From Modelling to Optimization in Advanced Machining Processes – Industrial Challenges

Date & TIme: 
03/09/2017 - 3:30pm
Dr. Héctor R. Siller
Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Discovery Park F116 (ETEC Conference Room)
Host Department: 
Engineering Technology

Nowadays, technological advances in machine tool construction, cutting tool materials and process specifications have lead the integration of several aspects under the label of advanced machining processes. In spite of all the academic efforts in the understanding of these processes, the industry still presents a lack of knowledge that may solve several problems in the shop floor, by applying accurate prediction models, optimization techniques and metrology equipment. This talk will present several case studies of modelling and optimization, considering industrial challenges and high impact applications in biomedical and aerospace fields. The final discussion will propose the construction of practical academic prototypes, in order to begin machining process research when the equipment is not available.


Researcher and Professor at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico. He received his PhD degree in manufacturing from the Jaume I University from Spain, and his M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees from Tecnológico de Monterrey, in the fields of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering respectively. He is the director of Master of Sciences in Manufacturing Systems at Tecnológico de Monterrey and is part of the research group of advanced manufacturing at the same university. His research areas include advanced manufacturing process, additive manufacturing, micro-manufacturing and metrology. Now, he is conducting several R&D projects with enterprises like Navistar, Honeywell Aerospace, Metalsa among others. His teaching experience (+10 yrs.) include courses in the field of manufacturing automation, metrology, research and innovation methods, prototype design, dynamics and mechanics of materials among others, in undergraduate and graduate level. He advised more than 30 M.Sc. theses and 4 Ph.D. dissertations and he collaborates with several universities like the University of Nottingham, the University of Brescia, the Denmark Technical University among others. He also leads the northern branch of the National Laboratory in additive manufacturing, project sponsored by the Conacyt and coordinated by the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

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