Fusion 360 for 3D Printing - Class 5 - Design Vacuum Nozzle | Vladimir Mariano | Skillshare

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Fusion 360 for 3D Printing - Class 5 - Design Vacuum Nozzle

teacher avatar Vladimir Mariano, I'd rather be 3D Printing

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      1 Intro


    • 2.

      2 Sketch and Extrude


    • 3.

      3 Apply Loft


    • 4.

      4 Nozzle Opening


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About This Class

Learn to use the powerful loft command to design a very practical model.  

Make sure to follow the course in sequential order since each class builds on the prior to introduce new concepts and techniques.  Below is the table of contents for the entire course:

Class 1 - Design a Thingimabob

Class 2 - Design a Pair of Tweezers

Class 3 - Design a Coat Hook

Class 4 - Design a Wrench

Class 5 - Design a Vacuum Nozzle

Class 6 - Design a Tablespoon

Class 7 - Design a Soap Dish

Class 8 - Design a Bottle Oopener

Class 9 - Design a Taco Stand

Class 10 - Design a Ship Wheel

Class 11 - Design a Hair Comb

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Vladimir Mariano

I'd rather be 3D Printing


Vladimir Mariano is the instructor of the course 3D Designing for 3D Printing with Fusion 360. He is cofounder and president of the Fairfield County Makers' Guild, an independent makerspace in Norwalk, CT and founder of CT Robotics Academy. He teaches 3D printing and design at the makerspace as well as electronics and programming classes. Vladimir also teaches several maker related classes at local libraries and schools and was the coach for a local robotics team. He has a degree in Geology from West Virginia University and a RobotC Programming Instructor Certification from Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy.

