Precision Machining

Precision machining operations play a crucial role in the manufacture of a wide range of products including automotive, aerospace, biomedical, consumer electronics, defense and energy. Faculty and researchers from Georgia Tech and the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute, as part of the Precision Machining Research Consortium (PMRC), have a long-standing record of leadership and excellence in the science and technology of precision machining processes. They are engaged in both basic and applied research of precision machining processes across length scales and material systems. Specific areas of expertise include:

  • Modeling and simulation of machining processes
  • Digital manufacturing/IoT/ML approaches
  • Sensors for process monitoring and control
  • Hybrid machining processes for difficult-to-cut materials
  • Micro machining
  • Hybrid additive and subtractive processes
  • Surface modification and post-processing of 3D printed metal parts
  • Contact and non-contact metrology

Work in these areas is supported by private industry, government agencies, and public-private consortia.

Georgia Tech is also an active member of the Manufacturing times Digital (MxD) https://www.mxdusa.org/ , a public-private consortium and Manufacturing USA institute.

Faculty and Research Collaborators at GT


Andrew Dugenske, Principal Engineer, Director, Factory Information Systems Center

Thomas Kurfess, Ph.D., Professor and HUSCO/Ramirez Distinguished Chair in Fluid Power and Motion Control

Steven Liang, Ph.D., Morris M. Bryan, Jr. Professor in Mechanical Engineering for Advanced Manufacturing Systems

Rhett Mayor, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Manufacturing

Shreyes Melkote, Ph.D., Morris M. Bryan, Jr. Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Christopher Saldana, Ph.D., Ring Family Professor, Manufacturing

On the right, a close up view of a laser-assisted micro milling process developed by a team led by Shreyes Melkote, Ph.D. at the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI).