Manufacturing Technology and Engineering Design

Main Thematic Areas:

Manufacturing processes, Material Properties and Characterization, FEM Simulation, CNC machine tools, CAD/CAM systems, Rapid Prototyping

Contact/Lead Person(s):

Dr. Antonios E. Lontos

Team/Unit/Lab Website:

 


Description of the main research interests and activities of the team/lab:

The Manufacturing Technology and Engineering Design Unit aims to conduct high level of research in the field of manufacturing and engineering design of new and innovative products. Throughout various research projects the research team has solved many problems of the local industry. The main research areas that the team is dealing with are:

Description of the main equipment/facilities available:

The state of the art research facilities of the Unit consist of various research equipment, devices and machines such as 5-axis high speed CNC vertical milling machine, rapid prototyping machine, fatigue tester, press machine, electronic microscope, precision-controlled heat-treatment furnaces, materials characterization instruments, etc. Furthermore, the research team uses a number of CAD/CAM/CAE software packages such as LS-DYNA, DEFORM3D, ANSYS, COSMOS, Nastran etc. for making calculation, simulations and solid modeling.

Research Projects Experience:

The team has implemented numerous projects tackling issues like: Manufacturing processes, Material Properties and Characterization, Evaluation of the mechanical properties of material, Design and development of computational procedures by means of FEM Simulation, CNC machine tools, CAD/CAM systems, Reconstruction  of Archaeological  Findings, Rapid Prototyping Methods, Design and manufacturing of fiber-reinforced composites, Automotive joining processes, Manufacturing of aero-engine components, Additive manufacturing.

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