Located on California's central coast, Cal Poly's San Luis Obispo campus offers everything we need to host 150 of the world's most passionate Autodesk Fusion 360 users.
Join us for 3-days of valuable presentations, great food, and tons of opportunities to connect with the people responsible for shaping the future of Fusion 360, including Autodesk product managers, solutions providers, and the most active members of the digital manufacturing community.
All proceeds from event registration fees will be donated to the Cal Poly College of Engineering.
Presenters & Panelists
Director of Product
Management | Fusion 360
Fusion 360 Milling
Saunders Machine Works
Subject Matter Expert
Technical Program Manager
Education | Fusion 360
Dr. Matthew Swabey
Director of Bechtel Center
KAD Models & Prototypes
Within Tolerance Podcast
Technical Services Manager
Field Marshall Industries
Global Product Manager
Solid End Milling
The Cal Poly campus is pretty big, but we're here to make it easy.
You'll also get free breakfast and lunch at the Vista Grande Dining Complex.
Conveniently located next to the theater, you'll be able to choose from a wide range of healthy and/or tasty options.
You'll also get dinner and drinks Tuesday and Wednesday nights to ensure plenty of opportunities to network and talk shop!
Days 1 & 2
Starting at 9am, we'll hear from hand-picked Fusion 360 experts in the Spanos Theater.
We took everything we learned from last year's DSI Fusion Summit and designed the schedule to include a wide variety of short, specific sessions with lots of room to ask questions and provide feedback.
This year we're including more guest speakers covering a wider range of industrial applications for Fusion 360.
Day 3: Deep-Dives
On Thursday we will break out into groups and head over to the College of Engineering.
Please be aware there is a ~12-minute walk from the dining area and complimentary event parking. We anticipate good conversation, sunny weather, and a pleasant ocean breeze.
If you would like to park closer to the breakout sessions, look for parking lot H-2a available at additional cost.
The two options below are situated across the street from one another and under a mile away from the Cal Poly campus. We are betting on pleasant weather for those who choose to walk, but be sure to check out the parking section above if you prefer to drive to Cal Poly.
Tuesday, Aug 22
Spanos Theater presentations
Al Whatmough | Autodesk
Find out why and how Autodesk is changing the future of digital manufacturing, straight from the Director of Product Management for Fusion 360.
Hosted by Jon Caliguri | DSI
Hear how educators, users, and industry partners are leveraging and shaping the automation capabilities of the Fusion 360 platform to improve productivity and profitability.
by Rob Lockwood | Meta
From Oculus to Facebook to Meta... learn how Rob uses Fusion 360 to excel in one of the most competitive prototype and manufacturing environments in the world.
by Craig Chester | Autodesk
As product manager of milling in Fusion 360, Craig always brings the heat with his uniquely valuable insights. This is a must-see presentation for CAM programmers.
by Dan Skulan | Renishaw
See how on-machine probing with Fusion 360 can enrich your production flow beyond picking up Z-surface or hole centers. Locate awkward parts in all 5-axes and maximize accuracy with a cut-measure-cut workflow.
Programming Part Families
by Brian Kippen | KAD Models
Brian founded KAD Models and Prototypes over ten years ago and has agreed to share some of the tricks he's learned along the way.
by Theo Saville | CloudNC
We'll hear from the CEO of CloudNC about how CAM Assist helps Fusion users program in minutes not hours, train staff in weeks not months, and leverage AI to outpace the competition and scale your business.
Workholding for Automation
by Jay Pierson | Pierson Workholding
Jay and his team have been innovators in CNC fixturing for years. He's passionate about Fusion 360 and the industry, so we know this will be way more than a sales pitch.
CAD for CAM
John Peros | Autodesk
There are a million ways to do most things, and the best approach isn't always obvious. Explore a few different solutions to common tasks from the standpoint of saving time and simplifying your CAM workload.
Wednesday, Aug 23
Spanos Theater Presentations
by Al Whatmough | Autodesk
By this point everyone will have heard the safe harbor speech enough for Al to do it sing-along style. Buckle up for a rundown on what Autodesk is planning for Fusion 360 CAD and CAM.
Hosted by Dylan Jackson | Within Tolerance Podcast
Another batch of educators, users, and industry partners will converge to discuss the challenges, pitfalls, and opportunities of 4 and 5-axis machines.
Trian Georgeou | Cal Poly
Learn from Trian's experience as a university lecturer to help unlock the best potential in your colleague, apprentice, or even yourself.
Machining Multi-Axis Art
Chris Taggart | Field Marshall Industries
We'll hear valuable tips, even if you make stuff that goes on a tractor or gets blown up. Everyone likes shiny parts, especially when you can save time doing it!
by Phil Butterworth | DSI
The toolpath verification capabilities in Fusion 360 have come a long way! We'll find out what's new and hear a well-practiced "safe harbor" disclaimer along with what's to come.
Racing to 5-Axis
Jeremy Harshman | Harshman Automotive
Don't be fooled by the pun in the title; Jeremy and his team are putting in serious work on the 5-axis! Let's see what they've learned about maximizing productivity in Fusion 360.
Accessible 4 & 5-Axis Machines
Mark Terryberry | Haas Automation
We'll round out all the software-talk with the Haas perspective on our shared goal of lowering the barrier of entry for 4 & 5-axis manufacturing while raising the bar for quality and business outcomes.
25 Tips in 25 Minutes
Scott Moyse | CADPro
Coming all the way from New Zealand, Scott has a unique perspective on Fusion 360. We'll run the stopwatch and see if he's able to get through everything in the time allotted!
Thursday, Aug 24
3hr Deep Dive (Pick 1)
Introduction to the Fusion 360 API
If you want to take your process automation to the next level, sign up for this beginner-friendly, expert-level introduction from DSI's Fusion 360 post-processor developer, Dr Phil Butterworth (not a real Dr).
He'll start by explaining what is the API and why you should care, then he'll help attendees understand how to think about problems like a certified Fusion CAMologist.
Walk step-by-step through two enlightening examples: automate engraving from a CSV file, and create an interactive machine kinematic viewer.
Fusion 360 CAM: Now, Near, and What’s Next
If you're a Fusion 360 CAM programmer, you'll definitely want to join Craig Chester and Devon Dupuis for this guided tour of the strategies you use daily.
They'll begin by providing clear explanations of common functions even experienced users might need help understanding, infrequently used or confusing options to help you save time (and frustration).
The middle section will explore public preview features from a similar mindset. Learn about Geodesic, new blend, and advanced swarf toolpaths with strategic examples.
Finally, Craig will go on a safe harbor sneak peak of some insanely cool functionality from the private preview phase.
This might not sound that cool after everything else, but trust us - if you have some specific questions you'd like to ask, or even if you just want to see what other Fusion users are struggling with, we'll be hosting an open support forum.
Play stump the chump subject matter expert with DSI's own Angelo Juras. You can send him your parts or see how he'd handle tricky situations.
We might not be able to hit a homer off every question, but we'll do what we can live and create support tickets to follow up with you later if necessary.