This month, Burak Sencer, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, will be part of a group of researchers who will receive this year’s Best Paper Award from the Japan Society for Precision Engineering.
JSPE is the oldest society in the world focused on precision engineering and manufacturing.
This award is given to the best paper published in the Precision Engineering Journal and showcases highly impactful research in the field.
The paper — “A lightweight interpolation algorithm for short-segmented machining tool paths to realize vibration avoidance, high accuracy, and short machining time” — shows how to improve speed and accuracy of modern manufacturing equipment, ranging from conventional machine tools, advanced 3D printers, and industrial robots, to attain increased productivity. Using the methods presented in this paper, unwanted vibrations can be mitigated while at the same time higher processing speeds can be achieved.
In addition to Sencer, the group includes four researchers from Nagoya University in Japan: Assistant Professor Takehiro Hayasaka, Kazuaki Minoura, Kousuke Ishizaki, and Profesor Eiji Shamoto.
“I am especially happy that a paper produced by this Oregon State University/Nagoya University collaboration was awarded,” Sencer said. “This will help Oregon State become more widely known to the Japanese academia, which may attract students to consider degrees at here as well as potentially generating stronger research collaborations.”