10 Week Flat Pack Furniture Design and Fabrication (Jan 2019), Plymouth College of Art, Thursday, 17. January 2019

10 Week Flat Pack Furniture Design and Fabrication (Jan 2019) 
You will learn how to design and fabricate flat-pack furniture using an open-source customisable template. You will be guided through the application of 2D Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM). You will create a scaled maquette from sheet acrylic, and a full-scaled machined birch plywood production model of your customised design.

Location: Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place
Start Time: 18:00
End Time: 21:00
Start Date: 17/01/19
End Date: 21/03/19
Day: Thursday
Fee: £250

Course Content
WK1: Introduction to the course; Introduction to the Fablab; Introduction to Fusion360
WK2: Fusion360: Introductory 2D Drawing.
WK3: Fusion360: 2D Drawing, Maquette making; The Laser Cutter.
WK4: Fusion360: Create a foot stool; Scaling for different material parameters; Laser cut a maquette.
WK5: Fusion360: Fusion360CAM vs. Aspire; Prepare the foot stool for CNC Routing; The CNC Router.
WK6: Fusion360: Virtual Maquettes and Joints; 3D case study.
WK7: Fusion360: Furniture templates; preparing maquette making; 3D Printing.
WK8: Fusion360: Maquette making & modifications.
WK9: Fusion360: Initial design finalisation.
WK10: Fusion360 & Aspire: Design finalisation; Reading for machining.

Please note, the above course content should be viewed as a guide. The tutor may choose to alter content according  according to student needs.

Entry Requirements
No prior experience is required, suitable for beginners.



Materials and Equipment
All tools and materials are provided.  For workshop based sessions please wear work clothing and closed toed shoes.

Please note that all courses are subject to student numbers and will only run if sufficient numbers are achieved. Plymouth College of Art reserves the right to cancel a course if insufficient student numbers are recruited.


Thursday, 17. January 2019, Plymouth College of Art, 10 Week Flat Pack Furniture Design and Fabrication (Jan 2019)

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