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Lucas Hof

My main objective is to develop a model-size “Industry 4.0 smart factory” using electrochemical manufacturing processes.

Lucas Hof obtained both his Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Advanced Mechatronics from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. Together with Dr. Rolf Wüthrich and Posalux SA, he has co-developed a novel glass micromachining technology allowing the lean production of ultra-customized glass parts. To this day, Hof has cumulated over 10 years of teaching, entrepreneurial and industrial experience and produced over 30 journal and conference papers and one patent.


Mechanical Engineering


English, Dutch, French, German


Rolf Wüthrich

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Lucas's blog posts

  • Technology renaissance
    Posted on March 13, 2018 | By Lucas Hof
    “If a 1971 VW Beetle were upgraded at the same speed as a computer chip from the same year, today it would be able to drive at speeds up to 300,000 miles per hour, get 2 million miles per gallon, and cost about 4 cents.” Read more
  • Suitable fabrication technologies for Industry 4.0 – an introduction to 3D printing
    Posted on January 30, 2018 | By Lucas Hof
    Industry 4.0 is a possible answer to produce mass-personalized products economically. But what kind of manufacturing processes integrate well in this new approach? Read more
  • How to integrate glass machining in Industry 4.0?
    Posted on November 28, 2017 | By Lucas Hof
    Hard-to-machine materials like glass and ceramics are challenging to integrate into industry 4.0, as there are only few efficient versatile technologies available to fulfil its machining requirements. At the same time, glass, existing for millions of years in its natural form, has fascinated and attracted much interest from both the academic and industrial world. Read more
  • How an engineer traps a mouse…reflections on Industry 4.0
    Posted on October 3, 2017 | By Lucas Hof
    In my previous blog I was talking about ‘a new industrial revolution…’ referring to the fourth industrial revolution which is taking place right now. This ‘revolution’ is, unlike the preceding three industrial revolutions, occurring without necessarily an obvious new technological invention. Read more
  • The start of a new industrial revolution...
    Posted on July 18, 2017 | By Lucas Hof
    Smartphones. Tablets. Laptops. Cars. Bikes. Home appliances. We use most of these products daily and it’s hard to imagine a world without these products…. but did you ever think how these products are made and constantly renewed and adapted to our current needs? Read more

In focus: Lucas A. Hof by Ruiting Ji

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