MG2104 Manufacturing Technology and Planning 7.5 credits

Tillverkningsteknik- och planering

  • Process technologies
  • Production planning and control
  • Supply Chain Management

Course is given in english

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Mechanical Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Autumn 19 for programme students

Autumn 18 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • understand how a product can be manufactured
  • select a suitable manufacturing method for a specific situation
  • describe how the mechanical properties can be influenced by different actions
  • identify parameters affecting machinability
  • analyse and determine the processing conditions for elementary operations which enable the computation of working times and costs
  • define cutting data and be able to optimise the parameters in terms of tool life and cutting forces
  • analyse factors affecting the overall machining economy
  • understand process variation and chose the right machining operation with respect to machine and process data
  • describe the basic plastic deformation methods (rolling, forging, extrusion, drawing and sheet metal forming) and their characteristics
  • define different welding methods and their characteristics.
  • recognise different structures of materials and to be familiar with the basic casting methods and be able to select between them
  • define the principal characteristics for plastics
  • define and analyse different kinds of assembly systems
  • be acquainted to work holding systems in machine tools and their application

Course main content

Quantitative and qualitative study of manufacturing processes. Emphasis on process selection for optimum design. Laboratory experiments and demonstrations.

Interpretation of the specifications contained in the definition drawing of a part, geometric tolerances and surface finish are discussed. Advanced machining processes topic is also a part of this module as well as machine tool configuration and NC control.

Topics included are accuracy problems in manufacturing, basics of metal cutting, analysis of machining operations, advanced and special and non-conventional machining.


Course is alternating lectures, exercises and laboratory work. International guest lecturers is an important part of the course. Company visits.


Compulsory for TPRMM1 who have not taken

MG1001/MG1006/MG1026, or the equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

Only for students of the TPRMM Master Programme

Students of five year programmes at KTH should take one of the courses MG1001/MG1006 instead


Fred Waters (1996), Fundamentals of Manufacturing for Engineers, 2003, Taylor & Francis, ISBN: 1-85728-338-4


  • LAB1 - Laboratory, 3.0, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

Approved workshop laboratory exercises (LAB1; 3 cr)
Passed written examination (TEN1; 4,5 cr)

Offered by

ITM/Production Engineering


Ove Bayard,


Amir Rashid <>

Add-on studies

MG2031 Manufacturing, Advanced course


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2015.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2011.