Episode 67

67 - Fusion Summit Descent

Justin unpacks Fusion Summit details, discusses CloudNC, and a new fast way to import files into Fusion 360. They tackle the tangled web of quoting—should it be simple or super complex? The guys also vent about the production clock ticking too fast and debate whether Gantt charts are a savior or a pain. Plus, a chinwag about the new Airtable AI Beta.

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  • Fusion Summit Recap
  • CloudNC
  • API Excitement
  • Import Files to Fusion 360 Script (share)
  • Automation
  • 5-axis
  • Linking quote lead times to production
  • Over complication of quoting
  • Rules of thirds and factor based quoting.
  • Eric Trine on Quoting
  • Time crunch in production
  • Scheduling challenges
  • Can has Gantt?
  • Configurator ball drop 🇫🇮
  • Airtable AI Beta


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Jem Freeman

Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia

Like Butter | Instagram | More Links

Justin Brouillette

Portland, Oregon, USA

PDX CNC | Instagram | More Links

About the Podcast

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Justin Brouillette (Portland CNC) and Jem Freeman (Like Butter) discuss CNC machines, their product design and manufacturing businesses, and every kind of tool that they fancy.

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Jem Freeman

Co-founder and director of Like Butter, a CNC focussed timber design and manufacturing business in their purpose-built solar-powered workshop. Castlemaine, VIC, Australia.
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Justin Brouillette

Founder of Portland CNC & Nack