Aaron J Lalley (2013)

Professor of Practice

Mechanical Engineering (ME)


B.S., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
M.S., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Ph.D., South Dakota School of Mines & Technology


(605) 394-2401
CM 246A (campus map)
Research Expertise
Current research includes chatter modeling in a VMC machining process. Previous research includes: Manufacturing process development for advanced solar cell production Ion implantation for enhanced tooling performance Nano-fiber composite modeling Novel tooling methods for thin metal coining Laser weld process control Novel part handling.
Brief Bio
23 year engineer work history includes 18 years with Hutchinson Technology as an engineer in manufacturing, machine design and tool design, working in the process areas of laser welding, shearing, forming and coining. In addition to Hutchinson Technology I have worked for Caterpillar, Midwest Precision Tool and Die, Unified Theory Inc. and Manufacturing Works, an agency of the State of Wyoming, in the areas of machine design, product design , CNC programming, HVAC, MRP, process development and product development.
ME125 Design for Manufacturing ME126L Product Design and Development, Design for Manufacturing Lab
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