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  • David Dornfeld Manufacturing Vision Award and Blue Sky Competition

    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 and
    education 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 covering
    a broad range of manufacturing.

    Abstracts should be submitted by April 15, 2017 to Professor Scott Smith at kssmith@uncc.edu. 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 (kssmith@uncc.edu), Professor Z.J. Pei (zjpei@tamu.edu) or Professor Brian Paul (brian.paul@oregonstate.edu).

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  • REMINDER: Upcoming Deadlines for JMSE Special Issues, 3/31 & 4/1

    Dear Colleagues,

    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. 

    ASME MED

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  • Call for Abstracts - Gamechanging Ideas for Cost-Effective Low-Volume Manufacturing

    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:

    1. Technology for reconfigurable dies and molds (zero tooling cost)
    2. Technology for massively parallel additive manufacturing methods, where entire layers or large regions are formed at once, rather than point by point
    3. Technology to substantially lower die and mold production cost
    4. Automation tools for die and mold design
    5. Technology to enable fully automated setup of manufacturing equipment or production lines
    6. Reconfigurable manufacturing equipment (e.g., LEGO-like building blocks)
    7. Novel molding, casting, or forming technologies that excel at small-lot quantities
    8. Manufacturing tools and equipment that are substantially lower cost than traditional tools and equipment or substantially improve the quality of current desktop manufacturing tools.
    9. Novel low-cost approaches to computer vision and machine learning for manufacturing (especially integration of open source approaches)
    10. Low cost and scalable manufacturing technology for emerging areas (e.g. nano-manufacturing, flexible electronics or sensors, etc.)

     

    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: 

    • Further dissemination of the idea to industry partners and funding agencies
    • Publish the idea as an extended blog post or op-ed
    • Investigate the impact of the idea on U.S. manufacturing competiveness
    • Potentially co-lead a dedicated workshop with subject matter experts

    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.
      

    Abstract Submission

    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:

    • What is the technology? How is it a gamechanger relative to existing technologies?
    • If the technology were fully matured with 3-5 years of funded support, what would be the potential economic impact to the U.S.?
    • Once matured, what industry sectors (aerospace, automotive, semiconductor, etc.) does this technology positively impact?

     

    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 joe@mforesight.org.

     

    Organizers

    Prof. Sridhar Kota, Executive Director, MForesight, Ann Arbor, MI, Ph: 734-647-2997, kota@mforesight.org

    Prof. Daniel Walczyk, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, Ph: 518-276-2397, walczd@rpi.edu

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  • UPDATED: Special Issue on Data Science-Enabled Manufacturing for JMSE


    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

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  • CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2017 Chao and Trigger Young Manufacturing Engineer Award

    Dear Colleagues:

    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!!

    Best Regards,

    MED Executive Committee 

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  • Announcing the Reusable Abstractions of Manufacturing Processes Challenge

    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

    swee.leong@nist.gov

    National Institute of Standards and Technology
    Engineering Laboratory
    Systems Integration Division

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  • CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2017 William T. Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award

    Dear Colleagues:

    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!!

    Best Regards,

    MED Executive Committee 

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  • CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2017 M. Eugene Merchant Manufacturing Medal

    Dear Colleagues:

    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!! 

    Best Regards,

    MED Executive Committee 

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  • CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2017 Milton C. Shaw Manufacturing Research Medal

    Dear Colleagues:

    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.

    If you know any individuals that deserve this award please let us know. Please NOMINATE!!

    Best Regards,

    MED Executive Committee 

     

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  • 2017 NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop on April 3-4, 2017 in Portland, OR

    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. 

