IMSE Department Research

"Using rotary ultrasonic machining, we develop new drilling methods for hard-to-machine materials such as advanced ceramics, titanium, stainless steel composites. These materials are notorious for their pool machinability, resulting in high cost and low efficiency with current drilling methods. Through our research we hope to find a more cost-effective approach. Research in this area has been supported by NSF, Boeing, Sonic Mill and NBR Diamond Tool."

-- Timothy Deines, IMSE Instructor

The IMSE department offers a rich variety of projects in the areas of manufacturing processes, human factors, operations research and production systems. In addition to basic research, our curriculum emphasizes collaborative and interdisciplinary research, collaboration with industrial partners, and development and modeling of various industrial processes. View our research to see how we are transforming industries today and creating new opportunities to improve tomorrow.