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UPDATE: The submission deadline for JMSE’s Special Issue on "Enhanced process-machine interaction through design, tooling, automation, and modeling" has been extended. Manuscripts are now due May 1st, 2017. Please see attached Call For Papers for submission instructions.
The original post was here: https://community.asme.org/manufacturing_engineering_division/b/weblog/archive/2016/09/27/call-for-papers-jmse-special-issue-on-enhanced-process-machine-interaction-through-design-tooling-automation-and-modeling.aspx
The inaugural David Dornfeld Manufacturing Vision Award and Blue Sky Competition, funded by the National Science Foundation, will be held during the 2017 North American Manufacturing Research Conference/Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (NAMRC/MSEC), June 4-8, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA.
The desired outcome of this competition is to reach beyond research papers that present completed work, toward new ideas and visions for manufacturing research and education that can catalyze new directions within the manufacturing community.
Presentations should be open-ended, causing the community to consider the "outrageous"; presenting new challenges in new application domains requiring new approaches that are likely to stimulate significant new interest. Presentations should reach beyond the research activities of the speaker, providing bold visions of the future of manufacturing, and the research andeducation needed to achieve the vision.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - DUE April 15th, 2017
In cooperation with NAMRC/MSEC, the competition organizers invite submissions of abstracts to a special "Blue Sky Ideas” track to be held on Tuesday, June 6. Abstracts should convey innovative manufacturing research topics and/or revolutionary approaches to manufacturing engineering education. The emphasis of this track will be on visionary ideas, long term challenges, and opportunities in research and education that are outside of the current mainstream of manufacturing education and research.
Submissions will be judged on the extent to which they 1) expand the possibilities and horizons of the field; or 2) challenge existing assumptions prevalent in the field. Abstracts will be judged by a committee consisting of nine members from academia, government and industry coveringa broad range of manufacturing.
Abstracts should be submitted by April 15, 2017 to Professor Scott Smith at email@example.com. Abstract submissions to this track can be up to one page in length. Authors of accepted abstracts will be asked to make a presentation on Tuesday of conference week in Los Angeles, CA. Travel and lodging (up to 2 nights) as well as conference registration for all selected speakers will be covered by the competition. (Availability of travel funds is contingent upon NSF approval.)
To encourage truly visionary concepts of research and education, the top presentation, as determined by the program committee, will receive the inaugural SME Dornfeld Manufacturing Vision Award to recognize outstanding vision and leadership within the manufacturing community.
After the conference, SME will post links to abstracts and presentation slides, so that the ideas can be disseminated broadly to the manufacturing community. Publication of the abstracts and slides is required for selection.
Questions can be directed to Professor Scott Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org), Professor Z.J. Pei (email@example.com) or Professor Brian Paul (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This is just a friendly reminder that the deadlines for two special issues of ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering are coming up:
1. Deadline for Special Issue on Grinding Technology – Commemorating the Scientific Contributions by Professor Stephen Malkin: 03/31/2017
2. Deadline for Special Issue on Enhanced process-machine interaction through design, tooling, automation, and modeling: 04/01/2017.
The CFPs for these two special issues are attached.
The ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC) is seeking game-changing ideas for Cost-effective Low-Volume Manufacturing. The workshop is sponsored by MForesight: Alliance for Manufacturing Foresight. This Gamechangers Workshop will offer an opportunity for researchers and innovators to present manufacturing process innovations that enable cost-effective low-volume manufacturing in the U.S. MForesight is seeking innovations in hardware and software to enable entrepreneurs to transition from makers to low-volume manufacturers.
Advances in 3D printing enabled individual inventors and entrepreneurs to make high-value personalized products in the quantities of one or tens. On the other hand, in traditional high-volume manufacturing of commodity products, the unit cost is very low since the initial investment in high cost dies/molds is amortized over hundreds of thousands or even millions of units. Between these two extremes, there are opportunities and challenges to manufacture products in low volumes, say between 1,000 and 10,000 units. Such volumes may be too large to “print” or “machine” one at a time and such quantities are too small to justify investment in expensive production tooling.
