Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The main topic for this course is 3D-Printing and Laser Processing.

The learning objectives for this course are: Understanding

  •    3D-printing and laser processing basics
  •    different 3D-Printing technologies
  •    applications related to 3D-Printing and laser processing
  •    new business opportunities available for advanced manufacturing

As a result of laboratory work students will be able to design and print 3D-objects.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 02.03.2021 - 12.04.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Jouni Partanen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jouni Partanen

Contact information for the course (valid 29.01.2021-21.12.2112):

Mika Salmi


CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    • All 3D-printing processes classified generally accepted categories
    • Design principles for Additive (Digital) Manufacturing
    • Software Aspects
    • Industrial and Medical Applications
    • Laser Processing
    • Laser Micromachining
    • Business Aspects

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Grade from final exam: weight 40 %, scale 1...5
    Grade from 2 set of laboratory assignments: weight 60 %, scale 1...5

  • Applies in this implementation:

    For 2021 the grading would be the final exam (weight 50%) and assignments (weight 50%).

    2021 laboratory assignments will happen remotely using software.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    • Lectures: 12x2 h
    • Exam and independent study 35 h
    • 3D Printing assignment in a group of 2 (including design + model + report) 60 h
    • Laser processing assignment 15 h


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Additive manufacturing technologies: rapid prototyping to direct digital manufacturing by Ian Gibson, David W. Rosen, Brent Stucker. 2010.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Kon-15.4126 Production Technology, special topics (3 cr)