Review and test your knowledge in programming vertical CNC milling toolpaths with 2.5-axis strategies. Begin by reviewing detailed drawings and process planning parts for manufacture. Then review CAD tools required to design workholding and prepare models for toolpath creation. Create 2.5-axis roughing and finishing toolpaths and validate their motion through simulation. Finally, finish by creating the requite setup sheets and post processing toolpaths to create machine readable G-code. Review exam topics with practice and challenge exercises and a practice test at the end of the course.
After completing this course, you’ll be able to:
- Process plan a 2.5-axis required part.
- Create and manage a digital tool library.
- Use 2.5-axis toolpaths to rough a part.
- Use 2.5-axis finishing techniques to finish a part.
- Use Simulation to validate stock removal.
- Create required documentation and output.
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Machining best practices
Machining best practices supports you in the CNC machining of the model engine cylinder. Review the process plan and cutting data for general guidelines to support you in this project. The sample setup sheet provides information about how the part was machined.