Low-volume manufacturing, at small-lot sizes of 1,000-10,000 units of innovative and specialized products at economical pricing is needed in nearly every industry, from medical devices to defense to consumer products. One of the goals is to broaden capabilities and access to small volume manufacturing as widely as possible. Cost-competitive manufacturing at small-lot sizes is essential to increase the variety and value of what an individual or small team can create. The challenge for low-volume manufacturing remains in creating technologies that have a low enough initial investment and additional per unit cost that the overall cost/unit is competitive with mass production. Examples of potential technologies include but are not limited to:
The structure of the half-day workshop will be highly interactive. Approximately eight researchers, chosen from the submitted abstracts, will be invited to each speak on their gamechanging idea for 10 minutes and then answer questions for 5 minutes. Additionally, some of those not chosen to speak will be invited to present their ideas through a poster located in the workshop space. Workshop attendees will be given the opportunity to review, comment on, and select the top candidate technologies, based on potential economic impact across multiple industry sectors, in separate breakout sessions followed by a general session. Presentations will be recorded and videos from the highest scoring innovations will be posted on the MForesight website. Workshops results will be published as a whitepaper available on the MForesight website.
The highest scoring innovations may participate in follow-on activities with MForesight such as:
MForesight is a federally funded advanced manufacturing consortium focused on accelerating technological innovation to enhance U.S. manufacturing competitiveness. MForesight connects researchers and practitioners and harnesses their collective wisdom to forecast advanced manufacturing needs, R&D opportunities and emerging technologies.
Submit two-page abstracts for the Gamechangers Workshop at http://mforesight.org/AdvMfrTech by February 24, 2017. Abstracts should contain at least one effective graphic and address the following questions:
All abstracts submitted will be reviewed by a joint committee comprised of members from the ASME MED, SME/NAMRI, and the MForesight Leadership Council. Researchers will be informed if their idea was selected for presentation by March 8, 2017. Questions can be directed to Joe Tesar at email@example.com.
Prof. Sridhar Kota, Executive Director, MForesight, Ann Arbor, MI, Ph: 734-647-2997, firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Daniel Walczyk, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, Ph: 518-276-2397, email@example.com
UPDATE: The submission deadline for JMSE’s Special Issue on Data Science-Enhanced Manufacturing has been extended. Manuscripts are now due January 31, 2017. Please see attached Call For Papers for submission instructions.
The original post was here: https://community.asme.org/manufacturing_engineering_division/b/weblog/archive/2016/09/16/call-for-papers-two-special-issues-on-data-science-enabled-manufacturing-and-grinding-technology-for-jmse.aspx
The Chao and Trigger Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from ASME’s Manufacturing Engineering Division (MED) is awarded to a young manufacturing researcher under 40 with potential for significant fundamental contributions to the science and technology of manufacturing processes. Nominees must not have reached their 40th birthday at the date of submission of the nomination deadline. Nominees must be an ASME member. The award is in the form of a $1000 honorarium and a plaque.
If you know any individuals that deserve this award please let us know. Please NOMINATE!!
MED Executive Committee
Dear Colleagues, This letter is to inform you of the NIST Reusable Abstractions of Manufacturing Processes Challenge. The goal of this challenge is to invite students, faculties, researchers, and manufacturers interested in submitting models of any manufacturing process and demonstrating application of the ASTM E3012-16 for characterizing Unit Manufacturing Processes (UMP) for information sharing and sustainability assessment. The goal is for these standardized models to be reused, extended, and modified for many applications including simulation and optimization. We envision a collection of the resultant models can be composed into system-level analysis that will have the potential to become great resources to facilitate and speed up models development that will benefit the manufacturing community. To reach a wider audience, we are asking you help spread the news to those who may be interested. For more information, visit: https://challenge.gov/challenge/ramp-reusable-abstractions-of-manufacturing-processes Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you. Swee Leong
firstname.lastname@example.org National Institute of Standards and Technology Engineering Laboratory Systems Integration Division
The William T. Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award is presented to an individual or team of individuals for developing or contributing significantly to an innovative manufacturing technology, the implementation of which has resulted in substantial economic and/or societal benefits. The award was established by the Production Engineering Division (now the Manufacturing Engineering Division—MED) in conjunction with the Alcoa Company in 1990. The award is in the form of a $1000 honorarium, Vermeil Medal and Certificate.
