The Impulse Manufacturing Laboratory (IML) is Professor Glenn Daehn's research group and is part of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Ohio State University.  For nearly 30 years, our research has focused on the development of novel manufacturing solutions using impulse-based processes.  We found that by moving metals at high speeds, we can shape and join materials in unique ways that solve real-world problems.  Our vision is to be the driving force behind impulse metalworking and to bring this technology to the world through collaborations with academic and industry leaders.



Forbes recommends Daehn's article as a must read, Three Technology Articles You Should Read Today

Popular Mechanics runs article, How Robotic Blacksmithing Could Change Manufacturing Forever

The Conversation publishes article, ‘Robotic blacksmithing’: A technology that could revive US manufacturing

Vaporizing Foil Actuator Welding is featured in The FABRICATOR®. For More, Click here


The 8th International Conference on High Speed Forming (ICHSF 2018) was organized by IML during May 14-16. For More, Click here


The 51th International Cold Forging Group Plenary Meeting was organized by IML during Oct. 22-25. For more, Click here