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Curriculum Reform and Practice of Mechanical CAD/CAM Technology ARTICLE

iJET Volume 13, Number 8, ISSN 1863-0383 Publisher: International Association of Online Engineering, Kassel, Germany

Abstract

Mechanical CAD/CAM technology is an important course for the mechanical design and manufacturing major. Its scope has a wide teaching content and discipline span, and is regarded a comprehensive course with strong theoretical and practical characteristics. Theoretical teaching was emphasized in the past to undervalue software operation. Unpractical teaching content directly resulted in student\u2019s insufficient practice after the course. Thus, teaching reform measures were proposed, such as optimizing teaching contents, implementing modular teaching, introducing skill-based software, and formulating typical work tasks. Combined with theoretical knowledge, students used the software as a tool to accomplish designated tasks and reach corresponding teaching objectives. Taking mouse punch as an example, MasterCAM software was used to introduce the specific mode of task-oriented teaching in CAD/CAM experiments. Results show that students improve their abilities of applying CAD/CAM software after the course\u2019s teaching reform. Practical engineering problems are analyzed thoroughly and orderly. Employment quantity and quality of graduates are significantly improved to gain praises from enterprises and achieve a remarkable teaching effect.

Citation

Xin, L. (2018). Curriculum Reform and Practice of Mechanical CAD/CAM Technology. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 13(8), 78-89. Kassel, Germany: International Association of Online Engineering. Retrieved September 23, 2018 from .

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