I’ve been meaning to write this blog post up for weeks! As you may or may not know, this comping week, I will be presenting my Autodesk University London class. The session is called: School of Rock: Building an Electric Guitar with the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection (Code: AULON565)
In preparation for the class, I managed to visit the Autodesk Advanced Manufacturing facility on Birmingham, to machine a scaled down version of the guitar body. A big thanks to Harv Saund from Autodesk for helping out with machining the prototype
I put together an Inventor version of this (minus physically machining something) which you can see here: https://clintbrown.co.uk/2019/04/27/my-first-cam-project-in-inventor/
In the Fusion workflow, we tried a slightly different setup, see the SILENT video below:
The next SILENT video shows a side by side of the simulation and the physical machining. The video starts with a tool change, and by the end catches up to show the last pocket being machined (in purple).
Here is a picture of the finished article after we machined it. Admittedly wet “Pine Decking” is not the best material, but it did exactly what we needed to do.