What We Are
The Precision Machining Research Consortium is a collaboration of professors from the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute. State of the art equipment and engineering knowledge is shared among the PMRC's personnel while each professor has their own set of graduate students, post docorates, and research engineers. Utilizing critical scientific knowledge, accurate predictive models, and real‐time process monitoring/control the PMRC aims to design, improve, and optimize machining processes. The PMRC works on a variety of projects including digital process monitoring, micro-machining, photovoltaic manufacturing, and nanocrystalline surface production.
State of the Art
Current state of the art in machining processes are designed, improved and “optimized” using operator experience, trial and error, and limited scientific experimentation. The PMRC's envisioned state of the art aims to utilize critical scientific knowledge, accurate predictive models, and real‐time process monitoring and control to design, improve, and optimize machining processes.
- Efficiently optimize processes for maximum productivity, quality, repeatability, and flexibility
- Eliminate or greatly reduce costly trial and error and experimental approaches
- Leverage combined knowledge base and experience to promote research in the manufacturing field