Course description

Computer-Aided Design (CAD) involves creating computer models defined by geometrical parameters. These models typically appear on a computer monitor as a three-dimensional representation of a part or a system of parts, which can be readily altered by changing relevant parameters. CAD systems enable designers to view objects under a wide variety of representations and to test these objects by simulating real-world conditions.
Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) uses geometrical design data to control automated machinery. CAM systems are associated with computer numerical control (CNC) or direct numerical control (DNC) systems. These systems differ from older forms of numerical control (NC) in that geometrical data are encoded mechanically. Since both CAD and CAM use computer-based methods for encoding geometrical data, it is possible for the processes of design and manufacture to be highly integrated. Computer-aided design and manufacturing systems are commonly referred to as CAD/CAM.

Unique Service Point(USP)

The development of CAD and CAM and particularly the linkage between the two overcame traditional NC shortcomings in expense, ease of use, and speed by enabling the design. Just as important, CAD/CAM gave the designer much more direct control over the production process, creating the possibility of completely integrated design and manufacturing processes.

What are the different types of CAD/CAM systems?

There are basically two types of systems; acquisition only and scan and mill. Acquisition only systems allow the user to take a digital impression and send the file to a center where a model is made for a laboratory technician to make a final restoration. Alternatively, a scan and mill system allows for a restoration to be fabricated and stained and glazed in the office. This type of system provides a benefit to the patient in that only one appointment is necessary. It does however require skilled team members and additional chair time the day the restoration is made.

How will I learn this technology?

As with any new technology, training and a good implementation plan are critical. Each system has a unique learning curve, from the impression taking process, to the uploading of the scan, and the design of the restoration. Stepping into the digital age requires minimal computer skill and the systems are very user friendly.

Who is eligible for this course?

It will be advisable that you have or develop drawing fundamentals and Mechanical or Minimum Know about Civil Basics.

What is the course duration?

Course duration is 3 months.

Why should CAD/CAM interest me?

CAD/CAM is an exciting area of Dentistry that is growing in different areas every day. It offers many advantages to the dentist, assistant, and patient. The process is very precise, and significantly reduces adjustments. Best of all, patients love the digital impression process!


  • Code and Coordinates
  • Mastercam Workspace
  • Arcs
  • Additional Tools
  • Basic CAD
  • Dimensions
  • Production Techniques
  • Analyze
  • Xform
  • Advanced CAD
  • CAM
  • Toolpaths
  • Speeds and Feeds
  • Contour Toolpaths
  • Pocketing with Islands
  • Drill Toolpaths
  • Two-Piece Part
  • Advanced Contouring
  • Advanced Pocketing
  • Challenge

  • 2.CAD/CAM Level-2

  • Milling and Tool Types
  • Milling Efficiency
  • Reverse Engineering Routing
  • Introduction to Turning
  • Turning Tool Types
  • Turning Efficiency
  • Turning Toolpaths
  • Multiple-Tool Turning
  • Reverse Engineering for Turning
  • 3D Design-Extruding

  • 3.CNC lathe

  • Machine a Sample Part
  • NC Code and Verification
  • Coordinate Positioning
  • Generate NC Code
  • Chess Pawn Project
  • Machine from NC Code
  • Screwdriver Project I
  • Screwdriver Project II
  • Post-Test and Wrap-up
  • Bonus Activities
  • Bonus Activities
  • Challenge
  • 4.CNC Machining

  • Safety and Accuracy
  • Digital Precision
  • Machine a Sample Part
  • NC Code and Verification
  • Coordinate Positioning
  • NC Code Translation
  • Two-Sided Machining
  • Gear and Sphere
  • Rotor and DEPCO Logo
  • Project 1 - Sunburst and Spiral
  • Code Verification and Editing

  • 5.Computer Animation

  • Animation Principles
  • Animation Graphics and Sounds
  • Tween Creation
  • Slideshow Design
  • Slideshow Interactivity
  • Web Page Design
  • Animated Menu Code
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Post-Test and Wrap-Up
  • Bonus Activities
  • Challenge
  • Open-Ended Challenge
  • Careers
  • Internet