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Approx. 17 hours to complete

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What you will learn

  • Explain the CAD design process as applied to prismatic parts.

  • Summarize the workflow of digital manufacturing.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in basic Fusion 360 CAM.

  • Recall foundational knowledge of practical CNC machining.

Skills you will gain

Manufacturing Process ManagementComputer-Aided Design (CAD)Computer-Aided ManufacturingAutodesk Fusion 360Mechanical Engineering

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Advanced Level

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

6 hours to complete

Autodesk Fusion 360 Foundational Design concepts

6 hours to complete
26 videos (Total 104 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
26 videos
Get the software2m
Week 1 overview47s
The Fusion 360 User Interface10m
What is a workspace2m
Fusion 360 on the web8m
How to create a sketch9m
Editing a sketch4m
Sketch parameters3m
Toggling the visibility of sketches and their dimensions2m
Extruding a sketch into 3D2m
Spinning a sketch to make a solid2m
Exploring surface creation4m
Understanding modification and direct editing tools5m
Using draft and shell features3m
Creating bodies and components6m
Creating a simple detailed drawing6m
How to add symbols and notes5m
Drawings for Assemblies6m
Customizing a drawing6m
Practice exercise 1 video instructions19s
Practice exercise 1 solution1m
Practice exercise 2 video instructions21s
Practice exercise 2 solution1m
Practice exercise 3 video instructions21s
Practice exercise 3 solution4m
7 readings
Fusion 360 Foundational Design Concepts resources2m
About the discussion forum5m
Online learning communities and social media5m
Practice exercise 1 instructions30m
Practice exercise 2 instructions30m
Practice exercise 3 instructions30m
Week 1 challenge exercise2h
2 practice exercises
Pre-course quiz4m
Week 1 quiz10m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

CNC and machining basics

4 hours to complete
16 videos (Total 35 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
16 videos
Common materials4m
Using T slots and clamps2m
Basics of Vises1m
Vise squareness1m
CNC Machine Safety2m
How typical CNC mills move5m
How typical CNC lathes move4m
Types of milling tools2m
Types of lathe tools1m
Practice exercise 1 video instructions18s
Practice exercise 1 solution47s
Practice exercise 2 video instructions17s
Practice exercise 2 solution3m
Practice exercise 3 video instructions20s
Practice exercise 3 solution1m
5 readings
CNC and Machining Basics resources2m
Practice exercise 1 instructions30m
Practice exercise 2 instructions30m
Practice exercise 3 instructions30m
Week 2 challenge exercise2h
1 practice exercise
Week 2 quiz10m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Setting up CAM programs

5 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 47 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
13 videos
Setting up stock5m
Locating and orienting a coordinate system3m
General setup parameters4m
Creating a custom tool11m
Utilizing a tool library5m
Create a machine configuration10m
Practice exercise 1 video instructions20s
Practice exercise 1 solution1m
Practice exercise 2 video instructions20s
Practice exercise 2 solution55s
Practice exercise 3 video instructions17s
Practice exercise 3 solution1m
5 readings
Setting up CAM programs resources2m
Practice exercise 1 instructions30m
Practice exercise 2 instructions30m
Practice exercise 3 instructions30m
Week 3 challenge exercise2h
1 practice exercise
Week 3 quiz10m
Week
4

Week 4

10 hours to complete

Creating our first CNC program

10 hours to complete
22 videos (Total 98 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
22 videos
Creating a CAM setup for waterjet3m
Filtering the sample tool library2m
Selecting edges and faces for an operation10m
Simulating a toolpath7m
Reviewing a CAM setup for a CNC mill4m
Creating a facing toolpath9m
Creating an external contour11m
Modifying a Machine configuration7m
Identifying types of pockets2m
Roughing a closed pocket4m
Roughing an open pocket4m
Rest machining pockets8m
Spot drilling holes5m
Creating a peck drilling toolpath3m
Posting G code for a basic CNC program4m
Practice exercise 1 video instructions18s
Practice exercise 1 solution1m
Practice exercise 2 video instructions16s
Practice exercise 2 solution2m
Practice exercise 3 video instructions18s
Practice exercise 3 solution1m
5 readings
Creating our first CNC program resources2m
Practice exercise 1 instructions30m
Practice exercise 2 instructions30m
Practice exercise 3 instructions30m
Week 4 challenge exercise2h
2 practice exercises
Week 4 quiz10m
Course assessment30m

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About the Autodesk CAD/CAM for Manufacturing Specialization

Manufacturers are under more pressure than ever to deliver better products faster, at lower cost, and with less waste. The “throw-it-over-the-wall” approach to product development worked well enough in the past. But to compete in the future, you’ll need to connect and automate design and manufacturing processes. Bringing the studio and shop floor together can reduce iterations and errors, enabling you to deliver better products faster. Computers can handle complex tasks to achieve things that are time consuming or in some cases impossible for the human mind. This is the case when we use digital data to create complex tool motions. As we learn how to use technology in this way, we unlock the potential of computer aided manufacturing (CAM). Through this specialization, you'll learn the foundations of CAD and toolpath generation, while developing your technical skills in Autodesk® Fusion 360™. Plus, by completing this Specialization, you’ll unlock an Autodesk Credential as further recognition of your success! The Autodesk Credential comes with a digital badge and certificate, which you can add to your resume and share on social media platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Sharing your Autodesk Credential can signal to hiring managers that you’ve got the right skills for the job and you’re up on the latest industry trends like CAD and CAM....
Autodesk CAD/CAM for Manufacturing

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