Course overview

Future-proof skills relevant to today’s evolving industry. Manufacturing technology is more accessible than ever to startups and next generation entrepreneurs and makers. What does this all mean? Now, more than ever, you can get your hands on the tools to design and make your ideas a reality. 

Get foundational knowledge in computer aided design, manufacture, and the practical use of CNC machines for milling. Explore how to properly sketch and model 3D parts. Before we program any toolpaths, we’ll explore CNC machining basics to ensure we have the ground level foundational knowledge needed to effectively define toolpaths. Finally, explore the basics of setting up a CAM program and defining toolpaths to cut simple geometry. This is the same basic process that gets repeated for the design and manufacture of any part and is a critical step in learning and understanding the process.

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

  • Explain the CAD design process as applied to prismatic parts.
  • Summarize the workflow of digital manufacturing.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in basic Fusion 360 CAM.
  • Recall foundational knowledge of practical CNC machining.