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Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Efficient, competitive manufacturing requires constant development. We are working with industrial laser technology, which offer new possibiliites for renewal of manufacturing processes.
Laser technology is a key technology for the future!

Our core activities encompass:
- research in laser materials processing, particularly laser welding
- teaching in manufacturing and production.

We offer also both short and long term industrial R&D contract work.

Our main goal is to  be a world leader in our core areas in order to optimally serve science, industry and our students.

The research subject is active in national and European research projects.

We co-operate with the most highly ranked universities and research institutes in the world in laser material processing.

The education is done at undergraduate and post graduate levels both within the university and via external courses.


Professor Alexander Kaplan, chair professor
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

In memory of Hans Engström

Our former colleague Hans Engström has suddenly left us. We will remember Hans as a valued colleague and a great source of inspiration.

Jan Frostevarg with the first "test cubes" from the new 3D printer. Photo: Simon Eliasson
Focus on the future of manufacturing

The newly started I2P project aims to help companies in the manufacturing industry in the Northern Calotte and northwestern Russia to convert to production via 3D printing. –This is a whole new way of thinking about production, says Jan Frostevarg, project manager.

EU-project will develop Additive Manufacturing

The EIT RawMaterials funded innovation project SAMOA, led by Luleå University of Technology, aims to scale up the process chain of raw aluminium alloys from material efficient powder production, energy efficient laser and arc wire additive manufacturing to material recycling in order to reduce material need of up to 50 per cent.