Product Design: Prosthetic Design using Fusion 360
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Product Design: Prosthetic Design using Fusion 360

Use Autodesk Fusion 360 to explore the design and development of a prosthetic socket for above-the-knee amputees
4.6 (19 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,660 students enrolled
Last updated 6/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 8 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Explain and apply user-centered design practices and bio-medical research outcomes to develop a prosthetic socket design.
  • Describe and apply sustainable design practices to the design process.
  • Use Fusion 360 software to design, simulate, and a render a photo-realistic digital prototype of the prosthetic socket.
  • Generate an STL file for 3D printing the prosthetic socket.
  • Document and generate technical drawings and views for manufacturing the prosthetic socket.
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Requirements
  • No prior knowledge of Fusion 360 is required. Fusion 360 will run on a PC or a Mac-based computer. A three button scroll-wheel mouse is recommended. Access to the internet while using Fusion 360 will be necessary to save files and to also perform cloud renderings.
Description

The World Health Organization estimates that there are 40 million amputees. There is an ever-growing demand for prosthetic limbs to support amputees over the course of their lifetimes. This course explores the design and development of an economically viable prosthetic socket for above-the-knee amputees in the developing world. By applying user-centered design practices and using Fusion 360 CAD/CAM software to design a digital and 3D printed prototype, you will be able to generate a low-cost conceptual prosthetic socket design to meet real world human-centered challenges.

After completing this project, you will be able to:

  • Explain and apply user-centered design practices and bio-medical research outcomes to develop a prosthetic socket design.
  • Describe and apply sustainable design practices to the design process. 
  • Use Fusion 360 software to design, simulate, and a render a photo-realistic digital prototype of the prosthetic socket.
  • Generate an STL file for 3D printing the prosthetic socket.
  • Document and generate technical drawings and views for manufacturing the prosthetic socket.


Who is the target audience?
  • Beginning to intermediate level students who are interested in learning CAD for product design.
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Curriculum For This Course
36 Lectures
02:12:00
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Getting started
2 Lectures 03:34

The World Health Organization estimates that there are 40 million amputees. There is an ever-growing demand for prosthetic limbs to support amputees over the course of their lifetimes. This course explores the design and development of an economically viable prosthetic socket for above-the-knee amputees in the developing world. By applying user-centered design practices and using Fusion 360 CAD/CAM software to design a digital and 3D printed prototype, you will be able to generate a low-cost conceptual prosthetic socket design to meet real world human-centered challenges.

The course is designed to facilitate learning at your own pace, culminating with a quiz and next steps. It is structured as a series of fifteen sections, each with one to five lectures. The fifteen sections included are:

Section 1: Getting started

Section 2: Introduction to Fusion 360

Section 3: Project background by Claudine Humure

Section 4: Building a physical prototype

Section 5: Creating a Fusion body from the socket mesh

Section 6: Creating the inner socket

Section 7: Creating the outer socket

Section 8: Creating the buckles, knee bracket, and velcro straps

Section 9: Creating a rapid prototype using 3D printing

Section 10: Simulating static stress on the socket buckles

Section 11: Modifying the buckles

Section 12: Getting feedback using Fusion 360 Live Review

Section 13: 3D printing the Humure prosthetic socket

Section 14: Documenting the Humure prosthetic socket

Section 15: Rendering the Humure prosthetic socket

Course introduction
01:28

With Fusion 360, you can quickly design, test and fabricate your design ideas.  Watch this video apply basic skills in Fusion 360 to create and render a simple shape.

New project setup in Fusion 360
02:06
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Introduction to Fusion 360
3 Lectures 13:09

Watch this video for an overview of the Product Design: Prosthetic Design course, content and learning objectives.

Intro to Fusion 360 User Interface
04:39

With Fusion 360, you can quickly design, test and fabricate your design ideas. Cloud-based features allow for design collaboration with anyone, anywhere, at any time, during the design process. Watch this video to explore and master key sharing and collaboration features of Fusion 360.

