MEI-51706 Additive Manufacturing, 5 cr

Implementation MEI-51706 2019-01


Additive manufacturing (AM), due to significant new potentials in term of design freedom has attracted significant interest in a diverse set of industries. Considerable advances have been made in the expansion of new and innovative AM processes.
However, less attention has been paid to the teaching of these new processes in educational institutions. Tampere University is proposing one of the first course in this field in Finland. This course aims to provide an AM training course using state-of-the-art pedagogical methods. Conventional educational methods involved less student participation in the process of learning, one goal of this course is to encourage active student participation during the course. This is done via the use of a project based approach. This course proposes a comprehensive content for AM developing students skills and capabilities to apply and develop the knowledge gathered during the course. The course provide the basis for understanding the key concepts behind this novel manufacturing approach. At the end of the course the students will know design principles to design parts for AM (DfAM). They will also be able to select appropriate AM technologies as well as appropriate post-processing technologies. Students will also be informed and trained with topology optimization tools for taking optimal benefit of shape freedom provided by AM technologies. Finally limitations and constraints associated with AM will also be studied.
The student will be able to design parts for AM and also to select best hybrid manufacturing process including AM, conventional manufacturing processes and measurement methods


Period 3 - 4
Methods of instruction
Person responsible Eric Coatanea, Andrei Lobov, Hossein Mokhtarian

Assessment scale

Numerical evaluation scale (0-5)


The course is a project oriented course. The completion of the course is based on a report and a project result.

Study material

Type Name Author ISBN Additional information Language Examination material
Book Additive Manufacturing Technologies Gibson, Rosen, Stucker 978-1-4939-2113-3 English No
Lecture slides Hossein Mokhtarian English No