Design Tools and Methods in Industrial Engineering

Gianmaria Concheri
Gianpaolo Savio
Stefano Rosso
Luca Grigolato
Roberto Meneghello
Andrea Pretto
Riccardo Sponchiado
Pierandrea Dal Fabbro

Research areas:

The research group mainly deals with the following topics:
    • reconstruction, representation and analysis of geometric models of free-form surfaces or mechanical components,
    • geometric products specification and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing,
    • methods for geometric modeling, design and simulation dedicated to additive technologies, especially for lightweight and lattice structures,
    • innovative design methods,
    • technical product documentation.
These topics find often application in industrial and biomedical fields, where geometric complexity is an important element for the process management.
Research activities are supported by a laboratory that is equipped with 3D scanners, 3D printers with binder jetting, stereolithography and fused deposition modeling technologies, coordinate measuring machines, profilometer, roughness tester, mechanical testing machines, CAD / CAE, reverse engineering and additive manufacturing software.

Keywords: CAD, Technical product documentation (TPD), Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM), Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), Geometrical product specification (GPS), freeform surface modeling, reverse engineering (RE), lattice structures, cellular materials, lightweight structures, design methods