Fundamentals of Milling

This tutorial presents the basics of 2D and 3D milling in Fusion 360, from starting out with tool libraries to posting the code for the machine.

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Lesson 1: Tool Library

In this lesson, learn how to set up, populate, and manage tool libraries with accurate tools and tool holders. You also learn how to collaborate using cloud tool libraries.

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5 mins 38 seconds

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Lesson 2: Setup

In this lesson, learn how to create a setup that defines the Work Coordinate System (WCS), any fixture components, and the stock you want to use.

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4 mins 45 seconds

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Lesson 3: Roughing

In this lesson, learn about the Adaptive Clearing roughing strategy, and the differences between 2D and 3D Adaptive Clearing.

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6 mins 22 seconds

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Lesson 3.1: Adaptive In-Depth

In this lesson, learn more about the Adaptive Clearing strategy and its parameters.

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7 mins 8 seconds

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Lesson 4: 2D Finishing

In this lesson, learn how to use common 2D finishing strategies to create 2D toolpaths in Fusion 360.

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3 mins 39 seconds

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Lesson 5: 3D Finishing

In this lesson, learn how to use common 3D finishing strategies to create 3D toolpaths in Fusion 360.

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6 mins 12 seconds

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Lesson 6: Stock Simulation

In this lesson, learn how to run a stock simulation to verify toolpaths before running them on a machine.

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5 mins 9 seconds

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Lesson 7: Toolpath Management

In this lesson, learn how to rename toolpaths, how to organize them into folders, and how to create patterns to duplicate toolpaths.

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4 mins 44 seconds

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Lesson 8: Post Processing

In this lesson, learn about post processing: from finding the right post processor to viewing 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

Learn how to select geometry for machining, and see how Fusion 360 propagates geometry changes from the modeling environment to the CAM environment.

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2 mins 46 seconds

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Quick Tip: Edge Selection and Compare and Edit

Learn how to select complex edges when creating toolpaths in Fusion 360, and how to compare toolpaths using the Compare and Edit option.

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2 mins 24 seconds

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Quick Tip: Stock Simulation

Learn how to simulate toolpaths using solid models as stock.

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2 mins 4 seconds

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Quick Tip: CAM Component Pattern

Learn how the CAM Component pattern reduces programming time when programming multiple parts in Fusion 360.

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1 min 38 seconds

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Quick Tip: Save Time Setting Up Toolpaths

Learn how to use the Derived Operation feature to take associated selections and transfer them to a new toolpath.

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1 min 38 seconds

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Quick Tip: Protect Toolpaths

Learn how to protect toolpaths from being invalidated when the model changes .This is useful when iterating on designs.

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1 min 21 seconds

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Quick Tip: Enhanced G-Code Viewing

Learn how to customize the default G-Code viewer to use different colors, or select a different G-Code viewer to use with Fusion 360.

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1 min 42 seconds

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Quick Tip: Do you know where your toolpaths are headed

Learn how to view detailed information about individual moves in a toolpath. This can be useful to double-check information, or to help with troubleshooting.

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1 min 48 seconds

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