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#fusioncamchallenge 4.0 Winner on Instagram!

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The Instagram ‘Movement’

We kicked off the New Year right with another #fusioncamchallenge, as well as started some buzz around Autodesk University 2017, with @makersinc winning one of the ‘golden tickets’. So back by popular demand, we ran another Fusion 360 CAM contest on Instagram for 18 days, rather than the traditional 10 days. After ‘drip feeding’ the IG community with my famous ‘Bruce Buffer’ image announcing the #fusioncamchallenge ‘Save the Date’, we’ve been getting social attention from all types of world class vendors, such as Orange Vise Company, around the #instamachinist community we’re contributing to.

 

So why are we raffling off an Orange Vise you might ask?  Eric Sun, owner of Orange Vise Company, is a big fan of the Instagram Community, and wanted to give back to the community by offering ANY one of the vises they make as a token of gratitude (since machines come in different shapes and sizes, and we don’t want it to end up on eBay by offering just one type:-)).

 

Now having an Orange Vise donated for the ‘Mega’ Grand Prize, it just made sense to have the theme of this contest around ‘Workholding Strategies’.

 

Over 70 unique entries later, posting a variety of over 175 photos/videos of multiple parts either machined, CNC routed, laser-cutted, water-jetted or dancing on a 5-axis table, all contestants demonstrated their mastery of the manufacturing process, knowledge of HSM products, and artistic flair. We wanted to get people excited about Autodesk University, and offered the winner admission and hotel expenses to Autodesk University 2017 (Nov. 14th-16th) as the ‘Grand Prize’, along with other consolation prizes such as a GoPro, a Mitutoyo Micrometer, and Fusion 360 Swag, BUT most importantly, their name entered into a lottery to win an Orange Vise.

 

To all the contestants, THANK YOU for participating in another #fusioncamchallenge, and as a community, we showed the power of our HSM Products!  We do what we do because we love seeing what you do with it!

 

“Every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it.  Autograph your work with excellence”- Unknown

 

If you didn’t follow the contest, you can see all of the results here:  #fusioncamchallenge

 

DRUMROLL PLEASE…

 

THE ‘MEGA PRIZE’ | ORANGE VISE AND CARVESMART SMARTSTOP PACKAGE

 

THE LOTTERY WINNER GOES TO…

 

 

1st PLACE – GRAND PRIZE – AU2017

 

There were a lot of awesome entries, but @phil_butterworth_experience threw the ‘Hail Mary Pass’, showcasing a workflow of 3 fixtures, a chuck, and his Trunnion dancing to some 5-axis capabilities. Most importantly, Shaquille O’Neal made a cameo in his IG video as well! Congrats, and start looking into airfare to Las Vegas for November!

 

2nd PLACE

 

‘THE APPRENTICE’
The last challenge we saw a glimmer of the education market take part in our contest (@eyvinn delivered an awesome medallion if you haven’t see it). It’s great to see students showcase their talents, and @the_chip_troll did so with a four part video series on manufacturing rocket fins! Congrats, and we can’t wait to see what you’ll record with your new GoPro HERO 5!!!

 

3rd PLACE

 

Funny thing, I was at NYC CNC (@saundersmachineworks) a week ago chatting with @fullthrottleoriginals who was in attendance, and next thing you know he delivers a simple, yet eloquent collage from design to MFG. Congrats on winning the Mitutoyo Micrometer donated by YouTube sensation Keqing Song @keqingsong!

 

 4th PLACE

 

As always, there were just too many great entries to only give out one prize, so I came across a box of ‘collector edition’ Fusion 360 Dickies Shop Shirt, along with other goodies. Congrats @supercomsports!

 

BUT WAIT!  THERE’S MORE…

 

1, 2…3 ENTRIES?!
@Mfceo_machinist did it again! Who thought one would have time do one entry, let alone three! Nice work sir, as well as congrats on being a ‘Repost Fusion 360 Swag’ winner on Instagram!

