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Reading Drawings

Reading Drawings

Question: How do I read a drawing to make the parts for the bucket loader project? Answer: It’s a great skill to have if you are working on building stuff from a drawing for any project. Here’s a quick tutorial!  75 total views,  1 views today
AutoDesk CAM Tutorials

AutoDesk CAM Tutorials

Inventor Files ZIP 2D CAM e-Hand-In GDF Flange e-Hand-In 3D CAM e-Hand-In Using Autodesk Inventor, and Fusion 360 to do CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) is getting easier and easier. In these updated videos Jim shows us how to use adaptive milling strategies to quickly and easily remove material from stock in a milling machine. Just […]
Brief History & Explanation of CNC & G-Code

Brief History & Explanation of CNC & G-Code

Download the worksheet here Either download the word document above, and type the answers in and hand in to your instructor, or follow the directions below. If you look it up the definition will be something like this: G–code is a language in which people tell computerized machine tools how to make something. In other words, […]
How to change ramping in HSM

How to change ramping in HSM

Download handout with images Question: When I make a pocket in Inventor, and then try to machine it with HSM, it takes forever to start cutting, and it swirls down into the part and moves very slowly. How do I get rid of this? Thanks for the question Marianne! Solution: CAUTION: The change below should […]
HSM: Basic Part Setup

HSM: Basic Part Setup

Do this FIRST when machining a part using HSM.  75 total views,  1 views today
How do you install the HSM Toolstore and a Post Processor?

How do you install the HSM Toolstore and a Post Processor?

Question: How do you install the HSM Toolstore and a Post Processor?   Solution:   The trick is to have the right files and know where to put them! Watch the video below as Jim tells us where to put the files that can be downloaded at the link below. Be sure to unzip them […]
CNC Vocabulary For HSM

CNC Vocabulary For HSM

Question: Since I switched from EdgeCAM to HSM, the vocabulary is a little different. Do you have any Key Terms that you use in your classroom that you wouldn’t mind sharing? Answer: Of course not! The terminology is a little bit different when you switch from EdgeCAM to HSM, but the concepts are the same. PLTW […]
How do I get G&M Code Using Inventor HSM?

How do I get G&M Code Using Inventor HSM?

Question: How do I get G&M code from Inventor HSM to make my actual part on the milling machine? Answer: post-code-with-hsm It’s really gotten very easy to do with HSM. Follow the directions below, and you should be all set!  Be sure to download the PLTW tool library, and watch video 0 at the link […]
Project Idea: USB Powered LED Sign

Project Idea: USB Powered LED Sign

All files for this project are attached in a zip file at the link below. These files include: All inventor part files: tweak to your heart’s content DWG Files to check tolerances STL  files for a 3D Printer Laser files for the cover & Sign Various pictures to help with assembly USB LED Sign Project CnJ […]

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