Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. Optional for: M4. Course coordinator: Assoc. prof. Giorgos Nikoleris,, Maskinkonstruktion. Recommended prerequisits: MMK010 Manual and Computer Aided drafting in Mechanical Engineering. The course might be cancelled if the numer of applicants is less than 5. The number of participants is limited to 60 Assessment: Each student is required to describe the results from each of 3 projects he or she has participated in during the course. This will be in the form of reports and models. As a rule, the projects are carried out individually or in groups of two. The results from each project are graded and the final grade is calculated as a weighted average value of these. Evaluation of performance is based on the results of the project assignments and can, on agreement with the instructor, be supplemented afterwards for evaluation and examination if the student does not pass the course within the ordinary time frame. Home page:

The course aims to provide knowledge of methods for the manufacturing of prototypes from computer based models. It also aims to increase the understanding of the entire process of direct manufacturing from the creation of computer based models to their physical realisation.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The instruction consists of lectures, demonstrations, exercises and study visits. The theoretical portion covers freeform production and its potential use. The practical portion aims to provide students with training in the skills involved in freeform production and consists of supervised exercises of gradually increasing complexity.

Chua et al., Rapid Prototyping: Principles and Applications (2nd edition), ISBN: 9812381201
Nikoleris, Giorgos, Modellering och friformsframställning, Division of Machine Design, Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, 2007.