Course syllabus

Produktion och Material
Production and Materials

MMTF05, 5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

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

General Information

Compulsory for: MID1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


This course will aim at two aspects: knowledge on production of different surface profiles, surface textures and surface appearance; and further understanding relationship between material and design through learning the method on selection of the right material for the designed product among hundreds and thousands of different types of engineering materials. Surface engineering is one of the fastest development areas in production technology, and it plays a crucial role in the modern product design. Material selection is often a complex operation. To be able to carry out an optimal choice regarding materials, a wide range of knowledge from different engineering areas is required. After the course, the participants will gain understanding of many technologies on surface creation and be able to use a stringent methodology regarding material selection to meet specified product requirements.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


The art of material selection is a complex field of subject. Finding the most suitable materials for a specified product requires a stringent procedure and knowledge from different engineering areas. Creation of surface profiles is another interesting subject since almost every component of a product has some sort of surface process applied to it. The course will aim at these two aspects to give applied skills regarding methodology to perform advanced material selection and modern surface treatment technologies. Learning of material selection will be performed through presented theories and by use of a software tool (CES EduPack). The software consists of comprehensive databases covering material and process related data important to perform an optimized selection. Parameters and properties that determine the final choice of material can be, e.g., mechanical loads, chemical environment, operating temperature etc. The selected material and the product design determine possible manufacturing processes. The outline of the course is:

The course consists of a number of given lectures and exercises. However, a major part of the course is about to individually perform compulsory exercises, computer modelling and projects.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: There will be continuous examination throughout the course consisting of compulsory exercises, computer modelling and projects. A written exam concludes the course.


Required prior knowledge: MMTF01/MMT100 Production or similar courses.
The number of participants is limited to: No

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Jinming Zhou,
Teacher: Lanny Kirkhorn,
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