Additive Manufacturing - Process, Material, Product 7.5 Credits

Additiv Tillverkning - Process, Material, Produkt
Second cycle, T7027T
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2019 Sp 3 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Mats Näsström 15 Feb 2018

Last revised
by Mats Näsström 07 Nov 2018

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Mechanical Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Mechanical Engineering

Entry requirements

Basic courses in physics (equivalent to MTF096/F0004T, MTF098/F0006T - mecanics, thermo dynamics), i manufacturing processes (equivalent to T0013T/T0019T/T0017T), in solid mechanics (equivalent to M0011T), Mechanical components (M0012T) and material science (equivalent to T0004T). Equivalent of English 6/English Course B.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
The aim is to establish a fundamental understanding for additive manufacturing (AM) as an industrial method for product manufacturing and relationship between process, material- and product mechanical properties. The course covers the most common processes within AM: powder bed (SLM); laser cladding and arc based methods. There is a special focus on the interaction between process, material structure and mechanical properties. This will give a solid understanding of the conditions for producing metallic components using AM-techniques.

After completing the course, the student will be able to:

  • describe basic principles for AM
  • describe different techniques for AM
  • demonstrate basic skills in design for additive manufacturing
  • understand product design and describe production potentials associated with potential applications
  • apply material analysis methods and mechanical calculation methods to metallic AM structures
  • explain the relationship between process and material technology conditions and properties
  • explain the relationship between process and mechanical properties
  • apply knowledge of processes, materials and mechanical properties in the development of metallic components for AM, including business model and environmental impact

  • Concepts, definitions and techniques of AM
  • Applications for AM, regarding types of products, series, sizes etc.
  • Pros and cons of each AM method in relation to traditional manufacturing processes
  • Technical design conditions for AM
  • Thermomechanical calculation methods for AM processes
  • AM material- and powder technical fundamentals
  • Materials analysis methods applied in AM
  • Mechanical simulation methods and testing of AM products
  • Small case studies – development/adaptation of metallic products for AM


The course is organised in form in lectures that covers processes, material, properties and design in the context of additive manufacturing. The course includes a compulsory project/group assignment with practical additive manufacturing experiments producing samples that are evaluated with material and mechanical calculation methods. That will give the attendances insight in the process, material and properties chain for AM and to build new knowledge in that context. The project includes both an oral and written presentation. A number of smaller assignments that covers process planning, different AM processes, material properties and mechanical calculation methods will be given in connection with the lectures.

The grades are on the written exam and assessment of the compulsory project. The criteria for grade for the project will be given at the start of the course. Written exam, project, laboratories and assignments are compulsory.

Jan Frostevarg

Literature. Valid from Spring 2019 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Additive Manufacturing: 3D Printing for Prototyping and Manufacturing (e-bok)

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

0001Written exam3.0TG G U 3 4 5
0002Laboratory work1.0TG U G#
0003Project work2.5TG G U 3 4 5
0004Assignments1.0TG U G#

Study guidance
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