Dr. Ahmad's research orientations are divided into three major areas:
1. Advanced Manufacturing (Hybrid Manufacturing, CNC machining, 3D Printing, STEP-NC, Laser welding and cladding):
Combined machining and 3D printing, Mutli-nozzle system for additive manufacturing, Re-manufacturing, Reverse Engineering, Knowledge-based vision-assisted approaches, STEP-NC, & Laser-assisted Manufacturing, Rapid Reconfigurable Manufacturing systems, Industry 4.0, Lean Manufacturing and ERP systems.
2. Design for X (Design for Manufacturing/Re-manufacturing/Hybrid-manufacturing/Additive-manufacturing):
Sustainable design of both product and innovate manufacturing systems to produce it. This includes: Decision systems for Methods and Tools selection, Design-for-Manufacturing and Additive manufacturing, Innovative Assembly Designs, Mutli-nozzle system design, DFM,and DFAM.
3. Industrial Automaton (Robotics):
Assembly / Disassembly automation, Multi-pass welding automation, Software, algorithms and systems development based on knowledge and ontologies, vision-based path planning, Human-Robot Collaboration.