Additive Manufacturing

Background of thesis project
Suitable background
  • Mechanical engineering student or similar
  • Knowledge in computer aided design (CAD) and AM software is desirable
  • Interest for AM technologies
  • Analytic and open mind
Description of thesis work
Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies, more commonly known as 3D-printing, have seen a significant growth the past few decades. The adoption and development of AM within the automotive industry is moving rapidly. Consequently, from a production system development perspective it is necessary to investigate when and for what applications the technology is appropriate to implement in the heavy vehicle industry.
The thesis intends to highlight the maturity of different AM technologies and to also investigate different suitable application areas for the Volvo plant in Eskilstuna.
  • What current AM techniques are best suited for our applications
  • What potential future AM techniques are to be considered for our applications
  • What barriers exist for implementation of AM technologies
  • Advantages/disadvantages with different AM technologies
  • Advantages/disadvantages with AM technology from a sustainability perspective
Thesis Level: Master
Language: English
Starting date: January
Number of students: 1-2
Johannes Kautto, Manufacturing Engineer+46 165415818
Magnus Andersson, Manufacturing Engineer, +46 73 5585994


The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus and Volvo Penta.

Volvo Construction Equipment is a global company driven by passion, curiosity and by our purpose: to build the world we want to live in. We believe that only through imagination and teamwork can we develop a world that is cleaner, smarter and more connected. Our company culture reflects this belief through the care and trust it places in our customers, employees and suppliers. People are at the heart of our business. It is through our strong network of talented, enquiring and innovative minds that we have been able to pave the way towards a more sustainable future. The global construction industry is our arena and our employees are our greatest assets.

We can only continue to stand out as industry leaders through the people driving us forwards. Come be a part of our team and help us build tomorrow.








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