Course detail

Simultaneous Engineering

FSI-9SINAcad. year: 2023/2024

Fundamentals of team work. Cooperation between supplier and customer(preparation of a concept of solution, casting design and its prototype, batch production). Multimedia communications. Rapid prototyping (a quick manufacture of a prototype using one of the RP methods, i.e. selective sintering,stereolitography, laminating,etc). Simulation software programs aimed at optimizing the final product (used during casting pouring, solidification and cooling).
Technological characteristics of the design (Designing castings to avoid foundry defects).

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Basic knowledge of a foundry technology, especially with respect to an optimal foundry casting design.Knowledge of rapid prototyping methods and basic computer simulation methods used in foundry technology.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Attendance in lectures is recommended.
Examination : written and oral exam.
Presence in lessons obligatory compensation to be agreed with the lecturer


The course familiarises students with basic principles of new philosophy
cooperation customer-supplier based on the teamwork approach
from the first idea up to the final realisation of the product.
The main aim is to provide students with knowledge
of the latest communication possibilities between a customer and supplier,
as well as with possible ways of an effective cooperation using the rapid
prototyping methods,computer-aided simulation and the like.
Knowledge of a multimedia communication , rapid prototyping
using simulation programs,etc.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

New course: Proceedings, conference papers,articles in journals,..

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme D-STG-K Doctoral, 1. year of study, winter semester, recommended
  • Programme D-STG-P Doctoral, 1. year of study, winter semester, recommended

Type of course unit



20 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1.Basic principles of team work -supplier-customer
2.Modern trends in multimedial communication
3.Summary of basic rules for proper casting design
4.Rapid prototyping - survey of existing methods
5.FDM and LOM methods
6.Digital prototyping
7.Simulation programmes used for optimal casting design
8-10.Case studies of cooperation foundry-customer