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  • Announcing Student Travel Awards for 2018 ASME MSEC

    Dear ASME MED Community,

     

    Through the generous support of the National Science Foundation’s Nanomanufacturing program, we are pleased to announce additional Student Travel Awards for the co-located ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC) 2018 and the 46th NAMRI/SME North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC) to be held June 18-22, 2018 at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

     

    Student travel awardees will be required to participate in the Reusable Abstractions of Manufacturing Processes (RAMP) Competition and Workshop to be held on June 21, 2018.

     

    More information and the link to the RAMP Student Travel Award application can be found here:

    http://research.engr.oregonstate.edu/isl/feature-story/2018-ramp-workshop-reusable-abstractions-manufacturing-processes

     

    For first consideration, students should apply by 11:59pm ET on Sunday, May 13.

     

    Best regards,

     

    RAMP Workshop Organizers:

    Karl Haapala, Oregon State University

    Barbara Linke, University of California-Davis

    Fu Zhao, Purdue University

    KC Morris, NIST

    William Bernstein, NIST

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  • Call for Symposium Proposals (MSEC 2019)

    Dear Colleagues

    The Manufacturing Engineering Division (MED) of ASME and the North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME are pleased to co-sponsor the 2019 International Manufacturing Science & Engineering Conference (MSEC) and the 47th North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC). The collocated conferences will be hosted by Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College, on June 10-14, 2019, in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA.

    Proposals for technical symposia, including panel sessions, are being solicited for MSEC 2019. Those interested in organizing a technical symposium in their field of interest are urged to contact the relevant MED Technical Committee Chair (or the Program Chair and Co-Chair) for instructions on submitting a proposal. Each symposium is strongly encouraged to have an organizing team consisting of 2 to 3 members from academia, industry, and government labs as appropriate. Note that funds may be available to support high-profile researchers (who do not typically attend MSEC) to serve as symposium invited speakers. Furthermore, papers deemed as “journal-quality” by the symposium organizers, may also be considered for publication in the ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering or the ASME Journal of Micro and Nano Manufacturing. Note that, in most cases, such papers go through an additional expedited review process, before being accepted for publication by the journals.

    The MED’s eight Technical Committees and their corresponding contacts are listed below:

    • Manufacturing Processes 
      Chair-elect: Dr. Wayne Cai, General Motors, 248-807-3949, wayne.cai@gm.com
    • Manufacturing Equipment 
      Chair-elect: Dr. Parakshit Mehta, Arconic, 864-952-9214, Parikshit.Mehta@arconic.com
    • Manufacturing Systems 
      Chair: Prof. Qing Chang, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 631-632-8329, qing.chang@stonybrook.edu
    • Quality & Reliability
      Chair: Prof. Zeyi Sun, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 734-330-9989, sunze@mst.edu
    • Life Cycle Engineering
      Chair: Dr. Moneer Helu, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 301-975-3654, moneer.helu@nist.gov
    • Nano/Micro/Meso Manufacturing
      Chair: Prof. Xinyu Liu,
      Lamar University, 409-880-8807, xinyu.liu@lamar.edu
    • Biomanufacturing
      Chair: Prof. Robert Chang, Stevens Institute of Technology, 201-216-8301, rchang6@stevens.edu  
    • Textile and Composites Engineering
      Chair (temporary): Dr. Radu Pavel, TechSolve, 513-948-20624, pavel@TechSolve.org

    The deadline for submission of symposium proposals to TC Chairs is May 31, 2018. For more information, please contact any of the above technical committee chairs or the Technical Program Chair: Dr. Zhijian (ZJ) Pei (979-458-2334, zjpei@tamu.edu) or the Technical Program Co-Chair: Dr. Barbara Linke (530-752-6451, bslinke@ucdavis.edu). The paper submission and review process will be done utilizing the ASME web-based conference toolbox as in the past, available in September 2019.

    Important Dates:

    Submission of symposium proposals to TC Chairs:..................... May 31, 2018

    Publication of Call for Papers by symposium organizers:   ........ June 14, 2018

    Submission of abstract/full manuscript for review:  ........... November 02, 2018

    Acceptance notification to authors:     ................................... January 15, 2019

    Submission of ASME Copyright Transfer form:  ........................ March 8, 2019

    Final, revised manuscript submission:...................................... March 15, 2019

    Author Registration Deadline:   ................................................... April 05, 2019

    Proposal Format:

    Please use the attached Call for Papers example as the template for symposium proposals.

