DTU PhD Summer School - Micro Mechanical Systems Design & Manufacturing 2019


DTU PhD Summer School on Micro Mechanical Systems Design and Manufacture

24th June - 5th July 2019



Micro engineering deals with development and manufacture of products, whose functional features or at least one dimension are in the order of micrometers [1].


This course is situated in the context of emerging and progressively established micro manufacturing technologies. Micromechanical components play an important role in micro systems. The use of metals, polymers and ceramics for miniature components requires multidisciplinary product development approaches and a wide range of manufacturing technologies exploiting different physical principles.


The aim of the course is to give the students a complete overview of manufacturing technologies at micro scale and enable their active participation in all phases of micro product development in an industrial setting, from definition of functional requirements to manufacturing and testing. This goal is achieved by developing a comprehensive understanding of the characteristics of micro components combined with the unique possibilities and limitations of manufacturing processes at micro scale. To develop the necessary competence required in designing micro products and the associated production process chain, classroom lectures are complemented by laboratory workshops as well as hands-on group work. The group work is focused on a project were the students apply the acquired knowledge to design and produce a challenging prototype micro product.


The attendees will get insights on the complete product development from requirements and technology possibilities to manufacturing and testing, in an industrial perspective.

After the course the attendees will:

  • Get an understanding of applied product development methodologies adapted to micro technology in general and to micro mechanical products in particular
  • Be able to choose and apply the most relevant process chains given the requirement of micro mechanical systems
  • Have an understanding of supporting technologies such as metrology, handling and assembly in a micro technology context
  • Gain understanding of the complete product development, emphasizing on collaboration and integration.   

Below are some examples of products developed in the previous editions of the course.




To get a flavor of the PhD Summer School on Micro Mechanical Systems Design and Manufacture, take a look at this video: PhD Summer School 2017


Registration deadline June 11th, 2019


Registration fee 500 EUR (including materials, lunches during all lecture days, farewell dinner).


Accomodation: - Accomodation is not provided by the PhD Summer School organizers.

- Participants are requested to book their own accomodation. Useful link: http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/transportation/hostels


For questions concerning registration and payment please contact: Pia Holst Nielsen, pini@mek.dtu.dk

For questions concerning course content and organization, please contact: Giuliano Bissacco, gibi@mek.dtu.dk


NOTE: FOR MEK PH.D.-STUDENTS: Please contact Pia Holst Nielsen for further information.




[1] L. Alting, F. Kimura , H. N. Hansen , G. Bissacco, 2003, Micro Engineering, CIRP Annals, Vol. 52/2/2003, Pages. 635 – 658.





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