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Dr. Stephen C. Veldhuis

Professor, Director (MMRI) and Braley-Orlick Chair in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Manufacturing; Machine tools; Precision machining; Ultra precision machining; Manufacturing process modeling & simulation; Tribology; Nano indentation; Surface engineering; Hard wear protective coatings; Process optimization
Areas of Specialization:  
Research Clusters:  
JHE-326D (Mail to JHE-310)
+1 905.525.9140 x 27044


Specific Research Activities

My current research interests lie in the area of high performance manufacturing with a specific focus on precision and ultra precision machining. The main objective of my research is to enhance competitiveness of machining operations by improving productivity and quality while reducing cost. The approach taken involves a detailed framework for selecting and developing tooling followed by process optimization which aims to fully utilize the capabilities of the tool and machine.

Lab: JHE109, 109a, 112

Phone: +1 905.525.9140 x 27800


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B. Eng and Mgmt. McMaster University, 1990; M. Eng., Carnegie Mellon University, 1992; Ph.D., McMaster University, 1998


Related Courses

Code Title Instructor Outline Info
MECH ENG 710 (TERM 2) Graduate Machine Tool Analysis  
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