Dr. Kurfess: Publication and Patents


  • Kuttolamadom, M.A., Mears, Kurfess, T.R., “The Correlation of the Volumetric Wear Rate if Turning Tool Inserts with Carbide Grain Sizes,” ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 137, No. 1, 2015.
  • Kurfess, T. R., Cass, W. C, “Rethinking Additive Manufacturing and Intellectual Property Protection,” Research-Technology Management, Vol. 57, No. 5, pp. 35-42, September-October, 2014.
  • Shen, Q., Kurfess, T. R., Omar, M., Gramling, F., “Detection of Internal Cracks in Rubber Composite Structures Using an Impact Acoustic Modality,” Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 29-51, 2014.
  • Yun, J, Jung, J. H., Kurfess, T. R., “A Geometric Post-Processing Method for 5-Axis Machine Tools using Locations of Joint Points,” International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing, Vol. 14, No 11 , pp 1969-1977, 2013.
  • Tarbutton, J., Kurfess, T. R., Tucker, T., & Konobrytskyi, D. “Gouge-Free Voxel-Based Machining for Parallel Processors,” The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 69, pp. 1941-1953, 2013.
  • Milner, J.L., Abu-Farha, F., Bunget, C., Hammond, V.H., Kurfess, T.R., “Graphics Based Path Planning for Multi-Axis Machine Tools,” Materials Science and Engineering: A, Vol. 561, No. 20, pp. 109-117
  • Kuttolamadom, M.A., Mears, Thomas R. Kurfess, T.R., “On the Volumetric Assessment of Tool Wear in Machining Inserts with Complex Geometries---Part 1: Need, Methodology, and Standardization,” ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 134, No 5, 2012.
  • Jones, J., Kuttolamadom, M, Mears, L., Kurfess, T.R., “Life-Cycle Integration of Titanium Alloys into the Automotive Segment for Vehicle Light-Weighting: Part I - Component Redesign, Prototyping, and Validation,” SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing, April Vol. 5, No. 1 pp. 247-259, April, 2012.
  • M. Estrems, M., Sánchez H.T., Kurfess. T.R., C. Bunget, C. “Effects of Wear on Cutting Forces in End-Milling Nickel Alloy,” Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 498, pp. 79-84, 2012.
  • Tarbutton, J. A., Kurfess, T. R., Tucker, T. M., “Graphics Based Path Planning for Multi-Axis Machine Tools,” Computer-Aided Design & Applications, Vol. 7, No. 6, pp. 612-621, 2010.
  • Roth, J., Djurdjanovic, D., Yang, X., Mears, L., Kurfess, T., Quality and Inspection of Machining Operations: Tool Condition Monitoring, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 132, No 4, 2009.
  • Krueger, K. W., Kurfess, T. R., “Comparison of Correlation Methods for Profile Measurements,” Transactions of the North American Research Institute, Vol. 38, pp. 339-346, May 2010.
  • Karhade, O. G., Degertekin, F. L., Kurfess, T. R., “Active Control of Micro Interferometers for Low Noise Parallel Operation,” IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 1-8, 2010.
  • Kurfess, T. R. (Editor), Robotics and Automation Handbook, CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, 2005.


  • Microinterferometer for Distance Measurements, U. S. Patent 6,643,025, with F. Degertekin, B. Kim, and H. Ali Razavi, November 4, 2003
  • Microinterferometer for Measuring Distance with Improved Sensitivity. U.S. Patent 6,753,969, with F. L. Degertekin, B. Kim, and A. Razavi, June 22, 2004
  • Degertekin, F.L., Kurfess, T.R., Kim, B. and Razavi, A., “System and Method for Surface Profiling a Target Object,” U.S. Patent 7,068,377, 2006.
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