WELCOME WORD FROM
THE PMMC DIRECTOR
n behalf of the members of PMMC, my research team, and myself, I welcome you to the Precision Micro-Machining Center (PMMC). At present,
our center includes a respectable list of companies from within the USA and across the world, 9 Ph. D students working as associate researchers and
40 Masters students working on projects related to different manufacturing processes. All offices and laboratories are located in a new $30 million,
three building College of Engineering complex.
The Precision Micro-Machining Center is in direct response to industry's increasing need for improved machining technology for difficult-to-machine materials. This center is mainly focused on processing components requiring surfaces with roughness and tolerances at sub-micron and nano-meter levels.
combines the resources and capabilities of industry, universities, and government agencies in a partnership to develop enabling technologies for efficient use of micro-machining. Industry collaboration helps direct research programs to address critical technological problems and university expertise is applied to micro-machining research of benefit to participating companies.
The research program at PMMC has been developed in two major directions: fundamental research of manufacturing processes and applied research and technology transfer. The fundamental research consists in projects funded by federal agencies (NSF, NIST,DOE,DOD), the State of Ohio and The University of Toledo. The second direction includes addresses a subdivision of the PMMC, the Abrasive Micro-Machining Consortium (AMMC), which has industrial funding and works closely with specific Companies.
research encompasses not only the majority of manufacturing processes but also performes testing techniques and emerging technologies.
We are proud of our engineering facilities which include state-of-the-art laboratories, excellent computer and laboratory equipment and a highly motivated and professional research team. Ultimately PMMC hopes to grow into a State-Industry-Academia research and development center. We strongly urge you to visit us at The University of Toledo, Ohio.
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