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Sustainable Computerized Numerical Controlled (CNC) machining technologies

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    Prof W Li
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About This PhD Project

Project Description

Eligibility: UK/EU/International
Tuition Fees + Bursary £15000 per year
Three years fixed term

PI: Prof Weidong Li: http://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/research-directories/researchers/professor-weidong-li/


We seek an outstanding graduate to work on sustainable simulation and optimization algorithms for Computerized Numerical Controlled (CNC) machining technologies, to support smart factory applications. Essential tasks for the PhD project include modeling and experimental test for machining processes, theoretical analysis, and system programming for the sustainable machining algorithm implementation.

The PhD candidate is expected to have a good technical background in 3-dimensional Mechanical Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) systems, and programming skills using C++ and Java to interact with the 3D CAD/CAM systems for algorithm implementation.


Our research in Manufacturing and Materials Engineering builds on our historic research strengths at Coventry, and adds new research teams through investment and growth. It integrates seamlessly with the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering, our flagship collaboration with Unipart Manufacturing.

This area of research will take a holistic approach to fabrication and manufacturing, focusing on the three strands of Materials, Processes, and Products; and underpinned by our expertise in Metrology and Advanced Experimentation.

We aim to be the research partner of choice for manufacturing industry in adding value, effecting knowledge transfer, generating intellectual property, and raising new technologies from concept up through the Manufacturing Readiness Levels.

Our summary research themes:
• Process Control / Product Verification.
• Advanced Metrology and Experimentation
• Supply Chain Management
• Materials for Advanced Technologies
• Integrated Product Enhancement

How to apply: http://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/research-students/how-to-apply/

Link to CU page: http://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/research-students/research-studentships/sustainable-computerized-numerical-controlled-machining-technologies/
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