The Manufacturing Technology research group advances manufacturing primarily through fundamental research, as well as in close partnership with industry. We focus on modelling, optimisation and innovation of manufacturing processes.
- Advance and develop machining operations for new high-performing materials.
- Become a nation´s leading research group in the area of grinding technology.
- Engage in interdisciplinary research with materials science, surface and microstructure engineering, and applied mechanics
- Develop and implement undergraduate and graduate courses related to manufacturing technology.
Organise international competence networks in manufacturing technology.
- Manage the Chalmers Metal Cutting Research and Development Centre (MCR) – a nationally-recognised industry-academia partnership.
Current research activities include:
- Modelling, simulation and optimisation of machining (metal cutting) operations.
- Machining of new materials and investigation of material responses.
- Advancement of grinding technologies and machining with abrasives.
- Development of cooling-lubrication techniques and management of metalworking-fluids.
- Facilitation of the transition to sustainable manufacturing.
Manufacturing remains a vital driver of innovation and competitiveness, making outsized contributions to research and development, productivity growth and sustainable development. Manufacturers need to make components better, faster and at a lower cost. Manufacturing technologies have unmatched capabilities in achieving these in a variety of industrial sectors – automotive, bearing, tooling, steel, etc.