MM8410 - Additive Manufacturing of advanced Alloys


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 49/100 1 hours D
Work 51/100

Course content

The course will cover different additive manufacturing methods used to produce components from engineering metals and alloys such as stainless steel, nickel base alloys, titanium alloys, aluminium alloys and others. The course will specifically focus on the relationship between additive manufacturing method and the process parameters as well as the resultant microstructure and expected mechanical properties of the final product. The course will be in the form of a seminar. The students select topics and write state-of-the-art reports using recent scientific literature. The report will provide the basis for an oral examination.

Learning outcome

Learn the fundamentals of additive manufacturing (AM) of metals and understand their operating principles, capabilities, and limitations. Get to know the applications of AM across industries, including aerospace/automotive, medical devices, energy, electronics, and consumer products.

Learning methods and activities

The teaching will be a combination of lectures, colloquiums, and self-studies. The curriculum can be adjusted to the individual students depending on wish and need. If there are less than 4 registered students, the course coordinator will decide whether the course will take place.

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes works counting 51 % and an oral exam counting 49 % of the final grade. The results for the entire portfolio are graded passed or not passed. Passed requires at least 70 % score in total for the portfolio. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Required previous knowledge

Introductory courses in materials science

Course materials

Selected journal articles.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Machine Design and Materials Technology - Materials Production Processes
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Materials
  • Machine Design and Materials Technology - Mechanical Integrity in Machine Design
  • Machine Design and Materials Technology
  • Machine Design and Materials Technology - Fracture Mechanics and Joining
  • Machine Design and Materials Technology - Product Development
  • Materials and Processes
  • Solid State Physics
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 49/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Work 51/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 49/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Work 51/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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