Introduction: Make a 3D Printable Cookie Cutter With Fusion 360

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Start with a new design, make your own Halloween cookie cutters, 3D print them and bake some spooky cookies.

This Instructable shows how to make one of the cookie cutters, but you can follow this workflow to make all of them and more - your own designs for example.

Just be careful with the Mirror command, the Ghost can't be done this way as its halves are not the same. In such case, just sketch the whole design, not just one half and skip the mirror command step.

This Instructable is suitable for beginners. No basic knowledge of Fusion 360 needed.

Download Fusion 360 here: https://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/overv...

If you like Fusion 360 as much as I do, but need more help, go to Fusion's official help here: http://help.autodesk.com/view/fusion360/ENU/?guid=...

Step 1: Reference Image

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First of all, find an image that you're going to use as a reference image or draw your own.

Step 2: Sketch a Line

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  1. Start a New Design.
  2. In the Sketch drop-down, select Line.
  3. Select the XZ plane.
  4. Sketch a line that's 120 mm long along the Z axis (the green axis). This line is now the center line.
  5. DO NOT stop sketch at this point and continue with the following step.

Step 3: Insert a Reference Image

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  1. Click Insert.
  2. Select the XZ plane.
  3. Click the icon next to the Select Image in the Attached canvas dialog.
  4. Browse to the reference image's location.
  5. Insert the image.
  6. Adjust the image using the manipulators so that it's slightly smaller than the line previously created.
  7. Make sure the line is right in the center of the reference image because it's the center line.
  8. Click OK.
  9. DO NOT stop sketch at this point and continue with the following step.

Step 4: Create a Sketch From the Reference Image

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  1. Use the Spline command from the Sketch drop-down to sketch one half of the reference image.
  2. Start at the very top as shown in the image. Make sure your first spline point (where you click first) is on the center line.
  3. Finish at the bottom as shown in the image. Make sure your last spline point is on the center line.
  4. When done, hit the escape key on you keyboard to exit the spline command.
  5. To adjust the shape, click and drag the spline points.
  6. DO NOT stop sketch at this point and continue with the following step.

Note: If you don't put your first and last spline points on the center line, a closed profile isn't created. Notice that a closed profile changes color.

Step 5: Mirror the Sketch

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  1. Activate the Mirror command from the Sketch drop-down.
  2. Select the spline you just created as Objects.
  3. Select the center line as the Mirror Line.
  4. Click OK.
  5. DO NOT stop sketch at this point and continue with the following step.

Step 6: Offset the Sketch

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  1. In the Canvases section of the Browser, click the light bulb next to the reference image to hide it.
  2. Activate the Offset command from the Sketch drop-down.
  3. Select both lines that create the whole sketch.
  4. Enter 0.8 mm. Make sure the offset sketch is created outside the original sketch, if it is not, enter -0.8 mm.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Activate the Offset command from the Sketch drop-down.
  7. Enter 1.8 mm. Make sure the offset sketch is created outside the original sketch, if it is not, enter -1.8 mm.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Activate the Offset command from the Sketch drop-down.
  10. Enter 1 mm. Make sure the offset sketch is created inside the original sketch now, if it is not, enter -1 mm.
  11. Click OK.
  12. Click Stop Sketch.

Step 7: Extrude the Sketches

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  1. In the Create drop-down, click Extrude. Or hit E on your keyboard.
  2. Select the profiles you created while offsetting to 0.8 mm or -0.8 mm (the thinnest profiles).
  3. Enter 15 mm.
  4. Click OK.
  5. In the Sketches section of the Browser, turn the sketch back on.
  6. In the Create drop-down, click Extrude. Or hit E on your keyboard.
  7. Select the profiles you created while offsetting to 1.8 mm or -1.8 mm as well as the profiles you created while offsetting to 1 mm or -1 mm (all the thicker profiles).
  8. Enter 1.5 mm.
  9. Make sure the Operation is set to Join.
  10. Click OK.

Step 8: Print Your Design

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Step 9: Bake the Cookies

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I actually made Halloween Gingerbreads.

Ingredients

  • 350g/12oz plain flour, plus extra for rolling out
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 125g/4½oz butter
  • 175g/6oz light soft brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp honey

Workflow

Sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and cinnamon and pour into the bowl of a food processor. Add the butter and blend well. Stir in the sugar.

Lightly beat the egg and honey together, add to the food processor and pulse until the mixture clumps together. Tip the dough out, knead briefly until smooth, wrap in stretch wrap and leave to chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface. Use cutters to cut out the shapes and place on the baking tray, leaving a gap between them. Bake until lightly golden-brown. Leave on the tray to cool. When cooled decorate with the writing icing.

Step 10: Decorate Them With the Writing Icing

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Ingredients

  • 1 egg white
  • powdered sugar (sifted)
  • lemon juice
  • food coloring (optional)

The amount of all the above ingredients depends on how much icing you want to make. It usually takes 1 tbsp of egg white, a few drops of lemon juice and as much powdered sugar as needed to make nice thick icing that'll stay in place.

Workflow

Just put all of the ingredients in a small bowl and stir until you have nice, smooth, thick icing.

Put it in a smaller plastic bag (zipper bags are the best) and cut out a really tiny hole in one of the corners.

Have fun decorating.

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