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Manufacturing Engineering Research Group. GEF

Faculty of Industrial Engineering

University of Vigo


Research fields

  • Quality systems, dimensional metrology, analysis and study of surface finish.
  • Product, processes and tools design engineering in a manufacturing environment.
  • Efficiency of industrial processes: analysis of  lay-out and optimization of process.
  • Casting Manufacturing Technology. Near Net Shape Casting.
  • Analysis  of  plastic injection processes.
  • Study of cutting conditions and tools for  machining : turning and  milling.   
  • CADCAM systems implementation and adaptation. CAM programming for machine-tools CNC.
  •  Aditive Manufacturing  development using ABS fused deposition. Rapid tooling technologies.
  • Training: Provision of courses on Design and Manufacturing. Catia V5 and Siemens NX.




  • Ecoboss Development of new solutions of ecological structures of body work  for sustainable automotive industry”, in collaboration with company Vigotec S.L. CDTI, 2017.
  • Develop of fixture for additive manufacturing by welding,  2016.
  • Additive manufacturing by integration CNC machine and CMT welding.  Gobernment of Galicia 2015 – IES Politécnico Vigo.
  • New generation of bearings to the shipping industry by laser cladding technology.  Fundiciones Rey S.L, Warsilla España, S.A ., CDTI  17/9/2013 – 31/12/2014
  • Research on new processes and micro-alloyed steels for forging automotive crankshafts.CIE GALFOR S.A.,  Angel Alvarez Quintela S.L.  CDTI 17/9/2013 – 31/12/2014 :  
  • Development and integrated of a Propeller System Variable Pitch (ARCP) in order to increase the energy efficient of  ships. Fundiciones Adrio S.L.  
  • Report of structural calculation for operation lifting eyes. Simulation of operation of tipping of propeller nozzle ring. TYM GANAIN 31/01/2014-
  • Improvement fiability techniques for building online condition operability in forging equipment. 2012. ZERO-PRO. S.C.G.



Equipment and facilities


·       20 Cadcam systems.
·       CATIA v5 educative licences.
·       Delmia educative licenses
·       SIEMENS  NX educative licences.
·       Mountains Map
·       Powermill
·      Flow 3D (casting) 

Advanced manufacturing workshop

·       Anayak machining centre .
·       1 CMZ Lathe, with Fagor 8050 numerical control.
·       A  Stratasys  Dimension BST 768 Rapid Prototyping Machine (FDM).
·       1 ENGEL "Victory" Injection moulding machine.
Dimensional Metrology Laboratory

·       Romer measuring arm with laser scanner
·       Taylor Hobson Roughmeter
·       Trimek,  coordinate measuring machine.
·       Camera Cognex and Visual Measuring Software.
·       Tribometer Microtest pin on disk.  
Optical Microscope NIKON SMZ 800 . 
·      Different metrologic instrumentation.
Mechanical workshop

·       2 smelting furnaces (1200ª C).
·       1 ONA die sinking electrical discharge machining.
·       4 ooths with SMAW, TIG, MIG, MAG.
·       Manual plasma cutting equipment.
·       Universal lathe and milling head.


    • J. González, F. Sanchez, M.T. Prado, A. Pereira. “Analysis of texturized aluminum 7075 by robotic machining”. 7th International Conference Manufacturing Technology - Pilsen 2017.  ISBN 978-80-261-0636-4,2017.
    • J. González, I. Rodríguez, J.L. Prado, J.L.Diéguez, A. Pereira. “Approach to additive manufacturing with gmaw welding”. 7th International Conference Manufacturing Technology - Pilsen 2017.  ISBN 978-80-261-0636-4, 2017.
    • D. García, J.L. Prado, J.A. Pérez, A. Pereira “Develop of fixture for additive manufacturing by welding”. 7th International Conference Manufacturing Technology - Pilsen 2017.  ISBN 978-80-261-0636-4, 2017.
    • M. Wieczorowski, T. Eichner, I. Lindner, and A. Pereira, "A concept  of in-process measurement system for spline forming.," Management and Production Engineering Review, vol. 6, pp. pp. 73–81, June 2015.
    • J. Martínez, A. Pereira, P. J.A., and T. Mathia, "Influence of machining of EN GJL -250  and EN GJS -400 cast irons on tribological behavior.," Archieves of Mechanical Technology and Materials, vol. 35, pp. 1- 11, 2015.
    • A. Pereira, J. Martínez, M. T. Prado, J. A. Perez, and T. Mathia, "Topographic wear monitoring of the interface tool/workpiece in milling," Advanced Materials Research, vol. 966-967, pp. 152-167, 2014.
    • A. Pereira, P. Hernandez, J. Martinez, J. A. Perez, and T. G. Mathia, "Surface Topographic Characterization for Polyamide Composite Injection Molds Made of Aluminum and Copper Alloys," Scanning, vol. 36, pp. 39-52, Jan 2014.
    • A. Pereira, P. Hernández, J. Martínez, J. A. Pérez, M. Wieczorowski, and T. Mathia, "Study of morphology wear model of moulds from alloys of aluminium EN AW-6082 in injection process.," Key Engineering Materials, vol. Vols. 554-557, pp. 844-849, 2013.
    • J. Martinez, J. L. Dieguez, A. Pereira, and J. A. Perez, "Modelization of Surface Roughness in FDM Parts," in 4th Manufacturing Engineering Society International Conference. vol. 1431, M. Marcos and J. Salguero, Eds., 2012, pp. 849-856.

Dr. José Antonio Pérez García, 

Dr. Alejandro Pereira Domínguez 

Dr. Teresa Prado Cerqueira

David Queimaño Piñeiro


GEF - Engineering  and  Manufacturing Group

Faculty Mechanical Engineering  -

Campus Lagoas Marcosende. University of Vigo. 

36210 Vigo  - SPAIN

Tlf:  ++34 615 595151; ++34 986 813648