题目：Hybrid Electrochemical Machining of High-Performance Alloys
Bert Lauwers is a full professor of Department of Mechanical Engineering at KU Leuven. In 1993, he obtained a doctorate in mechanical engineering from KU Leuven. From 2013 to 2016, he was the head of De Nayer and Geel, two campuses of the KU Leuven Alliance. Since 2016, he has served as Dean of the School of Engineering and Technology at KU Leuven. His main research areas include multi-axis milling, high-speed machining, electrical discharge machining, hybrid machining, advanced material processing, and CAD/CAM, CAPP. Professor Bert Lauwers is the Fellow of CIRP and SME.
The increasing demand for high-performance materials, in for example aerospace and biomedical industries, calls for more efficient and capable technologies. This talk will report our recent work on developing a new technology, namely Mechano-Electrochemical Milling (MECM), which combines electrochemical machining (ECM) with a mechanical cutting process. The material removal mechanism was investigated through analysis of the machined surface and removed material. The talk will conclude with remarks and thoughts on future hybrid electrochemical machining developments.