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Production Systems Group


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.


Measurement Science for Additive Manufacturing—To develop and deploy measurement science that will enable rapid design-to-product transformation through advances in; material characterization; in-process process sensing, monitoring, and …

Real-Time Control of Additive Manufacturing Processes—Part quality in additive manufacturing (AM) is highly variable due inadequate dimensional tolerances, surface roughness, and defects, thereby limiting its broad acceptance. This variability could …

Qualification for Additive Manufacturing Materials, Processes, and Parts—Materials and processes used to produce critical components for defense, aerospace, and medical applications must first be formally qualified. Extensive empirical testing to fully qualify a …

Characterization of Additive Manufacturing Materials—Currently there is a lack of AM parts in high-performance applications, due to a lack of publicly available high-fidelity data that has associated metadata . Solving this problem is not trivial, …

DMG machining center
M. Alkan Donmez, Group Leader
Connie Kramar, Administrative Office Assistant

General Information

301 975 6618 Telephone
301 975 8058 Fax

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