Introduction to CAD and CAM for Milling and Turning
Develop skills that open the door to new career opportunities. Learn practical on-the-job skills needed for precision machining, while preparing to complete the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level 1 CAM Standard credential. Learn skills needed to read and understand detailed drawings, replicate 3D models, plan and create CNC toolpaths, and export G-code for final machining. Take the first step in advancing your knowledge of CAD and CAM, using Fusion 360.
After completing this course, you’ll be able to:
- Understand design intent from detailed drawings.
- Create a process plan for machining parts.
- Create 3D CAD files from 2D drawings.
- Create CNC toolpaths.
- Export supporting documentation and G-code.
Discover what you'll learn in this course and download the software and resources you need.
Simulate and find a collision on the provided CAM program.
Plan toolpath strategies based on drawings and images of a part. Then, inspect the model’s parameters and identify tool sizes and restrictions.
Learn how to make parametric sketches and turn them into solid geometry using references from 2D drawings.
Dive into toolpath creation for the mill part modeled in Duty 2.
Dive into toolpath creation for the lathe part modeled in Duty 2.
Learn how to create G-code from their toolpaths and make setup sheets need to convey program intent to a CAM operator.
Explore how to create G-code from their toolpaths and make setup sheets need to convey program intent to a CAM operator.