Course detail

Construction of Production Machines II

FSI-G3SAcad. year: 2020/2021

This course complements and extends the knowledge of Construction of Production Machines I for machining difficult and non-metallic materials. These machine tools operate on different physical principles. We are talking about machining stone, carbon materials or wood. It will also be shown methods for rapid prototyping, using additive manufacturing methods. It mentioned the issue of Industry 4.0 with practical examples.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Graduates of the course will gain basic knowledge of additive technologies and basic knowledge of machines for machining difficult-to-machine materials.


The expected knowledge is from the field of machine parts and machine mechanisms as well as from the field of basic principles of production machines construction. The student should be orientated in the field of chip machining technology.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

MAREK, J., et al. Konstrukce CNC obráběcích strojů. 4nd ed. Praha: MM publishing, s.r.o., 2018. 428 p. ISBN 978-80-906310-8-3. (CS)
MAŘÍK, V. a kol., Průmysl 4.0 – Výzva pro českou republiku. 1th ed. Praha: Management Press, 2016. 272 p. ISBN 978-80-726-1440-0. (CS)
Company materials and leaflets issued by manufacturers of machine tools (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Everything is also demonstrated on the videos.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The examination is written and oral.
Each part of the examination is evaluated with the score.
Based on the total score, an ECTS grade is assigned to students.
At the beginning of the semester, the student is assigned a multidisciplinary issue to solve. The student's solution is included in the joint assessment and is defended before the examiner on the exam day.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The task is to understand the basic principles in the construction of production machines for difficult-to-machine materials and additive production.

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

The lectures are not compulsory, but active attendance is recommended.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-VSR-P Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Classification of unconventional production machines, use and design principles
2. Physical machining method - electric shocks and chemical
3. Physical machining method - concentrated energy (lasers, plasma)
4. Physical method - mechanical (ultrasound, water jet)
5. Additive method - liquid and powder materials
6. Additive method - 3D printing polymers
7. Additive method - 3D printing metals, paper
8. Machine tools for woodworking
9. Machines for machining of plastics, stone and carbon
10. Machining using industrial robots
11. Hybrid machine tools for additive and chipboard machining
12. Industry 4.0, definition, principles and challenges
13. Industry 4.0 applications and examples


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