Additive and Digital Manufacturing

Alberto Caballero-Ruiz

Alberto Caballero-Ruiz received the B.E. degree in electronic engineering, and the M.E. and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). His PhD research was focused on manufacturing systems and micromechanics, particularly in the field of instrumentation and characterization.

He has carried out research and technological development activities in the areas of micromechanics, mechatronics and additive manufacturing, among which stand out the development of instrumentation and actuators for the manufacturing and medical fields. Among its main achievements, he participated in the conceptualization, start-up and operation of the National Laboratory for Additive and Digital Manufacturing of Mexico. Additionally, he has participated in the development of some novel devices and applications using additive manufacturing techniques, such as a microdrive for the study of neuronal activity in rodents and the development of soft actuators for digestive simulators. His current research interests include Additive manufacturing applications, instrumentation, soft robotics and micropositioning systems for neural recording in small animals.

  • Additive manufacturing processes

  • Instrumentation

  • Soft robotics

  • Mechatronic systems

  • Micromechanics

  • Instrumentation for recording neuronal activity in small animals
  • Dynamic digestive simulators based on soft actuators
  • Characterization of hyperelastic materials for soft actuators
  • Mechatronics applications based on additive manufacturing
  • Undergraduate level course:

  • Sensor and actuators

Graduate Doctoral:
  • Fernando Donis-Rabanales
  • Leopoldo Emmanuel Polo-Castillo
  • Humberto Mancilla-Alonso
  • Erick López-Roldán
  • Karla Daniel Orozco-Meza
  • Jackeline Montalvo-González
  • Luis Cruz-Terán
  • Tonatiuh López-Ruiz
  • Leonardo Anuar Flores-Hernández
  • Roberto Alejandro Hernández-Martínez
  • Gabriel Cruz-Herrera
  • Hernandez-Contreras A., Ruiz-Huerta, L., Caballero-Ruiz, A., Moock, V., Siller, H.R., 2020,  “Extended CT Void Analysis in FDM Additive Manufacturing Components”, Materials, 1313(17): 3831.
  • Gutierrez-Osorio A.H., Ruiz-Huerta L., Caballero-Ruiz A., Siller H., Borja, V.,2019, “Energy  consumption analysis for additive manufacturing processes”, Int J Adv Manuf Technol, 105:1735– 1743.
  • Mendez-Arriaga F., de la Calleja E., Ruiz-Huerta L., Caballero-Ruiz A., Almanza R., 2019, “TiO 2 3D structures for environmental purposes by additive  manufacturing: Photoactivity test and reuse”, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, 100: 35-41.
  • Balderrama-Armendariz C.O., MacDonald E., Roberson D.A., Ruiz-Huerta L., Maldonado Macias A., Valadez-Gutierrez E., Caballero-Ruiz A., Espalin D., 2019, “Folding behavior of  thermoplastic hinges fabricated with polymer extrusion additive manufacturing”, Int J Adv Manuf  Technol 105: 233–245.
  • Polo-Castillo L.E., Villavicencio M., Ramírez-Lugo L., Illescas-Huerta E., Moreno M.G., Ruiz Huerta L., Gutierrez R., Sotres-Bayon F., Caballero-Ruiz A., 2019, “Reimplantable Microdrive  for Long-Term Chronic Extracellular Recordings in Freely Moving Rats”, Front. Neurosci.  13:128. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2019.00128.
  • Fanti Z., Torres F., Hazan-Lasri E., Gastelum-Strozzi A., Ruiz-Huerta L., Caballero-Ruiz A., Arámbula Cosío F., 2018, “Improved Surface-Based Registration  of CT and Intraoperative 3D Ultrasound of Bones”, Journal of Healthcare Engineering, vol. 2018,  Article ID 2365178, 11 pages, 2018.
  • Palacios-Morales C.A., Guzmán J.E.V., Beltrán A, Ruiz-Huerta L., Caballero-Ruiz A, Zenit  R., 2018, “On the maximum operating frequency of prosthetic heart valves”, Biomedical Physics  & Engineering Express, 4(4). doi:
  • Segura-Cardenas E., Ramirez-Cedillo E. G., Sandoval Robles J. A., Ruiz-Huerta L., Caballero-Ruiz A. and Siller H. R., 2017,  “Permeability Study of Austenitic Stainless Steel Surfaces Produced by Selective Laser Melting”,  Metals7(12), 521:10.
  • Garcia-Garcia G., Vázquez E. V.,  Siller H. R., Ruiz-Huerta L., Caballero-Ruiz A., 2017, “Calibration of ball nose micro end milling operations for sculptured  surfaces machining”, Int. J. of Machining and Machinability of Materials, 19(6):587-605. DOI: 10.1504/IJMMM.2017.088898
  • Ruiz Huerta L., Caballero Ruiz A., Almanza Arjona Y. C., Castro Espinosa H.A., Díaz M.,  Echevarría y Pérez E., 2016, “CAD and AM-Fabricated moulds for fast cranio-maxillofacial  implants manufacture”, Rapid Prototyping Journal, 22(1):31 – 39.
  • Methodology for the development of constitutive models applied to hyperelastic materials.
  • Plantar pressure sensing system. End user: General Hospital of Mexico Dr. Gea González.
  • In vitro distal stomach simulator.
  • Reimplantable microdrive for recording neuronal activity in rats. End users: Institute of Cellular Physiology-UNAM and CINVESTAV-IPN.
  • Test bench for bridge sections in wind tunnel. End user: Institute of Engineering-UNAM.
  • Methodology for the development of PMMA implants using tooling fabricated with additive manufacturing technologies. End user: Advanced Parts and Implants.
  • Micro-machine tools. End user: Group of Micromechanics and Mechatronics-CCADET-UNAM.
  • Automated stage for cutting bovine pericardial with laser beam. End user: National Institute of Cardiology.