Leading Edge Industrial has some interesting news this week concerning new online courses and the remarkable 2017 Autodesk University conference, which we will be attending.

New CAD/CAM/CNC Software Course

Here at Leading Edge Industrial, customers are our heart and education is our lifeblood. With that in mind, we strive to ensure we have supplemental materials and educational resources available so that those we work with are able to get the most out of our products. That is why we are excited to highlight a new course that will be made available through our partners, Autodesk, and Immerse2Learn.

Immerse2Learn creates and provides online training to educate and decrease the skills gap in STEM fields like manufacturing. Immerse2Learn and Autodesk have developed a CAD/CAM/CNC software course. Through our partnership with Autodesk, it has been requested that we re-shoot educational videos featuring our HX Series CNC machines to supplement this course.

Autodesk Fusion 360

This project-based course package will enable people to learn CAD for manufacturing, CAM programming, CNC, and First Article Inspection. The courses also include Engraving, 3D Sign, Micro Wallet, Cell Phone Case, Device Stand, CO2 Car, and Capstone Project. Leading Edge Industrial is extremely excited about this new course! Autodesk – Immerse2Learn: Integrated CAD/CAM/CNC for Digital Manufacturing

The Conference

Join Leading Edge Industrial and attend the Autodesk University Conference in Las Vegas this week, November 14-16. We will not be exhibiting but will be attending on the first day. There are hundreds of incredible things to do and see at this conference. The event will feature fascinating classes and workshops, not to mention invaluable networking opportunities with over ten thousand professionals in the manufacturing, architecture, and media fields.

What to Do While Attending

Whether your goal is to learn from experts in your field, to experience the incredible technologies of tomorrow—or both—the annual Autodesk University Conference is an amazing experience that is not to be missed. With the ability to try Autodesk’s newest products, attendees can explore many amazing things at the conference, including innovative virtual reality and drone technologies, which is our parent company, CEI Tech’s, specialty. The conference is not only for those who are veterans in their field. There are a myriad of classes for all experience levels.

There are multiple entrance options, including an education pass and day passes. Check out the Autodesk website here to learn more. At Leading Edge Industrial, we highly recommend this experience, if not this year, then next.


There are many educational options available for those in manufacturing or any other STEM career. We know that it is imperative to not only equip people with the best of today’s technology, but to also provide them with resources to ensure they succeed with those technologies. Along with our extremely detailed educational materials, the information available in the new Autodesk Fusion 360 curriculum and the Autodesk University Conference are not to be missed.

If you are able to attend the conference, don’t hesitate to share your thoughts on the experience. Hopefully, we will see you there!