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Fusion 360 to AR

We all have a moment that we can think back to when Augmented Reality blew our minds, whether it be from movies, books, or games. I have always dreamed of a time when I could create something digitally and be able to interact with it in the real world. Though we have been able to …

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Fusion Additive Extension Overview

Many of you will be familiar with Fusion 360’s Manufacturing workspace and its ability to push out scripts for CNC machining, or Subtractive Machining. Fusion also has the functionality for Additive Manufacturing or 3D Printing, and in this article, we are going to explore a quick overview of the extension as well as basic tips …

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A Guide to Generative Design: Setting the Scene

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Generative design has been part of Fusion 360 since 2018, and has quickly become a much loved and used part of the software. From designing bridges and wheels, to chairs and rigs. Generative design has and will continue to push the limits of design and engineering not only in engineering firms but also at home …

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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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