Describe the benefits of adaptive toolpaths in Fusion 360.
Summarize rest machining applications.
Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the creation of detailed 3-axis toolpaths.
As our machining geometry gets more complicated, Autodesk® Fusion 360™ is up to the task! With a host of standard and adaptive toolpaths we can rapidly remove material from even the most complicated 3d parts. In this course, we explore how to rough and finish geometry that requires tool motion in X, Y, and Z simultaneously, learning how to finish even the finest of details. We’ll wrap up this course by creating a full CNC program for a part, simulating it, and exporting it to G-code.
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Basics of 3-axis pocketing
In Week 1, we’ll expand our knowledge of machining pocket geometry by learning about some clearing toolpaths and how to apply them to open and closed pockets.
Understanding and Applying Adaptive Toolpaths
In Week 2, we’ll identify and explore adaptive toolpaths. Focusing on the differences between a traditional and adaptive toolpath, why it matters, and where we can apply them.
Creating Fine Detail Finishing Toolpaths
In Week 3, we’ll focus on fine detail toolpaths and finishing areas where material has been left behind. Unlike rest machining roughed in geometry, finish toolpaths are used to create the final surfaces we see on finished parts. From simply cleaning up vertical walls to using micro motions to get the perfect finish we’ll explore them all.
Creating a Complete CNC Program
In Week 4, we’ll combine all the knowledge so far to set up, program, and output G code for a complex part. Utilizing facing, roughing, and finishing toolpaths specific to our complex geometry we’ll step through a part, identify a strategy, and create a complete CNC program.