Guys, I'm going to post tomorrow my official entry for the #fusioncamchallenge . Stay tuned.#haas_automation #instamachinist #cncporn #cncmachi🔥👊🏻👊🏻🔥 . #zerooptionmentality #wintheday #testyourlimits #instamachinist #machinistlife #machinistporn #cncmachinist #cncprogrammer #madeintheusa #notmadeinchina #hustleporn #mfceomachinists #edc #rings #imagineer #manualmachinist #lathe #imagineer #allin #instamachinistcommunityrocks #carbonfiber #cncmill #zerooptionmentality #thankful #grateful #mindset #visionboard 👊🏻👊🏻🔥🔥 #instamachinist #machinistlife #machinistporn #cncmachinist #cncprogrammer #madeintheusa #notmadeinchina #hustleporn #mfceomachinists #edc #rings #imagineer #manualmachinist #lathe #imagineer #allin #instamachinistcommunityrocks #carbonfiber #cncmill #zerooptionmentality #thankful #grateful #mindset #visionboard 👊🏻👊🏻🔥🔥

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Pump up the volume #instamachinist. This is my official entry for the #workholding #fusioncamchallenge. My workholding strategy was to make a workholding fixture for a 4 axis rotary table. I designed, engineered, rendered and programmed the whole fixture (5 pieces) with Fusion360 CAD/CAM . The machines I used was a VMC Hardinge Conquest V480 APC with a Hardinge GD160LP Rotary table and a Lathe Okuma L200e-m. At this point the fixture is working pretty well. It holds 3 castings per side and there are three active work offsets. G54 on top, G55 on the right and G56 on the left, meaning 1 set up and 3 ops in 12 pieces. No more to comment. The video says all. I am willing to meet @makersinc at AutoDesk University 2017. @curtis.chan @adskfusion360 @awhatmough @oneartim @saundersmachineworks @larschristensen @autodesk.mfg @adskinventor @adskfusion360 @autodesk @makersinc @adam_smeeff @cj.abraham #fusion360 #fusioncamchallenge #instamachinist #iphone7 #gopro #cncprogrammer #cncmachinist #machinist #okuma #hardinge #allin #noexcuses #testyourlimits #zerooptionmentality #wintheday #machinistporn #hustleporn #au2017 #machinistlife #mfceomachinists #imagineer #superconductor #sidepreneur 👊🏻👊🏻🇺🇸🇺🇸 #instamachinistcommunityrocks

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‘THE VETERANS’

 

As we all know, no one ‘really’ has time for the #fusioncamchallenge, because everyone is trying to get parts out the door. A big thank you to @laurenswijnschenk and @lockedtool for supporting the HSM community and made the time!

 

THE LATHE CATEGORY

 

@arvelinxperiment did it again. Another fantastic submission leveraging lathe functionality within Fusion 360.
@Mfceo_machinist = Self explanatory.  Nice work sir.

Guys, I'm going to post tomorrow my official entry for the #fusioncamchallenge . Stay tuned.#haas_automation #instamachinist #cncporn #cncmachi🔥👊🏻👊🏻🔥 . #zerooptionmentality #wintheday #testyourlimits #instamachinist #machinistlife #machinistporn #cncmachinist #cncprogrammer #madeintheusa #notmadeinchina #hustleporn #mfceomachinists #edc #rings #imagineer #manualmachinist #lathe #imagineer #allin #instamachinistcommunityrocks #carbonfiber #cncmill #zerooptionmentality #thankful #grateful #mindset #visionboard 👊🏻👊🏻🔥🔥 #instamachinist #machinistlife #machinistporn #cncmachinist #cncprogrammer #madeintheusa #notmadeinchina #hustleporn #mfceomachinists #edc #rings #imagineer #manualmachinist #lathe #imagineer #allin #instamachinistcommunityrocks #carbonfiber #cncmill #zerooptionmentality #thankful #grateful #mindset #visionboard 👊🏻👊🏻🔥🔥

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THE ‘SOFT JAWS’ CATWALK

 

With the theme being ‘workholding/fixturing’, this elite group ‘strutted their stuff’, showcasing everything from leveraging @carvesmartjaws, to machining their own. Bravo!

