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    CAD / CAM / CAPP / CAE / Industry 4.0 / Digital Twin / Product Design and Manufacturing / Digital Manufacturing / Feature Recognition / STEP AP203/214 and STEP-NC Automation / CNC Machining &  G&M Codes generation of Free Form surfaces / Prismatic & Rotational parts (5 / 3 / 3+1 / 3+2 axis – Ceramics and Metals) / Tool Path Generation and G&M Code Interlinking / Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) / Manufacturing Technology Integration / 3D Printing (STL/Powder/FDM/SLM)/ FEM Simulation of CAE & Manufacturing systems / DFMA / DFX / Statistical analysis for Quality Assurance & 6σ / Metrology


    Dr. Arivazhagan Anbalagan is a Assistant Professor in Digital Manufacturing,  Centre for Manufacturing and Materials, The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME), Coventry University, UK. His area of research involves Manufacturing Technology / CAD / CAM / CAPP/ CNC machining (5/3 axis – ceramics and metals) / Six Sigma / Industry 4.0 / Digital Twin / Cyber Physical Integration/ DFMA / FEA for Design & Manufacturing /3D Printing (STL/Powder/FDM/SLM)/ Software development using C/C++/JAVA/C#.Net/Python/ Cloud & Web based.

    He has a manufacturing research background and prior joining Dr. A. Arivazhagan led various Academic and post-doctoral positions in the UK universities. This is on implementing Manufacturing / Machining / CAD / CAM / CAPP automation technologies  Industry 4.0 / Digital Twin for industries through academia giving considerable research to business impact in terms of cost & lead time reduction. Those include (i) Robert Gordon University (2020-2021) (iii) University of Birmingham (2017-2020) (iv) Queen’s University Belfast (2015-2017) (v) Nottingham Trent University (2014-2015) and (vi) Coventry University (2013-2014).

    With his experience of more than 12+ years he has commendable ‘hands on’ skills in Hardware, Software and ICT technologies which mainly includes operating (i) CNC Machines (Siemens / Heidenhain / Fanuc) (ii) Metrological machines such as CMM (Carl-Zeiss) and Alicona (3D Light based measurement), Microscopes, SEM etc. (iii) CAD / CAM / CAPP usage (NX, Solidworks, AutoCAD, Vericut etc.,) and their software development using C/C++/JAVA/C#.Net/Python.

    Dr. Arivazhagan Anbalagan is a Six-Sigma Green Belt for Quality (General Electric (GE)) and Chartered Engineer (IMechE, UK) registered with Engineering Council, UK. Also, he is a Member of IMechE, UK. He has high exposure over the Manufacturing / Industry 4.0 / CAD/CAM/CAPP techniques / ICT’s involved in various industrial businesses (Oil & Gas / Aviation) and strong attitude over academic research-based contribution and income generation.

    Development of Manufacturing / Machining Technologies: Collaborated Industry: Rolls-Royce; Project: Manufacturing Portfolio ; University of Birmingham & High Temperature Research Centre (HTRC) (2017-2020)

    1. Machining Toolpaths (G & M Codes) for 3+1 / 3+2 /  5 axis machining of free form aerospace ceramic parts – using CAD/CAM - Siemens NX/Vericut / DMU DMG Mori / Matsuura LX1- 2017-2020.

    2. Supported development of methods to produce components targeted at Rolls-Royce’s Engines development programmes through machined parts (G & M Codes) - Siemens NX/Vericut - 2017-2020.

    3. CAD/CAM Automation for Toolpath Generation (G & M Codes) and Feature recognition for Slots – using C#.NET & JAVA (2020) – Proof of Concept. Prototype –Jan 2020.  


    With more than 12+ years of full time experience as Engineer / Technologist, Academician / Post Doctoral Researcher, Dr. Arivazhagan Anbalagan have developed some interesting methods and approaches in the following areas:

    Computer Aided Design (CAD) / Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) / Industry 4.0 / Computer Aided Process Planning (CAPP) / Machining of Free Form / Prismatic / Rotational parts (5/3 axis), FEM analysis & Simulation of Manufacturing Processes / Statistical Analysis for Quality & Six Sigma / Metrology systems.

    Professional Registration & Technical Memberships: IMechE: Mechanical Engineering

    • Member (MIMechE) - Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE, UK)
    • Chartered Engineer : CEng – (IMechE, UK)


    • [S16] CAD/CAM Automation for Toolpath Generation and Feature recognition for Slots – using C#.NET & JAVA (2020) – Proof of Concept. Prototype –Jan 2020. (Rolls-Royce)
    • [S11] AGENT based CAD for Bio Inspired Design Rules using AosJACK and CADfix – using JAVA (2016) - Prototype (EPSRC). Prototype for 2d and 3d Model Generation (Oct 2016)
    • [S10] “TOOL BOX WEBSITE for Engineers” – (2014- 2015)- using HTML/JAVA Script (Dreamweaver-base) Delivered for Production (FP7-EU Project- Proof of Concept)
    • [S9] “Data Bridging Tool for My Eco Cost Project” using JAVA – (2014- 2015) - up and running - Delivered for Production (FP7-EU Project- Proof of Concept)
    • [S8] BCL -JAVA based CAD Automation tool - GE, (2008-2009) - Delivered for Production, (Industry - GE, Oil and Gas)
    • [S7] “Interfacer for STEP AP203/214 formats” using C - VC++ Compiler (2009, 2014 (updated)) - Delivered for Production (PhD.Proof of Concept)
    • [S6] “Feature Recognizer for Tapered and Complicated Prismatic parts” using C / C++ - VC++ Compiler. – (2009 and 2014 (updated) - Delivered for Production (PhD.Proof of Concept)
    • [S5] “Finish Cut Machinable Volume Identifier” using C - VC++ Compiler. (2009)- Delivered for Production (PhD.Proof of Concept)
    • [S4] “Database Access for Machining Planning Module” VB 6.0. (2009)- Delivered for Production (PhD.Proof of Concept)
    • [S3] “Machining Planning Module for FM-CAPP System” using C - VC++ Compiler. (2009)- Delivered for Production (PhD.Proof of Concept)
    • [S2] “Setup Plan Generator for Tapered Prismatic Parts” C - VC++ Compiler. (2009)- Delivered for Production (PhD.Proof of Concept)
    • [S1] “Integrated CAPP Modules of Finish Machining CAPP System” VB 6.0. - (2009)- Delivered for Production (PhD.Proof of Concept)

    Education/Academic qualification

    Mechanical / Manufacturing Engineering, Doctorate, CAPP for Prismatic Parts : A STEP based approach, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

    Jul 2003Nov 2008

    Award Date: 8 Nov 2008

    CAD/CAM, MEng, Development of Software Module for Auto Identification of Islands in Pocket Geometry, Vellore Institute of Technology

    Aug 2001Jan 2003

    Award Date: 1 Mar 2003

    Mechanical Engineering, Degree, University of Madras

    Aug 1997Apr 2001

    Award Date: 1 Aug 2001


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