     

    Workshop organizers: 

    Irem Tumer, Oregon State University, Irem.Tumer@oregonstate.edu

    Zhijian Pei, Texas A&M University, zjpei@tamu.edu

    Brad Kramer, Kansas State University, bradleyk@ksu.edu

     

    NSF Coordinators:

    George Hazelrigg, Deputy Division Director, CMMI, ghazelri@nsf.gov

    Mary Toney, Program Director, Materials Engineering and Processing/CMMI, mtoney@nsf.gov

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  • Student Manufacturing Design Competition at ASME 2017 MSEC

    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 Officer
    TechSolve, Inc.
    6705 Steger Drive,
    Cincinnati, OH 45237
    Phone: (513) 948 2062
    Fax: (513) 948 2109
    www.techsolve.org

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  • ASME MSEC 2017 Deadline Extended to 11/17/2016

    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 Samuel
    MSEC 2017 Technical Program Chair

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Tel: 518-276-3682                           
    Fax: 518-276-6025                           
    Email: samuej2@rpi.edu 

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  • Call For Papers: ASME JMD Special Issue on Data-Driven Design

    Dear Colleagues,
    We are pleased to announce a special issue of the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design (JMD) on Data-Driven Design.
    With the arrival of Cyber-Physical Systems or Internet of Things (IoT) era, the massive human- and machine-generated data can create unprecedented challenges and at the same time unmatched opportunities in advancing the theory, methods, tools and practice of Data-Driven Design (D3) for products, systems and services. By exploiting such huge, versatile and highly contextualized through-life data, design engineers can harness their organization’s competitive edge by uncovering patterns, novel insights and knowledge for D3. The aim of this special issue is to bring together original and archival articles that present significant contributions in advancing the D3 field.
     
    Examples of D3 topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
    • D3 foundation and platform building
    • D3 theory and principles
    • D3 of engineering decisions
    • D3 analytics: algorithm advances
    • Big Data-driven Design with online reviews, and with user and system generated data
    • Big Data-driven Design with social computing, crowdsourcing and human-machine interaction
    • Machine learning-based model engineering for D3
    • Uncertainty issues in D3
    • Analytics of human behaviors for D3
    • D3 for integrated cyber-physical systems (IoT, sensor data, etc.)
    • D3 in prognostics and health management
    • D3 in engineering education
    Relevance to engineering design will be explicitly considered as a criterion in the review process.
     
    Submission Instructions:
    Please submit your paper to ASME at http://journaltool.asme.org/Content/index.cfm and note on the cover page that your paper is intended for the special issue on “Data-Driven Design”. Please also email the Editor, Dr. Shapour Azarm at editor@asmejmd.org (and cc: assistant@asmejmd.org) to alert them that your paper is intended for the special issue. Information about the Journal of Mechanical Design can be found at http://www.asmejmd.org/. Please note that a limit of 12 journal pages without ASME page fees will be observed.
     
    Publication Target Dates:
    • Submission of papers by: February 20, 2017
    • Initial review completed by: April 10, 2017
    • Publication of special issue: November 2017
    Papers received after February 20, 2017, may still be considered for the special issue if time and space permit. In certain circumstances, papers that are not ready for production in time for inclusion in the special issue may be considered for a regular issue of the journal.
     
    Guest Editors:
    Harrison Kim, University of Illinois, USA, hmkim@illinois.edu
    Ying Liu, Cardiff University, UK, LiuY81@cardiff.ac.uk
    Yan Wang, Georgia Tech, USA, yan.wang@me.gatech.edu
    Charlie Wang, TU Delft, The Netherlands, c.c.wang@tudelft.nl
    Attached please find the CFP.
     
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  • MSEC 2017 – Key Information for Nov 3rd Papers Submissions

    Dear Colleagues,

     

    With MSEC 2017 paper submissions being around the corner, here are few helpful links and reminders about the conference

     

    • MSEC PAPERS ARE DUE ON NOV 3RD, 2016: Note - given that MSEC 2017 is in the early part of June, it will be difficult for the organizing committee to extend the paper deadline of Nov 3rd. So please ensure that your paper submissions are in by that date.  

     

    • KEY CONFERENCE LINKS:

    -     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

     

    • SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT TRACK 6 - TECHNICAL POSTERS:

    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.

     

    • SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT PAPER TEMPLATE FOR TRACK 8 : JOINT MSEC-NAMRC SYMPOSIUM

    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.

