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Production Engineering

With a strong focus on digital manufacturing, production engineering research is interested in additive manufacturing technology, modelling and optimisation of production systems and material removal processes.
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Research focuses on developing new additive manufacturing applications for industry and for medical use. Medical applications cover a wide range of subjects, from pre-surgical planning models to special and patient-specific tools and surgical implants, and even to tissue engineering and 3D printing of living cells. Additive manufacturing technologies and other new methods of digital production offer new opportunities for supply chains and logistics.

Modelling and optimisation of production systems enable the improvement of a production system’s operations on an industrial scale. Developments in ICT and modelling software are rapid. The modelling methods are mainly mathematical programming (optimisation) as well as modelling and optimising queueing networks. The expected development of industrial internet is likely to considerably increase the potential scope and impact of this line of work in the future.

Material removal and forming processes, especially cutting processes, have traditionally played a major role in the research and teaching of the group. The current research of cutting processes mainly involves the application of the finite element method.

Key personnel

Latest publications

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Design, Production Engineering

Computationally efficient model for energy demand prediction of electric city bus in varying operating conditions

Publishing year: 2019 Energy
Polymer technology, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering

Biomimetic Photocurable Three-Dimensional Printed Nerve Guidance Channels with Aligned Cryomatrix Lumen for Peripheral Nerve Regeneration

Publishing year: 2018 ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering

Additive manufacturing of polypropylene

Publishing year: 2018 Polymers
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering

Prosumer-Driven 3D Food Printing : Role of Digital Platforms in Future 3D Food Printing Systems

Publishing year: 2018
Production Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering

The perceived value of additively manufactured digital spare parts in industry

Publishing year: 2018 International Journal of Production Economics
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering

A survey of perceived prevalence of selected environmental topics in product development, and their relationships with employee's ecological concern

Publishing year: 2018 Journal of Cleaner Production
Production Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Printing spare parts through additive manufacturing

Publishing year: 2018 Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering

Evaluating the Readiness Level of Additively Manufactured Digital Spare Parts: An Industrial Perspective

Publishing year: 2018 APPLIED SCIENCES
Production Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Thermal reclamation of foundry sands using repurposed sand dryer equipment

Publishing year: 2018
Production Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Thermal reclamation of foundry sands using repurposed sand dryer equipment

Publishing year: 2018
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

Research group members

Jan Akmal

Jan Akmal

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Roy Björkstrand

Production Engineering
Researcher

Sergei Chekurov

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Juha Huuki

Department of Mechanical Engineering
University Teacher

Kai Häkkinen

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Project Specialist

Kalle Jalava

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate
Siddharth Jayaprakash

Siddharth Jayaprakash

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Niklas Kretzschmar

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Kirsi Kukko

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Researcher
Sampsa Laakso

Sampsa Laakso

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Postdoctoral Researcher
Esko Niemi

Esko Niemi

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Professor
Juhani Orkas

Juhani Orkas

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Professor
Kevin Otto

Kevin Otto

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Adjunct Professor
Jaakko Peltokorpi

Jaakko Peltokorpi

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Postdoctoral Researcher
Mika Salmi

Mika Salmi

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Staff Scientist

Jukka Tuomi

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Research Manager