Research in SHML

  Targeting smart hybrid manufacturing, we are exploring the field of Innovative Design & Manufacturing.

  Here are some current research topics.


  Smart Hybrid Manufacturing

    Hybrid and bridging processes represent an effective way to not only enhance process capabilities but also develop novel processes with synergies beyond the capabilities of the individual processes. However, as hybrid or bridging requires more than just repetition of processes, theoretical or experimental approaches should be carried out to improve the compatibility of individual processes. In the former research, a novel hybrid process for 3D printing at the micro/nano-scale with multi-material capabilities was described. We will keep our efforts in expanding the capability and scalability, aiming highly-flexible, effective, and scalable manufacturing processes.


  Sustainable Manufacturing

    Environmental concerns have prompted various legislation and initiatives, requiring manufacturing industries to take a greater role in reducing energy consumption and carbon emission. Moreover, energy saving/management also contributes to a lower burden of power infrastructure, thus many studies have investigated ways toward sustainable manufacturing. Here, we measure, analyze, and model the energy consumption of manufacturing processes. By assessing conventional and state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies, it is aimed to construct an intelligent system to evaluate and predict energy consumption. Based on the modeling, a hierarchical energy-saving strategy has been suggested, and will further be implemented in industries.

    (Images were reproduced from Yoon et al., J Clean Prod, 2014 with permission from Elsevier.)


  Ultra-precision Machining

    The material response during cutting can drastically change from ductile to brittle regimes with respect to the scale of deformation, temperature, pressure conditions, etc. Particularly at a nano-scale depth of cut, ductility can be the matter of the deformation size. In this topic, the transition of material removal behavior has been investigated in the machining of engineering materials. By observing material response at the atomic scale, it is aimed to formulate a machinability model in ultra-precision machining. Further, the developed model will be utilized in the development of machining strategies with improved throughput.

    (Images were reproduced from Yoon et al., CIRP Ann-Manuf Tech, 2018 with permission from Elsevier.)

  Current Projects

  • Line center development with more than 15% compact index applying IoT/AI smart condition monitoring system and dual head for processing complex shape parts Project Sponsor: Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology (한국산업기술평가관리원)  Category: Industrial Technology Innovation Program (산업기술혁신사업)  Project No.: 20003806  Period: 2019.04.01.-2021.12.31. (33 months)  Project Title:  Line ...
    Posted Nov 9, 2019, 12:23 AM by KAU SHML
  • Smart hybrid manufacturing platform for processing of large-area difficult-to-cut materials Project Sponsor: National Research Foundation of Korea (한국연구재단)  Category: Basic Science Research Program, Young Researcher Program (이공분야 기초연구사업 신진연구자지원사업, 생애첫연구) Project No.: NRF-2018R1C1B5085752 Period: 2018.09.01.-2021.08 ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2019, 1:20 AM by KAU SHML
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  Finished Projects

  • Fabrication of transparent functional surfaces on ceramics via ultra-precision machining Project Sponsor: Korea Aerospace University (한국항공대학교) Category: 교비연구 지원 (신진연구) Project No.: 2018-01-004 Period: 2018.04.01.-2020.03.31. (24 months)  Project Title:  Fabrication of transparent functional ...
    Posted Apr 22, 2020, 11:24 PM by KAU SHML
  • Development of flexible hybrid manufacturing process for multi-functional sensor applications Project Sponsor: National Research Foundation of Korea (한국연구재단) Category: Basic Science Research Program, Post-doctoral fellowship (이공분야 기초연구사업 학문후속세대양성사업, 박사후국외연수) Project No.: 2016R1A6A3A03012011 Period: 2016.09.01.-2017.08.31 ...
    Posted Oct 29, 2018, 6:47 PM by KAU SHML
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 National Research Foundation of Korea Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology 

 과학기술정보통신부, 산업통상자원부


 UW-Madison Manufacturing Innovation Network Laboratory SNU Innovative Design and Integrated Manufacturing Laboratory