Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

MAE 297 Seminar

Smart and Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing using Mechatronics

Chinedum Okwudire
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan


Better, faster, cheaper. These are words that characterize the pressures faced by today’s advanced manufacturing industry. We want manufacturing processes to deliver better quality and functionality, we demand higher throughput to reduce time to market, and we expect the processes to be low cost (not just economically but also environmentally). What does all this mean for the machines that facilitate such advanced manufacturing processes? It means that they must deliver tighter tolerances while traveling and higher speeds and accelerations; they must maintain low energy consumption and still be affordable. Essentially, they must provide much more for much less!

Full Abstract

Date(s) - 04/09/2015
4:10 pm - 5:00 pm

1062 Bainer Classroom


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