TPK4440 - Machining and Additive Manufacturing


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home exam
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home exam 100/100 4 hours

Course content

Computer-aided manufacturing, additive manufacturing, advanced CNC programming, advanced machining theory, vibration damping in machining operations, vibration measurements and analysis, optimization of manufacturing processes.

Learning outcome


The student should have knowledge about CAM systems and their integration with manufacturing equipment. The student should have knowledge about vibration measurements and analysis, and be able to use the measurement results to improve manufacturing operations. The student should have knowledge about additive manufacturing.


The student should be able to use Matlab/Python for modelling, simulation, and optimization. The student should be able to use advanced programming tools for additive manufacturing and CNC machining.

General competences:

The student should have an overview of advanced computer-aided manufacturing and know possibilities and limitations of modern programming tools. The student should have general competence about modelling and optimization of manufacturing processes.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, assignments, laboratory exercises. The lectures, exercises and exam are in English when students who do not speak Norwegian take the course.

Compulsory assignments

  • Theory and workshop exercises

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes reports counting 10 % and a written exam counting 90 %. The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade according to the grading scale using percentage points. Mandatory work from previous semester can be accepted by the Department by re-take of an examination if there have not been any significant changes later. By a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course that counts in the final grade, have to be re-taken. If there is a re-sit exam, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Will be announced at the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TPK4515 7.5 AUTUMN 2014
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Production Engineering
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Examination arrangement: Home exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home exam 100/100





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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