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      Amplify your Fusion 360 CAM capabilities

      Boost the core CAM capabilities of Fusion 360 with access to advanced 3- and 5-axis strategies, toolpath optimization, and process automation.

      What is the Fusion 360 - Machining Extension?

      The Fusion 360 – Machining Extension simplifies your CAM programming, allowing you to make better use of your CNC machines and produce better quality parts.

      Unlock additional CAM capabilities in Fusion 360 with flexible and cost effective options to align with your business needs.

      Benefits of the Fusion 360 - Machining Extension

      • Simplify and automate CAM programming

        Automate your CNC machining workflows to reduce programming time, remove repetitive tasks, and reduce errors.

      • Produce better quality parts

        Unlock advanced machining strategies to improve the performance of your CNC machines and produce higher-quality parts.

      • Avoid overpriced software

        Get flexible access to advanced CAM technology when and where you need it. Unlock innovative technology that pays for itself in weeks.

      Fusion 360 – Machining Extension features

      Learn about the key technologies included in the Machining Extension in these short videos.

      For a complete list of features, download the Fusion 360 - Machining Extension product matrix here.

      • Programming Automation

        Simplify and speed up drilling by automatically recognizing holes, selecting tools, and ordering operations for faster CAM programming and shorter cycle times.

      • Multi-axis Machining

        Improve surface finish, use fewer part setups, and increase cycle efficiency with advanced 5-axis strategies. Machine complex parts safely with automatic collision avoidance.

      • Toolpath Optimization

        Speed up CAM programming with powerful toolpath modification tools. Make rapid edits to toolpaths without wasteful recalculations, to start machining sooner and deliver parts faster.

      • On-machine Verification

        Use spindle mounted probes to improve the accuracy of your CNC machining. Automate part setup and verify components throughout the machining process, to produce better quality parts.

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      See the Fusion 360 – Machining Extension in action

      Access an exclusive video series of technical demonstrations from our manufacturing experts to learn more about the Fusion 360 – Machining Extension. See how you can start amplifying your manufacturing capacity today.

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      Buy the Fusion 360 - Machining Extension

      Gain access to advanced manufacturing functionality, including more 3- and 5-axis strategies, toolpath optimization, and process automation.

      "Considering all the time saving features the Machining Extension offers such as Steep and Shallow, Toolpath Trimming and Probe Geometry, it's clear the extension pays for itself in a few weeks."

      - Patrick Fee, Shop Supervisor, Conturo Prototyping

      Fusion 360 frequently asked questions (FAQ)

      The Fusion 360 – Machining Extension is a cost-option that, when purchased, unlocks additional functionality to boost the CAM programming capabilities that are already included in Fusion 360. Extensions provide a flexible, cost-effective way for you to access more advanced technology in line with your changing business needs.

      Learn more about all of the Fusion 360 extensions

      A 7-day, free trial is available for the Machining Extension, giving you access to all capabilities.

      If you are new to Fusion 360, click here to initiate a free trial in order to access extension trials*.

      Once you have access to Fusion 360, follow these instructions to get a 7-day trial of a Fusion 360 extension:

      • Click the Extensions icon in the top-right corner of the Application Bar in Fusion 360
      • Select the extension you would like to trial from the list of Available Extensions
      • From the Access Options dropdown in the top-right corner, select Start 7-day free trial and click Purchase, which will begin your trial for free

      The Fusion 360 – Machining Extension unlocks advanced CAM programming tools that can help simplify the machining of complex, feature-rich parts, including:

      • Process automation (automated hole recognition, drilling, steep & shallow)
      • Additional multi-axis machining (advanced toolaxis, collision avoidance)
      • Toolpath optimization (limiting, deleting passes, replace tool)
      • In-cycle process control (geometry/surface inspection, automated part setup)

      Download the Fusion 360 Machining Extension feature list

      The Fusion 360 – Machining Extension can be accessed using different payment methods to suit your business needs. For flexible access, use pre-purchased cloud-credits to unlock the extension for a 1-day term as needed. For ongoing access, subscribe to the extension for 1-month or 1-year.

      Many complex parts can be produced using 3-axis CNC machining, however there are limits. 3-axis machines are less suitable for parts with undercuts or features that aren’t aligned with the machines’ Z-axis. Multi-axis machining, such as “3+2” and “5-axis”, can allow these more challenging parts to be machined with fewer setups, shorter tools, and more aggressive feeds and speeds, ultimately enabling higher value parts to be machined more accurately and easily.

      3+2 and 5-axis machining allows CAM programmers to change the toolaxis orientation relative to the workpiece. This can help machine hard to reach features but also enables the use of shorter tools (to reduce cutter push-off and improve part quality), increased feeds and speeds (for shorter cycle times), and more efficient machining (e.g. milling inclined planar surfaces with flat-bottomed cutting tools and large stepovers).

      Learn more about tool orientation

      Steep & Shallow is a machining strategy offered inside the Fusion 360 – Machining Extension. It combines four different strategies into one, and automates the machining of complex, feature-rich parts. It identifies steep and shallow areas of the 3D model and produces highly efficient toolpaths to machine them. Additional automation options include top down ordering, excluding flat areas, varying raster angle selection, scallop removal, and automatic 5-axis collision avoidance.

      Learn more about Steep & Shallow

      Setting up the stock on a CNC machine is typically a manual process carried out by skilled workers using dials and gages. This is simple when the stock is prismatic in shape, but not when it is large/heavy/organic in shape. The Fusion 360 – Machining Extension includes strategies that use a spindle mounted probe to measure the stock on the machine and “best fit” the CAM data to match, automating setup, shortening setup times, and reducing scrap rates.

      Learn more about automated part setup

      The Fusion 360 – Machining Extension provides additional CAM programming tools to help you make better use of your CNC machinery. The extension, developed by Autodesk, offers flex access to unlock professional grade tools as and when you need them. By comparison, add-ins tend to be point solutions, developed by 3rd parties, that connect to the Fusion 360 API to solve a specific problem. Add-ins are less powerful and more likely to become obsolete if the 3rd party fails to update them.


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