Andreas Archenti



Telephone: +46(0)8-790 8353, Fax: 08-21 08 51


Visiting address: Brinellvägen 68, room K315


Professor Andreas Archenti is conducting research in the field of Precision Engineering and he is currently the Research Leader for the Precision Manufacturing and Metrology team at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He received his M.S. (2007) in Mechanical Engineering, and PhD (2011) in Production Engineering focusing on Machine and Process technology, and was appointed docent (2014) in Precision Manufacturing and Metrology at KTH. As a Guest Researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology – NIST, Gaithersburg MD, USA, he is conduction research on integrated metrology for smart manufacturing. He is an associate member of CIRP (the International Academy of Production Engineering) and secretary for Scientific Technical Committee Precision Engineering and Metrology (STC-P). His efforts have earned him the ABB Alde Nilsson Foundation award for excellence in production research (2011).

He is also the Director of the Center for Design and Management of Manufacturing Systems (DMMS) at the KTH. As the Director of DMMS, Dr Archenti is responsible for coordination of activities in research, education, and information dissemination between academia and manufacturing industry.

Research Interests/Research

In the 14th to the 17th century, during the renaissance, famous artists like Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci created art with the level of precision never seen before. This was done partly by their ingenuity and ability to couple engineering with art trough the development of novel techniques and methods enabling them reaching high levels of precision. For instance, without precision manufacturing principles it is difficult to explain, how the famous Italian renaissance sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer Michelangelo could, despite his poor volumetric accuracy and low stiffness, manufacture the famous statue of David. In particular, if you want to capture the geometry of Michelangelo’s chisel marks, which are found to require a resolution of 0.25 mm. The statue is 5 m tall without its pedestal yielding a dynamic range of 20000:1.

Today, the strategic research in precision engineering focuses on a wide variety of application areas such as systems and components from aerospace and nuclear industries to electronic, medical and optical parts. The demand for high precision systems is driven by the need to achieve technical, economic and environmental goals. Technical goals are related to: (i) improving the mechanical and physical characteristics related to the physical properties of the components; (ii) improving operational performance and safety of systems and components working in harsh environments; (iii) the integration of ICT to implement CPS. Economic goals are aiming at reducing the design and production costs as well as keeping the products flexible and adaptable. A joint economic and environmental goal is the reduction of waste to increase the sustainability. A Further environmental goal is related to reducing the mass of components, which leads to lower energy consumptions and reduced carbon footprints.

In this context Dr Archenti´s primary research activities are directed to four focus areas:

  1. Equipment: design and build of precision machines and metrological instruments;
  2. Industrial metrology: calibration, traceability and uncertainty
  3. Processes: precision manufacturing processes;
  4. Parts: dimensional, geometric characteristics and surface finish



Ph.D in Science
Dissertation entitled: A Computational Framework for Control of Machining System Capability - From Formulation to Implementation.

Production Engineering, Machine and Process Technology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Stockholm, Sweden


Licentiate of Engineering
Scientific thesis entitled: Model-Based Identification of Machining Systems Characteristics

Production Engineering, Machine and Process Technology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Stockholm, Sweden



Mechanical Engineering
Master thesis: Archenti, A., "Machining system testing - static and dynamic analysis", MSc thesis

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Stockholm, Sweden

Curriculum Vitae


Appointed Docent in Precision Manufacturing and Metrology


Ongoing projects:

  • COMACH - Clean, Precise and Defect-Free Composite Parts Machining Robot, Vinnova E!Kluster SMART, grant no: 202100-3054

  • NC tool path - optimisation for non-cutting process steps, grant no: PMH Application lab

  • FriText - Friction control through surface texturing, grant no: 2017-05540
  • HiCut - Nanostructured vibration-damping coatings for high-performance cutting technologies, grant: Vinnova Eurostar 2017-03571
  • SUMMIT - SUstainability, sMart Maintenance och fabrisksdesIgn Testbed, grant: Vinnova 2017-04773
  • MCGUIDE - a simulation based GUIDE to MAChinability assessment, grant: Vinnova 2016-05397  
  • SUSTAIN-CRYO - Hållbar produktionsteknik via bearbetning med kryogen teknik, grant: Vinnova 2017-03057
  • SMASh - Smart Maintenance Assessment, grant: Vinnova 2017-01652
  • COROMA - Cognitively enhanced robot for flexible manufacturing of metal and composite parts – grant no: EU - H2020-FoF-2016.723853
  • DAIMP - Data Analytics in Maintenance Planning, grant: Vinnova 2015-06887

Finished projects:

  • OFP4p - Non-destructive characterization concepts for production, grant: Vinnova 2015-03721
  • CHARMS - Characterization of machining systems, grant: PMH Application lab
  • SMB - Sensor-based metrology, grant no: PMH Application lab
  • COMPIT - Capability of Machining Systems and Performance Improvement Technologies, grant: Vinnova 2012-03684.
  • SU2 - Skärteknisk utbildning 2, grant: Vinnova 2014-03908
  • SusManComp - Sustainable Manufacture of Future Engine Components, grant: Vinnova 2012-00933
  • Robust Machining, grant: Vinnova 2009-2012


  • MG2110 - Advanced Metrology (9 credits), second cycle, KTH Production engineering, teacher.

  • MG2109 - Manufacturing Technology & Planning (9 credits), second cycle, KTH Production engineering, teacher.

  • MG2103 - Industrial processes engineering (6 credits), second cycle, KTH Production engineering, course responsible and teacher.


Dr Archenti is the director of center for Design and Management of Manufacturing Systems - DMMS, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, with responsability to coordinate activities in Research, Education and Information decimination between academy and industry.



Publications by Andreas Archenti in DiVA 
Belongs to: Department of Production Engineering
Last changed: Feb 11, 2019