dr.ir. T.H.J. Vaneker (Tom)

Associate Professor

About Me

T.H.J. Vaneker is a member of the AMSPES group of DPM. His main research interests are 3D printing/Additive Manufacturing (Design for AM, development of AM processes, research and improvement of mainstream AM processes) and Industrial Robotics (factory automation strategies, smart manufacturing). He is the program director of the EngD Robotics and is a member of CIRP, the international academy for production engineering.  Teaching activities are focused on the bachelor and master phases of Industrial Design Engineering and Mechanical Engineering


Engineering & Materials Science
3d Printers
Process Planning
Rapid Prototyping


Babu, J. J. , Mehrpouya, M., Pijper, T. C., Willemsen, G. , & Vaneker, T. (2022). An Experimental Study of Downfacing Surfaces in Selective Laser Melting. Advanced engineering materials, 24(8), Article 2101562. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/adem.202101562
Ruiz, C. , Jafari, D., Subramanian, V. V. , Vaneker, T. H. J. , Ya, W., & Huang, Q. (2022). Improving Geometric Accuracy in Wire and Arc Additive Manufacturing With Engineering-Informed Machine Learning. In ASME 2022 17th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference: June 27–July 1, 2022 West Lafayette, Indiana, USA (Vol. 1). Article V001T01A012 American Society of Mechanical Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1115/MSEC2022-85325
Ruiz, C. , Jafari, D., Venkata, V. , Vaneker, T. H. J. , Ya, W., & Huang, Q. (2022). Prediction and Control of Product Shape Quality for Wire and Arc Additive Manufacturing. Journal of manufacturing science and engineering, 144(11), Article 111005. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4054721
Wang, A. , Jafari, D. , Vaneker, T. H. J., & Huang, Q. (2022). A Surface Roughness Characterization Method for Additively Manufactured Products. In Proceedings of ASME 2022 17th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2022): Vol. 1: Additive manufacturing; Biomanufacturing; Life Cycle Engineering; Manufacturing Equipment and Automation; Nano/Micro/Meso Manufacturing (Vol. 1). Article V001T01A031 American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1115/MSEC2022-85697
Torn, R. J. , Chemweno, P. , Vaneker, T., & Arastehfar, S. (2022). Towards a Structured Decision-Making Framework for Automating Cognitively Demanding Manufacturing Tasks. In A-L. Andersen, R. Andersen, T. D. Brunoe, M. S. S. Larsen, K. Nielsen, A. Napoleone, & S. Kjeldgaard (Eds.), Towards Sustainable Customization: Bridging Smart Products and Manufacturing Systems - Proceedings of the 8th Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual Production Conference CARV 2021 and 10th World Mass Customization and Personalization Conference MCPC 2021 (pp. 190-197). (Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-90700-6_21
Mehrpouya, M., Tuma, D. , Vaneker, T., Afrasiabi, M., Bambach, M., & Gibson, I. (2022). Multimaterial powder bed fusion techniques. Rapid prototyping journal, 28(11), 1-19. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1108/RPJ-01-2022-0014
Vaneker, T. H. J., & Laoh, S. (2021). Improving the Construction of RCA+ contradiction Trees. In Y. Borgianni, S. Brad, D. Cavallucci, & P. Livotov (Eds.), Creative Solutions for a Sustainable Development - 21st International TRIZ Future Conference, TFC 2021, Proceedings (pp. 209-219). (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; Vol. 635 IFIP). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-86614-3_17
Murtezaoglu, F. Y. (2021). Process planning for multi-axis additive manufacturing. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036552097

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