Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM), Second Cycle, 7.5 Credits

Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) is the methodology of creating, optimizing, or adapting the form and function of a part, assembly or product, to take full advantage of the benefits of additive manufacturing processes. DfAM is a complex topic and a hot research area. While the basic concepts are easy to understand, their implementation can be challenging to master. The state-of-the-art and best practices are constantly evolving as the capabilities of additive technologies (and engineering design software) continue to advance.
This course covers both basics of DfAM such as manufacturing methods, materials, design rules and preparation of stl-files, and advanced topics such lightweighting using lattice structures and topology optimization as well as design of conformal cooling channels and heat exchangers by using today’s CAE tools.

ECTS Credits

7.5 Credits

Level of education

Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements (A1N)


School of Science and Technology

When is the course offered?

Prerequisites: Mechanics 7.5 Credits, Strength of materials 7.5 Credits and 15 Credits in Mathematics (including at least 4.5 Credits Linear algebra and 4.5 Credits Calculus). The applicant must also have qualifications corresponding to the course "English 6" or "English B" from the Swedish Upper Secondary School.

Selection: Academic points

Course syllabus

Application code: X5638