This class is designed for existing users of the Fusion 360 3D CAD platform who are looking to take advantage of the CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) capabilities. Topics covered will include prototyping and production strategies, better use of 2-D operations, better use of 3-D operations, the workholding of best practices, and 3+2 and indexing strategies. This session features Fusion 360.
- Learn how to program parts with prismatic and sculpted/organic-shaped features using 3D machining strategies
- Learn tips and tricks to get the most out of an integrated design-to-manufacturing workflow based in Fusion 360
- Learn how to incorporate workholding into the CNC programming process
- Discover how to utilize advanced CAM capabilities offered in the Fusion 360
Curtis Chan is a technical evangelist at Autodesk, Inc. He works with students, startups, and larger companies to help them embrace and get the most out of the new generation of cloud and mobile-based manufacturing software such as Fusion 360 3D CAD design app. Prior to Autodesk, Chan spent several years as a mechanical engineer in the defense industry (associated with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program), and he was an equipments engineer in the medical industry devising new technology for manufacturing coronary stents. Aside from industry experience, as a prior application engineer for 3D-design software companies such as SpaceClaim and SolidWorks, Chan offers expertise in a variety of 3D CAD/CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) tools, complementing his knowledge in finite element analysis (FEA) products and additive/subtractive manufacturing techniques. Chan holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from San Diego State University. Follow him on Twitter: @Curt_Chan
Jeff Hooper, owner of Backhand Bikes Co., has channeled an extensive manufacturing background toward his passion for BMX (Bicycle Moto Cross) and engineering components for the bike industry. The core concept of Backhand Bikes is that through streamlined workflow using Fusion 360 software, complex bike parts can be sold at competitive prices. Hooper has over 16 years working with CAD/CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) in many industries, including aerospace and medical. He has also taught computer numerical control (CNC) programming and various software platforms within schools and industry. Hooper is excited about Backhand Bikes and its future plans. He shares that excitement also for the manufacturing industry, as technology is constantly evolving and progressing production every day.