Abraham George is a PhD researcher based in UCD, working in the area of additive manufacturing. He obtained his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Mahatma Gandhi University and then went on to complete a master’s in mechanical engineering at Arizona State University, focused on product design and development. His main research interests are in the areas of additive manufacturing, decision support systems, and the impact of AR/VR in additive manufacturing for smart manufacturing.
Research Interests (Lay Summary)
Abraham started his PhD with I-Form in 2019. He is investigating the impact that different elements of the additive manufacturing process have on part quality, and how to enhance product design with a decision support system. The decision support system is aimed at helping to reduce design cycle times for designers by providing them with information about part quality, build time, and the minimum wall thickness in their part design. Abraham is also researching the potential benefit of AR/VR systems in additive manufacturing. By researching the impact of different manufacturing process parameters on a macro-scale for the product, Abraham is attempting to improve the design cycle time and enhance the knowledge base available to the designer.
A particular aim is to gain an in-depth understanding of the current algorithms deployed in companies for product development for additive manufacturing, in both metal and plastic. Along with this, one research focus is the use of augmented reality to improve the feedback to designers during product development. This would improve the ability of designers to visualize and analyse products as they are being designed.
Improved product design, reduced time to market for products, intelligent selection of materials, and a better understanding of the product life cycle: This kind of algorithm could have the potential to be used cross-platform in process and service design.