Fusion 360 tutorial for CNC machinists
What you'll learn
- Produce parts for CNC machines using Fusion 360
- Have a full understanding on using Fusion 360 for CNC machining
- Sketch, model and produce tooling paths
- Generate G-Code files to load into your CNC machine
- Interest in CNC machining or Fusion 360
Using Fusion 360 to make parts for CNC machines has just got easier.
Do you own a CNC router?
Maybe you are a CNC machinist wishing to make parts using CAD/CAM.
Whether you are a hobbyist or a professional,
this course will teach you how to use Fusion 360 to produce parts for your CNC machine.
Fusion 360 is free for hobbyists, startups and makers. Its the perfect CAD/CAM system for CNC.
Fusion 360 has lots of features that can be overwhelming. This course ignores all the fluff and focuses on the parts of Fusion that are needed to produce a finished product for a CNC machine.
Written by a machinist for machinists.
This course starts by getting you familiar with the parts of Fusion that are needed to produce a component on a CNC machine.
Then we jump right in and make our first model, each step is explained as we sketch using constraints and best practices.
Next is CAM, Computer-aided manufacture. In this section, we decide how we will machine the part and create the tool paths to produce excellent results every time.
Wish to do engraving? I cover that too!
Learn how to import DXF files and turn vector graphics into G-Code files.
Once you have a feel for Fusion we get stuck into a more complex part.
We look at 3D milling roughing cycles, how to use finishing passes correctly and how to adjust our CAM tool paths to do exactly what we need to produce a great part on our CNC machine.
If you are a CNC machinist, hobbyist or professional, this course is made for you.
Who this course is for:
- CNC operators
- CNC router owners
I entered into the world of CNC Machining in 1991 as an apprentice for British Aerospace. After a four year apprenticeship I spent the following 26 years programming, operating and setting a full range of CNC Machines, including Lathes and milling machines.
I specialise in programming FANUC and Heidenhain machine tool operating systems up to 12 Axis.
My main roles involved hand coding at the machine instead of using CAD/CAM software.