Tour: 14 September, 2018 @ 2:00pm - Manufacturing Automation Laboratory, University of British Columbia

About the Company

The Manufacturing Automation Laboratory (MAL) conducts research in the mechanics and dynamics of metal cutting operations, spindle design and analysis, micro-machining, virtual simulation of machining operations and CNC machine tools; design and digital control of high speed feed drives; precision machining, sensor assisted intelligent machining; and chatter stability of cutting processes. Our academic articles receive the highest citation in the world in the field of manufacturing.

The laboratory designs and builds sophisticated but industry-friendly machining simulation algorithms which have milling, turning, boring, drilling, cutting temperature, spindle design and analysis, experimental modal analysis, modal testing and data acquisition modules (CUTPRO™); virtual CNC, Virtual High Performance Machining System (MACHPRO). More than two hundred leading companies and universities around the world licensed the unique and advanced engineering tools developed in our laboratory ( We conduct joint projects with several national and international universities, research centers and leading machine tool, cutting tool, automotive and aerospace companies in North and South America, Asia and Europe.


The tour will take place at 2 PM on September 14th, and will last 1 hour, consisting of 15 minutes at each of four different research labs under the Manufacturing Automation Lab team.

The tour will be conducted by Tugce Tuysuz, Manufacturing Engineer at MAL.

The host company is expecting a group of 5 students and a guide.


The Lab is located at 6250 Applied Science Lane, on the University of British Columbia campus, in Vancouver, BC. This location is accessible on public transport, with the trip taking about 45 minutes from LSI Vancouver.