MECH 521

Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM)

Units: 1.5

Introduction to machining operations features of numerically controlled machine tools and types of CNC programming. Manual part programming with G-codes, canned cycles, subprograms, and simulation program. CNC machine tools and control and machine tool kinematics. CNC machining of curved surfaces, and surface machining strategies. Rapid prototyping or 3D printing. Machining mechanics and dynamics.


  • There is a 3-hour laboratory requirement on alternate weeks.

Graduate course in the Mechanical Engineering program offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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