This module will give participants an in-depth learning experience in computer-aided design and hands-on experience on the processes of computer-aided manufacturing, using state-of-the-art equipment.
In the first part of the module the participants will use the knowledge gained in Engineering Design Process and utilise 3D modelling software to design and create models.
The participants will then develop their understanding of structured data within CAD/CAM systems and the use of data transfer methods to transfer the data to the CAM system.
The use of Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machines to produce various products will be covered. The module will also explore the simulation of a Flexible Management System and production centres to create a real-time manufacturing environment.
By the end of this module students will be able to:
Demonstrate how geometrical models are structured within a CAD System and how the database of such models may be accessed by other applications.
Express how machine tools operate and how geometrical models can be translated into machine tool motion.
Analyse how CAM tools such as process planning, automation and simulation can enhance manufacture.
Evaluate the capability of CADCAM in terms of efficient exchange of data and in terms of effective product data management.
Recognise the role that simulation has in Industry to create a real time manufacturing environment.