Syllabus for Additive Manufacturing in Polymeric Materials

Additiv tillverkning i polymera material

A revised version of the syllabus is available.

  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1TM105
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Materials Engineering A1N

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle
    G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

    Second cycle
    A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2020-02-25
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 27, 2020
  • Entry requirements: 120 credits in science/engineering including Polymer Technology. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
  • Responsible department: Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course the student shall be able to:

  • describe and perform the normal process steps within additive manufactuiring of polymers,
  • explain and understand the main advantages and limitations of the various additive manufacturing methods such as extrusion, photopolymerization, powder bed fusion, material jetting and binder jetting,
  • account for and utilize the "design space" that the various manufacturing technologies allow,
  • eith the help of extrusion and powder bed fusion be able to produce functional prototypes based on given specifications.

Content

Various techniques for additive manufacturing of polymers including extrusion, photopolymerization, powder bed fusion, material jetting as well as binder jetting and their uses and limitations. Normal workflows for using the manufacturing techniques are demonstrated and practiced. Methods for characterizing manufactured components. Differences between additive manufacturing techniques and conventional techniques like injection moulding and moulding are discussed.

Instruction

Lectures and group project work with practical elements.

Assessment

Project work (2 credits), and written exam (3 credits).

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Syllabus Revisions

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.