(BMFR 3523)


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

[1]    Explain CAD/CAM systems and applications in manufacturing industry.

[2]    Apply principle of CAD/CAM in creating 2D sketches, 3D models, surface modeling and CAM operation.

[3]    Plan machining strategies and toolpath methods for milling and turning operations.

[4]    Investigate and simulate machining operations prior to the machining process. 



This course introduces CAD/CAM system and its application in manufacturing industry. It covers the application of high-end CAD/CAM software for generating geometric modeling and NC part programming. The related topics will be covered are generating 2D Graphic Elements, Geometric Modeling Systems, Generative/Interactive Drafting, CAD and CAM Integration, and CAM Programming. CAD/CAM software will be used to demonstrate the integration between CAD and CAM operation that includes create and simulate the toolpath for machining operations and also generate NC part programming.



[1]    Rao, P.N., 2010, CAD/CAM Principles and Applications, 3rd Edition, McGraw Hill.

[2]    Chang T.C., Wysk, R.A. and Wang, H.R., 2005, Computer-Aided Manufacturing, 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall.

[3]    Karam, F., 2004, Using CATIAV5, Tomson (Delma Learning).

[4]    McMahon, C. & Browne, J., 2000, CAD/CAM Principle, Practise and Manufacturing Management, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall.