WEDNESDAY JULY 11, 2018 – 7:00 ~ 9:00 P.M.
“CAD MODELING AND HOW INVENTORS CAN DO IT with Fusion 360”, presented by Chris Rouxel. The discussion is geared for complete beginners and will run through the process of going from idea, hand sketches, or existing part into a 3D model that can be used for 3D printing or to make engineering drawings. Topics will include high level planning of the model (top down vs bottom up modeling), sketches and sketch relations, 3D operations, assemblies, computer aided manufacturing (CAM) and rendering, all of which come standard with Fusion 360. It is free to students, hobbyists, and startups making less than $100K per year…Autodesk Fusion 360 free trial. If there is enough interest in this topic, Cris may put on a 4 hour workshop at Bayland.
$10 for visitors – Current members free !
Networking ~ 6:30-7:00 PM and after Speaker (as time permits)
WEDNESDAY – JUNE 20, 2018 – 7:00 ~ 9:00 P.M.
“Confidential Special Help Meeting” for paid members only where everyone signs a non-disclosure agreement and attendees can discuss their product/concept openly and receive one-on-one help and advice on the next steps of pursuing their idea, concept or design, or overcoming a particular hurdle. (You can also join and pay your membership at this meeting). The meeting is conducted by Mark Peterson and held in a smaller room (down the hallway by the water fountain), and has a smaller group of attendees than our 2nd Wednesday general meetings. Bring us your problem/questions, and we’ll try to get you to the next step.
TO JOIN OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP
Cost of membership: First Time Members $44 (prorated), renewing members $50. Bring your checkbook or debit/credit card and fill in Membership Form at check-in desk, or Click Here
to download one from our website, fill it out and bring it with you to save time.
VIDEOS OF PAST HIA MEETINGS AVAILABLE
We are making videos of past speakers presentations available upon request for free via email to paid members only, so even if you live too far away to attend our monthly meetings you can benefit by becoming a member. To become a member, go to our website (or click the link above) download a Membership Form, fill it out, and mail it in.
Importance of Attending Meetings
Our motto, “Inventors Helping Inventors”, expresses some of the benefits of membership and attending monthly meetings. We provide speakers having first-hand knowledge of the difficulties in getting from raw idea to marketable product that offer their success stories, and share tips on marketing your invention, and speakers that provide valuable information in technical areas, such as: protecting your idea, patent fundamentals, building prototypes, injection molding, manufacturing vs licensing, etc. At our meetings, we often connect inventors having a problem with other members who may be able to help to solve it. We take pride in being a trusted resource, and do our best to protect inventors from invention marketing/development scams.
Have you been to our Houston Inventors Facebook Group Page?
The purpose of the Group Page is to provide an interactive forum or message board where members can comment on speakers, meetings, ask questions, make suggestions, provide feedback, receive help, etc. Bill Kopitzke and Mark Peterson are the main administrators. The “Group” page is different from a regular Facebook “Page”, in that you can’t get there by “liking” or being a “friend”…you have to “Join” the group to participate. Group members must be approved or added by other members. To “Join” the group, if you are logged in on Facebook, you can click the “Join” button at the top of the page.