Professor Shin received the SME/NAMRI
S.M. Wu Research Implementation Award on June 30, 2016 for his
pioneering work on laser-assisted machining and industrial
implementation during the 2016 MSEC/NAMRC conference held in
Blacksburgh, Virginia. See the
Professor Shin gave an invited
talk at the Workshop on Predictive
Theoretical and Computational Approaches for Additive Manufacturing
held on Oct. 7-9, 2015 at the National
Academy of Science in Washington, DC. His lecture can be viewed
NAS web site.
Professor Shin delivered a lecture
with the title of "Can lasers light up new advanced manufacturing
and materials processing?" as the distinguished speaker at the
University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Oct. 9, 2015.
Shin was recognized on June 1, 2015 at Cobo Hall in
Detroit, Michigan, during SME Gala with the
W. Taylor Research Medal for his significant contributions to
the science and art of manufacturing processes. For further
information, see the
Shin gave a lecture at Tsinghua University on May 19, 2015 with the
topic of "Role of Lasers on Modern Manufacturing".
Benxin Wu joined Purdue after a successful career at Illinois
Institute of Technology and is now serving as the associate director
of the Center.
recent graduates working at the Center began their careers in academia. Dr. Wenda Tan is an assistant professor at the University of Utah, while
Dr. Xin Zhao is now an assistant professor at Clemson.
center director, delivered lectures on the capabilities and
potential of additive manufacturing to large industrial audiences at
several conferences in 2014.
patents were issued based on new inventions from the Center:
– Laser-Assisted Machining Process
with Distributed Lasers, U.S. Patent No. 8,053,705 B2, Nov. 8, 2011.
– Integrated Laser Material
Processing Cell, U.S. Patent No. 8,604,381 B1, Dec. 10, 2013.
Machining Apparatus and Process, U.S. Patent No. 8,839,497 B2, Sept.
Laser-Assisted Micro Machining Systems and Methods, U.S. Patent No.
8,847,114 B1, Sept. 30, 2014
students who worked on the Center projects went to industry and
academia in recent years: Tyler A. Davis (Ph.D., 2011)
Caterpillar; Wenqian Hu (Ph.D., 2011) Cummins Engine Company; Pratik
Halani (M.S., 2011) Schlumberger; Hongtao Ding (Ph.D., 2012) Univ.
of Iowa (assistant professor); Shaoyi Wen (Ph.D., 2012) Univ. of
Texas, Austin; J. Michael Wilson (M.S., 2012) Cenit North America;
Gary Hedberg (M.S., 2013) Cenit North America Xiaoyang Ye (M.S.,
2014) CGG, US Imaging; Masiyang Luo (M.S., 2014) Cummins Engine
Center hosted another workshop on laser direct deposition on Nov. 10
at Purdue University.
About 35 people participated in the workshop. Please see the
workshop page for details.
Center Industrial Advisory Board was held on Nov. 11 at Purdue
University. For details, please see
successful new results of several projects carried out at the Center
presented at two upcoming conferences.
Materials Sciences and
Technology 2011 Conference & Exhibition during Oct,
16-20 in Columbus, Ohio and
International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics
(ICALEO) during Oct. 23-27 in Orlando, Florida.
recently established shadowgraphy and fluorescent measurement
set-up, we have been able to successfully capture the early plasma
formed during femtosecond laser ablation with picosecond time
resolution. For details, see the
new paper published in Physics of Plasmas. This study has
revealed new science on how early plasma affects laser-material
interaction in ultrashort laser ablation.
success story at the Center includes direct synthesis of Nitinol
shape memory alloy directly from elementary Ni and Ti powders.
An article summarizing this work is being published.
last few months, a number of industrial companies have visited the
Center, including Honda, Silfex, Deloro Stellite, Edison Welding
Institute, Strykers, Dow Chemicals, Lawrence Livermore Berkeley
National Lab, and Huffman. We welcome your visit anytime.
A new 1
kW fiber laser has been ordered from IPG Photonics. This new
laser will be used to outfit the existing 3 axis MAZAK milling
machine and will be utilized for projects dealing with
laser-assisted milling and laser welding.
powder feeder has been acquired and installed on the Optomec LENS750
system. The system now provides the capabilities of building
set-up for two-photon polymerization has been established. The
set-up includes a 3-axis nano positioning system from Aerotech, a
high NA objective lens and a Ti-Sapphire femtosecond laser.
This unit will be used to build 3D nano-size structures.
on the ultrafast laser-based scribing of this film solar cells has
been featured by a number of news media. Please see the
Coverage page to see the link.
Industrial Laser Solutions published a featured article on Laser
Assisted Machining - LAM benefits a wide range of
difficult-to-machine materials, (pp.
18-22 in Jan/Feb 2011 issue). Industrial Laser Solutions is
one of the leading magazines dealing with laser applications to
manufacturing in industry.
One of the Professor
Shin's group's paper is among the most cited papers published in
International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture
2006 to 2010. "Laser-assisted machining of Inconel 718 with an
economic analysis" Volume 46, Issue 14, 2006, pp. 1879-1891 Anderson,
M., Patwa, R., Shin, Y.C.
One of the Professor
Shin's group's paper was shown to be among the hottest 25 papers
from 2009 to 2010 in International Journal of Machine Tools and
Manufacture. "Machinability improvement of titanium alloy
(Ti6Al4V) via LAM and hybrid machining", International Journal of
Machine Tools and Manufacture, Volume 50, Issue 2, February 2010,
Pages 174-182 Dandekar, C.R.; Shin, Y.C.; Barnes, J.