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Kechagias Ioannis (John)
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Department of Mechanical Engineering
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Expertise: Manufacturing Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Quality Enginnering, Digital manufacturing, 3D printing, Additive Manufactiring

Courses taught:
Pre-graduate subjects:

  • CNC machine tools,
  • Manufacturing technology,
  • Mechanical drawing,
  • CAD systems (AutoCAD, Unigraphics, Solid Works, Solid CAM, EdgCAM),
  • Finite element method in Mech Eng applications (ANSYS),
  • Quality engineering & total quality control
  • CAD/CAM/CAE/Digital Manufacturing

Postgraduate subjects:

  • Digital manufacturing - 3D Printing
  • CAD for manufacturing


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Short CV:
-Ioannis (John) Kechagias graduated from the Dept of Mech Eng & Aeronautics, Polytechnic School of the University of Patras, Greece (1995), where he also acquired his PhD (2001). He was a Researcher in the Dept of Mech Eng & Aeronautics, Polytechnic School of the University of Patras, Greece, where he was involved in several National and European Projects for more than 5 years.
-Ioannis Kechagias was the Head of the Mechanical Engineering Deptartment, TEI of Thessaly (Nov 2013 - Aug 2016 and Mar 2018-Aug 2018).
-He gave lectures at the University of Thessaly Mechanical Eng. Dept. for three academic years (2009-2012) as Lecturer Professor (Introduction to manufacturing processes and technology of machining processes).
-Currently, he is Professor of Engineering at the University of Thessaly  (former TEI of Thessaly, Mechanical Engineering Dept), and teaches the subjects: CNC Machine Tools, Manufacturing Technology, Quality Control.  In the past he taught the subjects CAD, CAM and CAE.
-He has published one book entitled "CNC Machine Tools" in greek language (Εργαλειομηχανές Ψηφιακής Καθοδήγησης, εκδ. ΙΩΝ).

Editorial board member in 'peer reviewing' Journals:
  • Int J of Experimental Design and Process Optimisation (IJEDPO)
  • Advances in Civil Engineering (ACE)
Guest Editor in 'peer reviewing' Journals: He has served as a reviewer at a several International journals


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Recent Publications

  • John D. Kechagias, Kyriaki Evangelia Aslani, Nikolaos A. Fountas, Nikolaos M. Vaxevanidis, Dimitrios E. Manolakos: A comparative investigation of Taguchi and full factorial design for machinability prediction in turning of a titanium alloy. Measurement 11/2019;, DOI:10.1016/j.measurement.2019.107213
  • N.M. Vaxevanidis, N.A. Fountas, A. Koutsomichalis, J.D. Kechagias: Experimental investigation of machinability parameters in turning of CuZn39Pb3 brass alloy. DOI:10.1016/j.prostr.2018.09.046
  • K Kitsakis, J Kechagias, N Vaxevanidis, D Giagkopoulos: Tolerance assesment of polyjet direct 3D printing process employing the IT grade approach. Academic Journal of Manufacturing Engineering 12/2016; 14(4):62-69.
  • K Kitsakis, P Alabey, J Kechagias, N Vaxevanidis: A Study of the dimensional accuracy obtained by low cost 3D printing for possible application in medicine. 11/2016; 161(1):012025., DOI:10.1088/1757-899X/161/1/012025
  • N. Vidakis, A. Vairis, M. Petousis, K. Savvakis, J. Kechagias: Fused Deposition Modelling Parts Tensile Strength Characterisation. Academic Journal of Manufacturing Engineering 09/2016; 14(2):87-94.
  • Nikolaos M. Vaxevanidis, John D. Kechagias, Nikolaos A. Fountas, Dimitrios E. Manolakos: Evaluation of Machinability in Turning of Engineering Alloys by Applying Artificial Neural Networks. The Open Construction and Building Technology Journal 01/2015; 8(1):389-399., DOI:10.2174/1874836801408010389
  • Stefanos Karagiannis, Panagiotis Stavropoulos, Christos Ziogas, John Kechagias: Prediction of surface roughness magnitude in computer numerical controlled end milling processes using neural networks, by considering a set of influence parameters: An aluminium alloy 5083 case study. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part B Journal of Engineering Manufacture 01/2014; 228(2):233-244., DOI:10.1177/0954405413498582
  • Fountas N.A., Ioannis Ntziantzias, John Kechagias, Aggelos Koutsomichalis, Davim J.P., Vaxevanidis N.M.: Prediction of Cutting Forces during Turning PA66 GF-30 Glass Fiber Reinforced Polyamide by Soft Computing Techniques. Materials Science Forum 07/2013; 766:37-58., DOI:10.4028/
  • John Kechagias, George Petropoulos, Nikolaos Vaxevanidis: Application of Taguchi design for quality characterization of abrasive water jet machining of TRIP sheet steels. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 04/2012; 62(5-8):635-643., DOI:10.1007/s00170-011-3815-3
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