In this profile we focus on research regarding environmentally benign, resource and energy efficient manufacturing processes for traditional and new materials. Some examples are new techniques to create high performance sintered products and lead-free brass. Additive manufacturing of metals is a new active field.Profile leader
Active research fields
Active fields are addressing current issues and are therefore adjusted over time. These are the present active fields within Manufacturing Systems:
Additive manufacturing, or 3D metal printing, can supplement or replace traditional manufacturing by enabling lighter weight structures with less material, smaller batches and a higher degree of customization. Research will focus on metal materials and components with inner structure made with 3D printing techniques. That includes powder metallurgy, the design of appropriate internal structures for various mechanical applications, numerical analysis and optimization, production of test materials, and mechanical testing of the manufactured material to determine the elastic, plastic and fatigue properties.
Components manufacturing and surface
Research in this active field is focused on modern machining processes and powder technological methods. In particular, the research combines theory development, realization of novel processing and increased knowledge of materials-related aspects in manufacturing, aiming at tailoring of processes for product optimization and minimizing of processing stages. The field includes a close cooperation with Lund University.
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The research in this field aims at facilitating a solid base for formation of a large scale manufacturing industry based on new innovative materials and process concepts for micro-fabrication. The activities include concept formulation, research and industrial scale development of metal-nano-polymer composite material and its related manufacturing process technology. The field also includes studies on production methods and materials for energy storage based on carbon nano-materials, especially for so-called "super capacitors".
Multi-physics Methods and Process Development
With the lack of reliable and efficient simulation tools for the paint shop, welding and resin infusion processes the current practice for validation is based on individual experience and physical measurements. The research in this active field therefore focuses on new virtual tools for verification of these processes and to optimize them to be more environmentally friendly, energy and cost efficient, and to give a higher product quality.
Process modeling and new materials
Here the focus is on modeling and numerical simulation (finite element method) of manufacturing processes such as machining and welding. The goal is a sustainable manufacturing process where all processes are modeled virtually before use. Research is therefore focused on creating a base for realistic modeling of manufacturing processes (e.g. machining) using multi-scale approach, finite element approaches and to validate developed models with dedicated experiments.