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NEW: Introduction to Fusion 360 CAM for Woodworkers

Introduction to Fusion 360 CAM for Woodworkers course by Product Design Online

What You'll Learn

Beginner Fusion 360 CAM using 2D Milling Strategies

  • CNC Milling Concepts - core terminology and workflows to operate a CNC milling machine

  • Face and 2D Contour - beginner milling strategies for cutting 2D (flat) parts

  • Machine and Stock Setup - considerations to machine and stock setup, including the work coordinate system (WCS) 

  • Simulate Toolpaths - simulate your toolpath setups to check designs before running your CNC mill

  • Post-Processing - export your CAM toolpaths as G-code, required to operate your CNC machine

Watch Course Overview

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to Fusion 360 CAM

    • Welcome to the Course!

    • What is CNC Milling?

    • Quiz: What is CNC Milling?

  • 2

    Designing Practice Letters

    • Design Your Practice Letters

  • 3

    Overview of Manufacture Workspace

    • Overview of Manufacture Workspace

    • Changing Units in the Manufacture Workspace

    • Quiz: Overview of Manufacture Workspace

  • 4

    Creating a Manufacture Setup

    • Create a Setup in Fusion 360's Manufacture Workspace

    • Defining the Stock and Post Processing

    • Quiz: Manufacture Setup

  • 5

    Creating Toolpaths in Fusion 360

    • Facing a Board with Fusion 360 CAM

    • Simulating Toolpaths in Fusion 360

    • Cutting the Outside Shape with 2D Contour

    • Simulating the Final Letters

    • Post Processing the Toolpaths

    • Important: Post Processing with Tool Changes (Free Personal Use License)

    • Quiz: Toolpaths in Fusion 360

  • 6

    Course Summary

    • Course Summary

  • 7

    Review this Course

    • Please Write a Course Review

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Fusion 360 CAM for Woodworkers

Meet Your Instructor!

Kevin Kennedy

Product Designer and CAD Instructor

With more than 12 years of CAD experience, Kevin has brought products to market with notable companies such as Amazon, Nikon, Sony, and Oracle, to name a few.

As an early adopter of Fusion 360, he quickly became recognized as an Autodesk Expert Elite member. He continues to contribute to the future of Fusion 360 by working closely with the product team. Many know him for his Fusion 360 tutorials on YouTube, which have 4 million+ views.

His courses at The PDO Academy combine cognitive science with years of design and CAD experience, resulting in concepts that stick. With students ranging from 8 to 80 years old, he's making CAD education accessible to all backgrounds.

As a hobbyist woodworker, he enjoys designing and building custom furniture. With Fusion 360, Shaper Origin, and other digital fabrication tools, you'll find him pushing the boundaries of what it means to be a modern woodworker.

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With step-by-step tutorials, quizzes, and discussions - my lessons have helped hundreds of students become equipped with the knowledge to create their own designs in Fusion 360.

I'm confident you're going to love this course and find it to be a valuable investment in yourself. If for any reason you're not satisfied, simply reach out within 7 days for a full refund.

Dedicated to your learning,
Kevin Kennedy

P.S. Learning any new software package can be daunting - Fusion 360 is no different. To help you learn Fusion 360, I've incorporated cognitive science and other learning methods into this course. You'll also find the course sections to be broken into bite-sized lessons, making it easy to continue where you left off.


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