Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Optional for: I4, I4pr, M4pr. Course coordinator: Associate professor Mats Andersson,, Productions and Materials Engineering. Recommended prerequisits: MMT012 Production and Manufacturing Methods or MMTA05 Production Systems and FKM015 Materials Engineering, Basic Course. Assessment: Written examination, home exam, written assignments and compulsory experimental exercises. Home page:

The manufacturing industry today is characterized by a demand for rapid technology transformation, at the same time as the manufacturing processes becomes more and more knowledge based. After the course, the student should be able to manage manufacturing work, communicate with machine tool suppliers, material suppliers and tool suppliers at an advanced level, in order to be able to integrate key information and to control technology transformation, primarily directed towards machining operations.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

The course contains, except from special knowledge, also useful general knowledge about for example tool and workpiece material, measurement techniques and programming. The course contains one experimental exercise per week, where a lot of laboratory work is performed by the students in order to gain valuable practical knowledge.

Main course content: Machining principles and equipment with focus on the metal cutting process. Choice of tools, tool material and cutting data for processes like turning, milling, drilling and grinding. Programming of NC machines and machine tool design and control.

Sandvik AB: Modern Metal Cutting.
Andersson M, Bjerborn A.: Grinding, Honing and Lapping (in Swedish).
Tool Materials (in Swedish).
Machine Tools (in Swedish).
Complementary written material (in Swedish).