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  • Three Invited Talks at ASME MSEC 2018

    Dear Colleagues,

    We are writing to bring your attention to three invited talks at the 13th ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC 2018) that will be held at Texas A&M University from June 18-22, 2018

    Invited Talk 1
    Title: Metallurgical Issues and Quality Control in Selective Laser Melting of Aerospace Materials
    Speaker: Professor Xinhua Wu, Director for Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing (MCAM), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Date & Time: Tuesday, June 19th, 11am – 12:30pm, Room 103 (see MSEC2018 Technical Program for details)

    Invited Talk 2
    Title: Impulse Joining and Manufacturing: Methods and Opportunities
    Speaker: Professor Glenn S. Daehn, Mars G. Fontana Professor of Metallurgical Engineering, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University
    Date & Time: Tuesday, June 19th, 2pm - 3:30pm, Room 103 (see MSEC2018 Technical Program for details)

    Invited Talk 3
    Title: 3D Printing Technology and Its Biomedical Applications
    Speaker: Professor Dong-Woo Cho, Center for rapid prototyping based 3D tissue/organ printing, Department of Mechanical Engineering, POSTECH, Korea
    Date & Time: Wed., June 20th, 11am - 12:30pm, Room 103 (see MSEC2018 Technical Program for details)

    More information about the speakers and the talks can be found in the attachment.

    ASME MED

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  • Three Special Sessions at ASME MSEC 2018

    Dear Colleagues,

    We are writing to bring your attention to three special sessions at the 13th ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC 2018) that will be held at Texas A&M University from June 18-22, 2018:

    1. Federal Agencies’ Perspectives on Advanced Manufacturing

    The panelists at this special session are:
    *AFOSR: Sofi Bin-Salamon (Program Manager, Biophysics)
    DARPA: Bradley Ringeisen (Deputy Director, Biological Technology Office)
    DoD: A. Adele Ratcliff (Director, Manufacturing Resiliency & Assurance and Industrial Base Analysis & Sustainment)
    DoE: Rob Ivester (Director, Advanced Manufacturing Office)
    NASA: John Vickers (Principal Technologist)
    NIST/AMNPO: Frank Gayle (Deputy Director, Office of Advanced Manufacturing)
    NSF: Steve Schmid (Program Director, Manufacturing Machines and Equipment)
    (* tentatively confirmed)

    More information about the panelists can be found at https://bit.ly/2q8GMfz.


    2. What’s New at NSF – Update from NSF Program Directors

    The panelists at this special session are:
    Khershed Cooper, Director of the Nanomanufacturing program.
    Bruce Kramer, Director of the LEAP HI and Cybermanufacturing Systems programs.
    Brigid Mullany, Associate Director in the Advanced Manufacturing Cluster.
    Steve Schmid, Director of the Manufacturing Machines and Equipment program.

    More information about the panelists can be found at https://bit.ly/2GEIf3i.


    3. David Dornfeld Manufacturing Vision Award and Blue Sky Competition

    The following 12 people have confirmed (or tentatively confirmed) to serve on the selection committee:

    *AFOSR: Sofi Bin-Salamon (Program Manager, Biophysics)
    DARPA: Bradley Ringeisen (Deputy Director, Biological Technology Office)
    DoD: A. Adele Ratcliff (Director, Manufacturing Resiliency & Assurance and Industrial Base Analysis & Sustainment)
    DoE: Rob Ivester (Director, Advanced Manufacturing Office)
    NASA: John Vickers (Principal Technologist)
    NIST/AMNPO: Frank Gayle (Deputy Director, Office of Advanced Manufacturing)
    *AAAS/Science: Bill Moran (Publisher, the Science family of journals)
    Boeing: Steve Walls (Technical Fellow, Production Engineering/Building Integration)
    GE: Dale Lombardo (Technical Operations Leader, Structural Materials Processes & Analytics, GE Global Research Center)
    NCDMM: Ralph Resnick (President and Executive Director)
    NIIMBL: Kristy Pottol (Information and Regulatory Director)
    Saint Gobain: Anand Tanikella (Vice President, R&D Abrasives worldwide)
    (* tentatively confirmed)

    Brief bios and photos of selection committee members can be found at https://bit.ly/2uVDTmW.