If you know any individuals that deserve this award please let us know. Please NOMINATE!!
The M. Eugene Merchant Manufacturing Medal of ASME/SME is awarded to an individual who has had significant influence and responsibility for improving the productivity and efficiency (either by research or by implementation of research) of the manufacturing operation(s). This award was established in 1986 in honor of M. Eugene Merchant. The award is in the form of a $1500 honorarium, Vermeil Medal and Certificate.
If you know any individuals that deserve this award please let us know. Please NOMINATE!!
The Milton C. Shaw Manufacturing Research Medal established in 2009, recognizes significant fundamental contributions to the science and technology of manufacturing processes. The award is in the form of a $1500 honorarium, Bronze Medal and Certificate.
Sponsored by the NSF Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation, the 2017 NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop will be held April 3-4, 2017 in Portland, Oregon. The workshop will be co-hosted by Oregon State University, Kansas State University, and Texas A&M University. This workshop will cover the basics of CAREER proposal writing and review. It will include presentations by NSF Program Officers and recent CAREER awardees, a mock panel review using awarded and declined CAREER proposals, and a feedback session where small groups will review and discuss the draft CAREER proposal project summaries that each participant has prepared. Workshop participants are expected to read and review six CAREER proposals prior to the Workshop so that they can actively participate in mock panel reviews. These mock review panels are designed as a realistic simulation of actual CAREER proposal review panels. Participants will also have an opportunity to meet with current and previous NSF Program Officers.
Data from previous workshops suggest that the success rate of the participants is considerably higher than the overall NSF average. Correspondingly, this workshop attracts far more applicants than we can admit (approximately 250 participants will be selected to attend this workshop), so early application is strongly recommended. To provide sufficient time for interactions among participants and facilitators, mealtime activities will be an important activity on the agenda. A workshop fee of $250 will be charged to help defray the cost of workshop meals and materials.
The application deadline is January 9, 2017. The application procedure and tentative agenda for the workshop can be found at: http://www.ksu.edu/career. Please note that every participant is required to submit a project summary of their CAREER proposal and an NSF style biosketch as part of the application package.
Irem Tumer, Oregon State University, Irem.Tumer@oregonstate.edu
Zhijian Pei, Texas A&M University, email@example.com
Brad Kramer, Kansas State University, firstname.lastname@example.org
George Hazelrigg, Deputy Division Director, CMMI, email@example.com
Mary Toney, Program Director, Materials Engineering and Processing/CMMI, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Colleagues and Student Advisors, On behalf of ASME’s Manufacturing Engineering Division, I would like to invite your students to participate in the Student Manufacturing Design Competition that will be held during the ASME 2017 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC), hosted by University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, June 4-8, 2017. Details can be found attached or at https://www.asme.org/wwwasmeorg/media/ResourceFiles/Events/MSEC/MSEC2017Student-MfgDesign.pdf. The document includes information on travel support and cash awards. Deadline for entry submission: March 20, 2017. Please help us disseminate the information and encourage your students to take part in this excellent activity to showcase their manufacturing and design talents. Thank you for your support. Sincerely, Radu Pavel, Ph.D.(ASME MED Treasurer, 2016-2017)Chief Technology OfficerTechSolve, Inc.6705 Steger Drive,Cincinnati, OH 45237Phone: (513) 948 2062Fax: (513) 948 2109www.techsolve.org
Dear Colleagues,The paper submission deadline for MSEC 2017 has been extended to November 17, 2016, 11:59 PM U.S. Eastern Time. The poster abstract submission deadline is also extended to November 17, 2016 , 11:59 PM U.S. Eastern Time. The MSEC website will be updated shortly to reflect this change. Please note that to ensure timely review of the papers, this date will not be extended further. All other deadlines in the program schedule remain unchanged.Please see attached for more information on the conference. We look forward to receiving your submissions and seeing you in Los Angeles. Sincerely,Johnson SamuelMSEC 2017 Technical Program ChairRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTel: 518-276-3682 Fax: 518-276-6025 Email: email@example.com
With MSEC 2017 paper submissions being around the corner, here are few helpful links and reminders about the conference
- Conference Website: https://www.asme.org/events/msec
- MSEC Technical Track Listings: http://www.asmeconferences.org/MSEC2017/TechnicalTracks.cfm
- Paper submission Link: http://www.asmeconferences.org/MSEC2017/Login.cfm
Authors are encouraged to submit an abstract for their poster on the MSEC2017 website by November 03, 2016. The PDF form of the poster must be submitted for review by February 03, 2017 (through the MSEC 2017 website). You may submit a poster for review even if you did not submit a poster abstract by November 03 2016. Authors will be notified of acceptance by February 17, 2017.
