Course syllabus

Friformsframställning i produktutvecklingsprocessen
Rapid Prototyping in the Product Development Process

MMK126, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board E
Date of Decision: 2016-04-04

General Information

Elective for: M4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
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.


Required prior knowledge: MMK010/MMKA15 Manual and Computer Aided drafting in Mechanical Engineering.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 5.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Giorgos Nikoleris,
Course administrator: Cilla Perlhagen,
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