CAM and Design Manufacturing for Mechanical Engineers

Engineering, Manufacturing
Level
Advanced
Software
Fusion 360
Time
Multi-week
With design for manufacturing, our design process focused on the design over its cost, but always keeping in mind how parts needed to be made. With manufacturing at the core of a design, we're able to fix potential problems in the design phase rather than after production. In many cases, the end...

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With design for manufacturing, our design process focused on the design over its cost, but always keeping in mind how parts needed to be made. With manufacturing at the core of a design, we're able to fix potential problems in the design phase rather than after production. In many cases, the end product is made up of an assembly of different pieces to simplify manufacturing or to achieve specific design goals. Each piece represents a certain tolerance and put together, things might not work or fit if they weren’t accounted for in the design. 

We'll take a closer look at design and detail for manufacture and create toolpaths to cut parts. Even if the end goal as an engineer isn’t to fabricate your own parts, it’s a valuable skill to understand how things are made and what design decisions can ultimately affect how something is created.   

After taking this course, you'll be able to: 

  • Inspect a multicomponent assembly.
  • Identify manufacturing methods based on part inspection.
  • Create detailed drawings for manufacturing.
  • Practice creating toolpaths for manufacture.

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These assets apply to all levels

These assets can be used for all the difficulty levels found below.

  • CAM-Design-Manufacturing -Mechanical-Engineers-Datasets.zip 16.99 MB

Getting started In this lesson, we'll discover what you'll learn in this course and download the software and resources you need.

  • Course 4 Overview_video.zip 74.85 MB
  • CAM-Design-Manufacturing -Mechanical-Engineers-Datasets.zip 16.99 MB
  • CAM and Design Manufacturing-Step-by-step-guides.zip 18.87 MB
  • GetTheSoftware-Fusion360.pdf 50.16 KB PREVIEW

Instructor guide CAM and Design Manufacturing for Mechanical Engineers instructor guide

  • CAM and Design Manufacturing for Mechanical Engineers - Instructor guide.pdf 150 KB PREVIEW

Drafting for Manufacture Understanding not only how to create or customize a drawing, but also how to identify critical features or aspects of a design on a drawing is key to helping ensure the parts you get are the parts you want.

  • Course 4 Week 1 Overview_video.zip 8.03 MB
  • Drafting for Manufacture - Practice and Challenge.zip 27.39 MB
  • Lesson 1: Detailed drawings for a single part 259.31 MB
  • Lesson 2: Detailed drawings for assemblies 145.86 MB
  • Lesson 3: Customizing title blocks and drawing templates 144.34 MB

Design for Manufacture explore and understand the cost associated with part setup, raw stock and material removal to better identify design changes for production.

  • Course 4 Week 2 Overview_video.zip 21.21 MB
  • Design for Manufacture - Practice and Challenge.zip 50.86 MB
  • Lesson 1: Reviewing a design for manufacture 197.24 MB
  • Lesson 2: Designing fixtures and soft jaws 383.09 MB
  • Lesson 3: Design Modifications for Manufacture 88.28 MB

Setting up a CNC Milling program Lay the foundation for all programs by creating and managing a tool library, defining a setup, and creating milling and drilling toolpaths.

  • Course 4 Week 3 Overview_video.zip 11.52 MB
  • Setting up a CNC Milling program - Practice and Challenge.zip 47.95 MB
  • Lesson 1: Tool Library creation and management 113.93 MB
  • Lesson 2: Creating toolpaths 452.01 MB
  • Lesson 3: Simulating and exporting toolpaths 211.24 MB

Machining complex geometry Understanding the toolpaths available and the types of geometry they can be used on will help you to make informed decisions on any part.

  • Course 4 Week 4 Overview_video.zip 16.45 MB
  • Machining complex geometry - Practice and Challenge.zip 46.73 MB
  • Lesson 1: Roughing and Clearing Complex Parts 328.78 MB
  • Lesson 2: Machining for fine detail 453.62 MB
  • Lesson 3: Toolpath patterns and work offsets 94.85 MB
  • Lesson 4: Tools to simplify creating toolpaths and posting code 84.77 MB

Course challenge Challenge assignments are ungraded and provide you an opportunity to demonstrate your skills and innovate your own solution.

  • CAM and Design Manufacturing - Course Challenge.pdf 196.44 KB PREVIEW

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