Learn how to make higher-quality parts in less time
Discover easy and complex work-holding strategies
Learn Fusion 360 tips and tricks
Amish Solanki and Laurens Wijnschenk will showcase various advanced 5-axis toolpaths and work-holding strategies for 3+2 and 5-axis parts using Fusion 360 software and Autodesk HSM software. This will be a small guide that will help you program your parts and tips on work-holding tools and setups.
CNC Machinst // After 9 years of working for my father's CNC machine shop, I took a leave and worked as a visual artist doing photography and cinematography. This took me to various parts of the world, having spent almost 3 years on the road backpacking. Having now returned to the manufacturing world, I've taken over the CNC machine shop since 2014 and started to advanced it with the newest of technology with Fusion 360 and 5 axis CNC machinery.
Spent 10 years in the oilfield, starting off as an apprentice machinist before moving to lead programer and then to Designing down hole tools. After the downfall of the oilfield I started Nahilo Precision, a small machine shop consulting company. Now I am co owner of MJK Machine co which is a part of MJK Performance, where we design and manufacture very high end aftermarket parts for Harley Davidson motorcycles.
Youngster amongst the Expert Elite members but have been called an old dog by some in the CAM business. Started at my brother’s shop a few years ago. As the “computer nerd” in the family I was the guy to help move from hold hand wheels to CNC controls. Now we have a shop with 5 guys and some serious machines. I’m responsible for everything that happens on the shop floor, including all tools needed for the work at hand. Have been working with the CAM Development team before it was part of Autodesk.Together, Autodesk (CAM), the re-sellers and the users we are building a great product.
This class will cover 3D modelling for design intent, design ideation, generative design, simulation, rendering, and CAM workflows. Bruno Pfister contacted CADPRO Systems in 2015 to find out about a product called Fusion 360, wondering if it could help him to develop CAM programs for his brand-new Haas computer numerical control (CNC) machine. His goal was to design and manufacture BMX components for New Zealand's competitive grassroots and professional BMXers. This class tells his story about the development of cranks and chain rings used at various international events including the 2016 BMX World Championships in Columbia.
This class will cover the advanced capabilities within the post-processor system that is part of Fusion 360 software and Autodesk HSM software. We'll have a look at specific examples to illustrate the advanced features available and how we can best utilize them. We'll go through the post API and leave room for technical questions on how to best approach complex problems. And you can, of course, request new features that you've been missing. The designer of the post-processor system, Rene Fonseca, will present the class.
This class will cover the fundamental concepts of 2D machining, including high-value best practices, tips, and tricks from product experts. Attendees should expect to learn full 2D workflows, and conceptually understand how to generate and manipulate 2D toolpaths in Fusion 360 software.
Fusion 360 3D CAD/CAM software has opened up a world of possibilities to engineers, machinists, and makers. It is no longer necessary to spend serious money to get into an integrated CAD/CAM package with equally serious capabilities. But this is a double-edged sword, and it's had the effect of inserting into the manufacturing sector people who have little to no experience in machining, quality control, or customer relations. This course seeks to provide a comprehensive list of tips, tricks, and advice in the areas of computer numerical control (CNC) machining, quality control, customer relations, and personal/business integrity. While a lot of the content is "software agnostic," Fusion 360 will be used to its full extent as often as is possible.
Learn how the new Fusion 360 Production software can take your job shop digital. This class is a beginner level. You will learn how to get real-time production visibility; how to schedule work; and how to track, plan, and monitor the job shop floor with Fusion 360 Production via a web browser and your mobile device.
Examine toolpath options in Autodesk HSM software by delving into how each toolpath functions and how that impacts their applications. Explore which toolpaths are appropriate in various situations and how to use the strengths of each toolpath to achieve superior results. Look at some ways to automate these tasks to speed up the process. Ultimately, the goal is to empower users to use Autodesk HSM software to make better parts in less time.
This class will cover the limits of Autodesk HSM software, especially regarding multitasking machines and 5-axis machining. With the use of Autodesk HSM, we can program these complicated machines really easily if we have some tricks and background. This background consists of machine kinematics, control, and the ways in which our CAM settings change the output of the code. After this class, attendees will be able to program mill-turn and multitasking machines, and they'll know what to look for when buying such a machine. Above all, attendees will learn that the limits of Autodesk HSM are much further away than people think. This is also a chance to meet that guy you may have seen on the Autodesk HSM Forums.
This class will cover the fundamental concepts of programming in HSMWorks, Inventor HSM, and Fusion 360. Attendees should expect to learn core concepts necessary for programming any part as well as general best practices from seasoned machinists and product experts.
If we are talking about the Future of Making Things-it being here already-think robots. Learn more about automation of your machine, what hurdles you'll face, and what you'll gain. Because there's much to gain, even after you've fully optimized your process. We are/have been developing our own robot cells with a Universal Robotics UR10 and a 100-kilogram Kuka Robot-2 very different approaches to the same problem.
Inventor software for mechanical design and 3D CAD (bundled with Autodesk HSM software) is a powerful manufacturing platform that includes many technologies that can be used to improve machining productivity. In this class, we'll go through techniques and workflows to give you some ideas to improve your CAM programming efficiency and increase machine shop productivity. You can use iLogic to create configurable part\work holding templates, which let you model your setups very quickly and efficiently, ensuring accurate simulation and safety. You can harness the tolerance engine inside Inventor software to drive your machined dimensions, letting you make easy adjustments after the first-off part. CAM probing operations (on capable machines)-driven by the toleranced dimensions in the CAD model-let the machine perform its own quality assurance, and even re-machine out-of-spec features. You will get the most out of this class if you have a working knowledge of Autodesk HSM software.