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Additive Manufacturing - Process, Material, Product 7.5 credits

Additiv Tillverkning - Process, Material, Produkt
Second cycle, T7027T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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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
Divided into three categories below, you as a student after completing the course will have:

1. Knowledge and understanding

  • Remember and be able to describe the principle of the most common methods of additive manufacturing, their possibilities and limitations (geometric, material and mechanical properties and eco-)
  • Have insight into and be able to account for how the material structure obtained through additive manufacturing affects the mechanical properties of a component and what role the component's design plays in this

2. Skill and ability

  • Be able to search for, select, motivate and defend a chosen manufacturing method, e.g. based on the component's functional requirements, geometry, material and manufacturing volume
  • Be able to, based on component functionality, create solutions for how a component's design can and needs to be adapted for the selected additive manufacturing method
  • Be able to perform simulations for the stress fields that arise in components during manufacturing and thereby determine required design changes
  • Be able to explain additive manufacturing methods orally and in writing
  • Be able to give constructive criticism about explanations of additive manufacturing methods and corresponding report layout

3. Judgment and attitude

  • Reflect on and evaluate one's own efforts in group work and draw conclusions to improve this for future work


Overview of the most common additive manufacturing (AM) methods, especially L-PBF (Laser Powder Bed Fusion), including:

  • Concepts, definitions and techniques within AM
  • Applications for AM in terms of product types, series sizes, etc.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of each AM method, also in relation to traditional manufacturing processes
  • Design technical conditions for AM
  • Thermomechanical calculation methods for AM processe
  • Materials and powder technology basics within AM
  • Case studies - development / adaptation of metallic products for AM

In addition to course material, the student is expected to find and use external material  

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Teaching and learning takes place through own studies, submission of compulsory course-wide assignments and laboratory work (s) in groups of normally 4-6 students. The course also conducts a longer case study with normally 3‑6 participants per group (component design for AM), with both oral and written presentation.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
Continuous examination. Rules for differentiated grades are given during the start of the course, where a higher effort is usually required from a student for higher grades.

For final grades, approved laboratory work and project work are also required.

Jan Frostevarg

Literature. Valid from Spring 2019 Sp 3
Additive Manufacturing: 3D Printing for Prototyping and Manufacturing (e-bok)

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0002Laboratory workU G#1.00MandatoryA18
0003Project workG U 3 4 52.50MandatoryA18
0005Continuous examinationG U 3 4 54.00MandatoryA21

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by Mats Näsström 15 Feb 2018

Last revised
by Head Faculty Programme Director Niklas Lehto 17 Feb 2021