This Instructable is for Workshop Users at Pier 9. It was originally written by Dan Vidakovich.
This Instructable is a detailed, step-by-step set of instructions to show you how to program a part using CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing). Using Autodesk's Inventor Pro HSM 2016, you will learn how to prepare a part for machining in aluminum on a 3-axis CNC machine--at Pier 9, the Haas CNC VF2SS Mill!
This certification part will introduce you to facing, contour, adaptive, and pocket toolpaths. You'll learn how to drill holes using custom tools, prepare multiple setups, and prepare for flip machining. By practicing this process, you'll have the skill set to prepare many of your own custom designs for CNC machining.
Ready to make chips fly?
CAM software creates instructions for the machine to make your part, called toolpaths. We'll be creating toolpaths using Autodesk Inventor HSM Pro 2016.
Visit cam.autodesk.com and download and install a trial version of Autodesk Inventor HSM Pro 2016.