Course detail

Theory And Construction of Machine-tools

FSI-9TSOAcad. year: 2020/2021

Subject is intended for students doctoral studies that the no pass subjects type Design of production machines I, II and III. It develops the necessary system knowledge in this field and seeks interdisciplinary synergies such as construction and mechanical engineering, or mechanical and electrical engineering.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students taking part in this course obtain knowledge about the basic assembly groups in design of CNC machines tools. They will also be able to apply a system approach to their design. They will get an overview of the possibilities of interconnecting branches in the construction of CNC machine tools.


The expected knowledge is from the field of machine parts and machine mechanisms as well as from the field of basic principles for building of production machines. The student should be orientated in the field of metal cutting 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)
MAREK, J., et al. Design of CNC Machine Tools. 1nd ed. Praha: MM publishing, s.r.o., 2015. 727 p. ISBN 978-80-260-8637-6. (EN)
BISHOP, Robert H. The mechatronics handbook. 2. Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press, c2002. ISBN 978-0849300660. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught in the form of consultations, which have the character of explanation of basic principles and theory of the given discipline.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Oral examination.
At the beginning of the study the student is assigned a multidisciplinary issue in the field of design of CNC machine tools to solve. Student's solution is included in the joint assessment.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.


The task is to show modern solutions of CNC machine tools and to point out the limit possibilities of these machines in terms of accuracy, performance and service life. Another goal is for the student to acquire a system approach in designing a CNC machine tool. The possibilities of interdisciplinary solutions in the construction of the main groups of CNC machine tools will also be shown.

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

Teaching is provided individually according to the agreement with the student and is optional.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme D-KPI-P Doctoral, 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, recommended

Type of course unit



20 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Type of production machines, definition of individual groups of CNC machine tools, control systems of CNC machine tools
2. System approach in designing CNC machine tools
3. Interdisciplinary synergy in CNC machine tool construction
4. Turning machining centers
5. Milling machining centers
6. Multifunctional machining centers
7. Other types of CNC machine tools
8. Intelligence of CNC machine tools
9. Compensation of CNC machine tools
10. Tests of CNC machine tools