Course detail

Simultaneous Engineering

FSI-9SINAcad. year: 2020/2021

Fundamentals of team work. Cooperation between supplier and customer(preparation of a concept of solution, casting design and its prototype, batch production). Multimedia communications. Rapid prototyping (a quick manufacture of a prototype using one of the RP methods, i.e. selective sintering,stereolitography, laminating,etc). Simulation software programs aimed at optimizing the final product (used during casting pouring, solidification and cooling).
Technological characteristics of the design (Designing castings to avoid foundry defects).

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Knowledge of a multimedia communication , rapid prototyping
using simulation programs,etc.


Basic knowledge of a foundry technology, especially with respect to an optimal foundry casting design.Knowledge of rapid prototyping methods and basic computer simulation methods used in foundry technology.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

New course: Proceedings, conference papers,articles in journals,..

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

Attendance in lectures is recommended.
Examination : written and oral exam.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.


The course familiarises students with basic principles of new philosophy
cooperation customer-supplier based on the teamwork approach
from the first idea up to the final realisation of the product.
The main aim is to provide students with knowledge
of the latest communication possibilities between a customer and supplier,
as well as with possible ways of an effective cooperation using the rapid
prototyping methods,computer-aided simulation and the like.

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

Presence in lessons obligatory compensation to be agreed with the lecturer

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme D-STG-P Doctoral, 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, recommended

Type of course unit



20 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1.Basic principles of team work -supplier-customer
2.Modern trends in multimedial communication
3.Summary of basic rules for proper casting design
4.Rapid prototyping - survey of existing methods
5.FDM and LOM methods
6.Digital prototyping
7.Simulation programmes used for optimal casting design
8-10.Case studies of cooperation foundry-customer