Our group welcomed 3 new summer interns on Monday. They will working with Fusion 360.
Sam is an industrial designer completing his first year in the Master of Fine Arts Design Program at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. He graduated from the University of Michigan (Go Wolverines!) with a degree in Political Science and Film. Sam was an intern at Casabella, a company that designs and manufactures high-end cleaning and kitchen products. Sam has experience with 3D design applications and is looking forward to upgrading to Fusion 360. Sam's goal is to "create products that are visually beautiful, deliberately designed, but ultimately realized through human use."
Joseph is a third year student working on his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California Berkeley (Go Bears!). Joseph is already well acquainted with Fusion 360. He is co-founder of a 3D modeling club and teaches 3D modeling to non-engineers. Next semester he will teach a course on Fusion 360. He has worked as a CAD designer for HoneyBee3D — a retail 3D printing and 3D scanning store.
Mary is a third year student at Olin College of Engineering working on her bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. (Notice there is no Go Mascot! As an elite group of a graduating class of 87 students, they are not prepared to take on the Wolverines nor the Bears.) Mary's passion is attacking the "tension between what our minds can imagine and what is possible given modern technology."
At the end of the summer, our interns will write a report and give a presentation on their experience. We are looking for suggestions to make Fusion 360 easier to learn and feature changes that would improve Fusion 360-based workflows. They will have specific insight into these areas based on their experience with:
- Prismatic solid modeling of Fusion 360
- Organic modeling of Fusion 360
- Simulation of mechanisms as well as the forces on mechanisms
- Fabrication at our Pier 9 office
As Autodesk Labs is part of the Office of the CTO (OCTO), based on the amount of work involved, this summer's not going to be a day at the beach.
image courtesy of The Alamedan
Imagination, design, and creation are alive in the lab.