Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Industrial Design. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Compulsory for: KID3. Course coordinator: Jinming Zhou,, Productions and Materials Engineering. Recommended prerequisits: FKM050 Materials and VSMA01 Mechanics or equivalent. Assessment: Written examination, written assignments and compulsory experimental exercises. Home page:

A major part of the final properties and cost of a product are decided through the choice of engineering materials and manufacturing methods, and how the chosen methods are designed and controlled. The main purpose with the course is to give the student a broad understanding of existing manufacturing processes and their association with the property of engineering materials, in order to be able to control the critical product attributes; cost, function and properties.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

be able to define and describe specific terms in manufacturing technology, in Swedish and in English.

individually and in writing, be able to assess and compare different manufacturing processes, regarding function, result and efficiency.

be able to value the properties and the use of different material groups and to relate these to appropriate production processes.

be able to integrate basic knowledge from material science, solid state physics and mechanics.

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

with reference to a physical component, within given frames, be able to analyze the used manufacturing methods, integrate knowledge from material science, and in group present the results in a written report.

individually be able to seek and put together information on a given manufacturing process.

Engineering materials with focus of basic properties and their major applications; Casting processes, such as sand casting, shell mold casting, die casting and investment casting; Forming processes, such as hot and cold forging, rolling, extrusion, bending, deep drawing, wire drawing and spinning; Shearing operations such as blanking and fine blanking; Metal cutting methods such as turning, milling grinding, threading and drilling; Non-mechanical material removal operations, such as chemical, electrochemical, erosive, laser and ultrasound machining; Joining processes including metallurgy, weldability and different welding methods.

Kalpakjian, S.: Manufacturing Engineering and Technology. Prentice-Hall 2006. ISBN: 013-197639-7.