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Vision and goals

DMMS has an important role in coordinating activities within KTH and in close collaboration with industry and society in the area of interest, in order to strengthen and develop KTH's education of engineers and researchers with a strong manufacturing technology profile.

The coordinating mission of DMMS is carried out in three areas, all focusing on the manufacturing of complex components in capital-intensive machining workshops:

  • first and second cycle education, third cycle education and commissioned training
  • joint applied research projects
  • dissemination of knowledge and networking through forums and annual membership conference.


DMMS shall be a recognized center for the Swedish engineering industry, organizations and higher education institutions in the field of manufacturing technology that supports and carries out training, research and technology dissemination. DMMS should also be well known in international production engineering circles, such as CIRP (the International Academy for Production Engineering) and euspen (the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology) and constitute an international academic link between research and practice (researchers meet engineers) for the members.


The main objective is to increase interest in sustainable and advanced production technology among younger people in order to promote more students in industry-related education.

Plan for the future

The need for technical competence in production and manufacturing technology is a constant industrial challenge to ensure sustainable and resource-efficient production in society. Within the framework of the center, new techniques and experiences are developed and applied by both experienced researchers, industry leaders and future engineers.

Resource efficiency, electrification and digitalisation are challenges facing the industry. These place high competence demands on tomorrow's workforce and must be included in the training plan for future engineers. DMMS has largely built its success on the fact that technical challenges as well as future needs and opportunities have been raised to an active steering group where decisions on relevance for future production and knowledge needs are made and then translated into research projects and education that can be shared by many more.