COMPUTER-ASSISTED PRODUCTION

Teachers: 
Credits: 
6
Site: 
PARMA
Year of erogation: 
2021/2022
Unit Coordinator: 
Disciplinary Sector: 
Production Technologies and Systems
Semester: 
Second semester
Year of study: 
1
Language of instruction: 

Italian

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Knowledge of the
CAD/CAM tools and
systems and
related
methodologies,
technologies and
functionalities

Prerequisites

Basic theoretical
engineering
knowledge and
industrial drafting
and design and
mechanical
technology

Course contents summary

Study of
COMPUTER
AIDED DESIGN/
COMPUTER
AIDED
ENGINEERING/C
OMPUTER AIDED
MANUFACTURING

Course contents

COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING
The course aims to study CAD / CAE / CAM (Computer Aided Design / Computer Aided Engineering / Computer Aided Manufacturing) technologies and systems for product design and the planning and programming of the production and manufacturing process of products. with particular reference to the products of the engineering industry.
The methodologies and techniques of three-dimensional CAD modeling of the product will be analyzed and the analysis and graphic representation of the functional and aesthetic requirements, the data structures that define the product and the production process and the problems related to the choice and application of tools advanced integrated computer systems to support product design and planning and programming of the production process and automatic machining using CNC machine tools. The integrated CAD techniques and tools for modeling and CAE for simulation and verification of the functional behavior of the product will be analyzed and the CAM tools for planning and scheduling work with reference to the problems of collaborative design and integration of processes and systems, making systematic use of application case studies of interest to the metalworking industry and to CAD / CAE / CAM systems available on the market. There will be guided exercises on the use of an exemplary commercial CAD / CAE / CAM system and the execution, using this system, of a year's work related to the CAD design of a mechanical component and to the automatic CAM programming of its machining with a machine tool. CNC; the execution and delivery of the year's work is a prerequisite to be able to take the exam. The didactic documentation and the slides relating to the topics covered in the lessons are available online. The exam consists of a written test on the topics covered in the lessons.

Recommended texts
C. MCMAHON and J. BROWNE, "CAD / CAM: Principles, Practice, and Manufacturing Management", Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Reading, 2nd edition, 1999.
K. LEE, "Principles of CAD / CAM / CAE Systems", Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Reading, 1st edition, 1999.

In-depth texts
S. KALPAKJIAN, "Manufacturing Processes for Engineering Materials", Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Reading, 1984.
G. BOOTHROYD, C. POLI and L. E. MURCH: "Automatic Assembly", Marcel Dekker, New York, 1983.
T. C. CHANG, R. A. WYSK and H.-P. WANG: "Computer Aided Manufacturing", Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliff, 1991.
G.W. VICKERS, M. LY and R G OETTER, "Numerically Controlled Machine Tools", Hellis Horwood, New York, 1990.
G. E. THYER, "Computer Numerical Control of Machine Tools", Newnes, Oxford, 1991.

Recommended readings

Recommended texts
C. MCMAHON and J. BROWNE, "CAD / CAM: Principles, Practice, and Manufacturing Management", Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Reading, 2nd edition, 1999.
K. LEE, "Principles of CAD / CAM / CAE Systems", Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Reading, 1st edition, 1999.

In-depth texts
S. KALPAKJIAN, "Manufacturing Processes for Engineering Materials", Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Reading, 1984.
G. BOOTHROYD, C. POLI and L. E. MURCH: "Automatic Assembly", Marcel Dekker, New York, 1983.
T. C. CHANG, R. A. WYSK and H.-P. WANG: "Computer Aided Manufacturing", Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliff, 1991.
G.W. VICKERS, M. LY and R G OETTER, "Numerically Controlled Machine Tools", Hellis Horwood, New York, 1990.
G. E. THYER, "Computer Numerical Control of Machine Tools", Newnes, Oxford, 1991.

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons and
classes of hands on.
Use of viewgraphs
and bibliographical
references.

Assessment methods and criteria

Ad personam
written
examination.

Other informations

Direct interaction
with the students
and discussion of
the matter..