MAL designs and builds sophisticated but industry-friendly machining simulation algorithms which more than 170 leading companies and universities around the world license. The laboratory conducts joint projects with several national and international universities, research centres and leading machine tool, cutting tool, automotive and aerospace companies in North and South America, Asia and Europe.
Graduate students play an imperative role in helping to develop state-of-the-art machining technologies. MAL’s research includes the mechanics and dynamics of metal cutting operations, spindle design and analysis, micro-machining, virtual simulation of machining operations and CNC machine tools; design and digital control of high speed feed drives; precision machining, sensor assisted intelligent machining; and chatter stability of cutting processes.
Led by Yusuf Altintas, the Manufacturing Automation Laboratory provides valuable hands-on advanced education for graduate students, engineers from industry, and other academic institutes to work on machine tools and automation. The facility also serves as a space for graduate students to connect and grow as a family; they work, ski, camp, hike, and celebrate together.
Please support the advancement of machining research at UBC’s Manufacturing Automation Laboratory with a donation to the Dr. Yusuf Altintas Graduate Scholarship Fund. Your support will ensure that graduate students have the support they need to help drive the impressive and innovative work being undertaken at the MAL laboratory.