Course syllabus

Production Technology

MMTN25, 7.5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2024/25
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering LTH
Decided by: PLED M
Date of Decision: 2024-04-09
Effective: 2024-05-08

General Information

Depth of study relative to the degree requirements: Second cycle, in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
Main field: Production and Materials Engineering Depth of study relative to the degree requirements: Second cycle, in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
Mandatory for: MPRR1
Elective for: I4-pr, M4-prr, MD4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The manufacturing industry today is characterized by a demand for rapid technology transformation, at the same time as the manufacturing processes becomes more and more knowledge based. After the course, the student should be able to manage manufacturing work, communicate with machine tool suppliers, material suppliers and tool suppliers at an advanced level, in order to be able to integrate key information and to control technology transformation, primarily directed towards machining operations.

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 course contains, in addition to special knowledge, also useful general knowledge about for example tool and workpiece material, measurement techniques and programming. The course contains one experimental exercise per week, where a lot of laboratory work is performed by the students in order to gain valuable practical knowledge. The laboratory sessions aim to clarify and complement the theoretical sections of the course, and the objective is for the students to conduct the experiments as independently as possible.

Main course content: Machining principles and equipment with focus on the metal cutting process. Choice of tools, tool material and cutting data for processes like turning, milling, drilling and grinding. Machine tool design and control. How to identify and remedy production disruptions. The course is focused on the methods of cutting and grinding, which are the dominant methods for component manufacturing.

The course covers the following topics: Construction and materials of tools, their characteristics, and usage; cutting as a process; mechanical analysis of various operations; construction, function, and precision of machine tools; as well as grinding, honing, and lapping.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written examination, home exam, 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.

Code: 0117. Name: Production Technology.
Credits: 7.5. Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5).


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

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Universitetslektor Mats Andersson,
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