joins SOLIDWORKS as an “Industrial Design Champion”

A few years ago a prominent industrial designer told me that SOLIDWORKS is to Industrial Design what a chainsaw is to ice sculpting, “everyone knows that a chainsaw can cut a tree, but very few know that is an effective tool for ice sculpting.” This has been true for many…Read More

Additive Manufacturing’s Industrial Significance in Aerospace

« Back to Blog home page In the industrial world, the rise of 3D printing — or additive manufacturing — has been a revelation in cost savings and efficiency. The market is growing exponentially as industries realize the benefits of additive manufacturing — and the aerospace industry is no exception.…Read More

A Conversation With Factor[e] Ventures’ Industrial Design Lead Jordan Westerberg

« Back to Blog home pageImage courtesy of Factor[e] Ventures and Arch Systems. Freelance designers: it’s probably safe to say you start to feel the pressure when you’re juggling a few projects at once, right? Well, imagine just for a moment that instead of a freelancer, you’re an in-house designer…Read More


Another month is in the books, and what a beautifully creative month it has been. All of you, members of the SketchBook community, have once again demonstrated immense creativity, talent, and inspiration. Our Staff Picks for the month of August show passion across a diverse range of interests, and it…Read More