Course syllabus

Digital prototypframtagning
Rapid Prototyping

MMKF45, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2022/23
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED M
Date of Decision: 2022-04-07

General Information

Compulsory for: MD4
Elective for: M4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


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 realization.

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, and exercises. The theoretical portion covers freeform production and its potential use. The practical part aim at developing an interactive product prototype. A part of this interactivity is to program a small “Arduino” circuit that will deliver signals different kinds of sensors/servos. The student does not need any pre-conceptions about programming, it is all provided within the course.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Each student will be assigned to a project group (3-4 students). The individual grade is based on the assessment of the group project.

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: MMKA25 Manual and Computer Aided drafting in Mechanical Engineering.
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course administrator: Cilla Perlhagen,
Course coordinator: Per Kristav,
Teacher: Johannes Ekdahl Du Rietz,
Course homepage:
Further information: With less than 5 participants, the course may be given with reduced teaching and more self studies.