Scholary and Professional Activities

 

 
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Scholary and Professional Activities

    Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • Member of IFAC Technical Committee on Manufacturing Plant Control - IFAC TC 5.1 (http://tc.ifac-control.org/5/1/members/ahmad-barari), 2015.

  • Coordinate Metrology Society (http://www.cmsc.org/coordinate-metrology-society-cms), March 2011

  • Society of Automotive Engineering international, (http://www.sae.org/), April 2011

  • American Society for Precision Engineering (http://aspe.net), December 2010

  • Professional Engineers of Ontario (http://www.peo.on.ca/), March 2009.

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineering (http://www.asme.org), Fall 2005

  • Judging Automotive Engineering Section in Canada-Wide Science Fair 2010, Peterborough (http://www.cwsf2010.ca).

  • Organizer of special track in the 2nd CIRP Conference on Assembly Technologies & Systems (CATS 2008), Toronto, Canada, 21-23 September, 2008.

  • Organizer of special track in CATS2008 (http://www.uwindsor.ca/cats2008), Toronto, Canada, 21-23 September, 2008.

  • Organizer of special session in CARV2007 (http://www.uwindsor.ca/carv2007), Toronto, Canada, 22-24 July, 2007.

  • Organizer of special session in FAIM2007 (http://www.ssglobal.org/faim2007), Philadelphia, USA, 18-20 June, 2007.

  • Research Project, Integrated Manufacturing Technology Institute (IMTI), National Research Council Canada (June 2006), “Closed-loop inspection & machining for fabrication of dies and tools”.

  • Research Project, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS), University of Windsor (August 2004), “Hybrid Measurement Systems”.

  • Reviewer for International Journal of Vehicle Design.

  • Reviewer for International Journal of Engineering with Computers.

  • Reviewer for Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture.

  • Invited Lecture, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS), University of Windsor (July 2001), “Optimum Slicing of Solid Models Rapid Prototyping”.

  • Invited Lecture, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS), University of Windsor (August 2004), “Hybrid Measurement Systems”.

  • Invited Lecture, Integrated Manufacturing Technology Institute (IMTI), National Research Council Canada (June 2006), “Closed-loop inspection & machining for fabrication of dies and tools”.

  • Industrial Consulting in design, prototyping, test and production planning of reconfigurable manufacturing cells (1996-2000), for TAC-CUT Co. Ltd., Tehran, Iran. Industrial Machining stations including Drilling, Tapping and indexing units were developed in this group of projects based on the ISO standard to be utilized in Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems.

  • Design and manufacturing consulting for auto-industry sectors (1995-2001), for Tehran Scientific & Industrial Services, Tehran, Iran. Projects in quality enhancement of Automotive industries and suppliers, reverse engineering of automotive parts and assemblies, research & development of design and manufacturing methodologies for auto-industries, strategic planning for tire one auto-industries, developing and presenting workshops & training courses.

  • Technical Reports

  • Technical report,”Post Processing of Additive Manufacturing ABS parts using chemical solution”, prepared for Cimetrix Ltd, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, 2016

  • Technical report,” Optimization of the Curing Cycles in Selective Sintering Process”, prepared for Anubis Engineering Solutions, Missisauga, Ontario, Canada, 2015

  • Technical report, “Effect of Diamond-Like Carbon Coating on Surface Roughness and Friction Properties of Shafts”, prepared for Intellectual Alliance, Concord, Ontario, Canada, 2014

  • Technical report, “Control of Friction Coefficient of Coated Seal Rings in POD Valves Used in Oil Industry” , prepared for Intellectual Alliance, Concord, Ontario, Canada, 2013

  • Technical report, “Design for weight minimization of 22’ Van Bodies”, prepared for Multivans Inc, Caledon, Ontario, Canada, 2013

  • Technical report, “Vision-Based Automated Piece Count System”, prepared for Gerdau Ameristeel Steel, Whitby, Ontario, Canada, 2012

  • Technical report, “Machining Chatter Control Mechanism”, prepared for Durmach Tools and Dies, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada, 2012

  • Technical report,” Automated Vision-Based Tool Holder Calibration for Collision-Free Milling”, prepared for Lamko Tool & Mold Inc., London, Ontario, Canada, 2012

  • Technical report, “Selection of Optimum Machining Parameters to Reduce Cutting-Tool Wear Based on Machine-Tool Performance”, prepared for Durmach Tools and Dies, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada, 2011

    Consulting Activities

  • Surface finish of 3D printed ABS parts using chemical solution, 2015-2016, Cimetrix Ltd, Oshawa, Ontario, Ontario.

  • Design for automated assembly process of pancake motors, 2013-2014, Van der Graaf Inc., Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

  • Design for weight minimization of 22’ van bodies, 2012-2013, Mulivans Inc., Bolton, Ontario, Canada

  • 3D topography of surface texture on Carbon Coated Surfaces, 2013, Intellectual Allience Inc., Vaughan, Ontario, Canada

  • Developing a vision system for on-machine measurement of the geometric parameters of the tool-holder and cutting tool, 2012-2013, Lamko Tool and Mold Inc., London, Ontario, Canada

  • Developing a vision system for automatic counting the manufactured pieces in each batch, 2011-2012, Gerdau Ameristeel Oshawa, Whitby, Ontario, Canada.

  • Developing experimental setup for measurement of cutting tool vibration, 2011-2012, Durmach Tools and Dies, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada

  • Polymer waste stream management, 2010-2011, Jet Molding Compounds Inc., Ajax, Ontario, Canada

  • Design of holster Flap Tester, 2010-2011, Research In Motion, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

  • Adjustable Bending mechanism for tubular lattice materials, 2008-2009, Millard Tower Co., Cobourg, Ontario, Canada

  • Structural enhancement and weight reduction of tube-frame chassis, utilizing aluminum extrusions and composite body structure, 2010-2011, Multimatic Engineering Services Group, Markham, Ontario, Canada.

  • Enhancement of mechanical properties of composite body structure utilizing reinforcing ribs, 2009-2010, Multimatic Engineering Services Group, Markham, Ontario, Canada

  • Aerodynamic analysis of a Formula SAE racing car chassis and the design of dynamically intelligent adjustable wings to enhance vehicle handling, 2010-2011, Durmach Tools and Dies, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada

  • Development and evaluation of a Stirling cycle engine, 2009-2010, Omachron, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.

  • An ergonomics-based wedge driver for 3EA/B7 General Electric Motor, , General Electric- GE motor, 2008-2009,Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

  • Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE) international project in designing an emerging market vehicle - Design for Manufacturing of Auto-body for GM's Emerging Market Vehicle, 2008-2009, General Motors international project.

  • Industrial Consulting in design, prototyping, test and production planning of reconfigurable manufacturing cells, 1996-2000, for TAC-CUT Co. Ltd., Tehran, Iran. Industrial Machining stations including Drilling, Tapping and indexing units were developed in this group of projects based on the ISO standard to be utilized in Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems

  • Design and manufacturing consulting for auto-industry sectors, 1995-2001, Tehran Scientific & Industrial Services, Tehran, Iran. Projects in quality enhancement of Automotive industries and suppliers, reverse engineering of automotive parts and assemblies, research & development of design and manufacturing methodologies for auto-industries, strategic planning for tire one auto-industries, developing and presenting workshops & training courses