If you are submitting papers to the Symposium on " Manufacturing Education, Workforce Development, and Outreach" (Track 8) please DO NOT USE THE MSEC 2017 paper template. The papers in Track 8 will be part of NAMRC 45 proceedings and hence should follow the template found here: http://www.sme.org/namrc-45-paper-submission-guidelines/
We look forward to receiving your paper submissions. If you have any specific questions please feel free to reach out to me.
MSEC Technical Program Chair
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Dear fellow Manufacturing Engineering Division (MED) members: The ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division would like to share with you the latest MED Newsletter -- Fall 2016. Topics include:
• Student Manufacturing Design Competition at MSEC2016• Early Career Forum at MSEC2016• ASME Journal Reports• Honors Committee Reports• In Memoriam for David Dornfeld• Upcoming Events
And more… Please find the newsletter in the attachment. Thank you.
We are pleased to announce a special issue of the ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering (JMSE) on Enhanced process-machine interaction through design, tooling, automation, and modeling.
Computer numerically-controlled (CNC) manufacturing equipment and tooling has led to automation of processes and significant productivity advances. Demand for high quality products and cost-effective processes continues to grow and has driven the design of new machinery, intelligent tooling, and sophisticated control and automation techniques. However, the efficiency and throughput of modern manufacturing processes still depends on the interaction of the machine with the process. This motivates research in the area of process-machine interaction focusing on design, tooling, automation, and modeling. With this call for papers, manufacturing engineers are invited to showcase their research to a large audience in a special issue of the ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Manuscripts are due 4/1/17. Publication of the Special Issue is scheduled for February 2018.
Papers should be submitted electronically to the Journal at http://journaltool.asme.org. If you already have an account, login as author and select Submit Paper at the bottom of the page. If you do not have an account, select Submissions and follow the steps. In either case, at the Paper Submittal page, select the Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering and then select the special issue Enhanced Process-Machine Interaction Through Design, Tooling, Automation, and Modeling.
Prof. Burak Sencer, Oregon State University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prof. Tony Schmitz, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (email@example.com)
Dr. Jaydeep Karandikar, GE Global Research Center (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Chris Tyler, Boeing (email@example.com)
“UPDATE: The submission deadline for JMSE’s Special Issue on Data Science-Enhanced Manufacturing has been extended. Manuscripts are now due January 31, 2017. Please see Call For Papers for submission instructions.”
We are pleased to announce two special issues of the ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering (JMSE) on Data Science-Enhanced Manufacturing and Grinding Technology.
1. Special Issue on Data Science-Enhanced Manufacturing
his special issue of the ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering aims to provide a platform for researchers to showcase findings and explore emerging technologies in data science that complement physical science to enhance manufacturing. Original research contributions and/or reviews are invited for this Special Issue. Topics of interests include but are not limited to:
· Innovative sensing strategies for efficient and high quality data collection· Machine learning techniques for information extraction to improve production control and design decisions· Methods for data dimensionality reduction and data fusion· Data security and data management· Modeling of manufacturing processes under uncertainty· Integration of physical knowledge with data for remaining service life prognosis and maintenance scheduling
Manuscripts are due January 15th, 2017, and publication of the Special Issue is scheduled for October 2017. More details can be found in the attachment.
