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Turning a cam or a lobe, can it be done in fusion 360?

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Chak257
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Turning a cam or a lobe, can it be done in fusion 360?

Fairly self explanatory.  I dont actually have a need for this functionality at the moment, but its possible I may need to make a part like this in the future. I can do it in my mill if needed, but what about the lathe? Is it possible to turn a cammed shaft in fusion?

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seth.madore
in reply to: Chak257

Negative. Fusion does not support eccentric turning or milling (well, unless you are standing it up on end, of course)


Seth Madore
Customer Advocacy Manager - Manufacturing
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I have successfully created Manufacturing profiles to Grind Cam Lobes (multiple lobes along a cam shaft) using Fusion 360, despite only using the "student/personal" version's capabilities. 

 

My machine is a Sherline 8650 CNC Cam Grinder with aftermarket stepper drivers (nothing exotic).  My "tool" is a 7 inch diameter grinding stone and I remove 0.0001" per revolution.

 

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That's quite interesting! Would you care to share your process so others may benefit from this hack you've worked out?


Seth Madore
Customer Advocacy Manager - Manufacturing
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Inflight_Design
in reply to: Chak257

Seth: Sorry, that feature is only available with a paid subscription.

 

I would be happy to share information on how to use your product but I'd bet within a couple months this feature would have the little blue stars and the feature would be behind a paywall and unavailable to the folks that help develop your program.

 

 

Give me a 2 year subscription and we can talk.

 

 

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@Inflight_Design wrote:

Seth: Sorry, that feature is only available with a paid subscription.

 

I would be happy to share information on how to use your product but I'd bet within a couple months this feature would have the little blue stars and the feature would be behind a paywall and unavailable to the folks that help develop your program.

 

 

Give me a 2 year subscription and we can talk.

 

 


¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

Suit yourself, I was just curious for the sake of conversation on if you had worked out a manner in which you can drive Fusion CAM to actually grind cams.


Seth Madore
Customer Advocacy Manager - Manufacturing

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