Course syllabus

Industriella produktionssystem
Production Systems

MMTA05, 6 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 3
Date of Decision: 2012-04-25

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: I3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


Create knowledge about activities and processes in industrial product realization and give a view of the importance of material selection during product design, choice of manufacturing methods and recycling possibilities of products.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Master the fundamental nomenclature within the field of product realization and be able to describe central activities within the same field.

be able to describe necessary considerations during material selection

be able to describe the demands put on products or components in a production technique perspective

be able to describe properties and characteristics of different manufacturing processes regarding to limitations and possibilities of quality, production rate, batch size and disturbance sensibility

be able to describe the characteristics of different types of production and layouts

to have an understanding about the demands that must be made on a manufacturing system regarding environment and recycling aspects

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

be able to use the production realization nomenclature in written form and in speech

be able to identify a material selection influence on product realization and recycling

be able to identify productional critical demands connected to products or components

be able to select manufacturing methods under given technical and economic considerations

be able to form several manufacturing methods into a manufacturing system

be able to estimate the conditions and consequences for recycling of a product or component


The course highlights the entire field of product realization. The focus is firmly on the part of product realization termed manufacturing system. Initially, the important interactions that occur between the product and production development is described, in particular, material selection plays a central role. The course deals with how the production technical demands on surfaces and dimensions and how these component requirements can be achieved through appropriate choice of manufacturing methods. Principles of the material selection is treated overall while various materials are described. It examines various properties of manufacturing methods, all with respect to material technical conditions, batch size and range of possible quality. By combining several different manufacturing methods, a manufacturing system formed. Different types of production layouts and its properties are treated. Finally an overall description of how the material in different products can be recycled is given.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written examination and written assignments.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: MMT012

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Jan-Eric Ståhl,
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