3-Axis Machining using Fusion 360
As our machining geometry gets more complicated, Fusion 360 is up to the task! With a host of standard and adaptive toolpaths we can rapidly remove material from even the most complicated 3d parts. Explore how to rough and finish geometry that requires tool motion in X, Y and Z at the same time learning how to finish even the finest of details. Wrap up this course by creating a full CNC program for a part, simulating it and exporting it to G code.
After this course, you'll be able to:
- Describe the benefits of adaptive toolpaths in Fusion 360.
- Summarize rest machining applications.
- Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the creation of detailed 3 axis toolpaths.
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Getting started Discover what you'll learn in this course and download the software and resources you need.
Instructor guide 3-Axis Machining with Fusion 360 Instructor's guide
- Instructor's guide ▼
Set up and job prep for 3-axis machining Explore some basic settings in Fusion 360 as well as getting our datasets ready to program.
Understanding and applying adaptive toolpaths Look at the motion of adaptive toolpaths and how to cut more material faster while reducing tool loads by comparing 2D and 3D pocket and adaptive toolpaths.
Create fine detail finishing toolpaths Focus on fine detail toolpaths and finishing areas where material has been left behind.
Create a complete CNC program Combine all the knowledge so far to set up, program and output G code for a complex part.
Course challenge exercise Test your skills and showcase your knowledge by demonstrating your actual skills, expertise, or just see where you stand.
Final test Test your skills and showcase your knowledge by demonstrating your actual skills, expertise, or just see where you stand.
- 3-Axis Machining using Fusion 360 test ▼