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Laser cutting of engraving with Fusion 360

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ogudhdude
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Laser cutting of engraving with Fusion 360

Is fusion 360 could be use for laser cutting or engraving?

and, laser cutting or engraving need 3D design or 2D?, i mean, is the design must be extrude or it can only 2D drawing?

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kellings
in reply to: ogudhdude

Hi @ogudhdude. 2D entities can be selected in CAM operations on 3D objects. I frequently engrave 2D text on my CNC mill. I just gave it a test and was able to to add a laser toolpath to outline and centerline text in Fusion, with some edits to entry/exit of the toolpath. 

Kevin Ellingson
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kellings
in reply to: ogudhdude

I should also note that Fusion CAM was designed to work with 3D objects. So while it is possible to only use 2D geometry, I highly recommend that you create a 3D solid of the body you want to machine. 

Kevin Ellingson
Technical Specialist

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dgmc
in reply to: ogudhdude

So lets break out 3 different operations.

2D cut; Fusion does this well

2D line engrave (similar to cut, just a mark that follows a line) Fusion can do this.

Raster image engrave. Fusion cannot do this that I know of.

 

That would be a feature we would like to see for laser cutters in particular.

Perhaps the "canvas" feature could be exploited in some way to support it

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dan.banach
in reply to: dgmc

Hi David,

Not an in-product solution, but to convert a raster image to a dxf file, I've used Convertio. Then insert the dxf file.

-Dan



Dan Banach
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