As manufacturing increasingly relies on computer design and control, it's important to learn the skills that this shifting field demands. Learn how designs are translated into the instructions used by modern manufacturing methods and master the software tools needed to create toolpaths and other instructions for CNC machines.
Fusion 360: Designing for Metal with Thom Tremblay
Use Fusion 360—the cloud-powered, accessible CAM tool—to create effective designs for subtractive manufacturing (such as CNC milling) in metal.
1h 23m • COURSE
Creating a Guitar Body with RhinoCAM with Taylor Hokanson
Learn to use RhinoCAM to model a guitar body for fabrication in a CNC mill.
1h 1m • COURSE
G-Code Programming for CNC Foundations with Gabriel Corbett
Learn the basics of G-code programming. Learn how to cut real-world objects on a CNC machine using G-code routines.
2h 13m • COURSE
Learning Mastercam with Taylor Hokanson
Get up and running with Mastercam, the popular computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) application. Learn how to convert a 3D model to a toolpath—a set of instructions for a CNC mill to follow.
56m 11s • COURSE
Learning Fusion 360 CAM with John Helfen
Learn how to use Fusion 360 CAM to prepare your 2D and 3D models for machining on CNC routers and mills.
1h 17m • COURSE
SOLIDWORKS: Integrated CAM with HSMXpress with Gabriel Corbett
Get started with Autodesk HSMXpress, the 2.5 axis CAM plugin that brings integrated CAM to SOLIDWORKS. Discover how to set up a machine and fixtures, configure tools, generate toolpaths, and more.
2h 32m • COURSE
Learning RhinoCAM with Taylor Hokanson
Learn how to create models for CNC milling machines with RhinoCAM.
54m 12s • COURSE
You'll learn manufacturing skills with these experts.
Thom Tremblay has been working with computer-aided design software and its users for nearly 30 years.
In 1988, Thom Tremblay became convinced that the CAD tool he had been working with for two years was using 3D models to create the 2D working drawings he needed. Working as a drafter and mechanical designer on projects in shipbuilding, commercial electronics, and centrifugal compressors eventually led Thom to teaching others how to use the tools with which he was skilled. With over fifteen years of experience consulting with businesses of all types and sizes, Thom has developed an understanding of how people use and learn technologies. This experience, along with professional certifications in Autodesk AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor, and being an Autodesk Certified Instructor and Autodesk Certification Evaluator, have translated into books that help customers leverage the power of design technology in ways that are easily understood.
Taylor Hokanson is a DIY engineer, CAD/CAM evangelist, and assistant professor at Columbia College Chicago.
Like the digital media at the center of his research, Hokanson's practice blurs the boundaries between conceptual art and the hard sciences. As a DIY engineer, he frequently works with hacked electronics, changing the function of common consumer gadgets so that they become alien and unfamiliar. His sledgehammer-operated keyboard is a popular example. In changing the scale, material, and interface of a common device, Hokanson asks the user to reconsider a communicative medium devalued by ease of use.
Gabriel Corbett is an experienced product designer, instructor, and speaker.
Gabriel has a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering, and has been an active product designer for the past 18 years. He previously owned a prototype-through-production machine shop that built parts for notable organizations like the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Panasonic. By combining solid design experience with real-world skill in building products, Gabriel has the unique ability to design products quickly and effectively. He regularly consults companies on better and more efficient manufacturing and design methods.
Gabriel has worked with many startups and established companies, developing products for the consumer, industrial, and medical markets. He has worked on all aspects of product development, including product design, engineering, marketing, sales, and management.
Gabriel has been a Lynda.com author since 2011, and has developed courses on SOLIDWORKS, Onshape, rapid prototyping, and certification. He runs the Orange County SOLIDWORKS User Group, and has taught SOLIDWORKS and CNC machining at Irvine Valley College. Additionally, he runs his own design engineering company called Tiger Industrial Inc. He has presented at SOLIDWORKS World in Dallas, San Diego, Florida, and Los Angeles.
Gabriel's interests include new ventures, photography, adventure travel, surfing, mountain biking, and stand-up paddleboarding.
Autodesk educator John Helfen trains the trainers. He helps Autodesk evaluate and approve other instructors.
John Helfen has been with Autodesk for 15 years in roles including product support, technical marketing, and product management. Currently part of the Autodesk Education team, John works to encourage students and faculty to take learning outside the classroom through making with technology. John is professionally certified in Autodesk Inventor, is an Autodesk Certified Instructor, and part of the Autodesk Certified Evaluator team who evaluate and approve Autodesk Certified instructors.