About us

The Section for Manufacturing Engineering performs theoretical, numerical, and experimental research in the field of manufacturing engineering. It covers a wide range of manufacturing processes and modelling approaches, metrology at all scales, micro/nano manufacturing, and additive manufacturing. The research is based on a multidisciplinary use of process technology, materials science, solid and fluid mechanics as well as thermodynamics and heat transfer in the analysis, modelling, and development of manufacturing processes.

The research objective is to promote ‘Precision Manufacturing’ to meet performance, durability, reliability, size, and cost requirements of modern products. Precision manufacturing is characterized by parts with tight tolerances and specific functional properties, often made in advanced materials with specific properties.

New tendencies
Focus is on integrated computational modelling of the interplay between geometrical design, materials selection, manufacturing processes, and subsequent mechanical properties of produced parts. This is addressed in a cross-departmental initiative between the sections MPP, MTU, and FAM.

Expectations for this year
The section will further strengthen its activities within digitalization of manufacturing processes. This involves increased activities in additive manufacturing (a new European Training Network within precision 3D metal printing has recently been initialized) as well as integrated modelling of advanced manufacturing process chains in several new projects in e.g. composites manufacturing. The activities will be further strengthened by the initialization of the newly granted MADE-DIGITAL, which is a continuation of the MADE initiative with focus on digitalization of the production.

The section has unique experimental facilities and laboratories at its disposal in buildings 423, 425 and 427.





Jesper Henri Hattel
Head of Section, Professor
DTU Mechanical Engineering
+45 45 25 47 10