Intro to Fusion 360 Collaboration
03:18

With Fusion 360, you can quickly design, test and fabricate your design ideas. Cloud based features allow for design collaboration with anyone, anywhere at any time during the design process. Watch this video to explore and master key sharing and collaboration features of Fusion 360.

Hands-on Fusion 360 practice exercise
05:12
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Project background by Claudine Humure
4 Lectures 06:56
Project background by Claudine Humure
00:08

Watch this video by Claudine Humure to learn about the context, user focus, and the goals of the project.

Project design criteria
04:52

Project brief
01:22

Initial design specification check list
00:33
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Building a physical prototype
5 Lectures 16:27

Watch this video by Claudine Humure to learn about the process of building a prototype from a mold taken from the residual limb. Claudine discuss the process of making a mold with a prosthetist to ensure a proper customized fit for the amputee.

Building a prototype from a mold
04:11

Watch this video by Claudine Humure  to learn about the importance of building a physical prototype out of craft material to start quickly and easily explore design concepts for  the prosthetic socket prototype.

Building a physical prototype
03:11

Watch this video by Claudine Humure  to explore how 3D printing can be used in the prototyping process to test and refine design concepts for the prosthetic socket to ensure a comfort fit

Building a prototype from a 3D print
03:38

Lightweighting PDF
01:20

Watch this Autodesk Sustainability Workshop video to learn how Lightweighting and Simulation can play a role in everything from designing more efficient power plants, to reducing the amount of material used in a bridge, to ensuring that a retaining clip or clamp doesn’t fail.

Lightweighting video
04:07
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Creating a Fusion body from the socket mesh
1 Lecture 05:25

Watch this video to learn about the workflow used to transform a 3D Mesh of a residual limb in to a Fusion body with which you can build a custom CAD file for complex prosthetic designs. 

Creating a CAD model from a 3D mesh
05:25
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Creating the inner socket
2 Lectures 08:37

Watch this video to learn how to use your analogue profile sketches for reference when freeform modeling in Fusion 360.

Attaching 2D reference sketches to the Fusion Canvas
03:45

Watch this video to learn how to use the Fusion Sculpt and Freeform tools to create the inner socket, for the Humure prosthetic socket.

Create the inner socket for the prosthetic design
04:52
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Creating the outer socket
2 Lectures 11:48

Watch this video to learn how to use the Fusion Sculpt and Freeform tools to create the outer socket using your sketches for reference while modeling.

Creating the outer socket for the prosthetic design--Part 1
05:57

Watch this video to learn how you can use your sketches with the Fusion Sculpt and Freeform tools to refine the outer socket design. You also manage bodies using the browser and apply physical materials to the outer socket.

Creating the outer socket for the prosthetic design--Part 2
05:51
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Creating the buckles, knee bracket, and velcro straps
5 Lectures 23:28
Creating the buckles
05:52

Watch this video to learn how to use Fusion parametric tools to make copies and mirror the buckle design, positioning them in the correct locations, according to the functional requirements for the Humure prosthetic socket design. 

Positioning the buckles
03:33

Watch this video to learn how you can use Fusion parametric tools to quickly and easily create a bracket, plate, and holes to attach the prosthetic knee joint, pilon, and foot.

Creating the knee bracket
04:46

Creating the knee joint
03:26

Watch this video to learn how to use construction paths and planes, the sweep function and Fusion parametric modeling tools to build the velcro straps and apply materials and appearances.

Creating the velcro straps
05:51
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Creating a rapid prototype using 3D printing
2 Lectures 10:59

Watch this video to learn how you can easily create an STL file and 3D print the design, prior to final feedback and review. 

Rapid prototyping 3D printing
04:07

Environmental impact of 3D printing
06:52
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Simulating static stress on the socket buckles
3 Lectures 10:42

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to perform static stress simulations on the Humure prosthetic socket buckles to identify weakness and optimize the design. 

Simulate static stress on the socket buckles
04:12

Lines of force and stresses PDF
00:53

Watch this Autodesk Sustainability Workshop video to learn how following lines of force can help you visualize where you need material in your designs and where material can be removed. 

Lines of force and stresses video
05:37
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