Introduction to CAD and CAM for Milling and Turning

Develop skills that open the door to new career opportunities. Learn practical on-the-job skills needed for precision machining, while preparing to complete the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level 1 CAM Standard credential. Learn skills needed to read and understand detailed drawings, replicate 3D models, plan and create CNC toolpaths, and export G-code for final machining. Take the first step in advancing your knowledge of CAD and CAM, using Fusion 360.

After completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand design intent from detailed drawings.
  • Create a process plan for machining parts.
  • Create 3D CAD files from 2D drawings.
  • Create CNC toolpaths.
  • Export supporting documentation and G-code.


Overall, a great course that has helped a lot. The turning elements are not as descriptive as milling but still helped answer many of my questions. Looking forward to the next course
Enjoying it so far.
This course is really good for people who have knowledge in manufacturing technology. For me as a Technical Draftsman it's a perfect way to understand how CAM works.