Yudhi Ariadi

Position: Research Assistant

College: College of Engineering and Technology

Department: Engineering

Department: Executive

Subject area: Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Research Centre: Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering

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After graduating from Brawijaya University, Indonesia with a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering, Yudhi worked in the automotive industry with Isuzu Indonesia for five years. The first position was as a Product Planner and later as a Product Design Engineering Coordinator. He then moved to the next step of product development and worked at an automotive tool manufacturing company as a Tool & Die Design Section Head at FUJI Technica Indonesia for six years.

Yudhi gained his MSc in Engineering by research after completing the research project, funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), on additive manufacturing / 3D printing at Lancaster Product Development Unit (LPDU), Lancaster University, in 2009. He is now nearly completing his fully-funded PhD in Computer-aided Design (CAD), additive manufacturing/3D printing and consumer design at Loughborough Design School funded by Loughborough University.

Within IISE, Yudhi is working on new product design and development, prototyping and testing, product and process improvement, VR model and laboratory development.

Professional interests

  - New product design and development.
  - Prototyping and testing.
  - Product and process improvement.
  - VR model and laboratory development.

Research interests

  - Computer-aided Design.
  - Additive Manufacturing.
  - 3D Printing.
  - Consumer design.

Membership of professional bodies

  - The Institution of Engineering Designers, affiliate membership no. 33595.
  - The Institution of Engineering and Technology, student membership no. 70747332.


  - BMechEng (Brawijaya).
  - MSc in Engineering by research (Lancaster).
  - PhD (Loughborough; ongoing, have passed viva-voce examination in February 2016, expect to finish corrections in July 2016).

Recent publications

Campbell, R.I., Ariadi, Y., Evans, M.A., 2014. Facilitating Consumer Involvement in Design, in: International Conference on Additive Technologies (ICAT), Vienna, Austria.

Campbell, R.I., de Beer, D.J., Mauchline, D.A., Becker, L., van der Grijp, R., Ariadi, Y., Evans, M.A., 2012. Additive Manufacturing as an Enabler for Enhanced Consumer Involvement, in: Rapid Product Development Association of South Africa, Kwa Maritane, Planesberg National Park.

Ariadi, Y., Campbell, R.I., Evans, M.A. and Graham, I.J., 2012. Combining Additive Manufacturing with Computer Aided Consumer Design, in: 23rd International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, Texas, US, pp 238-249.

Sinclair, M., Campbell, R.I., Ariadi, Y., and Evans, M.A., 2011. AM-enabled Consumer Design, in: Rapid Product Development Association of South Africa (RAPDASA), Vanderbijlpark, South Africa.

Ariadi, Y., Zainuri, F., 2010. Design, virtual testing and prototyping of Bamboo bicycle for metal frame replacement study, in: Seminar Nasional Metalurgi Material (SENAMM IV), Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University, Cilegon, Indonesia.

Ariadi, Y., 2009. A Three Dimensional Printer: Producing manufactured products at home, in: Gatra Indonesian national magazine, No. 44/XV, 16 September 2009, pp. 58-59.

Ariadi, Y., Rennie, A.E.W., 2008. Templates for Consumer Use in Designing Customised Products, in: 19th  Int’l Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, Texas, US, ISSN 1053-2153, pp. 450-458.

Ariadi, Y., Hasan, S., Smith, P., Rennie, A.E.W., 2008. Development of an Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM) Business Model: Creating an Environment to Support Designers from Concept to Distribution, in: 32nd Japan Rapid Prototyping Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 79-84.

Ariadi, Y., Rennie, A.E.W., 2008. Design Templates for Consumer Use in Customising Additive Layer Manufactured Products, in: 9th National Conference on Rapid Design, Prototyping and Manufacturing, Lancaster, UK, ISBN 978-0-948314-55-1, pp. 137-144.

Experience in industry

  - Press Tool Die Design Section Head, Engineering Department, FUJI Technica Indonesia (automotive press tool dies and stamping parts Industry), 2002-2008.

  - Product Design Engineering Coordinator, Product Development Department, Isuzu Astra Motor Indonesia (automotive industry, sole agent & assembly of Isuzu products), 1999-2002.

  - Product Planner, Product Development Department, Isuzu Astra Motor Indonesia, 1997-1999.

International experience

On the job training for die design and manufacturing at Fuji Technica Japan, funded by the Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan.

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