Faculty, students and researchers in the Assembly and Manufacturing Systems Lab (AMSL) carry out research and innovation activities in manufacturing systems with the objectives of achieving efficiency (including quality, productivity and cost), responsiveness and sustainability. Past research emphasis has been on automotive body assembly processes and systems, in particular, modeling and diagnosis of quality variation in multi-stage assembly systems. Current research thrust areas include assembly, manufacturing systems, mass customization and joining and forming. Specific areas of applications are in automotive lithium-ion battery manufacturing and light weight structures, including assembly and joining of carbon-fiber composites

Sponsors for the lab include General Motors Company through the GM-UM Collaborative Research Lab in Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing, National Science Foundation, NIST Advanced Technology Programs, and the NSF ERC for Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems.

Professor S. Jack Hu
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2122
Phone: 734-615-4316; email: jackhu@umich.edu