Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology

Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology

Heikki Turhanen, MScFaculty of TechnologyMechanical engineering and Production TechnologyProject Manager/teacherheikki.turhanen@saimia.fitel. +358 40 502 6182

LappeenrantaImatraSaimaa University of Applied SciencesFinlandImatra - Lappeenranta


Saimaa University of Applied SciencesImatraItä-Vuoksi CampusLinnala CampusItä-Vuoksi CampusProcess Technology LaboratorySaimaa University of Applied Sciences

Campus in Skinnarila, Lappeenranta(same campus area with LUT)

Total Number of Students in 2010- 3000 students9 %5 %39 %TechnologyHealth Care and Social ServicesBusiness AdministrationTourism and HospitalityFine Arts21 %26 %

Total Number of Staff in 2010- 300 employeesFull-time teaching staffPart-time teaching staffOther staff8514550

Strategic Focus Areas• User-oriented technologies• Management and entrepreneurship• Health and social services and serviceprocesses

Mechanical Engineering and ProductionTechnology• Training programs:– Mechanical engineering and product design– Production technology and maintenance– Automation technology (international Degree Programme)• Staff and students– Full time staff 10 persons– 180 students (100 domestic + 80 international student)• Projects, Know-how and RDI• International student exchange

Civil engineering• Training programs:- structural design and construction production- infrastructure technologies, soil and rock constructionContact person:

Process engineeringChemical engineeringInformation TechnologySaimaan ammattikorkeakoulu

Mechanical Engineering and ProductionTechnology projectsRocketSaimiaRaceInnomech(”Multi-disciplinary cooperation betweenother faculties”)

Rocket - project• Funded by ERDF (European Regional Development Fund)• 7 partner Universities in Finland– HAMK University of Applied Sciences (coordinator)– Metropolia UAS– Turku UAS– Laurea UAS– Saimaa UAS– Kymi UAS– LUT/Lahti School of Economics• Duration: 1.11.2009-30.10.2012• Budget: 1,6 M€ (Saimaa UAS: 182 k€)

Rocket - project• Develop best practices in the partner universities that supportinnovation and internationalization of small and medium-sizedindustrial companies– Innovation process model• Rapid Prototyping–research- “Assisted Additive Manufacturing” cooperation with LUT- LUT have laser sintering device and we have 3-D printer• CDIO- testing in education (Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate)– “Mechanical engineering project 2”- pilot course– 2. year students modify a “normal” bus to the use of hybrid technology(3-D model 1:10, RapidPrototyping)– cooperation with LUT: mechanical and electrical engineering– Internationalization practices to Russia, China and India• Student exchange• Benchmarking visits• “Do this, DON’T do that” -guide

SaimiaRace - project• Funded by ESR (European Social Fund)• Duration: 1.3.2010-28.2.2012• Budget: 228 200 €• SaimiaRace contents:– study of methods and previous implementations– interdisciplinary study program design: a theory of teaching, workshops andtheir control, evaluation criteria, learning outcomes and curriculumdevelopment– teacher training– implementation and evaluation– further measures for the design and integration activities for internationalstudents– Information and publications– cooperation between different faculties in SAIMAA UAS– cooperation with LUT Metal– “Lappeenranta GP” April 2012

InnoMech - project• Funded by ERDF (European Regional Development Fund)• Duration 1.11.2009-31.12.2010• Partner: LUT• Budget: 203 k€• Development of Machine Design education and research atSaimaa UAS and LUT– Project based Learning– Prototypes and Measurements Lab– Co-operation concept in the field of Machine Design andProduct Development

Prototype and Measurement Lab• Facilities for makingprototypes at Saimaa UAS– Sheet metal capability will be enhancedeg. Press brake -machine will bepurchased• Measurement Centre– Laser trackers, 3D-measuring machine,etc.• Services available to LUT andcompanies– Also for inventors• Students can make prototypes oftheir designs


PrototypesTekes funded project ”SaLUT-FCB to Business” was started in Sep. 2011 toprepare commercialization of this product- Partner LUT/Energy- Marketing studies, lab.testing of the prototype and DFM–analysis of product20

3-D Printer, rapid-prototypingmodels

Contact:Cooperation and contact persons:•••

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