     

    Sincerely,



    -Johnson Samuel

    MSEC Technical Program Chair



    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Tel: 518-276-3682                           

    Fax: 518-276-6025                           

    Email: samuej2@rpi.edu

    Website: www.johnsonsamuel.com

     
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  • ASME MED Newsletter Fall 2016

    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.

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  • Call for Papers: JMSE Special Issue on Enhanced process-machine interaction through design, tooling, automation, and modeling

    Dear Colleagues,

    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:

    • Computer-assisted cutting tool and die-mold design and analysis: Prediction of force, torque, power, vibrations, and structural deformations during machining and metal forming operations, and optimal die-mold design considering material flow, stress, temperature, wrinkles, and rupture during metal forming operations
    • Machine tools and metal forming presses: Structural and kinematic configurations, new machine tool elements and materials, and digital models of production equipment
    • High speed spindles: Design characteristics of high speed spindles, dynamics, and thermal issues
    • High performance feed drive and CNC systems: Design, control, and optimization of feed drives
    • CNC tool-path generation: Multi-axis milling of sculptured surfaces, feature based process planning, vibration avoidance and energy minimization, interpolation, and trajectory generation
    • Virtual manufacturing: Simulation/optimization of machine tool motions for collision avoidance and energy consumption, material removal/addition considering process physics, machine tool dynamics, and kinematics
    • Active control of machine tool vibrations
    • Machine tool metrology, surface metrology, and tolerancing principles
    • Diamond turning, fast tool servos, ultra-precision machining, and machine tools
    • In-situ measurement of force, temperature, residual stress, vibration, part dimensions, and tool wear.

    Manuscripts are due 4/1/17. Publication of the Special Issue is scheduled for February 2018.

     

    Paper submission

    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.

     

    Guest editors

    Prof. Burak Sencer, Oregon State University (burak.sencer@oregonstate.edu)

    Prof. Tony Schmitz, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (tony.schmitz@uncc.edu)

    Dr. Jaydeep Karandikar, GE Global Research Center (jaydeep.karandikar@ge.com)

    Dr. Chris Tyler, Boeing (christopher.tyler@boeing.com)

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  • UPDATED: Call for papers: Two Special Issues on Data Science-Enabled Manufacturing and Grinding Technology for JMSE

    “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.”

    Dear Colleagues,

    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 Guidelines
    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 Data Science-Enhanced Manufacturing.


    Guest Editors
    Prof. Robert Gao, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH Robert.Gao@case.edu
    Dr. Moneer Helu, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD Moneer.Helu@nist.gov
    Prof. Ivan Selesnick, Tandon School of Engineering, New York University, NY iws211@nyu.edu


    2. Special Issue on Grinding Technology – Commemorating the Scientific
    Contributions by Professor Stephen Malkin

    This special issue is being dedicated to the memory of Professor Stephen Malkin. To honor his significant
    contributions 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 Guidelines
    Please 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 editors
    Prof. Mark J. Jackson (Americas), Kansas State University, Kansas, USA. E-mail: mjjackson@ksu.edu
    Prof. Kai Cheng (Asia and Pacific), Brunel University, London, UK. E-mail: kai.cheng@brunel.ac.uk
    Prof. Xun Chen (Europe), Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK. E-mail: X.Chen@ljmu.ac.uk







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  • Call For Papers: IJCIM Special Issue: Cyber-Physical Creation for Industry 4.0

    Dear Colleague:

     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.

     

    Important Dates:

    October 1, 2016                 Title and abstract due by email to d.schaefer@bath.ac.uk 

    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 d.schaefer@bath.ac.uk .

     

    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

     

     

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    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:  d.schaefer@bath.ac.uk   

    Web: http://www.bath.ac.uk/mech-eng/people/schaefer/index.html

     

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  • Call For Papers: IJIRA Special Issue on Soft Robotics

    Dear Colleagues,

    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:

    • Electronic skin
    • Soft material sensors and actuators
    • Distributed sensing, actuation, and control strategies
    • Mechanism design and dynamics for soft robots
    • Modeling and simulation tools for soft robotics
    • Enabling tools for prototyping soft robots
    • Prototypes and applications

     

    Manuscript preparation

    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.