    ASME MED

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  • Deadline Extended -- ASME JMSE Special Issue on Sustainable Life Cycle Engineering

    Dear Colleagues,

    The deadline for the ASME JMSE Special Issue on Sustainable Life Cycle Engineering has been extended to April 30th, 2018. The updated Call For Paper is attached. 

    ASME MED

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  • NSF Student Travel Award application for MSEC 2018 and NAMRC 46

    Dear Colleagues,

    The NSF Student Travel Award application for MSEC 2018 and NAMRC 46 is live. The PDF of the Travel Award application announcement is attached. The application deadline is March 18, 2018, by 10:00 PM Central Time


    The announcement includes links to the online application form, application questions, and signature form that must be submitted.


    If you have any questions, please read the FAQ in the announcement, and if not answered, please contact the award administrator whose contact information is listed in the announcement PDF.

    Sincerely,

    ASME MED

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  • MSEC2018 Poster Submission extended to March 25

    Dear Colleagues,

    The Poster submission deadline for MSEC 2018 has been extended to March 25, 2018.

    MSEC 2018 includes expanded poster display/presentation sessions, allowing for greater networking and research exposure opportunities.

    We look forward to receiving your poster submissions and seeing you in College Station, Texas.

    Sincerely,

    ASME MED

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  • Call for Participation: Industry Forums on Additive Manufacturing and Robotics

    Dear Colleagues,

    ASME would like to invite you to participate in Industry Forums: one on Additive Manufacturing and the other on Robotics.

    Please find the flyers for the forums at the following links:

    (1) Additive Manufacturing: https://goo.gl/5EbwRh

    Date/Location: June 19-20, 2018 | Boston Convention & Expo Center

    (2) Robotics: https://goo.gl/HAXJeP

    Date/Location: June, 2018 | Houston, TX (specific date/location to be confirmed)

    Thanks.

    Kevin Chou

    On behalf of MED EC

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  • CALL FOR PAPERS – IMECE 2018, Advanced Manufacturing Track

    Dear Colleagues,

    The organizers of the Advanced Manufacturing Track (AMT) of the ASME 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) invite you to submit abstracts and papers to the AMT in IMECE 2018, which will be held from November 9 - 15, 2018, at Pittsburgh, PA.

    Attached please find the flyer for the call for papers. Deadline of abstract submissions: February 26, 2018 (if accepted, full-length papers due April 30)

    Additional information about the AMT, co-sponsored by MED and other divisions, and IMECE 2018 can be found at https://www.asme.org/events/imece. We look forward to seeing you in November.

    Regards,
    Junghoon Yeom
    Michigan State University
    Track Organizer

    Co-Organizers:
    Marriner Merrill                R. Jill Urbanic                    William J. Emblom
    Naval Research Office    University of Windsor         U. Louisiana Lafayette

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  • Call for Papers: ASME JMSE Special Issue on Sustainable Life Cycle Engineering

    Dear Colleagues, 

    The ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering (JMSE) invites you to submit your research results and findings to a Special Issue on Sustainable Life Cycle Engineering. This special issue accepts submissions on all design and manufacturing-focused principles related to sustainability, including reduction of materials and energy use, substitution of renewables to replace non-renewable materials, reduction in undesirable environmental emissions, waste reduction, design and manufacturing methods for closing the product life cycle loop, re-engineering the structure of manufacturing enterprises, and new business models and paradigms to influence more sustainable manufacturing practices. Research across all product and service system considerations, including new product design, production planning, execution and monitoring, procurement, distribution, maintenance, and end of life, are invited.

    Submissions on new design tools, decision making methods, educational approaches, and life cycle modeling and assessment methodologies, targeting sustainability are encouraged. Case studies focusing on quantifiable business outcomes of implemented sustainable solutions that reveal opportunities for overcoming sustainability challenges in design and manufacturing are also encouraged.

