Salon de la technologie de fabrication de Montréal | Du 14 au 16 mai 2018 | Place Bonaventure | Montréal (Québec)
Rolf Wuthrich is an associate professor at the department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from Concordia University, Montreal since 2006. He is leading a research laboratory on advanced manufacturing with special focus on electrochemical technologies meeting the demand of Industry 4.0. Among others, together with Posalux SA, his group developed a novel glass micromachining technology allowing the lean production of ultra-customized glass parts. He is as well very active in the field of 3D printing were he develops post-processing technologies able to handle complex shapes including narrow inner surfaces. Another domain of activity is electrodeposition and electroforming and surface functionalization.
At Concordia, he recently initiated the research Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM). CAM’s mission is to integrate the advanced manufacturing specializations into a world class “Industry 4.0 smart factory” environment. CAM integrates expertise in manufacturing, computer engineering, material science, industrial engineering and metrology. Specializations include green electrochemical manufacturing processes, laser machining, additive manufacturing, micro-devices and computational mechanics. CAM will develop new design rules and flexible processes for manufacturing highly customized products economically and efficiently and spawn spin-off companies.