TPK4440 - Machining and Additive Manufacturing


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

The course will not be taught in the academic year 2023/24.

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

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: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D 2022-11-30 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL215 Sluppenvegen 14 15
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
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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