CAD, CAM and CNC Courses

Ever wanted to design your product? Are you thinking of starting up a new hobby that is engineering based? Are you a seasoned technologist looking to learn Computer Aided Design and Computer aided Manufacture? One of our courses may be for you!

Sharing knowledge we have obtained through experience is probably one of the most satisfying aspects of being engineers. It has been a long time plan that we would start offering some structured courses to help likeminded people get to grips with various elements of what we do.

Since May 2019, we have finally been able to take the next step and offer training sessions on CAD, CAM and soon CNC use.

To provide you with the best quality training, Emvio has teamed up with Steve Cox of AMFORI.

The Team

Being able to share our knowledge of engineering with like-minded people is a very satisfying endeavour. That is why Emvio Engineering and teamed up with AMFORI to bring to you a bite sized course to get you started along the path.

Here is a little biography of the trainers:

Steve Cox,

is a professional engineer with over 34 years experience and Autodesk Authorised Academic Partner and Instructor

After gaining his bachelor’s degree with honours in Mechanical Engineering from Loughborough University, Steve spent much of his career with Jaguar-Land Rover as an Engineering Manager and Design & Development Project Leader.
To offer his expertise more broadly, Steve started AMFORI in 2015 to provide consultancy services to Small-to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) around digital-engineering (3D printing, 3D production, and 3D design).

Steve has extensive experience in teaching Fusion 360 to groups of all sizes.

George Konstantinidis,

is an Chartered engineer with 12 years industrial experience in the worlds largest Oilfield Services company. Currently the managing director of Emvio.

After completing his Ph.D in Bristol, he went on to design and test directional drilling tools ending up leading a small team, while at the same time running Emvio Engineering as a part time hobby. George has been actively working with CNC machines since 2007 when he started converting manual machines to CNC. 3D Printing also became a focus when the technology started becoming accessible. After battling with many a different option on the market to learn CAM, he is now using Fusion 360 exclusively to run his machines, unless he programs them on the controller itself.

CAD and CAM training

The software package we will be using is Fusion 360 as it offers a very good first step in the journey, is easily obtainable and constantly being update for usability, stability and features. All courses will be based on the capabilities of the free Startup or Hobby licence so no purchase needed there. Extra training on features, only available to the higher end licencing will be given at a later date.

Day 1

  • Ensure all participants are happy with their software
  • Overview of the philosophy behind Fusion 360
  • Into the good stuff:
    • Datums
    • Sketching parametrically
    • Creating geometry
    • Working with multiple geometries: Bodies and Components
    • Assigning colours and materials to various components
  • Time allowing: Basic sculpting from flat

Day 2

  • Ensure all participants are happy with previous days progress
  • Working in assemblies
    • Moving components
    • Joints
  • Sheet metal design:
    • Geometry creation
    • Flat patterns
  • Basics of drawing
    • Extracting views
    • Title blocks and other text
    • Dimensioning
  • Time allowing: own project support

Day 3

    • Ensure all participants are happy with previous days progress
    • Overview of the CAM environment
      • Tool libraries
      • Local and cloud libraries
    • Part setup and datums
    • Toolpaths
    • Toolpath simulation
    • Post processing and GCode
    • Pattern toolpath
    • Offsets for accuracy!
    • Basic fixturing using the inbuilt tooling library

CNC Training

The plan to start offering hands on training for the use of CNC machines is there, In order for this to materialise, we have started setting up our own workshop in Bristol. As is understood the investment in machines will need to be worth it so we will take this one step at a time.

More info to come!

Upcoming courses:

Introduction to CAD and CAM - 19-21 September Class

19/09/2019

Fusion 360 Course - 19-21 September

Ever wanted to design your product? Are you thinking of starting up a new hobby that is engineering based? Are you a seasoned technologist looking to learn Computer Aided Design and Computer aided Manufacture? This course may be for you! Let use take you through the fundamentals of Fusion 360 CAD and CAM. The skills are transferable and all taught by top level instructors.Course will be held in BristolPlease select the ticket type below... More options available in the checkout page (Food choice, T-Shirt size etc)

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