618-2024/04 – Computer support and Rapid prototyping in foundry industry (PRPS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Metallurgy and FoundryCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Hampl, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Filip Radkovský, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
RAD913 Ing. Filip Radkovský, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Acquired knowledge: - the student will be able to characterize the Rapid prototyping methods - the student will be able to orientate in the application of individual RP methods - the student will be able to known basic principles of using the computer technology for control of technological and manufacturing processes Acquired skills: - the student will be able to obtain and process the 3D data with the aid of computer technology - the student will be able to apply the computer t methods for manufacture of castings - the student will be able to choose a suitable RP method for manufacture of a pattern, a mold based on gained information

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Other activities


The subject is aimed at application of computer technology for manufacture of patterns, molds, and castings. It makes acquainted the students with Rapid prototyping methods and their utilization in industrial applications. Further on it is aimed at acquisition and processing of 3D data for control of technological and manufacturing processes.

Compulsory literature:

CHUA, C.K. et. al. Rapid Prototyping: principles and Applications. Singapure: World Scientific Publishing Co. 2010. ISBN 978-981-277-897-0 . WATT, A. and M. WATT. Advanced Animation and Rendering Techniques – Theory and Practice. New York: ACM Press, 1992. ISBN 0201544121.

Recommended literature:

ERTTL, T. Computer Graphics-Principles and Practice. Vienna: 1996. ISBN 978-3-211-82806-9.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester



Other requirements

Elaboration of semestral projects and completion of the interim tests


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction in principles and preparation of pattern equipment and moulds 2. Utilization of computer technology for control of technological and manufacturing processes 3. Utilization of 3D modelling and graphic programs for formation of pattern equipment and moulds. Conversion of real bodies in 3D coordinates, data acquisition and processing. 4. Editing and export of 3D data for the needs of manufacture of a 3D pattern 5. Basic methods of Rapid prototyping (RP) technologies. Comparison of individual technologies, advantages and deficiencies 6. RP methods based on photopolymers and solid materials 7. RP methods based on powder materials 8. Post processing – final processing of patterns

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 30  16
        Examination Examination 70  35 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Compulsory attendance at exercises min. 80%.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (B0214A270001) Art Foundry Engineering MTU P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0214A270001) Art Foundry Engineering MTU P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0214A270001) Art Foundry Engineering MTU P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner

Assessment of instruction

2021/2022 Summer