Welcome to the homepage of the Laboratory of Laser-based Manufacturing. We are proud to be a part of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah.
Lasers have very unique properties and can be used to add, remove, join, deform and in-situ synthesize materials. They have been used as advanced tools for the manufacturing in aerospace, energy, automotive, medical, electronics and other industries.
The primary interest of our lab is to invent new techniques and improve existing techniques of laser-based manufacturing, striving to improve the accuracy, efficiency and product properties of the manufacturing processes.
We use experiment and computer simulation techniques to understand the underlying physics of laser-based manufacturing processes, and we use such understanding to optimize the processes and maximize the potential of the techniques.
Currently we are working on the following processes:
- Laser direct deposition
- Selective laser melting
- Laser welding
- Laser cutting
The annual meeting of American Welding Society (AWS) was held on Nov.16-18 in Las Vegas, NV. Professor Tan attended the meeting and presented our research works on "Numerical Modeling of[...]
The Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) technical meeting and exhibition was held in Salt Lake city, Utah on Oct. 23-27. In this conference, Professor Tan gave a presentation entitled "Predictive Modeling [...]
We have two Research Assistant (RA) positions that will start in 2017 Fall semester. We are looking for a highly motivated students regardless of their background. Background in one of the following [...]