EDAM places a high priority on funding research projects that enhance the delivery of the courses in the two degree programs and enable new collaborations between Portuguese and MIT researchers and industrial affiliates. The projects are based on the two main themes of the focus area: Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing. The fields of research include:

  • EDAM in automotive
  • EDAM in aeronautics
  • EDAM in medical devices and micromanufacturing
  • Integrated cost and life cycle considerations in engineering design and manufacturing
  • Sustainable solutions
  • Social and human aspects in engineering design and manufacturing

Industrial Partners

EDAM Automotive

Multifunctional moulded auto parts with RIMCDP technology Fluidinova
Analysis and improvement of production lines VW AutoEuropa
Increasing flexibility and collaboration in the automotive supply chain Simoldes Plasticos
Flexible Information and Non-hierarchical Technologies for Complex Hierarchic Supply Chain Network  
Development of integrated systems for smart interiors TMG; FiberSensing; Sunviauto; Iber-Oleff
Assessment and development of integrated systems for electric vehicles CEIIA
Lean, agile, resilient and green supply chain management VW AutoEuropa; Delphi
New materials and solutions for next generation seats: from TGV to regional trains Sunviauto

EDAM Aeronautics

New design concepts for aeronautical products welded by friction stir TAP
Repair of aeronautical structures TAP
Space Logistics ESA

EDAM Medical Devices and Micromanufacturing

Wireless communication sensor networks for remote health monitoring Casa de Saúde de Guimarães; Hospital Privado de Guimarães
Micromoulding: cost model and technological solutions Celopplas
New technological solutions for smart cardiovascular medical devices  
Shaping a biodegradable dream: chitosan based parts Ceramed

Integrated Cost and Life Cycle in EDAM

Eco-efficient EDAM: systems approach to materials technology decision making AMB3E
Lean design in product development Rolls-Royce
Materials Selection Considering Technical Performance, Process Cost and Life Cycle Evaluation Sodecia
Shifting the paradigm of plastic injection moulds: From Mould Design to Design the Mould's Life Cycle MCGraça, Iber-Oleff
Golf Ball Picker Robot: path generation in unstructured environments towards multiple targets SAR Robotics
Robustness of Lean Assembly Systems: The Effect of Variability Iber-Oleff
Advances in mould laser technologies for high precision polymer based optical components OLESA
Improving the design and performance of industrial laser cutting machines through the use of new structural composite materials and hybrid solutions ADIRA
Sheet metal machine design and markets under uncertain future environments: cost based tools ADIRA
Automatic Classification and Quality Control for Car Tires Continental

Sustainable Solutions

ECODESIGN in Cork Applications for Nautical Products MarKayaks
Renewable materials in electric vehicles - ReMEV SEDACOR - JPS Cork Group

Social and Human Aspect in EDAM

Creativity in product development MANO; Brisa
Designing the travel experience Douro Azul, Caetano Bus