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CAM and Design for Manufacturing for Milling

This course gives you a deeper look into design for manufacturing, so that you can confidently meet the demands and opportunities of a CAM programmer.
Software used in this course:
  • Fusion 360

Overview

The design for manufacturing process puts manufacturing at the core of a design, focusing on potential problems in the design phase, and prioritizing how parts are made. In many cases, the end-product is made up of an assembly of different pieces to simplify manufacturing or to achieve specific design goals. Each piece represents a certain tolerance, and might not work together if not accounted for in the design. 

Take a deeper look at leading-edge technologies and workflows for design for manufacturing, production drawings, and toolpaths to cut parts on a CNC mill. With increasing demands asked on the job, these skills help you adapt and solve tough challenges faced by the next generation of innovators. Hiring managers are looking for next generation innovators to solve tomorrow’s challenges and make an impact. This course will help you do just that.

After completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Inspect a multicomponent assembly.
  • Identify manufacturing methods based on part inspection.
  • Create detailed drawings for manufacturing.
  • Practice creating toolpaths for manufacture.
    1

    Getting started

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    Course overview
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    Get the software
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    Course resources
    2

    Detailed drawings for a single part

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    Lesson overview
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    Create a detailed drawing from a design
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    Create views on a detailed drawing
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    Adding centerlines and center marks to views
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    Adding dimensions
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    Using text notes
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    Adding symbols to identify datums and surface finish
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    Exporting a PDF
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    Detailed drawings for assemblies

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    Lesson overview
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    Creating a drawing from an assembly
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    Creating a drawing from an animation
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    Adding a parts list table
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    Modifying part numbers and descriptions
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    Moving balloons
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    Customizing title blocks and drawing templates

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    Lesson overview
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    Creating a custom title block
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    Creating a multiple sheet drawing
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    Practice exercise 1
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    Practice exercise 2
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    Practice exercise 3
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    Challenge exercises
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    Reviewing a design for manufacture

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    Lesson overview
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    Reviewing a design for 3 axis CNC milling
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    Making design changes to simplify the manufacturing process
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    Adding non-critical features to aid in mfg
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    Designing fixtures and soft jaws

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    Lesson overview
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    Designing fixtures
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    Designing soft jaws
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    Design Modifications for Manufacture

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    Lesson overview
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    Creating a file that is ready to manufacture
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    Practice exercise 1
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    Practice exercise 2
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    Practice exercise 3
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    Challenge exercises
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    Tool Library creation and management

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    Lesson overview
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    Creating a tool library on the cloud
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    Populating a tool library and adjust tool parameters
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    Create a custom tool
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    Creating toolpaths

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    Lesson overview
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    Create a milling setup
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    Create a facing toolpath
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    Create a 2D contour toolpath
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    Create a drilling toolpath
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    Create a tapping toolpath
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    Create a second setup
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    Create an adaptive clearing toolpath
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    Finish mill a part
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    Finish drill a part
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    Simulating and exporting toolpaths

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    Lesson overview
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    Simulating toolpaths
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    Exporting NC files
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    Create a setup sheet
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    Practice exercise 1
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    Practice exercise 2
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    Practice exercise 3
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    Challenge exercises
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    Roughing and Clearing Complex Parts

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    Lesson overview
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    Identify how to hold a complex part
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    Create a milling setup using a machine configuration
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    Rough and clear a part
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    Finish details on a part
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    Update a tool list
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    Machining for fine detail

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    Lesson overview
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    Use a 3D parallel toolpath
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    Use a 2D contour toolpath
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    Use a 3D ramp toolpath
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    Use a 3D pencil toolpath
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    Compare spiral radial and scallop toolpaths
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    Toolpath patterns and work offsets

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    Lesson overview
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    Create toolpath patterns
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    Understand work offsets
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    Tools to simplify creating toolpaths and posting code

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    Lesson overview
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    Create and export an NC program
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    CAM expressions and default settings
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    Practice exercise 1
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    Practice exercise 2
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    Practice exercise 3
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    Challenge exercises
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    Course challenge exercise

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    Challenge exercise
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    Final test

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    Start your final test