Introduction: CNC Milling With CAM in Fusion 360
In this project, I developed 2 types of CAM programs for running the milling simulation for two shapes.
One is the original shape which has a square shape, and another is from the past assignment in a 3D print project which has a round shape.
Step 1: CAM Program for Square Shape
First, I developed a milling simulation with a square shape.
To conduct simulation, we need to proceed with 3 steps which are setup, toolpath, and simulation.
In the setup, we decide the point of the origin and size of the milling object like the figure.
Step 2: Set Up Toolpath for Square Shape
Next, we need to decide toolpath.
In this square shape, there are some horizontal surfaces to the bottom surface.
Therefore, for the toolpath, I selected face toolpath.
We can select the face tool path and select the same layer of the horizontal surfaces in the shape.
For the using brush, I selected #104 which has a small edge for milling, and #132 for finishing.
Step 3: Milling Simulation for Square Shape
Step 4: CAM Program for Round Shape
This round shape needs milling from two sides.
First, I set up for one side.
We decide the size and origin. This meshes so, I put mesh settings in the setup like figure.
Step 5: Create Toolpath for Round Shape
This shape is not like a squared shape which composed of many horizontal surfaces.
Therefore, I used horizontal and parallel to make the tool path.
For the brush, I used #104 for the milling and #132 for the finishing.
Step 6: Flip Another Side and Create Setup and Toolpath
Next, I set up another side.
I created the new setup and change the coordinate system like the figure.
Then like the previous step, I created a toolpath. This time, I used horizontal and ramp for making the toolpath.
As same as the previous step, for the brush, I used #104 for the milling and #132 for the finishing.
Step 7: Milling Simulation for Round Shape
To prevent moving the milling object. I will execute milling bottom side (setup3) first and topside(setup1) next.