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MG2036 Computer Aided Manufacturing - CAM 6.0 credits

This course deals with process and production planning, and you will learn how such tasks can become more efficient by using CAM systems. You will explore a range of different CAM software packages for different types of products and production methods.

About course offering

For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 17 Mar 2025 programme students

Target group

Conditionally elective for TPRMM1

Elective for all other Master programmes as long as it can be included in your programme.

CMAST4, CDEPR4 course within technical profile

Part of programme

Degree Programme in Design and Product Realisation, åk 4, INE, Conditionally Elective

Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering, åk 4, INE, Conditionally Elective

Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering, åk 4, SUT, Conditionally Elective

Master's Programme, Industrial Engineering and Management, åk 1, MOPR, Conditionally Elective

Master's Programme, Production Engineering and Management, åk 1, Conditionally Elective


P4 (6.0 hp)


17 Mar 2025
2 Jun 2025

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

5 - 60

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 17 Mar 2025 programme students

Application code



For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 17 Mar 2025 programme students


Magnus Lundgren, , tel. 08-790 9491


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Course coordinator

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MG2036 (Spring 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • concepts, basics and theory in process planning
  • different types of numerically controlled machine tools and for which types of products that they are suitable
  • different types of cutting tools and engineering materials
  • different types of fixtures and the relation of the fixture design to process planning
  • interpretation of manufacturing requirements for selecting proper manufacturing processes and design of the processes
  • communication and quality assurance of a manufacturing process
  • process planning for small and large scale production- design and simulation of manufacturing processes in CAM programs
  • digital models, standards for digital representation of product and process data, model driven work methods, the roles of man and computer in automation of process planning

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course with a passing grade the student should be able to:

  • describe the role of the process planning in the product realisation process
  • account for theory of process planning, which activities that are included, in which order and their relation to each other
  • explain and give examples of how type of product, manufacturing requirements and available manufacturing equipment influences the decisions that are taken in the process planning
  • explain how digital models and computer-aid are used in process planning
  • demonstrate practical skills in using a CAM program
  • carry out a process planning process which includes choice of:

o machine o setup o manufacturing process o tools o method parameters

  • document the process planning result to communicate and assure the quality of the manufacturing process

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

MG2028/MG2128 CAD and other IT Tools in Industrial Processes
MG1016/MG1026 Manufacturing Technology and MG1024 Production or the equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

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Kan laddas ner från Canvas av registrerade kursdeltagare

Lecture handouts, papers, exercises etc, can be downloaded from LMS by registered course participants

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


  • INLA - Technical Report, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • LABB - Laboratory work and Home work, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • LITT - Report, -study visit, log book, 1.0 credits, grading scale: 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

Participation in study visit(s)

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

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Magnus Lundgren, , tel. 08-790 9491