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CAD/CAM and 3D printing (5 cr)

Code: AT00BZ08-3004

General information


21.11.2022 - 08.01.2023


09.01.2023 - 30.04.2023

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
  • E-campus, Lahti

Teaching languages

  • Finnish


0 - 40

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Wood Technology


  • Ari Vesikko
  • Timo Roininen

Scheduling groups

  • Arin verkkoluennot (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Timon Verkkoluento 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)



Small groups

  • Arin verkkoluennot
  • Verkkoluento 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 and simulation in network.
3D-printing simulation in network.

Timing and attendance

Sceduled timetable lessons in Moodle environment.

Learning material and recommended literature

App manuals and networks manuals.

Working life cooperation

RPL, recognition of prior learning

Learning environment

Student computers + ZOOM + Moodle.

Student time use and work load

Average student: 5*27 hours. 50 hours lessons and guidance.


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
- knows the basics how to print a CAD model of a product with a 3D printer

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)

The student does not meet the requirements for digital modeling and manufacturing.

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 create G-code of 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 create G-code from 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.