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BK30A0901 Additive Manufacturing - 3D Printing, 5 cr 
Code BK30A0901  Validity 01.08.2015 -
Name Additive Manufacturing - 3D Printing  Abbreviation Additive Manufa 
Credits5 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Energy Systems 

Heidi Piili 
Antti Salminen 

Description by Study Guide

Location: Lappeenranta, kokonaan verkossa / full digi


M.Sc. (Tech.) 1



Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

Researcher, D.Sc. (Tech.) Heidi Piili


After having passed the course, the student will:
-    know all of the different technologies of additive manufacturing (AM, aka 3D printing)
-    be able to compare different AM processes and select suitable processes for different
-    know the basics about product design for additive manufacturing
-    be familiar with the possibilities of additive manufacturing in product development,
prototyping and part manufacturing
-    have the latest knowledge of additive manufacturing technologies and processes.


Additive manufacturing (AM, aka 3D printing) processes, materials and equipment.
Utilization of the potential of additive manufacturing in product design. Practical cases and
applications. Future trends and potential of additive manufacturing. First-hand
demonstrations on how to design parts for additive manufacturing. Practical demonstrations
on manufacturing of parts with AM processes. Economic aspects of additive manufacturing. 

Teaching Methods 

Lectures 28 h, periods 3-4. Tutorials 14 h, periods 3-4. Individual work 88 h. Total workload
130 h.
The course is suitable for distance learning.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 


Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 


Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 


Assessment scale and assessment methods 

Grade 0-5, written project report 40 %, seminar 10 %, evaluation of learning (by two evaluation in Moodle during course) 50%.

Course Materials 

Course material provided into Moodle during course.
Further reading e.g. Gibson, I., Rosen, D. W., Stucker, B.: Additive Manufacturing Technologies.


Basic knowledge level of engineering sciences.

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No) 

max 15

Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No) 

max 15


Current and upcoming courses
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Timing
  Additive Manufacturing - 3D Printing  COURSE  Heidi Piili,
Antti Salminen 
07.01.20 -17.04.20 -

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