Starting from their initial work primarily covering CAD/CAM-related problems, P²SEL researchers have since evolved to the point where they now focus on two complementary axes of modern industry:

Axis 1 : Physical domain

Optimization of manufacturing processes (machining, welding, grinding, fast prototyping, moulding, numerically controlled machine tool)
Clean machining (environmentally-friendly machining)
Instrumentation and processes/products control (non destructive testing)
Automatic metrology and inspection (CMM, post-processor, vision, laser scanner)

Axis 2 : Virtual domain

Integrated engineering methods, models and tools (CAD, CAM, FE, integrated technical data management)
Dimensional and geometrical variations management (tolerancing, planning sheets, process capabilities)
Product lifecycle management and engineering change management