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Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Division of Production Engineering, Machine Design and Automation (PMA)

The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven is the oldest university of the Low Countries and the largest Flemish university. The following research groups are active within the Division of Production Engineering, Machine Design and Automation (PMA) at the Department of Mechanical Engineering:

  • Mechatronics & Robotics

    Autonomous compliant motion, Robot-assisted surgery, Robust motion and vibration control, Mobile learning robots, Micro and precision engineering.
  • Micro and precision engineering

  • Multi-agent Coordination and Control

    General Multi-Agent Coordination and Control, Manufacturing Control, Research Case Studies.
  • Production processes

    Laser cutting and bending, Rapid Prototyping, Electrical discharge machining, Five axis milling, High speed milling.
  • Computer integrated manufacturing

    CAD/CAM, process and production planning, CAD Modelling, Tool Path Generation & NC Programming, Process & Operations Planning, Production Planning, NC Controllers.
  • Dimensional metrology and quality control

    Thermal compensation of machine tool centres and coordinate measuring machines, Geometric calibration and software error correction.
  • Noise and vibration engineering

    Measurement and analysis techniques, Vibro-acoustic modelling, Active noise and vibration control.
  • Life cycle engineering

    Product lifetime prolongationthrough reuse and recycling, Total Cost of Ownership, Knowledge Management, Manufacturability analysis and design optimisation, Development of Pro-active Eco-design Methodologies, Product-Oriented Environmental Management Systems for Industrial Sectors, Life cycle engineering applications.

Contact

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Division of Production Engineering, Machine Design and Automation (PMA), Leuven, Belgium, Contact: Prof. dr. ir. Herman Bruyninckx, Email: Prof. dr. ir. Herman Bruyninckx, Web: www.mech.kuleuven.be/pma/