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EdgeCAM Tutorials

Below are the best of the best in our EdgeCAM video series. This will be the last version of these, as both Jim and I have gone exclusively to HSM in the classroom. These videos are wildly popular on our Youtube channel, and I am sure they will be for a loooong time to come…. EdgeCAM is wildly popular in industry in Europe and Africa. Enjoy!

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HOW DO I USE HSM, THE CAM TAB IN AUTODESK INVENTOR?

Question:
How do I use HSM, the CAM tab in Autodesk Inventor?
  Solution:  
Do we have some tutorials for you! Jim and I put this together, as Jim has been playing with it for some time now, and we feel comfortable enough to put out some videos. Please keep in mind that these videos are only one way to get HSM to do what you want. If you come up with a better way, please let us know!  
 
reddownload Download the Inventor files for these tutorials right here, and then you can do them right along with Jim! This is a direct download…clicking here will send it directly to your downloads folder.
0 HSM: Setup: Toolstore & Post Processor 1 HSM: Facing Operation
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2 HSM: Roughing a Pocket 3 HSM: Roughing Multiple Pockets
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4 HSM: Island Roughing 5 HSM: Contours
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6 HSM: Multiple Contours  7 HSM: Slotting Operations
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8. HSM: Hole Operations 9. Slotting and Contours (Engraving)
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10. HSM: Fixing Origin & Rest Roughing 11. HSM: Simple Surfaces
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12. HSM: Complex Surface & Using Boundaries
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HOW DO I MAKE A CONTAINER IN INVENTOR?

Question: How do I make a container for CIM class in Inventor? Solution: There are many ways to do this, and thanks to Jim, there a bunch of video tutorials to walk you through it step by step from making the part in Inventor 2015, and then putting the tool paths on it, simulating it, and posting code from CAM software. Watch the videos below to see how Jim does it, then try it yourself!

   Be sure to download the documents that accompany them by clicking on the icon below the video.
   
Making the Base in Inventor Making the Lid in Inventor
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Making the Surface in Inventor Making the Fixture to Machine the Surface
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HOW DO I MAKE THE PARTS FOR THE MASS PROPERTY ANALYSIS ACTIVITY?

Question: How do I make the parts for the Mass Property Analysis activity? Solution: There are many ways to do this, and thanks to Jim, there a four video tutorials to walk you through them step by step from a solid piece of material in Inventor subtracted down to a finished part. Click on the videos below to play them. 1. Slotted Angle Block:
2. Mounting Bracket:
3. Support Bracket:
4. Pipe Support:
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EdgeCAM Tutorials

WHERE DO I FIND ALL THOSE COOL TUTORIALS WE DID IN CLASS?

Question:

Where do I find all those cool EdgeCAM tutorials we did in class?

Solution:

Right here of course!  Jim did all of these EdgeCAM tutorials with just some groovy music. There are tutorials for all four major CNC operations that you can do on your milling machine: Facing, Roughing a pocket, Profiling, and Drilling holes.

aDownloadBBsmall Download the Inventor parts as a zip file HERE. It will download as soon as you click, just extract them and open in Inventor.
To watch the videos individually, or to download the documents that accompany the videos, scroll down and choose the topic you want.
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 Contouring & Roughing
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video2How do I do a Slot & aContour? video2How do I do a Surface? video2How do I do a Complex Surface?
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video2How do I correct the CPL or PRZ?
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