FabShops - Intro to CAM (Fusion 360)
Some parts are most easily laser cut, and some parts are most easily 3D printed, but in many cases only machining (using subtractive manufacturing) can meet your prototyping needs. Manual machining can take hours of hands on work, and with increasingly advanced machines you need to know the techniques to instruct machines to make your pats for you. This CAM (Computer-aided Manufacturing) tutorial will show students how to take a CAD (computer-aided design) model and create machining tool paths. Students will learn to use Fusion 360 CAM software so that they can machining parts on the OEDK's two CNC Mills when they need to on future projects. The tutorial will cover key considerations for tooling set-up, how to create clean surface finishes, using multiple tools, and many more skills. Come learn an important skill that will help you in your future engineering projects!
Preparation and Resources:
(Optional) Students can bring their own laptops with Autodesk Fusion 360 pre-installed on it. The student version of this software can be downloaded for free on the Autodesk website:
No previous experience necessary!
Number of Possible Participants: 10
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