Welcome to the

Intelligent and Interoperable Manufacturing Systems (IIMS)

Department of Mechanical Engineering

School of Engineering

Our goal is through this Web-site to provide you with a snap-shot of our research activities and an avenue for exchanging ideas and possible research synergy.

IIMS was informally set up in 1999 and made a formal research unit in 2006. The research work centers around providing solutions for industry in achieving an intelligent and interoperable manufacturing environment. The key to the approaches is STEP-compliant CAPP-CAM-CNC platform where STEP-NC is the enabling data model for CNC systems.

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First published: March 2001

Last update: 14 August, 2013


Conferences timetable:
the latest version is available

  • Professor Alex Verl from ISW visited the IIMS group for the second time on 28th March 2013.
  • Professor Kwon from the Seoul National University of Science and Technology visited the IIMS group on 21st January 2013.
  • Professor Jin joined the IIMS in January 2013 as a visiting professor for a period of one year
  • Congratulations to Dr Aini Zuhra Abdul Kadir, who successfully defended her thesis and subsequently gained her PhD degree in December 2012. We are looking forward to seeing her back in Auckland for her Graduation.
  • Mr. Vincent submitted his PhD thesis in December 2012. Vincent is to return for his Oral some time in May 2013.
  • Mr Bins Pappachan completed his ME in December 2012. Bins worked on a STEP-NC Feature Based EMCO Mill.
  • Mr Ali Izadidhahfarokhi completed his MEngSt project on Digitization, Analysis and Prototyping of Femoropatellar Joint of a Sheep Knee Articular Cartilage in December 2012
  • Mr Yuqian (Michael) Lu joined IIMS in October 2012 as a PhD student, sponsored by the CSC, to continue the a cloud-based machining service platform.
  • Professor Alex Verl from ISW visited IIMS in September 2012.
  • Mr Simon Chan joined the IIMS research group as a part time Masters student in July 2012. He is working on the project of optimizing high-speed machining of hardened steel
  • Dr Fiona Zhao took on a faculty position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, Canada. August 2012
  • IIMS group acquired a new 3D Konica Minolta laser scanner and a 3D Up! printer. July 2012
  • Conferences and visits

  • Tao Victor Peng attended the 3rd International Conference on Materials and Manufacturing Technology ICMMT, held in Chengdu, China.  5-6 May 2012.
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