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Learning Fusion 360 CAM

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Learn how to use Fusion 360 CAM to prepare your 2D and 3D models for machining on CNC routers and mills.

Fusion 360 includes a powerful CAM package, bringing enterprise-class machining capabilities to the desktop. Learn how to use Fusion 360 CAM to prepare your 2D and 3D models for machining on CNC routers and mills. In this course, you can find out how to create a CAM setup, configure tools and stock material, and define toolpaths for a variety of cut types. Instructor John Helfen shows how to configure multiple stock setups from the same file, perform cutting operations with 2D contours and pockets, complete 3D roughing and finishing, and export your design as GCode suitable for your specific CNC machine.


  • Fusion 360 CAM
  • Updates in the Fusion 360 CAM UI
  • Using the exercise files
1. Introduction
  • Additive vs. subtractive manufacturing
  • The sample design
2. CAM Environment and Setup
  • Fusion design and CAM environment
  • Loading Fusion data
  • Preparing the Tool Library
  • Customizing a tool
  • Creating named views
3. Create the Base Plate
  • Creating a CAM setup
  • Making pocket cuts
  • Simulating an operation
  • Cutting 2D contours
  • Working with tabs
4. Create the End Plate
  • Working with multiple setups
  • 3D pocket roughing
  • 3D finishing
  • Creating closed pockets
  • Copy operations
5. Creating the Middle Plate
  • Creating the middle plate setup
  • 2D contour with custom tabs
6. Creating the Handle
  • Copy entire setup
7. Post Processing
  • Exporting GCode for your machine
8. Derived Manufacturing Files
  • Derived manufacturing
  • Choosing a source to derive from
  • Completing the derived design
  • Next steps

Taught by

John Helfen

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