TPK4440 - Machining and Additive Manufacturing


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2023/2024

Course content

Computer-aided manufacturing, additive manufacturing processes, design for 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

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

In case of re-take of an examination, mandatory work from previous semesters can be accepted by the Department if there have not been any significant changes.

At postponed exam (re-sit exam), the examination form may be changed from written examination to oral.

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



Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Production Engineering
  • Technological subjects
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


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