The CAD/CAM Lab in Mechatronics Engineering Department introduces student to the process planning and the tools that are needed to carry for process planning. Process planning is an engineering activity that determines the appropriate procedures for transforming raw materials into a final product as specified by an engineering design. Engineering designs are conventionally documented using detailed diagrams indicating important design characteristics such as dimensions, tolerances, materials, and other pertinent specifications. Even though these diagrams convey a large amount of information about a design, they are incomplete in that they do not describe the manufacturing steps necessary to produce the final part. Effective process plans provide this information. In practice, design, process planning, and manufacturing are interrelated since the capabilities and characteristics of available equipment, manufacturing processes, and personnel can have a significant impact on the final design of a product.
An arrangement of 20 computers loaded with CAD software like PRO-E, Auto CAD have been installed in CAD/CAM laboratory where the students of Mechatronics Engineering can learn designing skills.