Fusion 360 for CNC Manufacture – Continued Learning – Demo & Open Lab

Using Fusion 360 for CNC Manufacture

We will continue the process of creating a part for CNC manufacture. We completed Part Design at our last meeting, so we will focus on tool-path creation, and machine operation.

Fusion 360 is a CAD (Computer-aided Design) software. It’s pretty nice quality, and supports CAM (Computer-aided Manufacturing). CNC is a useful form of manufacturing, usually it implies a drill that can traverse an X-Y plane, with some degree of simple Z-movement.

Note there is a free license of Fusion 360 for Hobbyists – http://autode.sk/2ykcB7C

Please install Fusion 360 prior to arriving, and bring your laptop:


Our objectives will be:

-Generate a primitive shape – a small disk
-Generate a tool path for the manufacture of the shape, in Fusion 360
-Manufacture the simple shape with the ShopBot CNC in the Studio i Makerspace

The MoCo Makers group under the RSC is a diverse community of people interested in the DIY spirit, as well as personal and material development.

Come out to learn how to participate, how to get your ideas made, and how to find help for your projects!

Join a culture of collaboration. We meet weekly on most Thursday nights. All are welcome to hack/build, network, and collaborate at these events. No experience is necessary/nor assumed.

Among other things, our topics include:

• Internet of Things (IoT)

• Automation

• 3D Printing or Micro-production

• Robots

• Microcontrollers, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, etc..

• Big Data and Sensors

• Computer Science

• Technology Entrepreneurship

Learn a new skill, get help, and offer help.

If you are working on a project then bring your own equipment and supplies.

We accept donations of: soldering stations, 3D printers, microcontrollers/programmers, motors, parts, and other tools.