Modern production methods like additive manufacturing (3D printing) require engineers to understand how material properties are affected by these methods. For instance, a
3D-printed lightweight aircraft component may not have the same properties as one that is cast or machined from the same material.
Understanding material properties is crucial for the manufacturing industry in its ongoing transition towards increasingly automated production. One example of this is the production of products made of carbon fiber composites. Much of the manufacturing was previously done through manual labour, but is now moving towards automation. To ensure that this transition does not affect the quality of the product, a solid understanding of the material is required.
In this specialisation, you will learn how a material's properties are linked to its internal structure and how this knowledge can be used in the selection of materials or production methods for a product. The courses focus on different material groups and/or how various production processes affect material properties.
You will study alongside Swedish students as well as exchange students from all over the world in an international learning setting.