PRECISION MACHINING RESEARCH CENTER (PREMACH), the group was regarded as one of the leading group in University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia that focuses on precision machining, sustainable manufacturing and additive manufacturing technology.
The principal focus of advanced machining is to understand and characterise the influence of material removal processes on workpiece surface integrity such as surface roughness, microhardness, microstructure alterations, residual stress, crack formation, thermal damage and fatigue performance as well as subsequent part functionality. The main aspects of machining element such as identification of process variables, optimum operating and tool performance (tool wear and tool life evaluation) with respect to defined response parameters also considered. For the machined materials, the research attention is on the conventional materials, ranging from steel or aluminium and to some of the most high-tech materials, such as titanium alloy, nickel-based alloys or carbon fibre-reinforced plastics (CFRP).
Sustainable manufacturing or green manufacturing defined as a method in manufacturing that minimises waste and reduces the environmental impact which influence the product design, process design and operational principles relates bio-based product development.
Additive manufacturing technologies are used broadly for design, product development and manufacturing. Among the applications are concept modeling, design validation, prototyping for fit and functional testing, patterns for castings, parts for mould and die tooling; fixtures, guides and assembly tooling; and custom, limited edition and short-run production.
PREMACH engages in project ranging from collaborative research to individual short term applications researches and provides technology transfer, industrial training and consultancy services to manufacturing companies.