Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 4,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Optional for: I3pu, M3, M3pu. Course coordinator: University adjunct Ola Carlqvist,, Maskinkonstruktion. Prerequisites: MMK010 Manual and Computer Aided drafting in Mechanical Engineering. Assessment: The examination will be made individually based on passed tutorials and tasks. The 3D scanning is accomplished by a group compulsory practice. Home page:

The aim for this course is to give the basic insights into the use of advanced computer aided tools for 3D product modeling and product simulation and prototyping. From a product idea a computerized model is made (product modeling) of a physical object by surface modeling or 3D scanning. Product simulation gives an insight to the use of real time simulation (Virtual Reality, VR). The created product models give possibilities to simulate the complex relations between man, product and environment. Rapid Prototyping is created from a computerized product model to a physical object.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

The course includes basic parts of 3D product modeling by surface modeling, scanning, product simulation and Rapid Prototyping.

The computerized surface modeling (“Alias”) deals with the following areas:

Other areas are:

The computerized product simulation deals with the following areas:

The 3D scanning part includes some basic 3D scanning methods; scanning object and export the data to a computer program are done.

Rapid Prototyping part include some Rapid Prototyping methods; preparation before printing object and after-treatment of the printed object.

Manuals, documents from the department and tutorials.
3D scanning practice document.