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LMS588 - Material selections and manufacturing techniques
Syllabus adopted 2014-02-12 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TIMEL
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0103 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   04 Jun 2015 pm L,  16 Apr 2015 am L,  25 Aug 2015 pm L

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Univ lektor  Peter Hammersberg

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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

A course in basic Mechanics.


This course will provide a basic skill in materials selection and some understanding of how material properties change at different manufacturing processes. In addition, the course provides a basic understanding of plastic forming and machining of metals, the two most important manufacturing processes.

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

  • comprehend the background and evaluate the most common mechanical properties(examples are: Youngs modulus, yield strength, tensile strength, fracture toughness, fatigue limit),

  • get a fundamental understanding of the most common manufacturing processes (examples are: material removing processes, bulk deformation processes, sheet metal forming, joining),

  • account the for background to the mechanical properties stated in the materials standard sheets,

  • account for how materials and process selection affect a sustainable development (usage of the eco audit unit in the database).
  • Content

    The aim of this course is to provide a basic competence in the choice of materials and a certain understanding of the change in material properties during various manufacturing phases such as joining and other necessary procsses before the components of the design are completed.
    On completion of the course, the students will have the basic skills necessary for a straightforward material selections. To enable this, an introduction to cengineering materials and manufacturing technology is required, providing an understanding of how various manufacturing processes (casting, jointing, bending, etc.) affects the "genuine" material properties as specified in standard sheets.


    The course is carried out in a conventional manner with lectures, exercises and individual work. A small assignment is handed out at the start of the course. A product is assigned to group of student and the product is analysed from materials and process selection point of view. As an aid in this part a material and process database exist for the student¿s disposal.


    M. Ashby, H. Sherchliff, D. Cebon: Materials: Engineering, Science, Processing and Design, 2007


    Conventional written examination with grades 3, 4 and 5 for approved skills

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