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Create Milling Tool in Inventor and Fusion 360

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Have you ever been using Inventor CAM or Fusion 360’s Manufacturing workspace and wanted a tool that matched what you had in the workshop, or wanted to test a tool before adding it to your library? You can create new tools and libraries quickly within both programs, which can save you time and neaten your …

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Fusion 360 CAM – Cutting Axial Grooves on a Turned Part

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In Autodesk Fusion 360 CAM, it is possible to cut axial and spiral grooves into a turned part. This is achieved by leveraging planes and the Trace strategy. In this illustrated guide, we will explore how to CNC such grooves into the cylinder pictured below. Step 1: Create Sketches and Planes Begin by creating sketches …

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Fusion 360 CAM – Cutting Radial and Non-Radial Holes on a 4-Axis Lathe

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On a 4-axis lathe, it is possible to cut radial and non-radial holes into a curved surface. However, software can often have trouble identifying that a hole in a curved surface is indeed a hole. This can make it difficult to set up drilling operations. In this quick blog, we’re going to explore the quickest, …

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How to Use Generative Design in Fusion 360

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Today, Fusion 360’s generative design functionality allows us to take a top-down approach to structural design. Whereas traditional design has required us to start from scratch and build up our geometries, the generative approach invites us to specify the problem to the computer, then choose one of a plethora of calculated solutions. But what does …

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