     

    Manuscript submission

    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.

     

    Important dates

    Paper submission: September 1, 2016

    • Completion of first review: October 15, 2016
    • Submission of revised papers: December 1, 2016
    • Completion of final review: January 1, 2017
    • Submission of final manuscripts and copyright forms: February 15, 2017
    • Publication: May 2017

    Guest Editors

    Xiaobo Tan, Michigan State University, U. S. A., xbtan@egr.msu.edu Kam K. Leang, Univ. of Utah, U.S. A., kam.k.leang@utah.edu

    Zhouping Yin, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, yinzhp@mail.hust.edu.cn

    Attached please find the details of this CFP. 

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  • ACTION REQUESTED: Manufacturing Universities Grant Program

    Dear Colleagues,

    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=234013Please 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 (fijackos@asme.org) 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: fijackos@asme.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.

     

    Samantha Fijacko

    Government Relations Representative

    ASME

    1828 L Street NW Suite 810

    Washington, DC 20036-5104

    Tel  1.202.785.7483

    fijackos@asme.org

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  • Distribution of NSF Workshop on Adv Mfg for Smart Goods

    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.

    Best Regards,

    Brian K. Paul
    Chair, ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division
    brian.paul@oregonstate.edu
    541-737-7320

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  • German-US Research Interaction

    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 Schmid
    President, NAMRI 
    sschmid@nd.edu
    (574) 631-9489

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  • Call For Papers -- JMS Special Issue on High Performance Computing and Data Analytics for Cyber Manufacturing

    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:

    • High performance computing for subtractive and additive manufacturing processes.
    • Real-time machine and process monitoring, diagnostics, and prognostics.
    • Open source software applications for digital or cyber manufacturing.
    • Cloud computing, wearable computing, mobile computing, and data visualization for digital factory.
    • Communication standards for intelligent machines.
    • MTConnect-based applications for digital manufacturing.
    • Data analytics for manufacturing systems and processes.
    • Cybersecurity for intelligent manufacturing systems.
    • Internet-of-Things for cyber manufacturing.

    Submission Guidelines

    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”

    Guest Editors

    Dr. Dazhong Wu, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, dxw279@psu.edu

    Dr. Janis Terpenny, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, jpt5311@psu.edu

    Dr. Thomas Kurfess, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, USA, kurfess@gatech.edu

    Dr. Dean Bartles, Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute, Chicago, IL, USA, dean.bartles@uilabs.org

    Attached please find the details of this CFP. 

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  • Call for Papers for the 1st SMPM Conference

    Dear Colleagues,

    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:

     https://www.etouches.com/smpm

     the following link can be used to submit abstract directly.

     https://www.eiseverywhere.com/eSites/165114/Homepage

     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

    ASME Fellow

    Director, Manufacturing Research Canter

    Professor, Mechanical Engineering Science Department

    University of Johannesburg, South Africa

    Tel: 011 559-4208

    Email: tjen@uj.ac.za

     

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  • Call for symposium proposals for MSEC 2017

    Dear Colleagues:

    Attached is the call for symposium proposals for MSEC 2017. (Note: the MS Word format is attached so that the template can be used to draft the proposal). Interested members are encouraged to work with their respective technical committees (see attached call for details) to submit their proposals latest by May 2nd, 2016.  The final call for papers is expected to be published by June 15th 2016.

     If you have any questions please feel free to contact:


    MSEC 2017 Technical Program Chair: Dr. Johnson Samuel, (Ph: 518-276-3682; E-mail: samuej2@rpi.edu) or the 
    MSEC 2017 Technical Program Co-Chair Dr. Arif Malik (Ph: 972-883-4550, E-mail: arif.malik@utdallas.edu ).

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