Research in Mechanical Engineering

The research group of Prof. Antti Salminen studies laser based manufacturing processes, their utilization in products and implementation to production. Topics include: Industrialization of 3D printing and additive manufacturing, digitalization of manufacturing processes and quality assurance.

Prof. Jussi Kantola researches modelling and development of resources (f ex competence), fuzzy systems, innovation management and design theory.

Dr. Jani Heikkinen researches robotics and system design as well as AI.

Dr. Juha Peippo researches simulation of the AM process from the designer's perspective considering material properties, innovative and economically viable structural solutions in steel structures and its components.