Kari Mäntyjärvi

MSc. (Tech.)
Development manager - Future Manufacturing Technologies (FMT)
Manufacturing, materials and design.

University of Oulu, Kerttu Saalasti Institute

Kari Mäntyjärvi - University of Oulu - Future Manufacturing Technologies (FMT)

Development Manager Kari Mäntyjärvi specializes in product manufacturing from the perspective of production processes, materials and design. He is one of the founders of the FMT research group (founded in 2004) and the group’s long-term research director (until 2019).

Research interests

  • Design and Manufacturing
  • Additive Manufacturing, Design for Additive Manufacturing
  • Laser material processing, Laser welding
  • Lightweight structures - Design and manufacturing

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University of Oulu - Kerttu Saalasti institute
Future Manufacturing Technologies (FMT)
Pajatie 5
85500 Nivala - Finland