Course detail

Construction of Production Machines II

FSI-G3SAcad. year: 2017/2018

This course complements and extends the knowledge of Construction of Production Machines I for machining difficult and non-metallic materials. These machine tools operate on different physical principles. We are talking about machining stone, carbon materials or wood. It will also be shown methods for rapid prototyping, using additive manufacturing methods. It mentioned the issue of Industry 4.0 with practical examples.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students taking part in this course obtain basic knowledge on mechatronics of machine tools and forming machines; moreover, they obtain basic knowledge on woodworking machines.


The expected knowledge is from the field of machine parts and machine mechanisms as well as from the field of basic principles of production machines construction. The student should be orientated in the field of chip machining technology.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

MAREK, J., et al. Konstrukce CNC obráběcích strojů. 4nd ed. Praha: MM publishing, s.r.o., 2018. 428 p. ISBN 978-80-906310-8-3. (CS)
MAŘÍK, V. a kol., Průmysl 4.0 – Výzva pro českou republiku. 1th ed. Praha: Management Press, 2016. 272 p. ISBN 978-80-726-1440-0. (CS)
Company materials and leaflets issued by manufacturers of machine tools (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Written and oral exam tests the student's knowledge and the ability of its practical application in the studied specialization. The total classification combines both parts of the exam.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The target is to learn to apply the basic principles to construction of production machines.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The lectures are not compulsory, but active attendance is recommended.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-VSR , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch M-VSR , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Classification of unconventional production machines, use and design principles
2. Physical machining method - electric shocks and chemical
3. Physical machining method - concentrated energy (lasers, plasma)
4. Physical method - mechanical (ultrasound, water jet)
5. Additive method - liquid and powder materials
6. Additive method - 3D printing polymers
7. Additive method - 3D printing metals, paper
8. Machine tools for woodworking
9. Machines for machining of plastics, stone and carbon
10. Machining using industrial robots
11. Hybrid machine tools for additive and chipboard machining
12. Industry 4.0, definition, principles and challenges
13. Industry 4.0 applications and examples