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CAD/CAM and 3D printing (5 cr)

Code: AT00BZ08-3003

General information


01.07.2022 - 04.09.2022


01.09.2022 - 18.12.2022

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

2 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning


Faculty of Technology (LAB)


Lahti Campus

Teaching languages

  • Finnish


10 - 30

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Wood Technology


  • Ari Vesikko
  • Timo Roininen
  • Juhani Kakriainen

Scheduling groups

  • Luennot 1 (Size: 30. Open UAS: 0.)



Small groups

  • Luennot 1

Learning outcomes

The student is able to:
- Key concepts and features of CNC technology
- Basics of CAD / CAM technology
- create CNC toolpaths using CAM software
- machine the planned toolpath with a CNC milling machine
- model the plan as a 3D model and print the model on a 3D printer.

Implementation and methods of teaching

CAD/CAM planning in computer classroon.
Practical manufacturing in Laboratory.
3D-printing in laboratory.

Timing and attendance

Sceduled timetable lessons in computer classroom and laboratory.

Learning material and recommended literature

App manuals and networks manuals.

Alternative completion methods

RPL, recognition of prior learning

Learning environment

Computer classroom, CNC-machine, 3D-Printers, Moodle.

Student time use and work load

Average student: 5*27 hours. 50% in Campus.


The student learns:
- knows the basics of CNC machining
- knows the basics of the G code of a CNC machine
- can draw technical drawings and edit them with CAD software
- can create CNC toolpaths from a CAD model with CAM software
- can print a CAD model of a product with a 3D printer

The next lessons will be held in the Computer Class and in the laboratory.

Additional information for students: previous knowledge etc.

Prior knowledge: Basics knowledge of CAD.

Assessment criteria

Weekly assigments must be completed satisfactorily.

Assessment scale


Failed (0)

Tracking task completion and participation activity using the tools of the e-learning environment. Demonstrating familiarity with the target groups of their profession.

Assessment criteria: level 1 (assessment scale 1–5)

The student is able to produce 3D models with CAD software, create NC machine toolpaths from a CAD model and print the model with a 3D printer according to the instructions.

Assessment criteria: level 3 (assessment scale 1–5)

The student is able to produce models with CAD software in a variety of ways, create toolpaths from an CAD model on an NC machine and print the instructions on a model with a 3D printer and justify the choices made.

Assessment criteria: level 5 (assessment scale 1–5)

In addition to the previous knowledge and skills, the student has a developing attitude and the ability to transfer their knowledge to the entire work group.