3-Axis Machining with Autodesk Fusion 360
- 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.