3D CAM AND CNC CLASS

3D CAM and CNC Class
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3D CAM AND CNC CLASS

18 Lessons

2,010 Enrolled

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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.

This class is not currently accepting new enrollments. The Classes feature will be retiring soon, but class content will remain accessible.

Julie Kumar is the CNC Lead at Autodesk's Pier 9. She guides new CNC users through a unique training program called the CNC Learning Path, in which new users are introduced to CNC concepts, CAM programming, and CNC machining through a series of classes, skill checks, and hands-on exercises. She also teaches machine operation for cutting-edge CNC equipment, including the Haas Mill, DMS 5-axis router, and Matsuura 5-axis Mill. Her background is in sculpture and installation art, so she brings a unique, interdisciplinary approach to the world of programming and subtractive manufacturing.

Class Teacher Assistant:mkoehle

Lessons

Introduction to 3D Machining

Lesson 1: Introduction to 3D Machining

Learn the fundamentals of CAM, workholding, and machining strategies for 3D applications.

Introduction to 3D Machining

Introduction to 3D Machining Started

CAM Setup 1

Lesson 2: CAM Setup 1

Download Fusion and create your first CAM setup.

CAM Setup 1

CAM Setup 1 Started

3D Adaptive Roughing

Lesson 3: 3D Adaptive Roughing

Learn how to use HSM’s Adaptive Roughing in wood.

3D Adaptive Roughing

3D Adaptive Roughing Started

2D Pocket

Lesson 4: 2D Pocket

Create a 2D Pocket.

2D Pocket

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Parallel Finishing

Lesson 5: Parallel Finishing

Finish the surface of your 3D part with parallel finishing strategies.

Parallel Finishing

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3D Contour

Lesson 6: 3D Contour

Create a 3D Contour toolpath to machine steep walls.

3D Contour

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Drilling Registration Holes

Lesson 7: Drilling Registration Holes

Register your part using drilling toolpaths.

Drilling Registration Holes

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CAM Setup 2

Lesson 8: CAM Setup 2

Create a second setup for machining the back side of the spoon.

CAM Setup 2

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Setup 2: First 3D Adaptive Roughing

Lesson 9: Setup 2: First 3D Adaptive Roughing

Create an Adaptive Roughing toolpath for Setup 2.

Setup 2: First 3D Adaptive Roughing

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Setup 2: Second 3D Adaptive Roughing

Lesson 10: Setup 2: Second 3D Adaptive Roughing

Add a secondary roughing operation to remove additional material.

Setup 2: Second 3D Adaptive Roughing

Setup 2: Second 3D Adaptive Roughing Started

Setup 2: Parallel Finishing

Lesson 11: Setup 2: Parallel Finishing

Finish the back side of the spoon with another 3D parallel toolpath.

Setup 2: Parallel Finishing

Setup 2: Parallel Finishing Started

Post Processing

Lesson 12: Post Processing

12: Post process both setups to turn toolpaths into G-code.

Post Processing

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CNC Machining: Preparing Stock

Lesson 13: CNC Machining: Preparing Stock

In the wood shop, prepare your wooden stock for machining.

CNC Machining: Preparing Stock

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CNC Machining: Powering Up and Inserting Tools

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

CNC Machining: Powering Up and Inserting Tools Started

CNC Machining: Setting Work Coordinate System

Lesson 15: CNC Machining: Setting Work Coordinate System

Set the Work Coordinate System (G54).

CNC Machining: Setting Work Coordinate System

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CNC Machining: Run Setup 1

Lesson 16: CNC Machining: Run Setup 1

Run the program for Setup 1.

CNC Machining: Run Setup 1

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CNC Machining: Run Setup 2

Lesson 17: CNC Machining: Run Setup 2

Flip the stock and run the program for Setup 2.

CNC Machining: Run Setup 2

CNC Machining: Run Setup 2 Started

Removing Tabs, Sanding, and Finishing

Lesson 18: Removing Tabs, Sanding, and Finishing

Manually finish the spoon in the wood shop.

Removing Tabs, Sanding, and Finishing

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Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!