Numerical Modeling and Rapid Prototyping
FSI-HRAAcad. year: 2019/2020
The course is focused on modern technology and modern methods used in the development, design and manufacturing of a prototype. At the beginning the term “Computer Aided Design” is defined along with its integration into the production process. Next, CAD systems are dealt with in more detail, systems separated into categories and the use of each category is explained with a view to working methods and available tools. Part of this subject is concerned with collaborative design between computerized workstations over a network (LAN). The final part concerns prototype product description various methods of rapid prototyping and efficiency reverse engineering methods.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students will have an overview of CAD system and Rapid Prototyping technology properties used in the design and construction processes and in prototype manufacturing and 3D scanning techniques.
Basic knowledges about design of machine parts and machine nodes.
Knowledge of computer control., CAD basics.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
SALOMON, D. Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling. Springer, 1999. 833 s.
ŽÁRA, J.; BENEŠ; B.; FELKEL, P. Moderní počítačová grafika. Brno: Computer Press, 1998. 433 s. ISBN 80-7226-049-9
Pro/Engineer. Základy systému. Přerov: Rand Technologies, 1999
MURRAY, J.D; VANRYPER W. Ecyklopedie grafických formátů – druhé vydání. 2. vyd. Brno: Computer Press, 1997. 917 s. ISBN 80-7226-033-2
SolidWorks. TeacherGuite. Concord: Solid Works Corporation, 2001
MCMAHON, CH., BROWNE, J. CAD/CAM – principles, practice and manufacturing management. 2.vyd. Harlow: Pearson Edication Limited. 1998. 643s. ISBN 0-2001-17819-2
TurboCAD Verze 8 – Kompletní uživatelský manuál. IMSI, 2001
MCNEEL, R. Rhinoceros – NURBS Modeling for Windows. Robert McNeel&Associates, 1999 (EN)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Course-unit credit requirements: The student has to be able to explain the suitability of selected solution and applied procedure, objective accuracy of computational and documentation part of the report. The mark reflects also the graphic and formal sides of the report.
Language of instruction
The course explains the principles of Computer Aided Design systems and methods of prototype manufacture especially of rapid prototyping and reverse engineering - 3D scanning
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Participation in the exercises is obligatory and is controlled by the teacher. Absences can be compensated in exceptional and well-founded cases – to be determined by the course supervisor.
Type of course unit
26 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
Computer Aided Design – allocation on manufacturing process
CAD system configurations
CAD system categories
Visualisation in CAD systems
Wireframe and Solid modeler
Drawing in CAD systems
Rapid prototyping (RPT)
Collaborative design between computerized workstations over a network
Internet and CAD systems
Calculation modules in CAD systems
26 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
3D scanning - digitizers
3D scanning of small objects
3D scanning of large objects
Editing and repair of scanned data
Basic evaluation of dimension and parameters of scanned data
Rapid Inspection - geometriacal and automation evaluation
Advanced surface modelling
Reverse engineering - basics
Reverse engineering - freeform surfaces, advanced strategies
Rapid prototyping - sw, data preparation
Rapid prototyping - practical presentation of machines
Soft tooling method
Topological optimization, internal structures used for rapid prototyping parts.
eLearning: currently opened course