Fusion 360

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Fusion 360

Post by bpmsl » Sat 28 Jul , 2018 16:34 pm

Hi Folks,
Given how widespread Fusion 360 is becoming in the student / hobby / startup space due to its free licences I thought it'd be good to have some where to chat on here.

The Denford milling posts can be downloaded by searching for denford here:-


Unfortunately there isn't a turning post that I can locate. I am working on a FANUC based post from Nottingham hack space but having issues with getting threading working:-


I think this might be the culmination of viewtopic.php?f=16&t=5534

If anyone has any experience with this please join in the conversation...


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Fusion 360

Re: Fusion 360

Post by TDIPower » Sun 29 Jul , 2018 19:14 pm

Lots of thoughts on this and issues I have faced with both lathecam designer and quickturn 2d.
I've experienced a lot of problems with both programs over speeds and feeds, trying to take cuts so large it stalls the chuck through to ignoring tooling data and trying to part bar to large dia resulting in collision.
Threading command on older machines not being the same on newer but newer software not giving the option for which type to use.
As I have both lathecam and quick turn versions I can produce files from both for comparison.

I'm currently running a starturn 5 on dos but hope to convert it to run on vr by changing the control to that on a novaturn. I use fusion a lot a t work so would love to help getting a post processor set up for it.


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Re: Fusion 360

Post by jeremydraper » Tue 18 Sep , 2018 22:57 pm

I have done some good milling using this fusion 360 software on my denford triac,
The post processor has only one quirk where it sends the vrmilling virtual machine table off the screen, but delete 1 line and its all good.
This is so far the easiest software outside of vr milling and quick cam pro to use and to communicate with my denford.

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