Deflection of tool, machine and part; dynamic stability; cutting force prediction; intelligent fixturing; optimal planning of machining; and tribology in manufacturing.
PC-CNC systems re-generation; proprietary process models and process control strategies; and plug and play sensors and controllers.
Effects of cutting fluid, chip, and scrap on factory ecology; and control and optimization of manufacturing process by-products.
Precision machine components and structures; machine stiffness and accuracy related to vibration; thermal deformation; positioning error; tool condition; static and dynamic calibration; and error mapping.
Surface and sub-surface damage; residual stress; ceramics, super alloys, intermetallic compounds; and process design for material property manipulation.
On- and off-line characterization of part surface, form, and mechanical properties; and coordinate measurement methodologies.
Sensors and signal processing; deterministic and heuristic diagnostics; direct and indirect measurement of tool wear; tool breakage; tool runout; and chatter.