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The course takes place in period

3 (2022-01-01 to 2022-03-13)


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to give students the
knowledge in order to produce mould plates for injection moulding using Mastercam software and a CNC machine.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is
expected to be able to:

Be able to to simulate the machining of a
mould plate using Mastercam 2021 software

To determine the machine time, feed rate and
tools for required machining operations

Be able to write G-Code for the machining of
parts on a CNC lathe

To machine a mould plate in groups on the HAAS
cnc machine in the Arcada workshop

To produce engineering reports and to follow "Good Scientific Practice in Studies".

Course contents

Introduction to Mastercam
Basic 2D Milling and Dynamic Milling
Basic 3D Milling
Mastercam Lathe
Project - Prototyping of mould plate for
tensile test piece

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Laboratory Safety for Engineers.

Students are required to have taken Solid
Modelling and Manufacturing Processes also. This is thus a second year subject and not recommended for first year students or open university students.

Additional information

Weekly tutorial classes are not compulsory. Students may choose to complete all tutorials at home or in their own chosen time.

Home software and additional interactive tutorials available from: External link

A number of learning documents also available
at: External link

Recommended or required reading External link
Link in English also appearing soon.Download Mastercam 2022.

96-8000 T mill-manual. All students should read pages 111-174 of the HAAS manual.

It is required to follow good scientific practice in studies at Arcada:

Ensure you have read through the ethical rules at Arcada:…

Reference Book: "Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing", Wang, Perlego.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 5 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 20 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 25 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 65 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Individual Assignment 1 - Simulation of Mould Plate with Mastercam (100%):

Passed assignment marks can not be improved by
re submission of the work.

50-59 Grade 1 Satisfactory
60-69 Grade 2 Satisfactory
70-79 Grade 3 Good
80-89 Grade 4 Good
90-100 Grade 5 Excellent


  • Anukka Harri
  • Vihtonen Mathew


Vihtonen Mathew

Group size

No limit (37 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until date 2022-03-13

The timetable of the course

It is required to first complete the Mastercam
tutorials from itslearning using Mastercam. These may be done at home using the demo version of the software or using Arcada computer labs. These tutorials will give the student the skills using the software.

Week 1 Introductory Lecture. Introduction to Mastercam (Mastercam Basics tutorial) and using training resources at "Learning Mastercam" video at LinkedIn Learning.
Week 2 Getting started with Mastercam Solids Tutorial.
Week 3 Machine Simulation Tutorial
Week 4 Introduction to Dynamic Milling Tutorial
Week 5 Getting started with Mastercam Lathe Tutorial
Week 6 Introduction to G-Code
Week 7 No Class
Week 8+ Project

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Course enrolment period

2021-12-22 to 2022-01-20

Assessment methods

2022-03-13 - Reports and productions

Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2022-01-13 09:00 - 13:00 E383 Computer Aided Manufacturing (via distance) Vihtonen Mathew
2022-01-20 09:00 - 12:00 E383 CAM distance Vihtonen Mathew
2022-01-27 09:00 - 12:00 E383 CAM distance Vihtonen Mathew
2022-02-03 10:15 - 12:00 E383 CAM distance Vihtonen Mathew
2022-02-10 09:00 - 12:00 E383 CAM distance Vihtonen Mathew
2022-02-17 08:15 - 12:00 E383 CAM Individual Work (no lecture) Vihtonen Mathew
2022-02-24 10:15 - 12:00 E383 CAM Lecture G Code- distance Vihtonen Mathew
2022-03-03 09:00 - 12:00 E383 CAM - Individual Project (distance) Vihtonen Mathew
2022-03-10 09:00 - 12:00 E383 CAM Project Individual Work Vihtonen Mathew

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