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Production Systems Group

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The Production Systems Group supports the missions of the Engineering Laboratory and the Intelligent Systems Division by conducting research and development in the areas of measurement methods, models, instrumentation, sensors, and data to improve scientific understanding and control of manufacturing processes, equipment, and workpiece properties.  

The group specializes in characterization, modeling, and improvement of geometric, thermal, elastic, and dynamic properties of high-precision motion systems and manufacturing equipment; development of theoretical models for measurement and analysis of complex coordinated motion generated by advanced manufacturing equipment used in manufacturing of high-value components; development of methods and instrumentation to characterize and evaluate manufacturing processes, such as for in-process tool-chip interface temperature, force and vibrations; integration of intelligent sensors and sensor information, through inter- and intra-network technologies, to monitor, evaluate, and control manufacturing processes; providing leadership and contributions to national and international standards development efforts in the above mentioned areas of research and development.

Programs/Projects

Fundamental Measurement Science for Additive Processes Project—Additive manufacturing (AM) processes have great potential for making high-value, complex, individually-customized parts, but several technical barriers must be overcome to achieve widespread use …

Materials Standards for Additive Manufacturing—This project provides the measurement science for the additive manufacturing industry to measure material properties in a standardized way.  Determining the properties of the powder used for …

Smart Manufacturing Processes and Equipment —The objective of the Smart Manufacturing Processes and Equipment Program is to develop and deploy advances in measurement science that will enable rapid, agile and cost-effective production of …

Measurement Science for Optimized Machining Processes—Machining is the workhorse process that adds the most value to engineered products, since it is capable of achieving the precision required for many mechanical components at minimal process cost.  …

Measurement Science for Smart Machine Tools—Integration of equipment performance data, machine and process models, and real-time condition information help create a smart machine tool.  Smart machine tools are self aware and are capable of …

Closed-Loop Manufacturing of Complex Micro Optics Project—On-machine measurement of micro optics is essential for producing complex high-precision optical components used in next generation imaging systems.  Standard test methods and traceable measurement …

NEMS Measurement Science—Nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) offer many new capabilities in sensing and electronics that are expected to provide significant advances in consumer products, medical diagnostics, and homeland …

 
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Contact
M. Alkan Donmez, Group Leader
Connie Kramar (WAE), Administrative Office Assistant

General Information

301 975 6618 Telephone
301 975 8058 Fax

100 Bureau Drive, M/S 8220
Gaithersburg, MD 20899