Course syllabus

Produktionsteknik 2
Production Technology 2

MMTN45, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED M
Date of Decision: 2021-04-13

General Information

Main field: Production and Materials Engineering.
Compulsory for: MPRR1
Elective for: I4, M4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


To achieve a deeper understanding and competence in some selected technology areas, where the department have a particular research focus and a high competence level. These technology areas comprise induction heating technologies, forming technology and forming tribology, surface integrity and surface assessment.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must



Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must




The course covers some of the current research areas in manufacturing at the department. This includes methods for industrial heating in manufacturing systems, with a special focus on induction heating. The control of the induction process is investigated, as well as the technical system and the possible materials involved. Different heating processes are analyzed, e.g. heat treatment of metals and consolidation of composites. The second part of the course covers tribology and surface integrity in manufacturing processes with a special focus on forming operations.

The course comprises the following topics:

Industrial heating in general; technologies, applications, employment.

Induction heating: Basic principles and functionality

Induction heating: system and components

Induction heating: design and dimensioning

Induction heating: applications and work materials

Numerical simulation of induction heating processes.

Temperature measurement technologies: IR, thermocouples, resistive sensors etc.

Tribology in manufacturing processes.

Instruments and methods to measure friction.

Friction models and forming analysis.

Surface topography assessment technologies. The Alicona Infinite focus instrument, optical microscopy.

Surface and subsurface hardness assessment technologies. The Microhardness tester, Nano indenter.

Simulation of induction heating will enhance the general understanding of the technology, as well as highlighting important phenomena and adaption to different processes. Laborations related to tribology and surface integrity will comprise measurement of friction in the LU Tribo tester, assessment and 3D analysis of surfaces using the Alicona instrument, analysis of a workpiece subsurface layer with microscopy and hardness testers.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written examination, written assignments and compulsory experimental exercises.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Assumed prior knowledge: MMT012/MMTF20 Production and Manufacturing Methods or MMTA05 Production Systems and FKM015/FKMA01 Materials Engineering, Basic Course.
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Universitetslektor Mats Andersson,
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