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Course syllabus for

Academic year
MTT125 - Additive manufacturing  
Additiv tillverkning
Course syllabus adopted 2021-02-26 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TIMAL
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Main field of study: Mechanical Engineering

Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 65118
Open for exchange students: No
Maximum participants: 60
Only students with the course round in the programme overview
Status, available places (updated regularly): Yes

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0117 Project 2,0 c Grading: UG   2,0 c    
0217 Examination 5,5 c Grading: TH   5,5 c   07 Oct 2022 pm L

In programs

TIMAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERING - Production Engineering, Year 3 (compulsory)
TKIEK INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT - Industrial production, Year 3 (compulsory)


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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 IMS025 Manufacturing processes, machines and CAM, or equivalent knowledge.


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.


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.


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.

The course examiner may assess individual students in other ways than what is stated above if there are special reasons for doing so, for example if a student has a decision from Chalmers on educational support due to disability.

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