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BK30A1301 Laser Based Manufacturing for Design, 5 cr 
Code BK30A1301  Validity 01.08.2017 -
Name Laser Based Manufacturing for Design  Abbreviation Laser Based Man 
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 

Ilkka Poutiainen 

Description by Study Guide

Location: Lappeenranta, kokonaan verkossa / full digi


M.Sc. (Tech.) 2



Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

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


After having passed the course, the student will:
-    understand how laser beams and systems are used in materials processing
-    realize how these processes can be utilized to full in product development of a company
-    be able to compare and generalize the special features gained with creative use of different
laser based processes and the impact and utilization of the special features of these
processes on product design
-    understand what kind of properties can be gained with use of laser based processes and
how does this effect on design flow of a product
-    understand how the real total cost analysis and sustainability studies can be carried out and
how they compete with conventional manufacturing technologies
-    Realizes what kind of quality can be reached and how these technologies can be used for
increasing energy efficiency and save material.


The possibilities and limitations of laser processing on the product design. The utilization of
laser based processes into design routines and philosophies, together with mechanical
properties in comparison with conventional manufacturing technologies. Practical case
examples. Economic aspects of laser materials processing. The features of most common
laser based processes i.e. various different versions and applications of e.g. laser marking,
cutting, welding and surface treatment processes.

Teaching Methods 

Lectures 12 h. Guided group working in teams (5x2h), 10 h. Design, execution and reporting of project work in teams 108 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 report 75 %, seminar 25 %.

Course Materials 

Course material in Moodle.


Course BK30A1201 Laser Materials Processing passed.

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

max 10

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

max 10


Current and upcoming courses
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Timing
  Laser Based Manufacturing for Design  COURSE  Ilkka Poutiainen 
01.06.20 -31.08.20 -

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