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Educ. Sci. 2018, 8(3), 151;

Tutorials for Integrating CAD/CAM in Engineering Curricula

Faculty of Engineering, Kitami Institute of Technology, Kitami 090-8507, Japan
College of Engineering, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain 15551, UAE
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Received: 23 August 2018 / Revised: 13 September 2018 / Accepted: 14 September 2018 / Published: 19 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Engineering Education and Technological / Professional Learning)
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This article addresses the issue of educating engineering students with the knowledge and skills of Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM). In particular, three carefully designed tutorials—cutting tool offsetting, tool-path generation for freeform surfaces, and the integration of advanced machine tools (e.g., hexapod-based machine tools) with solid modeling—are described. The tutorials help students gain an in-depth understanding of how the CAD/CAM-relevant hardware devices and software packages work in real-life settings. At the same time, the tutorials help students achieve the following educational outcomes: (1) an ability to apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering; (2) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet the desired needs, (3) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems; and (4) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools that are necessary for engineering practice. The tutorials can be modified for incorporating other contemporary issues (e.g., additive manufacturing, reverse engineering, and sustainable manufacturing), which can be delved into as a natural extension of this study. View Full-Text
Keywords: engineering education; CAD/CAM; digital engineering; accreditation engineering education; CAD/CAM; digital engineering; accreditation

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