MEI-51026 Digital Manufacturing, 5 cr

Person responsible

Hossein Mokhtarian, Eric Coatanea


Implementation Period Person responsible Requirements
MEI-51026 2019-01 1 - 2 Eric Coatanea
Jouko Kiviö
Hossein Mokhtarian
The course is validated based on reports and assignments.

Learning Outcomes

This course provides a perspective on the discipline of Digital Manufacturing, with the central focus on the integrated design and modelling of manufacturing systems considering various sources of information on product and manufacturing processes. The emphasis is given to production and test of machines programs for machining and additive manufacturing using CAD/CAM software. The course provides a survival kit and the corresponding references in manufacturing in order to support the choices to be made during the use of CAD/CAM software. At the end of the course, students should be able to process a CAD file of a part in order to develop and validate the manufacturing program allowing the manufacturing of the part. Students should be able to design a product using a right CAD tool and decide on how to manufacture it with the support of digital tools and services. Digital manufacturing systems integrate advanced 3D modelling and simulation tools enabling collaborative product and process design. After completing this course, student understands the key principles and tools supporting the digital manufacturing process.


Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. Digital manufacturing process overview.  Design and modeling of basic manufacturing system components  3D design principles and advantages in designing of products and production systems. 
2. Design of functional production systems in 3D environment  Production planning with digital manufacturing tools.   Simulation and analysis of production system. Comparison of alternatives. 
3. Off-line programming of robots and machine tools. Methods for milling, turning and material handling.  Production process documentation  Analyze and provide G-codes for CAM systems.  


Course Mandatory/Advisable Description
MEI-40500 Koneensuunnittelu ja CAD-mallinnuksen perusteet Advisable    

Correspondence of content

Course Corresponds course  Description 
MEI-51026 Digital Manufacturing, 5 cr MEI-51006 Digital Manufacturing 1, 3 cr +
MEI-51016 Digital Manufacturing 2, 2 cr

Updated by: Mokhtarian Hossein, 28.12.2019