Design Differently

Tip Tuesday - Fusion 360 In-depth: CAM

By: Board Manager | Posted ‎06-03-2014 03:15 PM , edited ‎07-22-2014 08:41 AM |

cam blog post banner.png


With the anticipated release of CAM for Fusion 360 on the Windows Platform, users now have the ability to showcase workflows from Design to Manufacturing.  Seamless integration with CAM now means that as you make design changes to your Fusion 360 Model, your toolpaths will update! 


CAM for Fusion 360 was designed to get more people making their own parts.  Whether you're trying to turn around prototypes in record time, or you're strugging with suppliers getting to provide you with quality parts on time, CAM for Fusion 360 gives you all the tools you need to turn your projects into a physical reality - all on your OWN.  2.5D (2-1/2 Axis), 3D and 3+2 (positioning) machining strategies are now part of Fusion 360, providing users with the ability to machine complex parts with sculptured or organic shapes and surfaces.


Later this month, Mac Users will have the ability to experience 2.5D, 3D and 3+2 Machining!


Check out the video below for a detailed workflow from setting up your job, to post processing your results. 


Topics covered are:


  • CAM user interface
  • Job Setup
  • Overview of the 2.5D CAM Strategies
  • Simulation
  • Setup Sheets
  • Post Processing


About the author
Board Manager

Curtis is a Technical Evangelist for Fusion 360 and Autodesk CAM Products. Prior to Autodesk, Curtis spent multiple years as a Mechanical Engineer in the defense and medical industry. As a prior Application Engineer for SpaceClaim and SolidWorks, Curtis brings expertise in a wide variety of CAD Solutions. Curt holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from San Diego State University; and is also an Adjunct Professor at Palomar College in San Diego, California, teaching 3D CAD modeling. Follow him on Twitter: @Curt_Chan

Post a Comment
Be sure to enter a unique name. You can't reuse a name that's already in use.
Be sure to enter a unique email address. You can't reuse an email address that's already in use.
Type the characters you see in the picture above.Type the words you hear.
Design Differently

Design trends, useful tips and tutorials, behind-the-scenes news, and community stories.

Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Do you mean