This class is one of two options required to use the CNC (computer controlled) Lathe. The other is Conversational Turning-A New Program For the CNC Lathe.
We will import 2D and 3D CAD files into Fusion 360. Prep the file for transfer to the CAM workspace. Discuss the various options for tool path generation including their utility, limitations, and requirements.
You will then have an opportunity to run the CNC Lathe to cut out your part.
Each student will make their own small plumb bob.
Please note: You must bring a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of Fusion 360 already downloaded to that computer. This is critical as no computers are provided, and the design program does not work well with a trackpad. There is no time during the class to download the program. If you have questions or run into problems downloading the program, please use this form to contact the instructor for help.
This is a Three-session class, designed to allow you to work with the program in depth. An extensive amount will be spent demonstrating the different types of tool path implementation. A learning reference will be provided on the techniques covered in the class, including:
- Types of tool paths
- How to work with our new control systems
Instructor: Chris Stanley is a fourth-generation artist/ craftsman who works in a variety of media. After working for many years as a professional model maker in both architectural and design fields, he went into education. He taught computer-aided design and other classes for the Art Institute of Seattle for 19 years.