Fusion 360 for Machinists
As a machinist, you're the expert in how things are made. Your decisions focus on cutting parts, materials, manufacturing costs, and machine operation. Fusion 360 connects CAD and CAM allowing you to set toolpaths, program 3D models for manufacturing, and simulate the CNC machining process prior to cutting the part. Design changes? Not a problem. Cloud-based collaboration allows for project sharing and live review. Changes to the CAD model can be made easily in the same software solution. In this course, you walk through the process of setting up and programming three distinct types of manufacturing methods. You start by creating both 3 and 4 axis CNC toolpaths, CNC Mill/Turn and lathe toolpaths, and finish up by creating 2D cutting toolpaths such as a Waterjet or Lasercut. The lessons expose you to setting up, programming, simulating, and exporting NC code that can be read by CNC machines.
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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.
Lesson 1: CAM setup Before starting a new setup in Fusion 360 CAM, you often need to create a fixture or to adjust features to prepare a model for machining.
Lesson 2: Tool library Fusion 360 provides a standard set of tools in the tool library. You can create, import, export, and duplicate tool libraries and create custom tools for any manufacturing needs.
Lesson 3: Mill Toolpaths In Fusion 360 CAM, the mill toolpaths required to machine the upright part include, facing, drilling, 2D pocket, and adaptive clearing, as well as 3D toolpaths such as 3D contour.
Lesson 4: Lathe In Fusion 360 CAM, the lathe toolpaths are required to machine the hub part. The toolpaths used include turning profile, turning chamfer, turning thread, and boring an internal diameter.
Lesson 5: Action You'll learn to run simulations to validate the toolpaths created in the setups.
Lesson 6: Water Jet In Fusion 360 CAM, you can cut 2D profiles using waterjet, laserjet, or plasma. The bell crank lever 2D profile can be cut using a waterjet toolpath
Lesson 7: Challenge Assignments Fusion 360 for Machinists challenges
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