@mxpimp47 bringing me back to the 80’s with a rock band overlay!

Here is my entry for the #fusioncamchallenge using #fusion360 – couple of really cool parts. Both for motorcycles, both using 1 pair of @carvesmart jaws in an @orangeviseofficial with multiple ops in each set of jaws – 3 in each to be exact 👍🏻👌🏻. First ops on all the material were in a set of @miteebite #talongrips in some Carvesmart 1018 jaws, then rest of the ops in the fixtures. I used fusion to create all cad/cam and post to my @haas_automation VF2 and @maritoolusa tool holders. Machining strategies were adaptive roughing, and your basic profile for finishing, some 3D chamfering, and 3D scalloping for some of the contours. Really stoked @curtis.chan is putting these challenges on for the #instamachinist community. Makes it a lot of fun even more doing what we love 👍🏻👌🏻✊🏻

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@turnidge.industries walked us through it all!  Design, soft jaw creation, and the final piece!  (Carvesmart cameo in the video as well)

#turnidgeindustries – might as well submit this #tbt for #fusioncamchallenge -workholding – first operation with raw stock and flipped second operations on one set of soft jaws for a small #prototype run. The idea was to minimize toolchanges and set up time for two operations and have two going at once on the same set of #carvesmart softjaws I thought this would also help maintain consistent work-offsets – nothing fancy just a variation on what I picked up at an #nyccnc workshop. I started off using the carvesmart knife edge jaws and switched up for this option- a second vise would be nice 😉 using side by side photo at the end showing the aluminum part next to 3D print using the #makergear #fusion360 #instamachinist @curtis.chan #furnituredesign #architecturaldetail #productdesign #industrialdesign #kentohio #cleveland #tormach @tormach

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@cape_town_cnc leveraging a ‘Jenga’ Tower of stock for his workholding strategy!

 

Best Tag Team!  @twowheeladventurer and @lostbikes

 

THE ‘CINEMATOGRAPHER’ CATEGORY

For best comedy and most setups…@backhandbikes killed it.

Late night #fusion360 #fusioncamchallenge @curtis.chan @awhatmough #instamachinist

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For best heavy metal music overlay…@imperial_machine_co demonstrating the HAAS

 

The best home video. @tmodcustoms showcasing what he does on his Tormach!

 

The best documentary. @revoindustries delivering from overseas!

 

Showcasing best side camera angle. @buddbuilt_designs

 

For best artist…no surprise here @makersinc

 

For best mini series…@causeimcnc delivered a 5 part video series!

 

OUR PARTNERS

 

If it wasn’t for our partners sharing what they do, and supporting the HSM Community, we wouldn’t be growing into new markets.

 

Shout out to @causeimcnc from Datron in Germany, for wowing us on their magnificent piece of machinery!

 

Matt from @Pocket_NC always delivers on the phrase ‘size doesn’t matter’. Nice work sir!

 

THE AUTODESK TEAM

 

No explanation needed.

 

Honorable Mentions

 

There were so many excellent submissions, we wish we could have highlighted them all! Feel free to take a glimpse below of other fabulous entries, and to view all of the submissions – check our the Instagram hash tag #FusionCAMchallenge

 

One thing is clear, expect to see more of these contests in the future, and if you have any ideas around the next one, feel free to share in the comments below!

#fusioncamchallenge #fusion360 #instamachinist @curtis.chan

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Gettin it done on the HAAS CNC #fusioncamchallenge #fusion360 #instamachinist @curtis.chan

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Some first op robot-loaded workholding strategy for the #fusioncamchallenge #fusion360 #instamachinist @curtis.chan

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