MAL Manufacturing Automation Laboratories, Inc. (MAL Inc.) was founded in 1996 by Professor Yusuf Altintas, a professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia. Yusuf directs his research group, Manufacturing Automation Laboratory (MAL), at the University of British Columbia. MAL creates the foundation of machining simulation and analysis research, which is then transferred to his company, MAL Inc. This was done in order to disseminate the research algorithms and knowledge to the machining industry, which is in the form of software packages. To this day, the relationship between MAL Inc. and MAL are crucial driving forces in the industry of machining simulation and analysis. Yusuf continues to create new research with MAL, including research partners, and currently holds the highest citation record in the entire machining industry.