Fundamentals of Milling

In this course, you'll learn the basics of 2D and 3D milling in Fusion 360 CAM from starting out with tool libraries to posting the code for the machine.

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Lesson 1: Tool Library

This tutorial will go though how to set up, populate, and manage tool libraries with accurate tools and tool holders. This lesson will also look at how to collaborate using Cloud Libraries.

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5 mins 38 seconds

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Lesson 2: Setup

This tutorial will go through the workflow to create a Setup to define the Work Coordinate System, Model, Fixture, and Stock that Fusion 360 uses when generating and simulating operations.

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4 mins 45 seconds

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Lesson 3: Roughing

In this lesson, you'll learn about calculations happening behind the scenes in Adaptive Clearing, and the differences between 2D and 3D Adaptive.

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6 mins 22 seconds

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Lesson 3.1: Adaptive In-Depth

This lesson takes a deeper dive into decoding Adaptive Clearing and it's many many parameters.

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7 mins 8 seconds

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Lesson 4: 2D Finishing

This tutorial will go through common 2D finishing strategies and the general workflow of creating 2D toolpaths in Fusion 360.

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3 mins 39 seconds

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Lesson 5: 3D Finishing

This tutorial will go through common 3D finishing strategies, including increasing productivity with Duplicate and Derived Operations, and the general workflow of creating 2D toolpaths in Fusion 360.

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6 mins 12 seconds

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Lesson 6: Stock Simulation

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to run a stock simulation - and integral part of Fusion 360 CAM that allows toolpath verification before stepping up to the machine.

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5 mins 9 seconds

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Lesson 7: Toolpath Management

Pick up some tips and tricks on managing the toolpaths in the Browser, including renaming, folders, and patterns.

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4 mins 44 seconds

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Lesson 8: Post Processing

This lesson covers Post Processing from finding the right post processor to veiwing the G-Code in your preferred viewer.

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5 mins 15 seconds

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Quick Tip: Selection Tools for CAM

The integration between Fusion 360 allows geometry changes between the model environment propagate into the CAM environment. In this week's quick tip, learn different selection tools while selecting geometry to be machined inside Fusion 360.

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2 mins 46 seconds

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Quick Tip: Edge Selection and Compare and Edit

Easily select even complex edges while creating toolpaths in Fusion 360, and more efficiently compare toolpaths using Compare and Edit.

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2 mins 24 seconds

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Quick Tip: Stock Simulation

Shouldn't your stock, look like your stock? In this tip, we are going to explore how you can simulate your toolpaths using solid models as stock.

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2 mins 4 seconds

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Quick Tip: CAM Component Pattern

Reduce time when programming multiple parts in Fusion 360. The CAM Component Pattern can pattern tool paths to different components in the machine.

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1 min 38 seconds

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Quick Tip: Save Time Setting Up Toolpaths

Find yourself spending time up the same toolpath over and over when even the slightest of change is made to a part? Derived Operations take associated selections and transfers them to new toolpaths. Why is this awesome? It will save you the time of re-selecting geometry you have already selected once.

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1 min 38 seconds

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Quick Tip: Protect Toolpaths

Learn how to protect your toolpaths when iterating on multiple design iterations. Stop CAM toolpaths from updating when geometry changes are

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1 min 21 seconds

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Quick Tip: Enhanced G-Code Viewing

Use a Brackets extension to add color to your G-code, or set a completely different viewer in Preferences.

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1 min 42 seconds

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Quick Tip: Do you know where your toolpaths are headed

Watch this Quick Tip to see how to use the new “View Toolpath” function in Fusion 360 to quickly get important data in regards to that specific toolpath. Great for a quick overview, double checking or trouble shooting.

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1 min 48 seconds

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