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MG1001 Manufacturing 6.0 credits

The course aims to provide a basic knowledge of cutting, shaping and joining manufacturing processes, surface treatment, numerically controlled machine tools, engineering and technical metrology.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus MG1001 (Autumn 2011–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The shape, manufacturing precision and mechanical properties of a part are determined by the selected manufacturing process. In the course you will study the most common cutting, shaping and joining manufacturing processes used in the manufacturing industry. Examples include turning, milling, drilling, forging, extrusion, powder metallurgy, casting, welding and brazing.

Numerically controlled machine tools are important components of a modern manufacturing company. You will use these machines in activities throughout the design, programming, rigging, test drive and manufacturing of a steel component.

Other areas covered in the course are basic metrology techniques used to verify the function and quality, the technical characteristics of surfaces and surface treatment.

Classes include lectures, labs and company visits. Lectures deal with basic theory and applied technology, for each course section.

To develop your practical skills, the course includes four hands-on laboratory exercises in our mechanical workshop.

Intended learning outcomes

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • explain common cutting, shaping and joining manufacturing processes used in the manufacturing industry, and apply these processes to produce simple metal components
  • select a proper manufacturing process based on component size, shape, tolerances and mechanical properties
  • propose appropriate surface treatment methods, and give examples of technical and mechanical surface function,
  • develop a process plan for the manufacturing of simple metallic components, using numerically controlled machine tools (lathe and milling machines), including selection of tools, calculation of cutting data, and generation of part programs
  • use basic metrology, to verify the function and quality of a manufactured product
  • describe a typical product realization process (raw material -> design -> manufacturing -> product)

On the course website, a detailed description of specific learning outcome is specified for each part of the course

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

MF1044 Machine Components

MG1024 Production

or equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

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Any of the following textbooks are recommended as literature:
- Fundamentals of Manufacuring for Enginners, Fred Waters 1996
- Tillverkningsteknologi, Studentlitteratur 2006.

In addition, lab instructions and lecture notes will be made available throughout the course

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

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


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Exam (TEN1, 3 credits) 4 hours, grade A to F
Four laboratory (LAB1; 3 credits) including company visit, grade Pass / Fail
- Bonus credits for the exam can be used in the academic school year
- Laboratory work can be performed only when the course is scheduled

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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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

Course web

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 MG1001

Offered by

ITM/Production Engineering

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

MG2031 Manufacturing, advanced course


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