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MG2044 Additive Manufacturing 6.0 hp

Course memo Spring 2023-60368

Version 1 – 01/13/2023, 11:36:16 AM

Course offering

Spring 2023-1 (Start date 17/01/2023, English)

Language Of Instruction


Offered By

ITM/Production Engineering

Course memo Spring 2023

Course presentation

Headings denoted with an asterisk ( * ) is retrieved from the course syllabus version Spring 2022

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course deals with:

  • Technologies and materials for metal additive manufacturing (with a focus on parameters and components in Laser Powder Bed Fusion, Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion and Direct Energy Deposit),
  • Technologies and material forms for polymer additive manufacturing (with a focus on parameters and components in Fused Deposit Modelling, stereolithography, binder/material jetting, selective laser sintering),
  • Post-processing of metals and polymers in additive manufacturing
  • Applications, design considerations and software for additive manufacturing

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student should be able to:

  1. Summarise and explain various additive manufacturing (AM) processes
  2. Describe and analyse the limitations, possibilities, applications and the materials that are used  in different AM techniques

For higher grades, the student should furthermore be able to:

       Identify and analyse design possibilities, based on specific requirements and AM techniques
Explain the role of important parameters and machine components

Preparations before course start

Specific preparations

There is no prerequisites for this course. However, it is recommended to students to have a prior knowledge of general engineering disciplines including manufacturing, materials, polymers, and design to facilitate the understanding of the materials given in this course. Furthermore, for those with less prior knowledge in engineering disciplines, watching some youtube videos on the course material before the lectures are recommended. 


The main material is reflected in the lecture notes. Extra literature is available in CANVAS.

Examination and completion

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • PROA - Project work, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TENA - Written examination, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

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Round Facts

Start date

17 Jan 2023

Course offering

  • Spring 2023-60368

Language Of Instruction


Offered By

ITM/Production Engineering