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Syllabus for

Academic year
MPR095 - Material and manufacturing technology
Material- och tillverkningsteknik
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-21 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKMAS
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Mechanical Engineering

Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 55124
Open for exchange students: No
Only students with the course round in the programme plan

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0111 Examination 6,0 c Grading: TH   6,0 c   16 Jan 2021 pm J   09 Apr 2021 pm J,  23 Aug 2021 pm J
0211 Laboratory 1,5 c Grading: UG   1,5 c    

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General entry requirements for bachelor's level (first cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

The same as for the programme that owns the course.
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

The course is directly based on the course Engineering Materials and is also based on the courses Statics and Strengh of materials.


The course gives basic knowledge of industrial manufacturing processes for metals. It focuses on an understanding of the important connection in-between the manufacturing process, the material properties and the product design and final characteristics.

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

  • Describe the most important manufacturing processes for metals
  • Explain and calculate how the processes are influenced by material properties in order to design tools and machines with respect to force and power requirement
  • Predict and explain how material's structure and properties will change as a result of a manufacturing process
  • Suggest a method that gives suitable properties and motivate the suggestion
  • Describe how other product characteristics as surfaces and tolerances are influenced by the manufacturing process
  • Estimate production rates and make preliminary work for cost estimates in metal cutting
  • Adjust product design with respect to the most important combinations of materials and processes
  • Based on corrosion fundamentals assess the risk of different corrosion types and adjust the product design in order to prevent corrosion and thus secure the product lifespan
  • Content

    The course is to a large extent based on the course Materials engineering and has its foundation in the interaction between material, manufacturing process and product characteristics. The course intends to enlighten the interacting parts of a process chain necessary to produce components and products with specific features. Further, examples of design rules and limitations are presented based on an understanding of the interaction between material and manufacturing process. Corrosion affects the lifespan of many metalic products, and thus the use of resources which is important with regard to the environment.
    Areas that are covered in the course:
  • Casting of metals, casting processes and technology
  • Basic theory for plastic forming of metals
  • Metal forming processes: Drawing, rolling, forging, extrusion and sheet metal forming
  • Basic theory of metal cutting
  • Metal cutting processes: turning, milling and drilling
  • Process selection with respect to geometrical shape, material, tolerance and surface requirements
  • Corrosion; mechanisms, types, prevention and surface treatment
  • Joining processes, mainly welding 
  • Organisation

    The course consists of lectures, exercises, laboratory sessions and an assignment. Laboratory sessions will cover corrosion and manufacturing methods.
    The assignment will include manufacturing preparation of a real part.


    L. Hågeryd, S. Björklund, M. Lenner: Modern Produktionsteknik Del 1, Liber, 2002.
    Materialteknik - Korrosion
    Further literature will be assigned at the course start.

    Examination including compulsory elements

    Written exam as well as approved labs, lab reports together with assignment are required for the final grade.

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