This hand-on lab will give you the chance to experience firsthand the advanced toolpath control that Autodesk, Inc.’s, PowerMILL software enables you to have as a user. This session features PowerMill.
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.
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.
Industrial robots are suitable for an extremely wide range of fabrication and construction processes. Commonly used in automotive production and other high-volume production, robots are now implemented in the production of architectural components, low-volume production, and academia. The potential of the Industrial Robotic manipulator makes for an appealing tool for shops, design firms, and fabricators who want numerical control capability but do not have the means to invest in many specialized computer numerical control (CNC) tools. As the cost of hardware drops, designers have more access to these tools; but perceived hurdles limit the diffusion of manipulators in many settings. This course provides a pragmatic intro to the Industrial Robot as a tool that supports many numerically controlled activities. The course will provide details of the procurement, requisite tooling, safety, installation, and calibration. We will also conduct a hands-on demonstration of the commissioning and basic operation of an industrial robot arm. This session features PowerMill. AIA Approved
This is an interactive discussion between a large, diverse group of interested parties to further the composites cutting industry. The Composite Team will lead discussion in conjunction with the Sim, OCTO, and Delcam Teams. We will cover the current state of the industry, the future direction of the composites industry, the current state of composites-related design and manufacturing software, and the future direction of composites-related design and manufacturing software (including a streamlined composites manufacturing solution). This session features TruNest Composites and PowerMill.