In this module, you will learn how to design a throwing rib in Autodesk Fusion 360. Using a 3D printer, you’ll 3D print your throwing rib and then use it to create new forms on the potter’s wheel.
Fusion 360 is available for free for students and educators, but you need to use your .edu email address when you make your account. Go HERE to sign up and download the software.
The following video is a demonstration of the process done by Brian Harper. He learned the process from Jeff Campana and you can find more information about Jeff and his work HERE.
When you print the throwing ribs, you’ll want to print them with a 0.25mm thickness. At that thickness, they should flex easily. If you want a more rigid rib, I have tried a 0.5mm thickness and it still bends, but it is significantly stiffer.