Additive Manufacturing in Metallic and Ceramic Materials

10 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1TM106

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Materials Engineering A1F
Grading system
Pass with distinction, Pass with credit, Pass, Fail
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 25 February 2020
Responsible department
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

120 credits including 15 credits in materials engineering at Master's level, including Materials Chemistry for Additive Manufacturing. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the principles of common techniques for printing metals and ceramics,
  • describe what opportunities and limitations that different techniques have,
  • describe how the techniques influence the materials in the printed components and how this influences the properties of the components,
  • suggest appropriate techniques for additive manufacturing in different materials for a specific application,
  • suggest appropriate materials and forms of raw materials for additive manufacturing,
  • describe and perform normal operations for additive manufacturing in metals and ceramics.


Definition and techniques for additive manufacturing of metals and ceramics. Process steps from raw material selection and preparation, design, printing and post-treatments. Methods for characterisation of printed components. Additive manufacturing as a complement to or substitution for conventional production techniques.Printing in practice.


Lectures, project work, and laboratory session.


Project work (3 hp), laboratory sessions (2 hp) and written exam (5 hp).

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.

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