Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering - Leading Process and Product Improvement

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IME 6580 - CAM Applications

Catalog Description:

Custom design of post-processors. Creation of CNC programs through graphical-based systems. Strategies and techniques, including Computer-Aided Processing Planning (CAPP), to migrate data from CAD to CAM systems. Computer hardware and software requirements for integrated manufacturing.

Prerequisites: IME 3580, IME 4580, IME 5070 or equivalent (Recommended)

Credits: 3 hrs.

Notes: Open to Graduate Students Only.

Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3-0)

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course on CAM Applications the student will understand:

  1. The current trends in CAM Applications.
  2. The potential scope of CAM Applications within an organization.
  3. The importance of CAM application simulation.
  4. The role of computers in implementing CAM Applications.


Chang, T.C., Wysk, R.A., & Wang, H.P. (1998). Computer-Aided Manufacturing, Second Edition, Prentice-Hall. (not required)

Grigore C. Burdea, Phillipe Coiffet, Virtual Reality Technology, 2003, 2nd. Ed, J. Willey & Sons Inc., ISBN 0-471-36089-9. (not required)

Virtual and Augmented Reality Applications in Manufacturing, S.K. Ong and A.Y.C. Nee (Eds.) Springer204, ISBN 1-85233-796-6. (not required)

Pavel Ikonomov, CAD 3D Data Exchange, 2nd Ed., 2009,

Course Coordinator:

Pavel Ikonomov
Western Michigan University
E-221 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Phone: 276-3284

Revision Date: Spring 2011


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