Online – STEM Activity: 3D Design and Print


This activity is part of a larger unit conducted at KIOSC, however due to current restrictions, we are able to have students participate in the STEM activity online.

The overall aim of this activity is to introduce students to the design and mathematical process of Fusion 360. Fusion is primarily a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) program which also has the ability to draft plans and undertake Computer Aided Machining (CAM) making it a versatile piece of software.

Students will be designing a ‘Name Badge’, that may be able to be printed, if restrictions are lifted.

Program Overview

Students will need to create a Fusion 360 account and minimum computer requirement to access the program. Specific requirements are available when booking.

Part 1 – Getting Started – 3D Designing

The video tutorial will guide students through how to use basic shapes, change parameters and create a purposeful design.

Part 2 – Designing a tool

The video tutorial with focus on the specifics of exporting your design to be a file that can be 3D printed.

Curriculum Focus

Digital Technologies / Mathematics / Design and Technologies / VCE Product Design and Technology / VCE Visual Communication and Design

Special Notes:

  1. KIOSC will conference with the classroom teacher to show them the activity.
  2. The activity is designed to be completely independent of the classroom teacher. The teacher just sets the timeline for students to complete the activities.
  3. If required, KIOSC will negotiate a time to run the LIVE introduction (30 minutes)  and LIVE Lab session (30 minutes). The session can be in Teams, Collaborate, Webex, Youtube Live.
  4. All materials are included – TEACHER Notes – complete with guide and all answers.
  5. The Classroom teacher will need to provide student names and emails to KIOSC. This is so students can be given access to the security into the program.

The online program can be conducted over a few lesson. It is up to the classroom teacher.

Max Students: