CAM401 - Computer Assisted Machining Level III

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Subject Title
Computer Assisted Machining Level III

Subject Description
This subject is an introduction to Fusion 360 CAD/CAM software. Students will create solids and surfaces and use them to post process high-speed CNC milling machine routines. Students will continue learning 3D-geometry creation and editing; tool path creation and editing; tool path simulation, and the post processing required to generate advanced G codes for vertical machining centres. Students will also get an introduction to creating assemblies and renderings. Consideration will be given to the planning process that takes place prior to machining a part on a numerically controlled machine tool.

Credit Status
Full credit status towards a college program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:


1. Create complex CAD designs with fully constrained sketches used to create solids.

2. Set up fixtures and work pieces in Fusion in order to create toolpath simulation.

3. Create toolpaths for contours, surfaces and drilling cycles.

4. Design and alter parts in the Sculpt and Patch environments.

5. Generate renderings and set up sheets for parts in preparation for machining.

6. Create, simulate and edit all relevant toolpaths.

Essential Employability Skills
Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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