Submission GuidelinesPapers should be submitted electronically to the Journal at http://journaltool.asme.org. If you already have an account, login as author and select Submit Paper at the bottom of the page. If you do not have an account, select Submissions and follow the steps. In either case, at the Paper Submittal page, select the Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering and then select the special issue Data Science-Enhanced Manufacturing.
Guest EditorsProf. Robert Gao, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH Robert.Gao@case.eduDr. Moneer Helu, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD Moneer.Helu@nist.govProf. Ivan Selesnick, Tandon School of Engineering, New York University, NY firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Special Issue on Grinding Technology – Commemorating the ScientificContributions by Professor Stephen Malkin
This special issue is being dedicated to the memory of Professor Stephen Malkin. To honor his significantcontributions to the field of grinding technology we are seeking papers that review his work, are inspired by, or are based on his findings and application of his theories. Grinding technology has a high relevance in the industry as it produces high-quality and high-value products. This special issue will focus on how abrasive processes (loose or fixed) add value through enhanced product functionality, integrity, and sustainability. In addition, new process design, simulation of physical mechanisms, and new applications possible through enhanced abrasive machining are of interest. Researchers in this field are invited to share their research with a large audience in this special issue of the ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering. Topics of interests include but are not limited to:· Enhancement of product life or performance through grinding· Grinding of ductile and brittle materials· Grinding of non-traditional materials; biomaterials, high performance alloys, glasses and hard ceramics, etc.· Tribological effects· Grinding mechanics· Sustainability of grinding processes· Novel or hybrid grinding processes· Multi-scale/multi-physics modelling and analysis of grinding and abrasive machining processes
Relevant processes include but are not limited to:· Simulation and enhanced understanding of grinding processes and mechanisms· Design of precision machines for grinding· Grinding wheels and dressing tools· Abrasive flow machining and abrasive water jet processes for high value manufacturing· Grinding and abrasive machining monitoring and control· Micro grinding and abrasive micromachining· Grinding of electronic materials· Industrial case studies that demonstrate the application of fundamental theories of grinding
Manuscripts are due March 31st, 2017 and publication of the Special Issue is scheduled for December 2017. More details can be found in the attachment.
Submission GuidelinesPlease contact the guest editors responsible for your region prior to submission. Once approved by the guest editors, papers should be submitted electronically to the Journal at http://journaltool.asme.org. If you already have an account, login as author and select Submit Paper at the bottom of the page. If you do not have an account, select Submissions and follow the steps. In either case, at the Paper Submittal page, select the Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering and then select the special issue Grinding Technology – Commemorating the Scientific Contributions by Professor Stephen Malkin.
Guest editorsProf. Mark J. Jackson (Americas), Kansas State University, Kansas, USA. E-mail: email@example.comProf. Kai Cheng (Asia and Pacific), Brunel University, London, UK. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgProf. Xun Chen (Europe), Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK. E-mail: X.Chen@ljmu.ac.uk
We are writing to invite contributions to a Special Issue of the International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (IJCIM) on "Cyber-Physical Product Creation for Industry 4.0".
Industry 4.0 has become a synonym for a vision of future product creation and production engineering environments in which networks of horizontally and vertically integrated smart design and manufacture systems will be the norm. With the Industrial Internet of Things and its Cyber-physical Systems as a backbone, game-changing new ways of product design and manufacture in a hyper-connected globalized world are emerging. In addition, a new and rapidly growing industrial service-sector focusing on Product-Service-Systems has begun to form. Some of the challenges in realizing the overall vison of Industry 4.0 concern the integration, management, control and communication of cyber-physical production engineering systems, the integration of state-of-the-art technology with legacy systems, data security and broader cyber-security aspects, as well as national and international public policy issues. Lastly, given the profound impact of this so-called 4th Industrial Revolution on society as a whole, the changing landscape of tomorrow’s job market and hence the training and education of the next generation workforce need to be addressed as well.
