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Syllabus for

Academic year
MTT125 - Additive manufacturing
Additiv tillverkning
 
Syllabus adopted 2019-03-01 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TIMAL
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Mechanical Engineering
Department: 40 - INDUSTRIAL AND MATERIALS SCIENCE


Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 65126
Open for exchange students: No
Maximum participants: 50
Only students with the course round in the programme plan

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0117 Project 2,0c Grading: UG   2,0c    
0217 Examination 5,5c Grading: TH   5,5c   04 Jun 2020 am L,  11 Oct 2019 pm L

In programs

TIMAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERING - Production Engineering, Year 3 (compulsory)
TKDES INDUSTRIAL DESIGN ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)

Examiner:

Lars Nyborg

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Replaces

LMU233   Manufacturing engineering, advanced course


Eligibility:

In order to be eligible for a first cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme(s) that has the course included in the study programme.

Course specific prerequisites

The course Manufacturing engineering or equal knowledge.

Aim

The course aims to provide knowledge of modern manufacturing with a focus on additive manufacturing. Processes such as these have largely been developed to meet demands for flexibility in product design. Knowledge of these types of processes and issues they illustrate are considered to have a greater significance in the future. Studying the particular processes will also provide a general understanding of process selection, manufacturing chains and requirements for post-processing. This knowledge can be of great importance in future work in the production area, but also indirectly in the design of products. An important aim is to learn the use of this knowledge in engineering contexts, such as process selection, cost calculations and design for manufacturing.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • demonstrate skills in process selection and understanding of the importance of product design, material or production volume for the suitability of different methods.
  • estimate part cost in a process selection context using software
  • show an understanding of manufacturing chains, and be able to describe and give examples of how different processes typically follow and complement each other
  • describe basic principles for metal additive manufacturing
  • describe the main technologies of additive manufacturing, their capabilities and limitations
  • select required post-manufacturing processes (e.g. heat treatment) in dependence on AM technology, material and application of the manufactured component
  • demonstrate basic skills with respect to design for additive manufacturing
  • demonstrate understanding of the potentials regarding product design for the processes included in the course
  • describe and give examples of why finishing machining of component would be necessary
  • describe methods for machining (e.g. milling, grinding, polishing) of additively-manufactured parts to produce functional surfaces
  • select measurement strategy and perform measurement of dimensions and surface properties

Content

The course consists of a number of lectures / seminars presenting various new areas.

An important part of the course is also the laboratory work carried out and the engineering issues which are dealt with in connection with these in the form of group work. Industrial parts are analyzed with respect to the process selection. Preparation, manufacturing and measurement is performed.
A project assignment is carried out with focus on selection, design and additive manufacturing of components. The project assignment includes critical evaluation of the different metal additive manufacturing technologies and available materials with focus on suitability of the selected method. Based on the selected AM method, required re-design for AM will be performed with further manufacturing of the model using polymer AM printers. The model will serve as the basics for the project evaluation. After further improvement of the design, the model could be further printed in metal.

Examples of selected parts in the course:
  • Additive manufacturing of metals
  • Post-manufacturing treatment of AM components (e.g. heat treatment)
  • Finish machining of parts with e.g. abrasive methods (grinding, fine finishing etc.)
  • Integration of processes in production chains
  • Surface roughness: Measurement, measuring strategy and surface's impact on product performance
  • Process selection based on product features, for instance geometrical features, materials as well as production volume

Organisation

The course consists of lectures, laboratory work and project. Further some industrial study visits will take place.

Examination including compulsory elements

Assigned at start of course.


Published: Wed 26 Feb 2020.