Designing a product is only part of the process. Now, can that product be manufactured? A CNC machinist works with computer numeric controlled (CNC) machines from generating the machine code to machine setup and run. Understanding both CAD and CAM is essential to this portion of a design. Even if you are not the end user who programs a machine, it is invaluable to know how it’s done. This knowledge translates directly to part design by helping make intelligent design decisions with manufacturing in mind. This course introduces you to the integrated CAD/CAM approach behind Fusion 360 CAD/CAM as well as 3D printed design setup and finally assembly and testing. All stages of product design in one place!
After completing this course, you will be able to:
• Explain the Fusion 360 integrated CAD/CAM manufacturing workflow.
• Summarize the trends that are influencing the future of manufacturing.
• Demonstrate knowledge and skills in foundational concepts of Fusion 360 CAD/CAM software.
• Set up a Flight Controller.
• Assemble a quadcopter.
• Fly the final design.
Most retail production quad and multirotor chassis are made of flat plates of carbon fiber or injection molded plastic. Flat plates of composite materials are often cut on a machine that uses high pressure water and abrasives. This allows you to cut almost any material without introducing heat, which could affect its structure and properties. In this week's lessons, we'll explore how to setup and validate a 2D waterjet cut on a quadcopter chassis.
Autodesk® Fusion 360™ is capable of much more complex CNC programs beyond a 2D cut. We explore some of the advanced functionality by creating toolpaths on a propeller to explore multi-axis machining.
You finally have a complete design and all the parts in hand, now what? This stage of the process can be a rather large task the first time through. From complex wiring, cable management, and overall assembly, we will step through the process. Even if you aren’t designing and building your own quadcopter, this is great information to have for when you do.