Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


CAD/CAM prototyping (Elective)

Danish title
CAD/CAM prototyping (Valgfag)
Study programme
Production Technology
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Academy Profession
3. semester
Duration of the subject/module
4 Weeks
Programme elements
Start time
Guldbergsgade 29 N, København N
Lygten 16, København NV
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Morten Kjær Stovegaard
Dina Jacobsen
Jon Emil Stenz
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    In the process of producing a 3-dimensional product with double curved surfaces, you are introduced to various digital tools. The process involves 3D scanning, SolidWorks Surface modeling, CAM setup in Fusion 360, and milling on the CNC router with manual finishing of the work piece. Work is done in teams of 3.


    The student acquires knowledge on:

    2- and 3d splines as well as surface tools (swept, lofted, boundary, and filled surfaces)
    practical CNC milling processes
    choosing CNC machining tools and programming / defining milling paths


    During the product development process, the student is able to apply the key methods and tools, including:

    scanning of a physical object and converting the digital representation into a mesh for SW modelling
    importing CAD to CAM software and simulation of the CNC milling process
    drawing/modelling a double-curved item with guidance, based on 3d scan
    handling manual finishing and surface finishing


    After the course, the student is able to acquire and apply:

    setting up and using the CNC router for their own design
    Transform and transfer new knowledge, skills and competencies in relation to digitized product development and production

  • Type of instruction
    Teaching with practical exercises
  • Exam

    The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)

    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested standalone
    Type of exam
    Oral examination
    Formal requirements
    Group presentation (pdf file)
    Extra material:

    VX Element (CST and/or Session file)
    CAD (SolidWorks file)
    CAM (Fusion 360/Data sheet file)
    Individual exam or group exam
    Group, 2-3 participants
    Exam languages
    Danish (Norwegian/Swedish)
    The examination consists of a joint oral group presentation followed by individual Q&A sessions:

    Group presentation - 15 minutes
    Individual part - 10 minutes
    Votation - 5 minutes
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Internal censure
hours of teaching
hours of preparation
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the subject divided into different study activities.

In the subject CAD/CAM prototyping (Elective) you will receive 27 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 36 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 12% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: digital exercises, laboratory work, classroom teaching, group work.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: group work, exam.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances