Welcome to 3D CAM! In this class, you will learn Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) skills for 3D surfacing using Fusion 360. Fusion 360 is software that can be used both for design (CAD) and manufacturing. After following step-by-step instructions to create 3D toolpaths for a wooden serving spoon, you will learn how to machine it on a CNC router.
This class requires no previous experience with 3D toolpathing. However, you should have an understanding of CNC fundamentals and 2D CAM. Check out our CNC class and 2D CAD and CAM class to learn more. Although in this class we will be programming toolpaths specifically for a DMS router, what you will learn about machining strategy and 3D CAM will still apply to other CNC routers.
Lesson 1: Introduction to 3D Machining
Learn the fundamentals of CAM, workholding, and machining strategies for 3D applications.
Introduction to 3D Machining Started
CAM Setup 1 Started
3D Adaptive Roughing Started
2D Pocket Started
Parallel Finishing Started
3D Contour Started
Drilling Registration Holes Started
CAM Setup 2 Started
Setup 2: First 3D Adaptive Roughing Started
Lesson 10: Setup 2: Second 3D Adaptive Roughing
Add a secondary roughing operation to remove additional material.
Setup 2: Second 3D Adaptive Roughing Started
Lesson 11: Setup 2: Parallel Finishing
Finish the back side of the spoon with another 3D parallel toolpath.
Setup 2: Parallel Finishing Started
Post Processing Started
Lesson 13: CNC Machining: Preparing Stock
In the wood shop, prepare your wooden stock for machining.
CNC Machining: Preparing Stock Started
Lesson 14: CNC Machining: Powering Up and Inserting Tools
Power up the DMS router, install tools, and measure tool length offsets.
CNC Machining: Powering Up and Inserting Tools Started
CNC Machining: Setting Work Coordinate System Started
CNC Machining: Run Setup 1 Started
CNC Machining: Run Setup 2 Started
Removing Tabs, Sanding, and Finishing Started
Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!