Introduction to CAD, CAM, and Practical CNC Machining
This course introduces you to foundational knowledge in computer-aided design (CAD), manufacture, and the practical use of CNC machines. We begin with the basics of Autodesk® Fusion 360™ CAD by learning how to properly sketch and model 3D parts. Before we program any toolpaths, we’ll explore CNC machining basics to ensure we have the foundational knowledge needed to effectively define toolpaths. Finally, we explore the basics of setting up a CAM program and defining toolpaths to cut simple geometry. This is the same basic process that gets repeated for the design and manufacture of any part and is a critical step in learning and understanding the process.
- Explain the CAD design process as applied to prismatic parts.
- Summarize the workflow of digital manufacturing.
- Demonstrate knowledge and skills in basic Fusion 360 CAM.
- Recall foundational knowledge of practical CNC machining.