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Once you have drawings, components, and a full assembly, it's time to get it manufactured. Throughout the Fusion 360 Tutorial series, we've looked at how to build a robot arm from scratch. In this tutorial, we're going to explore manufacturing methods to bring our robot arms to life. Before we can get into manufacturing, let's learn more about what manufacturing is and the four primary types of manufacturing.

What is manufacturing?

Manufacturing is the process of making something by hand or with the help of a machine. Today, you might think of manufacturing as a process done in a factory. But, with tools and 3D printers available today, you can also manufacture goods from your home.

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There are four primary types of manufacturing processes: molding, machining, joining, and shearing and forming. Let's look at each of these in a little more depth.

Method 1: Molding

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What is manufacturing?

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Method 1: Molding

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Install a 3D Printing Utility

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