Department of Mechanical Engineering

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.
Engineering production machine at work in a laboratory

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.

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Latest publications

Additive Manufacturing of Resected Oral and Oropharyngeal Tissue: A Pilot Study

Alexandria L Irace, Anne Koivuholma, Eero Huotilainen, Jaana Hagström, Katri Aro, Mika Salmi, Antti Markkola, Heli Sistonen, Timo Atula, Antti Mäkitie 2021 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Incorporating Field Effects into Functional Product-System Architecting Methods

Kevin Otto, Katja Hölttä-Otto, Roozbeh Sanaei, Kristin L. Wood 2020 Journal of Mechanical Design, Transactions of the ASME

Design-dependent shrinkage compensation modeling and mechanical property targeting of metal FFF

Ilies Ait-Mansour, Niklas Kretzschmar, Sergei Chekurov, Mika Salmi, Joel Rech 2020 Progress in Additive Manufacturing

Towards space-grade 3D-printed, ALD-coated small satellite propulsion components for fluidics

Antti Kestilä, Kalle Nordling, Ville Miikkulainen, Mikko Kaipio, Tuomas Tikka, Mika Salmi, Aleksi Auer, Markku Leskelä, Mikko Ritala 2018 Additive Manufacturing

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