Learn about the wide variety of machines available today, from simple 3-axis mills to complex 5-axis machining centers, and from simple lathes to multitasking turn-mill centers, wire electrical discharge machining (EDM), and more. See how the world’s leading feature-based CAM software handles all of these machine types. This session features FeatureCAM.
I am a Technical Consulting Manager for North America, I currently look after all training and support for North America for PowerMill, FeatureCAM, PartMaker, PowerShape, PowerInspect, and ArtCAM. I joined Autodesk through the Delcam acquisition in 2014, having joined Delcam as an Applications Engineer in 2012. My work and education history includes work in manufacturing as a machinist, programmer, and a technical instructor, as well as a business management background. I specialize in FeatureCAM and PowerMill with practical experience programing Aerospace and industrial application products for CNC machining.
This class will describe the workflows that Optomec uses to translate CAD designs into printed features on existing parts or surfaces. We will cover specific additive-manufacturing challenges that are related to Aerosol Jet printing and how we have used Autodesk, Inc., packages to address our needs. We will further explore the subtle differences between additive and subtractive manufacturing and how Autodesk has worked to address the philosophical differences in an easy-to-understand way. Attendees will develop a deeper knowledge of the use of Autodesk products for additive manufacturing and how they can be adapted to suit their specific additive requirements. Attendees will also learn about the differences between additive and subtractive methodologies and how they apply to CAD and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) development as a whole. This session features AutoCAD and FeatureCAM.
When computer numerical control (CNC) machining parts, it is often desirable to create parts with a fine or smooth surface finish. This becomes even more important when machining for the mold-making or die-making industries. This class will provide tips and strategies for getting the highest-quality surface finishes from your CNC machining. Some areas of discussion will include tooling and holders for maximum rigidity, mill and control parameters to check for optimum surface finish, CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) software parameters and strategies that lead to better finishes, and milling tolerance and point distribution. This class is designed to capture the best practices for the industry, and would be applicable whichever CAM product you are using, such as Delcam’s PowerMILL and FeatureCAM software, HSMWorks add-in, Inventor HSM software, or Fusion 360 software. This session features PowerMill and FeatureCAM.
This class will teach you how to program using Autodesk, Inc.’s, FeatureCAM software. It will focus on using FeatureCAM software’s automation to help you program your parts faster, more efficiently, and more consistently. FeatureCAM is a feature-based CAM system, which means that it uses common industry terminology during the programming process to keep you from learning specialized terms just to program your parts. This session features FeatureCAM.
Feature-based computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) systems enable users to automate their manufacturing processes to minimize the learning curve for new users, as well as help even the newest user to produce reliable toolpaths quickly and efficiently. Learn how Delcam’s FeatureCAM can automatically select the tooling as well as feeds and speeds required, enabling you to standardize your manufacturing processes.
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