Computer numerical controlled machines, or CNC for short, can have a nearly endless number of options. Most machines today control tool motion in 3-axes, X, Y and Z, but can be upgraded to include a 4th or 5th axis as well, A and B.
Additionally, there are many machines on the market that are already 5-axis capable. The good news is that Fusion 360 has you covered if you need to control multi-axis positioning or simultaneous motion in all 5 axes at once.
After this course, you'll be able to:
- Recognize multi-axis geometry.
- Identify 3+2 vs. Simultaneous machining.
- Practice the application of multi-axis toolpaths.
Image courtesy of Conturo Prototyping.