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1. 1 Intro: 2. 2 Sketch and Extrude: Let's go ahead and design a vacuum. Nazal. So here's the nozzle will be creating to give you an idea of what it's going to look like when we're done. And at first glance, you may look at this and think, Wow, this looks like a pretty complex designed, especially this part here that connects are certain cylinder to the top of our nozzle here , Um, but it's actually pretty simple, and I'll show you how easy it is to do Infusion 3 60 So let's jump right in. We'll start within the design. So let's go to file in the design and create a new sketch by going Just catch creates catch and we'll select our X y plate. We'll begin with a circle right at the origin so it's had see for circle and will give this a diameter of 31.2 millimeters. Now I chose 31.2 because that's going to give me the diameter. I need to give me a friction fit with the hose I'm using on my vacuum. You may have to measure yours and see what's gonna work for you. So we'll go ahead and extrude this out by first going to stops catch and in hitting you for extrude selecting our profile. Now let's drag this up and give it a the mention of 30 millimeters. Next, I want to create a rectangle, but I don't want to create it on tap of my cylinder Actually wanted created a good distance away from it. So I need to go ahead and create a plane somewhere up here and use that to create my rectangle. So I'm going to start by going to construct offset plane and offset plane. Let's me go ahead and design a plane that's offset from from a starting plane. So I'm gonna choose the top of the cylinder as my starting plain. And as you can see, I get my arrow up and I can place that anywhere I'd like, and I'm gonna go ahead and answer Ah, dimension of 30 millimeters. Now I can go ahead and go to sketch, create sketch and choose that plane to create my sketch. So let's go ahead and choose that. And I had left the body toggled on so you can see my cylinders there so I could use that for a reference. So I'm gonna go ahead and zoom in and we're going to go ahead and choose catch rectangle center rectangle. And I'm going to use that same origin to create my center rectangle. And I'm going to give this a dimension of 24 by 10 and had answer next. I want I wanted this rectangle to have a little, uh, mo curve on the ends here. So I'm gonna go ahead and shoes, fill it and just give it a fillip at each corner. So let's go ahead, and I'm gonna choose this and this It sat a two millimeters, so that's what I want to do. Um, if that he was going and enter, too, and I'm gonna do the same thing, which is each of the four corners. So I'm just gonna select each corresponding line. And after the last one, I'm going to go ahead and hit enter, Okay, Now we can go to stops catch, and we can see exactly what we did. There's our sketch that we created on top of that offset plane on. We can see that it's 30 millimeters offset from this cylinder, so I'm gonna bite and choose this sketch and extruded so That's Hiti for extrude. Select that profile and start dragging the arrow up, and I'm gonna answer to mention of 30 millimeters. 3. 3 Apply Loft: Okay, Now, here's the part where we're going to create some magic. So we're gonna use the loft tool to go ahead and connect this surface to the surface of our extruded rectangle. So we'll go ahead and go and choose create loft and will first select this surfaces are first profile. It really doesn't matter which one you select first or second, and then we'll go ahead and also select this rectangle, and we can see exactly what it did. So it went ahead and made a seamless connection of a new shape to go between our cylinder in our rectangle. So we're gonna click, OK? And that's exactly what we're looking for. So there is the shape of our nozzle. Um, as we can see, it's solid, which is not gonna work. So we're gonna have to go ahead and hollow this out. And the perfect tool to do that is with the Shell command. So we're gonna go ahead and choose modify shell, and this dialogue box pops up. So let's take a moment to see what our options are. So as we can see, if you look under direction, we have a few options outside inside or both. And what this does, it is. It asks us, which part of your model do you wanna add thickness to? Um, if we choose inside, it'll basically add thickness to the inside of this. And you know the same thing with the outside. It will choose the outside now because I've already designed this in a way that the vacuum hose will slide into this nozzle to create a friction fit. I don't want to add the geometry on the inside, Otherwise, it's not going to fit, You know, I have set this diameter to exactly where I want it. So what I want when I want to do is add the thickness to the outside. So I'm going to choose. Choose outside again, choose my profile here, and I'm gonna give it a thickness. In this case, I'm gonna choose the thickness of Point Kate Millimeters and you can go ahead and see now that it went ahead and how old everything out added the thickness to the outside. Now, the reason I chose 0.8 at first was just to give me something that would print relatively fast, so I could just, you know, quickly test that, and I found that you know what? This actually works. It was just enough thickness that it was durable for my application and and printed pretty fast. So another thing I want to mention about thicknesses I chose 0.8 because my diameter of the nozzle that I'm using for my three d printer is 30.4 millimeters. And it's always a good idea if you're making something like this, Um, that has, ah, thin shell to go ahead and give it a thickness that's in terms of your nozzle thickness. So in this case, I'm using a 0.4 nozzle, a point for millimeter nozzle. If I wanted to that to be, let's say, one shell, the printer software world who usually ask you this in terms of shells. Um, and by shell, it's just saying how many nozzle thicknesses that you want this to be? So if I wanted one shall I would choose 10.4 millimeters. Um and in this case, I want to shell. So I'm gonna choose point for he wanted to be thicker. I would consider working in terms of nozzle thicknesses, so a little bit thicker, I would then incriminate toe 1.2 millimeters or 1.6 or even 0.2 millimeters. It just makes the printing process a lot more efficient if you, uh, you know, used the increments of your shelf thickness or your nozzle with thickness. Um so Okay, I hope that's clear. I'm gonna go ahead and click, OK? And so I have everything basically hallowed out besides this part here so I can easily just hit you for extrude click on that profile and just drag this in and we can see it will create a cut. But I'm actually going to do something a little bit different, so I'm gonna go ahead and cancel that. 4. 4 Nozzle Opening: and I'm going to start by creating a sketch on this surface. So let's go ahead and go to sketch creates catch, and I'm gonna choose the surface. Okay? The first thing I'm going to do is I'm gonna actually use my project. Include option to go ahead and project some of these lines. Because if I take away the body, you know, I don't want to go ahead and sketch. I don't have that that image anymore to reference. So I'm gonna turn bodies back, kind hit p for project, and I'm gonna go ahead and individually select the lines. I want something. It's like this line, this one, this one, this one and this one and click. OK, now I can go ahead and get rid of the body, and I'm left with these lines that I've selected. All right, great. So I'm gonna choose l four line and just start drawing basic shape that I'm looking for. So I'm gonna start at the top of this line right here, and I'm gonna go down a little bit and then come in at an angle to reference. Actually, this line right here at the bottom. Okay, Now I'm ready to enter some dimensions. I'm gonna Deford Dimension and I'm gonna choose. I want actually this dimension between this point in this point or actually this line to this light. So I'm going to click on this line and click also on this slide and bring this up and I want just enough. They're just two year rid of that, that front plate that's there. So I know what that is. It's gonna be 20.8, because that's what I chose as my show. So I'm gonna answer 0.8 hit, enter, and that sets that thickness heard at the mention animated the same thing for this line here, I'm gonna click it. I still have my dimension selection activated so I don't have to select it again. No, I want this dimension to be four millimeters something for head enter. And the last dimension I'm going to select is gonna be angular dimension. And that's gonna be the angle of this line right here. So I'm gonna go ahead and choose this line and this line, and it gives me the angle and I want this to be 70 degrees, so I'm gonna hit 70 and there we go. So now that I have all my dimensions like then I could go ahead and click on Stop sketch, and I can go ahead and bring the body back on something. Click on the with a light bulb and there we go. So, as you can see, I created a sketch on this plane. Now, I can go ahead and select these individual profiles and extrude these in to cut the surface . Um, this cut this top surface right here, so I'll show you what I mean. I'm gonna eat gonna select this profile, this profile along with this profile, and I'm just gonna go ahead and drag this and take the arrow Kush it in. I'm gonna go ahead and choose all for my distance and make sure that set to cut and click, OK, And there's the opening I was looking for okay, And that was basically yet one more thing I'm going to do, Um, and I can leave this to you if you want to do it or not. It's just sort of me being picky. I'm just gonna head up for fill it and just enter a little Fill it here and here. uh, choose these two lines. Give it affiliative two millimeters hit, Enter on. Have a nice fill it there and that's it. And we are done. So here's our nozzle. As you can see, this was ah, pretty easy to do. We basically, um, created two shapes a cylinder and I rectangle used the law feature to connect them and just did a couple more extrusion XYZ and that was it. So pretty complex looking design, but very easy to do with fusion 3 60 All right, So if you lost your vacuum nozzle or you need a custom one, um, go ahead and make your own enjoy.