The objective of this special issue is to seek high quality and unpublished papers that advance research and thus the state-of-the-art in all facets of Cyber-physical Product Creation in the broader context of Industry 4.0. Contributions may include theoretical foundations, open technical challenges, innovative applications and implementations in industry, business case studies, experimental studies, associated design-and manufacture education initiatives, as well as outstanding review papers. For a list of suggested topics and further details please refer to the attached call for papers document.
October 1, 2016 Title and abstract due by email to email@example.com
November 1, 2016 Full paper submission deadline
January 15, 2017 First author notification
March 1, 2017 Revised papers due
April 15, 2017 Final author notification
Summer 2017 Expected publication
For further information please contact the guest editors at firstname.lastname@example.org .
We would be grateful if you would kindly forward this call to other colleagues who may be interested in contributing a paper.
Best wishes on behalf of the guest editorial team,
Dirk Schaefer University of Bath, UK
Aydin Nassehi University of Bristol, UK
Dazhong Wu Pennsylvania State University, USA
Xun Xu University of Auckland, New Zealand
Michael Zaeh Technical University of Munich, Germany
EurIng Dr Dirk Schaefer CEng MIED CITP MBCS FHEA IngPaedIGIP
Associate Professor of Design Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Bath
Bath, BA2 7AY, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 (0)1225 386 163 | Email: email@example.com
We are pleased to announce a special issue of the International Journal of Intelligent Robotics and Applications on soft robotic published by Springer.
Soft robotics, inspired by biological organisms including octopuses, worms,
starfish, and elephants, offers promising and innovative solutions for safe and adaptive interactions in unstructured environments and with humans. The development of soft robots presents a number of challenges in material synthesis, mathematical modeling, mechanism design, and control, and has attracted increasing attention from researchers in recent years. For instance, a soft robot comprised of sensors, actuators, and structures, all with soft, deformable, and compliant characteristics, requires advances in material development and manufacturing technology. Also, it is crucial to have distributed, effective control architecture that requires minimal computing power. Additionally, it is of great importance to develop computationally-efficient modeling tools for soft and deformable materials and structures. The goal of this focused section is to highlight some of the key advances made in the field of soft robotics. Topics of interest for the focused section include but are not limited to:
Papers must contain original contributions and be prepared in accordance with the journal standards. Instructions for authors are available online at: http://www.springer.com/41315.
Manuscripts should be submitted online at: https://www.editorialmanager.com/jira/default.aspx. The cover letter should report the following statement: “This paper is submitted for possible publication in the focused section on Advances in Soft Robotics. All manuscripts will be subjected to the peer review process. If you have any questions relating to this focused section, please email one of the Guest Editors.
Paper submission: September 1, 2016
Xiaobo Tan, Michigan State University, U. S. A., firstname.lastname@example.org Kam K. Leang, Univ. of Utah, U.S. A., email@example.com
Zhouping Yin, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, firstname.lastname@example.org
Attached please find the details of this CFP.
Below please find a call for action for the Manufacturing Universities Grant Program. Thank you for your support!
Call for Organizations to Sign Letter in Support of the Manufacturing Universities Grant Program
ASME has drafted a letter in support of the Manufacturing Universities Grant Program included in the Senate’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which can be viewed here: http://cqrcengage.com/asme/app/sign-petition?17&engagementId=234013. Please have your organization sign on to the letter and feel free to send it along to others in the community. The goal is to get as many relevant organizations as possible to sign on by Friday, August 26 so that we can deliver this letter to NDAA conferees when Congress is back in session in September. A long list of relevant organizations will show the broad support this program has and encourage conferees to include it in the final NDAA.
Call for Individuals to Send Letters Voicing Support of the Manufacturing Universities Grant Program
If you as an individual would like to write to your Member of Congress and Senators showing your support for the Manufacturing Universities Grant Program, you can use the attached draft word document as a template. Please note, snail mail takes weeks to be delivered to Congress as it goes through a lengthy security screening. To help move this effort along, please email or fax a copy of your signed letter to Samantha Fijacko (email@example.com) by Friday, August 26 so she can hand deliver all letters directly to the Congressional offices.
