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Using Fusion 360 CAM Lathe Functionality in the Real World

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    Hear from a knife maker on how we capitalize on lathe functionality within Fusion 360 software—CAM (computer-aided manufacturing). In this class we will show how to use Fusion 360 Lathe to design parts, set up relevant tools, create toolpaths, simulate, and post the GCode. We will show several methods to design lathe parts, including extruding cylinders and stacking them, as well as drawing a profile sketch and revolving the object to create it. We will spend a lot of time in the CAM environment, showing real-world examples of how to set up many different kinds of tools in all orientations, how to create complex toolpaths to do exactly what you want, and how to use the simulation to your advantage. We will also go over several hidden tips and tricks that will really maximize what Fusion 360 software is capable of on a computer numerical control (CNC) lathe. On the postprocessor side of things, we will show what the GCode looks like and how it works in the real world. Lastly, we will have video demos of these exact parts being turned on our Tormach Lathe. This session features Fusion 360. AIA Approved

    Key Learnings

    • Learn how to set up stock and create toolpaths for lathe machining inside of Fusion 360
    • Learn tips and tricks to get the most out of an integrated design-to-manufacturing workflow based in Fusion 360
    • Learn how to easily design complex round products for lathe work
    • Learn how to use simulation to optimize toolpaths