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Fusion 360 Introduction to CAD, CAM & Practical CNC Machining

CAD Bureau Southern Limited
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3 days
725 GBP excl. VAT
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Fusion 360 Introduction to CAD, CAM & Practical CNC Machining

Course description

Fusion 360 Introduction to CAD, CAM & Practical CNC Machining

This course introduces you to the foundational knowledge in computer aided design, manufacture and the practical use of CNC machines. In this course we begin with the basics in Fusion 360 CAD by learning how to properly sketch and model 3D parts. Before we program any toolpaths, we will explore CNC machining basics to ensure we have the ground level foundational knowledge needed to effectively define toolpaths. Finally, we explore the basics of setting up a CAM program and defining toolpaths to cut simple geometry. This is the same basic process that gets repeated for the design and manufacture of any part and is a critical step in learning and understanding the process.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

  • Identify areas of the Fusion 360 U
  • Create a sketch.
  • Apply dimensions and constraints to sketches.
  • Create a reference plane. Modify a sketch.
  • Demonstrate how to turn a sketch into a solid.
  • Use extrude and revolve.
  • Identify options during feature creation.
  • Modify geometry with features.
  • Use extrude to remove material.
  • Demonstrate how to fillet a sharp edge.
  • Identify a body and a component.
  • Explain the benefits of using a component.
  • Use component colour cycling.
  • Identify aspects of the drawing workspace.
  • Explain the model to drawing workflow.
  • Use GD&T symbols on a drawing.
  • Identify standard stock sizes.
  • Explain the benefits or stock size vs. finished part size.
  • Identify types of work holding devices.
  • Explain how to install and remove stock from a vice.
  • Describe the reason to use parallels in a vice.
  • Identify typical coordinate systems.
  • Explain tool motion related to a coordinate system.
  • Identify a tool by shape.
  • Distinguish a tools use based on geometry
  • Define a coordinate system.
  • Identify stock setup information.
  • Explain the process of defining a CAM setup for milling.
  • Create a custom tool.
  • Modify tool parameters.
  • Create and manage a tool library.
  • Create a machine configuration.
  • Explain why machine configurations are important
  • Identify a waterjet tool.
  • Create a waterjet toolpath.
  • Review a CNC Mill setup.
  • Apply basic knowledge to create a facing toolpath. Identify various options when creating a toolpath.
  • Identify open and closed pockets.
  • Demonstrate how to set up a pocket toolpath.
  • Describe drilling cycle parameters.
  • Create drilling and tapping toolpaths.

Training Course Content

Chapter 1: (Fusion 360 Foundational Design Concepts)

  • Lesson 1: Exploring the Fusion 360 Interface
  • Lesson 2: The basics of sketching in Fusion 360
  • Lesson 3: The basics of geometry creation in Fusion 360
  • Lesson 4: The basics of geometry modification in Fusion 360
  • Lesson 5: How do we properly use bodies and components
  • Lesson 6: Creating 2D drawings from a 3D model

Chapter 2: CNC and Machining Basics

  • Lesson 8: What is Stock
  • Lesson 9: Figuring out how to hold stock
  • Lesson 10: Work and Tool Coordinate Systems
  • Lesson 11: Types of tools and their motions

Chapter 3: Setting up CAM Programs

  • Lesson 11: How to define a CAM setup in Fusion 360
  • Lesson 12: Creating and Managing Tool Libraries
  • Lesson 13: Machine configurations

Chapter 4: Creating your first CNC program

  • Lesson 14: Cutting a Waterjet part
  • Lesson 15: Introduction to 2.5 Axis Machining
  • Lesson 16: Machining Open and Closed Pockets
  • Lesson 17: Drilling and tapping toolpaths

Chapter 5: Course Assessment and Peer Review Assignment

Course delivery details

Sessions run from 9:15am to 4:30pm

Why choose CAD Bureau Southern Limited

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We have trained thousands of people with a consistent approval rating of over 95%


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Established in 1998, CAD Bureau Southern are an official Autodesk Training Centre (ATC), Academic Partner (AAP) and Learning Partner (ALP) providing numerous Autodesk Software courses for the complete beginner to advanced user. CAD Bureau Southern can offer courses not only...

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CAD Bureau Southern Limited

Suite 7, Colchester Business Centre
1 George Williams Way
CO1 2JS Colchester Essex

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Average rating 5

Based on 1 reviews.

Aaron T.
Excellent overview course that will help me draw my own products and create CNC programs for my own machine.
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