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BK30A0803 Digital Advanced Manufacturing with Lasers, 5 cr 
Code BK30A0803  Validity 01.08.2017 -
Name Digital Advanced Manufacturing with Lasers  Abbreviation Digital Advance 
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 

Marika Hirvimäki 
Ilkka Poutiainen 
Antti Salminen 

Description by Study Guide

Location: Lappeenranta, kokonaan verkossa / full digi


M.Sc. (Tech.) 1



Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

Professor, D.Sc. (Tech.) Antti Salminen




After having passed the course, the student will:
- understand how laser beams are generated in a laser resonator and what kind of optical
arrangements are required for a laser materials processing system
- be able to compare and generalize the special features of laser processing systems in
- understand the risks, hazards and regulations involved in laser materials processing and procedures how these risks are handled in practice
- understand the practical aspects of laser materials processing of different materials
- have skills that are needed in the work life


Knowledge on different laser equipment, resonator types, accessories and processing systems
and requirements of different ways to process material with a laser beam. The principles of
systems used for production. Optical components used for laser processing, safety and quality
assurance. Tools for beam forming, guiding and modification. Practical use of laser
processes. Participation in laser processing demonstrations. 


Teaching Methods 

Lectures 28 h, 1st and 2nd period. Guided individual working (5x2h) 10 h. Laboratory work 10 h.
Laboratory work consists of preparing, carrying out the experimental study and analysing the results of project work.
Design, execution and reporting of project work 82 h. Total work load 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 

Written individual report 50 %. Evaluation of learning (two evaluations carried out during course in Moodle) 50%.

Course Materials 

Lecture notes in Moodle.

Further reading e.g. Steen, W., Laser Material Processing.

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

max 5

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

max 5


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