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.



Materials Today CommunicationsHigh strength welding of NiTi and stainless steel by impact: Process, structure and properties

The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. High strength welding of Ti to stainless steel by spot impact: microstructure and weld performance

Columbus Business First (subscription service), 4 ways to fix U.S. manufacturing to prepare for the next pandemic

A safe forming mechanism of mixed zone in high velocity impact welding is now possible: VFAW Ti to SS. Journal of Manufacturing Processes, Process characteristics and interfacial microstructure in spot impact welding of titanium to stainless steel

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