Manufacturing, the transformation of raw materials and components into usable products, is a major contributor to the wealth and prosperity of every industrialized nation. There are endless scientific challenges in this important field, many of which are being addressed by the faculty at Missouri S&T. We are investigating issues in the additive manufacturing of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites, automation and control technologies for process control, advanced metrology solutions for machine tools and robots, advanced modeling for analysis and optimization of process parameters, intelligent human-robot collaboration, cyber-physical sensing, modeling and control.
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Dynamic modeling and control of micro- and nano-positioning systems, atomic force microscopes and additive manufacturing systems; volumetric error compensation; iterative learning control, multi-dimensional control, and signal processing.
Manufacturing including machining, metalforming, machine tool dynamics, acoustic emission, sensors and signal processing, CNC, CAD/CAM, machine tool metrology, neural network and expert system applications; smart structures including intelligent health monitoring and damage assessment of composite structures; non-destructive evaluation.