Professional | ~8 hr.

CAM Strategies for 3 Axis Milling

Course | Skill builder
Set up, program, and output complex 3-axis toolpaths by learning operational efficiencies and workflow using Fusion 360.

Creating toolpaths for a 3-axis design is only a part of the CAM process. Learn how to prepare a design, set up supporting documentation, and improve efficiency using Fusion 360. Gain best practices in digital fixturing and workholding, roughing and finishing a part, creating supporting documentation and learning about templates and operational data reuse.

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

  • Prepare a design for manufacture.
  • Set up soft jaw fixturing.
  • Define a digital CNC Machine.
  • Create 3-axis roughing and finishing operations.
  • Create templates and define operation reuse options.
  • Create supporting documentation for a CAM setup.
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Course modules

~10 min.
Getting started
Course Module

Discover what you'll learn in this course and download the software and resources you need. 

~2 hr. 10 min.
Job preparation for 3-axis milling
Course Module

Learn the workflow and setup needed for 3-axis CAM parts.

~2 hr. 10 min.
Toolpath creation for 3-axis milling
Course Module

Learn how to create the various operations needed to rough and finish a 3D part while exploring various finishing strategies.

~1 hr. 40 min.
Operational efficiency for 3-axis milling
Course Module

Learn ways to increase productivity when programming parts for manufacture through the use of CAM expressions, templates, patterns and derived operations.

~1 hr. 15 min.
Documentation and output
Course Module

Learn the how to create documentation, output NC code and review options for creating outputs with multiple WCS positions.

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

Now that you've completed the learning material in this course, you can take the challenge exercise to measure your skills on the topics covered in this course.

~45 min.
Final test
Course Module

Ready to test your knowledge? Pass this required test with a score of 75% or more to complete the course and earn a certificate of completion.

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Learning pathways:

CAM for 3 Axis MillingSimulation for Static Stress AnalysisDesign for Manufacturing Learning PathwayGenerative Design for Manufacturing Learning Pathway

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