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.

Course modules

~10 min.
Getting started

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 2

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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