Materials and Manufacturing Technology

The Materials and Manufacturing Technology (MMT) group research focuses on evolving material technologies and manufacturing systems. Materials research is focused on mixed-material lightweight solutions and joining methods involving metals, plastics, and polymer composites. Manufacturing research focuses on next-generation technologies such as additive manufacturing, innovative tooling methods, augmented reality, and internet-of-things to improve production system performance. MMT provides industry support with technology benchmarking and business analysis to streamline product development and manufacturing. This group strives to bring automakers, suppliers, and other stakeholders together in unbiased working groups to steer future decision making.

Research Topics

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Industry 4.0 – Internet of Things
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Materials
  • Product Development
  • Vehicle Lightweighting

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