3D Africa at NUESA National Conference

Youth for Technology Foundation’s 3D Africa program hosted a hands-on exhibition of 3D printing technology during the Nigerian Universities of Engineering Students’ Association (NUESA) national conference at Nile University on September 18th, 2019.

383 engineering students were in attendance at the NUSEA Conference. Our 3D Africa mentors demonstrated Fusion 360 to the383 engineering students were in attendance and challenged them to think about how a generative design approach could help them innovate.

Over 50 students participated in an intensive workshop that showcased the flexibility and power of Fusion 360 to drive additive manufacturing processes.  “We are grateful for the support and partnership of Autodesk  Education,” presenter Felix Amaefule said.  Felix serves as Youth for Technology Foundation’s 3D Africa Program Manager and is an expert in rapid prototyping.

The workshop provided an overview of design workflows, parametric design, and an introduction to the Fusion 360 user interface with a discussion of how to use the software tools and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) features to power additive manufacturing initiatives.

Participants were also introduced to online communities like Autodesk Design Academy and the Autodesk Student Expert Network Ambassador Hub, 3D Africa Clubs, BIM Africa, and the Design and Make Africa Community so they could continue exploring the world of computer aided design after the conference.

Our hope in bringing Nigeria’s young engineering minds into contact with cutting-edge technology like Autodesk Fusion 360 is to foster the growth of a generation of innovators and entrepreneurs who will use their knowledge to create solutions to the technological and socio-economic challenges they encounter in their communities.  We believe in the power of design to create the future as we move forward into the fourth industrial revolution.

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