1 hr. 30 min.

Learn to machine complex 3D shapes

Module overview

In this module, you get to explore 3D toolpath creation for domes, bowls, and blended ribs.  Identifying toolpaths to use for finishing work on various geometry is key to efficient machining.  Some toolpaths will excel on specific geometry, and we will look at a few examples.  

After completing this module, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify complex 3D geometry.
  • Use 3D Scallop.
  • Use 3D Morphed Spiral.
  • Finish a complex part.

Module downloads

These downloadable resources will be used to complete units in this module:

Module outline

  • Rough a 3D part