MM8410 - Additive Manufacturing of advanced Alloys


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral exam
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral exam 100/100 30 minutes A

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. Additionally, the geometry dependency of mechanical properties of AM parts would be of great interest in this course. The course will be in the form of a seminar. The students and write state-of-the-art reports using recent scientific literature on the given topics at the beginning of the course. The report will provide the basis for an oral examination. The topic of reports can orient mainly on process, material analysis, mechanical characterization, and design for additive manufacturing.

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.

Compulsory assignments

  • Report

Further on evaluation

It is mandatory to deliver a written report of state-of-the-art prior to the final assessment of the course. The report must be approved in order to get permission for the oral presentation of the given topic and the oral examination. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Required previous knowledge

All students taking this course must be enrolled in a PhD program at NTNU or a different university. 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 2023

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:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Examination arrangement: Oral exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral exam 100/100 A 2023-11-15 13:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral exam 100/100 A
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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