Goals and idea

The students are to be introduced to the use of CAD systems in order to subsequently deal with the more in-depth use. This takes into account the fact that CAD design is the basis for documenting and passing on technical ideas. It is also part of the course to teach the programming of automated design processes in CAD. In addition to CAD training, the CAD laboratory also actively uses CAD programs for student projects. By training and using the CAD programs, students are prepared for their work in technical functions. For this purpose, the CAD programs are used, which are employed in numerous companies in the automotive industry, automotive supply industry and mechanical engineering.

Laboratory G307

Laboratory equipment and activities

PC Lab C104

  • 16 student workstations
  • 2 reserve workstations (back to the beamer wall)
  • 1 lecturer workstation  

PC Lab C105

  • 16 student workstations
  • 1 lecturer workstation  

PC Lab C204

  • 18 student workstations
  • 1 lecturer workstation  

PC Lab G307

  • 25 student workstations
  • 1 lecturer workstation
  • 5 more places planned  

PC Lab G310

  • 25 student workstations
  • 1 lecturer workstation

Use of CATIA V5-6 and Siemens NX10 software

CAD basic and advanced courses for the CAD systems; project and student research projects (subjects design 3 or product development); FEM - practical trainings

Further development of CAD applications for professional use; internal (non-commercial) research and final papers

Laboratory management and team

Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus-Uwe Moll
Phone: +49 841 9348-2750
Room: A122
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Programme director and Academic advisor Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Binder
Phone: +49 841 9348-3070
Room: A218
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Dean of Studies Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uli Burger
Phone: +49 841 9348-4321
Room: A230
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Vice president of the THI
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Suchandt
Phone: +49 841 9348-3710
Room: D026
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Lab engineer for CAD
Stefan Saumer
Phone: +49 841 9348-2510
Room: A126
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Programme director and Academic advisor Technical Design (Bachelor)
Prof. Erik Schneider
Phone: +49 841 9348-2755
Room: A119
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