Multi-Axis CNC Toolpaths

Computer Numerical Controlled machines, or CNC for short, can have a nearly endless number of options. Most machines today control tool motion in 3-axes, X, Y and Z, but can be upgraded to include a 4th or 5th axis as well, A and B. Additionally, there are many machines on the market that are already 5-axis capable. The good news is that Autodesk® Fusion 360™ has you covered if you need to control multi-axis positioning or simultaneous motion in all 5 axes at once.

After this course, you'll be able to:

  • Recognize multi-axis geometry.
  • Identify 3+2 vs. Simultaneous machining.
  • Practice the application of multi-axis toolpaths.
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Great Course. I learned a lot and by doing the Challenge at the end ensured it all sunk in
What is the main purpose of 2D or 3D contouring in general?