CAM and Design for Manufacturing for Milling

Engineering, Manufacturing
Level
Advanced
Software
Fusion 360
Time
Multi-week
The design for manufacturing process puts manufacturing at the core of a design, focusing on potential problems in the design phase, and prioritizing how parts are made. In many cases, the end-product is made up of an assembly of different pieces to simplify manufacturing or to achieve specific...

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The design for manufacturing process puts manufacturing at the core of a design, focusing on potential problems in the design phase, and prioritizing how parts are made. 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 might not work together if not accounted for in the design. 

Take a deeper look at leading-edge technologies and workflows for design for manufacturing, production drawings, and toolpaths to cut parts on a CNC mill. With increasing demands asked on the job, these skills help you adapt and solve tough challenges faced by the next generation of innovators. Hiring managers are looking for next generation innovators to solve tomorrow’s challenges and make an impact. This course will help you do just that. .

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

  • Course overview
  • Course resources
  • Step-by-step guides

Instructor guide CAM and Design Manufacturing for Mechanical Engineers instructor guide

  • Instructor's guide

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.

  • Lesson 1: Detailed drawings for a single part
  • Lesson 2: Detailed drawings for assemblies
  • Lesson 3: Customizing title blocks and drawing templates
  • Practice exercises
  • Challenge exercises

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

  • Lesson 1: Reviewing a design for manufacture
  • Lesson 2: Designing fixtures and soft jaws
  • Lesson 3: Design Modifications for Manufacture
  • Practice exercises
  • Challenge exercises

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.

  • Lesson 1: Tool Library creation and management
  • Lesson 2: Creating toolpaths
  • Lesson 3: Simulating and exporting toolpaths
  • Practice exercises
  • Challenge exercises

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.

  • Lesson 1: Roughing and Clearing Complex Parts
  • Lesson 2: Machining for fine detail
  • Lesson 3: Toolpath patterns and work offsets
  • Lesson 4: Tools to simplify creating toolpaths and posting code
  • Practice exercises
  • Challenge exercises

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

  • Course challenge exercise

Final test Ready to test your knowledge?

  • Start final test