Professional | ~9 hr.

CAM for 3-Axis Milling Professional Certification Prep

Course | Certification prep
Prepare for the Autodesk Certified Professional CAM for 3-axis milling exam using Fusion 360.

Open new doors of opportunity with a growing skillset. This course focuses on 3-axis milling to help you prepare for the Autodesk Certified Professional in CAM for 3 Axis Milling exam. Refresh your skills needed to properly perform setup and mill for 3-axis fixturing using Fusion 360.

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

  • Analyze drawings and select appropriate manufacturing processes.
  • Create a process plan for 3-axis milling.
  • Create a CAM setup for CNC milling.
  • Create 3-axis toolpaths for roughing and finishing.
  • Create manual NC code and an NC program to output specific toolpaths.
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Course modules

~10 min.
Getting started
Course Module

Getting started

~20 min.
See where you stand
Course Module

See where you stand

~1 hr. 10 min.
Plan and set up work
Course Module

Planning and setting up drawings and applying procedural concepts is essential for a successful operation. Planning and setting up includes analyzing supplied drawings, determining order of operations, and optimizing those operations.

~1 hr. 10 min.
Machine setup
Course Module

Machine setup is integral to ensure agreement between the physical tool and the digital representation. When setting up a machine, you must plan and assemble digital workholding and determine appropriate workholding based on specifications.

~1 hr. 20 min.
Programming toolpaths
Course Module

Selecting appropriate machining strategies and defining tool orientation is critical for the success of machining. Toolpath containment can be defined using a selection of edges, sketches, or surfaces, and tool orientation includes determining tool tilt angles and optimizing tool contact. 

~1 hr. 10 min.
Verifying and simulating
Course Module

Performing toolpath and machine simulations confirms stock removal procedures and ensures collision avoidance. Simulation review determines the required toolpath adjustments.

~1 hr.
Outputting code
Course Module

Outputting code permits troubleshooting for output errors.

~1 hr.
Inspecting parts
Course Module

When undergoing parts inspection, validating feature location and size is essential in updating machine parameters. Using program prove out in a 3-axis machine ensures a successful project.

~1 hr. 30 min.
Course challenge exercise
Course Module

Course challenge exercise

~45 min.
Practice test
Course Module

Practice test

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