Course coordinator: Dr. P Gamage

Evaluation panel: Mr. M Dharmawardana, Dr. R A Ekanayake, Mr. Dharshana Athauda ,Dr. K Wijesundara

Instructor in-charge: Ms. J. Sathurshana

The aim of this course is to give students a basic understanding of the product cycle, hardware and software environment of Computer Aided Design/ Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) and necessary tools and techniques of CAD/CAM so that they will be able to design a total manufacturing solution for a given product and/or enhance the performance of a manufacturing entity.

Intended Learning Outcomes:

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

ILO1: Describe the major hardware components in CAD/CAM environment.

ILO2: Apply mathematical representations of basic geometrical entities in developing algorithms and programmes for drawing entities, animation interactives in a CAD environment.

ILO3: Construct a model of a given product by means of CAD tools, by considering manufacturing operations within the product cycle, for CNC machining or 3D printing.

ILO4: Analyse the model/product by means of Finite Element Analysis method.

ILO5: Compose part programs (both manually and using CAM tools) for a given product to verify and manufacture using CNC Machines or 3D printers.

Recommended Texts:

1. Logan, D. L. (2017). A First Course in the Finite Element Method (6 ed.). MA: Cengage Learning.

2. Steele, J. M. (1989). Applied Finite Element Modeling. NY: Marcel Dekker, Inc.

3. Zeid, I. (1991). CAD/CAM - Theory and Practice. NY: McGraw Hill.