Introduction to Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM)

in Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing

Introduction to Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM)


10 weeks x 3hrs per week (6pm – 9pm)


Fully funded for anyone who lives in the West Midlands Combined Authority.

Delivery Location

IoT Dudley

Delivery Partners
Dudley College

Delivery Model


Entry Requirements

You will gain the knowledge and understanding of how to use CAD CAM to produce CNC programs in practical setting.

The course is a hands-on practical approach to learning and applies the concepts of CAD CAM using industrial software and machine tools (Autodesk Feature CAM).

Occupational Profile

This course is designed for adults either working within a relevant sector, those who want to upskill, complete CPD or those that are interested in a career in modern manufacturing.

Training and Development Summary

You will gain an understanding of:

  • Creation of machining Geometry
  • The use of Autodesk Featurecam to produce CAD CAM programs.
  • Generation of simulation of machined parts
  • Optimisation of the machining process
  • Generation of tooling data and operation plans
  • Generation of NC Programs
  • Downloading and proving of CNC programs to create basic parts
  • Workpiece setting and tooling
Professional Recognition and Career Progression

Learners can use this to support progression in the workplace and provide progression into more senior/complex job roles. Learners can use this as supporting evidence if they want to progress to a Level 4 qualification and can also be used to gain additional credits to support progression onto degree pathways.

Learners can also progress onto the CAD and Rapid Prototyping courses.

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