Course detail

Application of CAD/CAM in Machining Technology II

FSI-FACAcad. year: 2018/2019

The course is intended to widen and deepen the knowledge of design and manufacturing technology - machining focused on the material, logistic and automation aspects of processes which take place during the interaction of the cutting tool - workpiece - machine tool. Emphasis is placed on the optimization of technological processes when using computer technology.
Also dealt with are the problems of semi-product selection, order of processes, machine tool selection, cutting tool selection and assessment of cutting conditions including automatic NC programming and CNC application.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will have an overview of engineering technology, computer technology systems and their classification. They will master the techniques and will acquire the knowledge related to the use of computer technology in the field of engineering production. The course will teach them how to create the models of technological processes and will help of computer technology and will familiarise them with the methodology of work with CAM systems.


CAD systems, basics of technological processes - machining.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Kolektiv autoru:: Machining Data Handbook, Volume I.,II., Machining Data Center, 3rd edition, Cincinati, Ohio, 1980
Bejcek,V. at all:: CIM - pocitacova podpora vyrobniho procesu, VUT Brno, 1992
LEINVEBER, Jan a Pavel VÁVRA. Strojnické tabulky: pomocná učebnice pro školy technického zaměření. 4., dopl. vyd. Úvaly: Albra, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7361-051-7. (CS)
SMITH, Graham T. Cutting tool technology: industrial handbook. London: Springer, c2008, xii, 599 s. ISBN 978-1-84800-204-3. (EN)
KLETEČKA, Jaroslav a Petr FOŘT. Technické kreslení. Brno: CP Books, 2005, 252 s. ISBN 80-251-0498-2. (CS)
MCMAHON, Chris. CADCAM principles, practise and manufacturing management. 2nd ed. Harlow: Prentice Hall, 1998, 665 s. ISBN 02-011-7819-2. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Attendance in the exercises is compulsory and checked. It is allowed a maximum of two absences per semester. The course-unit credit is awarded according to attendance and submission of individual assignments in the exercises. Attendance in lectures is recommended.
The exam tests student's knowledge of computer technology and its application to the construction modelling used in machining technology. The practical part of the exam reflects student's ability to create a model in CAM systems.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The purpose is to provide more detailed knowledge of cutting processes as well as computer-aided machining of engineering production. Another goal is to provide a basis for optimal and qualified decision-making with respect to use of various tehnologies applied for working of engineering materials.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Individual assignments and result checking.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-STI , 3. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective (voluntary)
    branch B-STG , 3. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


Essential description of CAD system, configuration
Data transition of CAD/CAM-3D system
Drilling at CAM
Data editing for processing at CAM system
Tool selection for CNC system operations, cutting conditions
Elementary milling operations at CAM
Shape milling at CAM
Special operations at CAM system
Program postprocessing at CAM system

Computer-assisted exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Description of CAM system
2. Data transition of CAD/CAM - 3D system
4. Drilling at CAM
4.-5. Data editing for processing at CAM system
6.-7. Tool selection for CNC system operations, cutting conditions
8. Elementary milling operations at CAM
9.-11. Shape milling at CAM
12. Special operations at CAM system
13. Program postprocessing at CAM system