FabShops - Intro to CAM (Fusion 360)

  • Sunday, April 18, 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Zoom (Remote)
  • 18


FabShops - Intro to CAM (Fusion 360)


Some parts are most easily laser cut, and some parts are most easily 3D printed, but in many cases only machining (using subtractive manufacturing) can meet your prototyping needs. Manual machining can take hours of hands-on work, and with increasingly advanced machines you need to know the techniques to instruct machines to make your paths for you. This CAM (Computer-aided Manufacturing) tutorial will show students how to take a CAD (computer-aided design) model and create machining tool paths. Students will learn to use Fusion 360 CAM software so that they can machine parts on the OEDK's two CNC Mills when they need to on future projects. The tutorial will cover key considerations for tooling set-up, how to create clean surface finishes, using multiple tools, and many more skills. Come learn an important skill that will help you in your future engineering projects!

Preparation and Resources:

No prior experience is necessary! All software and computers will be provided.

Due to COVID-19 distancing guidelines and procedures, this FabShop will occur via Zoom. At the time of the event, a Zoom link will be sent to you via the email you registered with.

Participants MUST review the Remote FabShop Instructions 2 to 3 days in advance as Remote computer access requires a software installation.

Number of Possible Participants: 18

For those who are registered, please contact oedk@rice.edu ASAP if you are unable to attend! These events can be very popular. If you cannot attend, a space may be freed up for another attendee.

The OEDK will charge a No-Show Fee of $20.00 per each missed FabShop to student accounts. A No-Show fee will be charged:

o If Registered student does not show up

o If unable to attend and student does not cancel 24 hours prior to the start time of each FabShop or if it is a weekend or Monday morning FabShop, by Friday at 8:00 AM CT.

Cancellations must be made via email to oedk@rice.edu.

Contact us

Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen
Rice University

6100 Main Street MS 390 | Houston, Texas | 77005

Phone: 713.348.OEDK

Email: oedk@rice.edu

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