The course provides theoretical and practical basic knowledge in prototype manufacturing.
Content and learning outcomes
The course focuses on providing a theoretical and practical knowledge in prototype manufacturing. Operation of prototype manufacturing tools such as 3D printers, laser cutters, prototype milling machines, vacuum forming machines and water jetting machines is a central part and is dealt with in laboratory sessions. As the machines work with digital geometry, basic CAD knowledge is required. A project carried out in groups of four is included in the course.
Intended learning outcomes
After passing the course, the students should be able to:
- create virtual 2D/3D models adapted for prototyping machines
- create physical 2D/3D models by means of laser cutting, 3D printing, prototype milling, vacuum forming and water jetting
- explain differences and relations between virtual and physical prototypes
- explain different prototype manufacturing methods and choices of method based on form, function, cost, time and quality
- explain differences and relations between different digital 2D/3D format
Literature and preparations
Bachelor of Science degree, within mechanical engineering, or the equivalent. Basic CAD knowledge.
Will be announced at the beginning of the course.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- LAB1 - Laboration, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- PRO1 - Project, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, 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.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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 about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web MF2092
Main field of study
The examination of the course consists of two components, laboratory sessions and projects. Four laboratory sessions give 1 credit and the project gives 2 credits. To pass the course, these two components need to be approved. Before each laboratory session, a preparatory assignment is required. A short report and presentation is required to pass the project component.