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Dr Yudhi Ariadi

Dr Yudhi Ariadi

Teaching Fellow in Engineering Design

Yudhi dot Ariadi at warwick dot ac dot uk
+44 24 7657 3282


I completed my Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering at Universitas Brawijaya in Indonesia. After completing my degree, I joined ISUZU Astra Motor Indonesia, serving in their Product Development Department. I worked as a product planner for three years and a product engineer for two years, developing passenger and commercial vehicles.

Subsequently, I advanced my career in automotive tool manufacturing, becoming the Tool Design Section Head at FUJI Technica Indonesia for six years. I led a design team collaborating with various international brands and markets, including Japanese brands such as Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Suzuki, Daihatsu, American Ford, and Chinese Geely. During this role, I enhanced my automotive tool design and manufacturing skills at FUJI Technica & Miyazu Inc. in Mishima, Japan, for one year. The Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship and Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry funded this opportunity.

From 2008 to 2009, I was involved in research with the Lancaster Product Development Unit, Engineering Department, at Lancaster University. During this time, I focused on design for additive manufacturing/3D printing as part of the Rapid Manufacturing North West project. This project was supported by the European Union and the Higher Education Innovation Fund, culminating in my earning an MSc in Engineering through Research.

In 2009, I returned to Indonesia to teach in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Politeknik Negeri Jakarta and also taught part-time at Politeknik Manufaktur Astra.

In 2010, I was awarded a fully-funded research studentship at the Loughborough Design School for my PhD research, which I completed in July 2016. My research focused on developing CAD tools and methodologies that are accessible to the general public, especially for those without CAD or engineering skills, to facilitate 3D printing.

During my PhD studies, from 2014 to 2015, I was a CAD tutor at Nottingham Trent University. Also, in 2014, I took on the role of Researcher at the University of Derby's Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering. My primary responsibility was assisting small and medium-sized enterprises in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire with developing new products and processes.

Between 2017 and 2021, I worked at the University of Birmingham's High Temperature Research Centre as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow. Here, I developed automated manufacturing for the aerospace industry in a project funded by Rolls-Royce and the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

Lastly, from 2021 to 2023, I taught CAD and Solid Mechanics in Aerospace Engineering at Coventry University's School of Future Transport.

Since January 2023, I have taught Engineering Design to first-year engineering students at the University of Warwick's School of Engineering. My teaching focuses on the engineering design process, design thinking, and practical applications of CAD.

Research Interests

Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing, mass customisation, customisation, personalisation, CAD

Design Technology Cycle - an idea of future aided design

Teaching Interests

Engineering Design Process, Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing, Computer-aided Design (CAD): SolidWorks, Siemens NX, Catia, Onshape, Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Fusion 360 and AutoCAD.

Selected Publications

  • Abdul Kudus, S.I., Xiong, N.Z., Othman, M.M., Nor, M.K.M., Ariadi, Y., 2021. Finite Element Analysis of a Walkable Chair Design for Surgeon. International Conference and Exhibition on Sustainable Energy and Advanced Materials, Springer Nature Singapore, pp 307-313.
  • Ariadi, Y., 2016. Facilitating consumer involvement in design for additive manufacturing / 3D printing products, PhD Thesis, Loughborough Design School, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK.
  • 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.

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