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Introduction to leading CADCAM technology, focusing on utilization aspects.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus MG2021 (Autumn 2007–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Demands on and possibilities with computer programs for support in different activities of a product development process will be described, based on a single part (e.g. a cast or moulded product). Such activities include (not necessarily all of the following or in this order) conceptual design, analysis, calculations and simulations, prototyping, detailed design, product data communication, tool design, analysis and simulation of moulding and production and assembly planning. The computer support of each activity will be introduced and discussed from different perspectives and a series of hands-on laborations will be made, to illustrate the different activities. The integration of different activities and their common data will also be a central task throughout the course.

During lab exercises work station based CAD/CAM systems with solid and parametric modelling capabilities and associativity will be used.

Intended learning outcomes

To give an understanding of how different kinds of CAD/CAM systems can (or can not) be applied to more efficiently support in the design and planning work at a company. This should be the result of a better control of, structure in, integration of and reuse of the information produced during development and order handling of products and constructions.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

M or other program added with 4F1521 Machine Elements and 4G1634 Manufacturing Technology or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercise, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Laboration course (LAB1; 3 credits) and one graded exercise (ÖVN1; 3 credits).

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

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Offered by

ITM/Production Engineering

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

4K1202 Modelling and Interaction in CAD/CAM.