CloudNC founder and CEO Theo Saville will lead a session on ‘Automated CAM’, in which he will share how CAM Assist helps Autodesk Fusion 360 users program in minutes not hours, train staff in weeks not months, and leverage AI to outpace the competition and scale their business.
Theo will also take part in an automation panel, in which participants will share how educators, users, and industry partners are leveraging and shaping the automation capabilities of the Fusion 360 platform to improve productivity and profitability.
The event takes place at the Cal Poly campus in San Luis Obispo, California from Aug 22 to 24.
Mr Saville said: “I’m excited to share how the machining world is taking to CAM Assist with such an informed audience of CAM programming experts. CAM Assist is a step change in how quickly CNC machines can be programmed, increasing productivity by hundreds of hours per year, and I’m confident that its advances will be well received.”
CAM Assist - currently available as a plug-in within Autodesk’s Fusion 360 software platform - uses advanced computer science techniques to generate professional machining strategies for 3-axis parts in seconds, which could take CNC machine programmers hours or even days to manually create.
As a result, the amount of time it takes to program a CNC machine to make a component - a bottleneck in many factories, due to a global skills shortage - is reduced by up to 80%, compared to the previous manual programming process.
That gain enables manufacturers using CAM Assist to raise productivity and shorten lead times. In addition, the software frees up time for experienced programmers, while also allowing junior employees to program more complex parts and be productive faster, helping fill the manufacturing sector’s widening skills gap.
CAM Assist is available today for CAM and CAD programmers using Autodesk Fusion 360 at https://www.cloudnc.com.