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What you will learn

  • Recognize multi-axis geometry.

  • Identify 3+2 vs. Simultaneous machining.

  • Practice the application of multi-axis toolpaths.

Skills you will gain

Computer-aided manufaturingEngineeringManufacturing processAutodesk Fusion 360Mechanical Engineering
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

7 hours to complete

Creating Multi-Axis Positioning Toolpaths

7 hours to complete
23 videos (Total 99 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
23 videos
Get the software2m
Week 1 overview34s
Importing a tool library to the cloud3m
Creating a new CAM setup for multi-axis5m
Creating a 3D adaptive clearing operation5m
Create a 2D contour on a complex part8m
2-axis pocketing5m
Drilling and tapping in 3 axes7m
5-axis drilling6m
Creating a pattern of toolpaths3m
Comparing posted code for multi-axis positioning5m
Creating a 3-plus-2 pocketing toolpath6m
Patterning a pocket toolpath4m
Creating a multi-axis contour11m
Create a pocket operation in the side of a part10m
Finishing off multi-axis positioning toolpaths4m
Practice exercise 1 video instructions15s
Practice exercise 1 solution1m
Practice exercise 2 video instructions16s
Practice exercise 2 solution1m
Practice exercise 3 video instructions16s
Practice exercise 3 solution3m
7 readings
Creating Multi-Axis Positioning Toolpaths resources2m
About the discussion forum10m
Online learning communities and social media10m
Practice exercise 1 instructions30m
Practice exercise 2 instructions30m
Practice exercise 3 instructions30m
Week 1 challenge exercise2h
2 practice exercises
Pre-course questions30m
Week 1 quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Simultaneous Multi-Axis Toolpaths

5 hours to complete
19 videos (Total 69 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
19 videos
Setting up a multi-axis contour toolpath6m
Controlling the lead or lag of the tool7m
Controlling maximum tilt during a multi-axis contour5m
Using shaft and holder clearance4m
Setting up a new CAM program2m
Creating a swarf toolpath with contour selection5m
Creating a swarf toolpath with surface selection2m
Controlling a flow toolpath for 3 axes4m
Setting up a new CAM program with a generative design part3m
Controlling a flow toolpath for 5 axes9m
Avoiding collisions3m
Multi-axis flow for 3 vs 5 axes7m
Practice exercise 1 video instructions15s
Practice exercise 1 solution1m
Practice exercise 2 video instructions15s
Practice exercise 2 solution2m
Practice exercise 3 video instructions15s
Practice exercise 3 video instructions1m
5 readings
Simultaneous Multi-Axis Toolpaths resources2m
Practice exercise 1 instructions30m
Practice exercise 2 instructions30m
Practice exercise 3 instructions30m
Week 2 challenge exercise2h
1 practice exercise
Week 2 quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Creating Multiple Setups

5 hours to complete
17 videos (Total 75 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
17 videos
Creating a distributed design4m
Create soft jaw geometry10m
Add a probing location3m
Create a CNC Mill setup4m
Rough and Finish a basic part from the bottom10m
Create a second setup in Fusion 3602m
Clear and finish a part8m
Export an NC file for specific toolpaths6m
Using multiple WCS offsets8m
Creating multiple copies of the same setup with WCS offsets5m
Practice exercise 1 video Instructions16s
Practice exercise 1 solution2m
Practice exercise 2 video instructions17s
Practice exercise 2 solution3m
Practice exercise 3 video instructions16s
Practice exercise 3 solution1m
5 readings
Creating Multiple Setups resources2m
Practice exercise 1 Instructions30m
Practice exercise 2 instructions30m
Practice exercise 3 instructions30m
Week 3 challenge exercise2h
1 practice exercise
Week 3 quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

11 hours to complete

Creating Multiple Setups for Multiple Machines

11 hours to complete
23 videos (Total 112 min), 6 readings, 4 quizzes
23 videos
Creating a body for stock setup3m
Setting up for a CNC mill3m
Rough and finish a retaining feature6m
Creating a new setup for final machining4m
Creating a probe operation7m
Roughing and finishing a multi-axis part10m
Using folders in a setup4m
Creating an NC program7m
Creating multiple setup sheets5m
Viewing toolpaths in A3604m
Surface creation for toolpath setup9m
Practice exercise 1 video instructions16s
Practice exercise 1 solution1m
Practice exercise 2 video instructions16s
Practice exercise 2 solution1m
Practice exercise 3 video instructions20s
Practice exercise 3 solution4m
Accessing manufacturing extensions1m
Creating an additive setup9m
Create a hole recognition toolpath7m
Create a steep and shallow toolpath9m
Use probing to locate features and inspect parts6m
6 readings
Creating Multiple Setups for Multiple Machines resources2m
Practice exercise 1 instructions30m
Practice exercise 2 instructions30m
Practice exercise 3 instructions30m
Week 4 challenge exercise2h
Honors assignment resources2m
3 practice exercises
Week 4 quiz30m
Course assessment30m
Honors 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....
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