Introduction to CAD and CAM for Milling and Turning

Engineering, Manufacturing
Level
Beginner
Software
Fusion 360
Time
11-15 hours
Develop skills that open the door to new career opportunities. Learn practical on-the-job skills needed for precision machining, while preparing to complete the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level 1 CAM Standard credential. Learn skills needed to read and understand detailed...

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Develop skills that open the door to new career opportunities. Learn practical on-the-job skills needed for precision machining, while preparing to complete the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level 1 CAM Standard credential. Learn skills needed to read and understand detailed drawings, replicate 3D models, plan and create CNC toolpaths, and export G-code for final machining. Take the first step in advancing your knowledge of CAD and CAM, using Fusion 360.

After completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand design intent from detailed drawings.
  • Create a process plan for machining parts.
  • Create 3D CAD files from 2D drawings.
  • Create CNC toolpaths.
  • Export supporting documentation and G-code.

 

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Getting started

  • Course overview
  • NIMS CAM standards
  • Course resources
  • Step-by-step guides

Instructor guide Introduction to CAD and CAM for Milling and Turning Instructor's guide

  • Instructor's guide

Starter activity Simulate and find a collision on the provided CAM program.

  • Lesson videos
  • Practice exercises

NIMS Duty 1.01: Process Planning Plan toolpath strategies based on drawings and images of a part. Then, inspect the model’s parameters and identify tool sizes and restrictions.

  • Lesson videos
  • Practice exercises

NIMS Duty 1.02: Modeling Learn how to make parametric sketches and turn them into solid geometry using references from 2D drawings.

  • Lesson videos
  • Practice exercises

NIMS Duty 1.03: Mill toolpath generation Dive into toolpath creation for the mill part modeled in Duty 2.

  • Lesson videos
  • Practice exercises

NIMS Duty 1.03: Lathe toolpath generation Dive into toolpath creation for the lathe part modeled in Duty 2.

  • Lesson videos
  • Practice exercises

NIMS Duty 1.04: Program verification Simulate CAM setups to verify toolpath motion and investigate tool collisions.

  • Lesson videos
  • Practice exercises

NIMS Duty 1.05: Documentation Explore how to create G-code from their toolpaths and make setup sheets need to convey program intent to a CAM operator.

  • Lesson videos
  • Practice exercises

Challenge exercises Course challenge exercise

  • Challenge exercise
  • Datasets

Final test Ready to test your knowledge?

  • Start your final test

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Denis Carignan's picture

Pretty Awesome thank you!

Denis Carignan
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great work

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