Montana native Bill Clinton teaches Design Build classes and is also the director of Fabrication Shop at the School of Architecture at MSU (Montana State University). The RhinoCAM® machining software is available to every student on site-wide CampusCAM annual licensing. To help his student get familiar with RhinoCAM® Bill has put together a number of student training videos. Bill has agreed to share them with you here.
Bill shows his students how to create a simple Box Stock for a part that consists of a 3D contoured surface using RhinoCAM®. In the following videos Bill shows them how to create 3 axis Roughing and Finishing toolpaths and how to generate the G-Code file that will control the CAMMaster CNC machine.
Bill shows how easy it is to create a 3 axis Horizontal Roughing operation on a part that consists of a 3D contoured surface using RhinoCAM®. In Horizontal Roughing; cutting is performed in XY planes at successive Z depth levels. This also referred to as Roughing in Levels.
Bill continues to on the previous two videos by showing students how to create a 3 Axis Parallel Finishing toolpath on a part that consists of a 3D contoured surface using RhinoCAM®. In Parallel Finishing the toolpath is projected onto the 3D model in parallel planes perpendicular to the XY plane.
Bill shows his students how to create a G-code file from the 3 axis toolpaths created in the previous 3 videos using RhinoCAM®. This post file is then sent to the CAMMaster CNC machine to instruct it how to cut the part.
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For more information about Bill Clinton and his work at MSU see http://www.arch.montana.edu/faculty_staff/staff/clinton.html.