Should you need any assistance, please contact Samantha: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Fax: +1 (202) 429-9417 | Phone: (202) 785-7483
You are encouraged to forward this email on to other individuals or organizations who support the Manufacturing Universities Grant Program.
Overview of the Manufacturing Universities Grant Program: The program authorizes the Defense Department to support industry-relevant, manufacturing-focused, engineering training at U.S. universities. Institutions would be selected through a competitive grant-based process and would be required to better align their educational offerings with the needs of modern U.S. manufacturers. Designated schools would receive federal grant funding to meet specific goals, including focusing engineering programs on development of industry-relevant advanced manufacturing skills, building new partnerships with manufacturing firms, growing hands-on training opportunities for students, and fostering manufacturing entrepreneurship. The program would be run by the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with other federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation, The National Institute of Standards and Technology, The Department of Energy, and the Department of Education.
Government Relations Representative
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Dear MED Member,In 2015, a National Science Foundation workshop was held in Portland, Oregon to identify emerging research needs for companies producing smart goods, i.e., the “things” in the internet of things (IoT). The final report is attached.
Findings include that the promise of IoT depends upon the ability of companies outside of the traditional information technology supply chain to assimilate wireless sensing capabilities within their products opening opportunities to develop advanced manufacturing technologies for integrating electronics into smart goods.
The workshop identified nine key knowledge gaps needed to address the common materials, design, manufacturing and educational challenges facing the emergence of an IoT industry.
Brian K. PaulChair, ASME Manufacturing Engineering Divisionbrian.email@example.com
Dear ASME MED Member:From February 10-12, Manufacturing researchers from the U.S. and Germany held a workshop to investigate the potential for research interactions between these two countries. The final report of this workshop is attached. Recognizing there are some cultural differences between the U.S. and Germany, especially with respect to academic culture, there is nonetheless significant similarity and opportunity for collaboration. The organizers of the workshop have made a number of recommendations for fostering such interactions, but it is important to note that there is no need to wait for new programs to develop; research interactions between German and American researchers can be supported through existing programs. The workshop organizers therefore would like to encourage you to propose U.S.-German interactions in your next proposal.Best Regards,Steven SchmidPresident, NAMRI firstname.lastname@example.org(574) 631-9489
We are pleased to announce a special issue of the Journal of Manufacturing Systems on High Performance Computing and Data Analytics for Cyber Manufacturing.
The objective of this special issue of the Journal of Manufacturing Systems is to publish papers that explore recent research focused on advancing the concepts, methods, tools, and applications for cyber-manufacturing. In particular, this special issue will focus on recent advances related to high performance computing and data analytics for cyber manufacturing. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Manuscripts are due September 30, 201 6 and publication of the special issue is scheduled for May 2017. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the Journal at http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-manufacturing-systems/. If you already have an account, login as an author and select Submit Paper at the top of the page. If you do not have an account, select Submissions and follow the steps. In either case, at the Paper Submittal page, select the special issue: High Performance Computing and Data Analytics for Cyber Manufacturing. The short title of the special issue is in the form of “SI: Cyber-Manufacturing”
Dr. Dazhong Wu, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, email@example.com
Dr. Janis Terpenny, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Thomas Kurfess, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, USA, email@example.com
Dr. Dean Bartles, Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute, Chicago, IL, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
Attached please find the latest updated CFP for the first International Conference on Sustainable Materials Processing and Manufacturing, at Skukuza, Kruger National Park, South Africa. The conference will be held fromJanuary 23-25, 2017. The link is as follows:
the following link can be used to submit abstract directly.
Also, the main benefits of attending the conference beside presentation and networking are:
The papers published in this conference will be EI-index and published on-line on Science Direct. Furthermore, the following two ISI journals would accept the best papers from this conference with the recommendation from the Organising Committee.
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - Part N: Journal of Nanoengineering and Nanosystems
Furthermore, ASME Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage is willing to commit a special issue for this conference.
Please contact Professor Tien-Chien Jen for questions:
Professor Tien-Chien Jen, Ph.D
Director, Manufacturing Research Canter
Professor, Mechanical Engineering Science Department
University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel: 011 559-4208
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