Course detail

Application of CAM in Machining Technology

FSI-HC2Acad. year: 2019/2020

The course deals with technological problems of production preparation, entry prerequisites and with the rules of algorithmization of work in technology. It focuses on the application of computer technology to individual activities of a technologist: selection of a semiproduct, setting working conditions, dimensions in process operation, automatic programming of NC machine tools. Also discussed are the problems of the equipment of CAD computer systems for the area of technology.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will learn how to use CAM system to create cutting tools of technological paths of NC machine tools using data files of objects created in CAD system.


CAD systems, basics of technological processes - machining.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

SMITH, Graham T. Cutting tool technology: industrial handbook. London: Springer, c2008, xii, 599 s. ISBN 978-1-84800-204-3. (EN)
Bejcek,V. at all:: CIM - pocitacova podpora vyrobniho procesu, VUT Brno, 1992
PowerMILL - user manual
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)
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 objective of the course is to familiarise students with CAM system and its use in technology processing for a workpiece created in CAD system for NC machine tools.

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

Individual assignments and result checking.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-VAS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch M-STG , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


Essential description of CAM system, configuration
Object import from CAD systems, analysis for CAM application
CAM technology creation for basic milling processing
CAM technology machining of holes
CAM technology for outer/inner contour machining at 2D
Simulation and editing of projects of 2D systems
CAM technology for machining at 3 axes system
CAM technology for machining at NC lathes
Material and cutting tool libraries at CAM systems

Computer-assisted exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. CAM system desdcription
2. System preparation for basic operacions, configuration
3.-5. Technology of machining at 2D CAM
6.-7. Technology of machining at 3D CAM
8.-9. Postprocesing of CAM technology
10.-13 Simulation of designed projects