    As a joint effort between the Design Engineering Division (DED) and the Manufacturing Engineering Division (MED), this special issue aims to provide a platform for researchers to disseminate research findings on the role of design decisions and emerging manufacturing approaches towards solving pressing economic, social and environmental challenges of our time. Original research contributions and/or reviews are invited for this Special Issue. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

    • Sustainable Design and Manufacturing Principles
    • Business and Social Outcomes of Sustainable Design
    • New Life Cycle Modeling Methods and Assessment
    • Practices for Effective Sustainable Design and Manufacturing Education
    • Methods for Merging Industrial Value Creation towards Sustainability
    • Sustainability of Industry 4.0 and IoT-enabled Socio-Technical Systems
    • Novel Metrics for Sustainability Explicitly Outlining Metric Construction and Assessment
    • Information Sharing Platforms for Sustainability
    • Innovative Design of Sustainable Systems
    • Case Studies of Sustainable Design and Manufacturing in Practice
    • Emerging Computing Technologies and Architectures for Sustainability

     

    Manuscripts are due April 15, 2018 and publication of the Special Issue is scheduled for February 2019.

    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 Sustainable Life Cycle Engineering.

    Guest Editors

    Dr. Sara Behdad, University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA, sarabehd@buffalo.edu

    Dr. William Z. Bernstein, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA, william.bernstein@nist.gov

    Prof. Karl R. Haapala, Oregon State University, USA, karl.haapala@oregonstate.edu

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  • Call for Chapters – Springer Book on Design Education Today

    Dear Colleague:

     

    We are writing to invite contributions to an edited book on "Design Education Today – Technical Contexts, Programs and Best Practices".

     

    The book is scheduled to be published by Springer in 2019. Please see the attached Call for Chapters for additional details.

     

    If you are interested in contributing a chapter, please submit an extended abstract of up to 500 words outlining the scope and content of the proposed chapter, including 3-6 key words and a brief statement as to why the proposed chapter falls within the scope of the book directly to the editors, dirk.schaefer@liverpool.ac.ukgraham.coates@ncl.ac.ukClaudia.eckert@open.ac.uk ,  no later than March 15, 2018.

     

    Please feel free to forward this call to other colleagues in the broader design community who may be interested in contributing a chapter.

     

    Best wishes,

     

    Dirk Schaefer, University of Liverpool, UK

    Graham Coates, Newcastle University, UK

    Claudia Eckert, The Open University, UK

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  • CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – 2018 M. Eugene Merchant Manufacturing Medal; William T. Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award; Milton C. Shaw Manufacturing Research Medal; Chao and Trigger Young Manufacturing Engineer Award

    Dear Colleagues,

     

    Season’s greetings from MED Executive Committee!

     

    Listed below please find the hyperlinks of several Society-level and Division-level manufacturing awards and the corresponding Award Committee Chair with their contact information. The purpose of each award and the nomination instructions are detailed in the respective Award website. We strongly encourage you to consider nominating individuals who are high-achieving and deserving of such recognitions. If you have questions about any particular award and the nomination process, please do not hesitate to contact the respective Award Committee Chair.

     

    DEADLINE for Nomination submissions: February 1, 2018

     

    The award recipients will be announced in spring or summer and presented in MSEC 2018 (June 18-22, 2018 at College Station, TX) hosted by Texas A&M University.

     

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    M. Eugene Merchant Manufacturing Medal of ASME/SME

    https://www.asme.org/about-asme/get-involved/honors-awards/achievement-awards/m-eugene-merchant-manufacturing-medal-of-asme-sme

    Committee Chair: Professor John W. Sutherland (765-496-9697jwsuther@purdue.edu)

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    William T. Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award

    https://www.asme.org/about-asme/get-involved/honors-awards/achievement-awards/william-t-ennor-manufacturing-technology-award

    Committee Chair: Professor Yuebin Guo (205-348-2615yguo@eng.ua.edu)

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    Milton C. Shaw Manufacturing Research Medal

    https://www.asme.org/about-asme/get-involved/honors-awards/achievement-awards/milton-c-shaw-manufacturing-research-medal

    Committee Chair: Professor Yong Huang (352-392-5520yongh@ufl.edu)

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    Chao and Trigger Young Manufacturing Engineer Award

    https://www.asme.org/about-asme/get-involved/honors-awards/unit-awards/chao-trigger-young-manufacturing-award

    Committee Chair: Professor Yong Huang (352-392-5520yongh@ufl.edu)

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    Best regards,

    Kevin Chou

    On Behalf of MED Executive Committee

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  • Updated -- 2nd David Dornfeld Manufacturing Vision Award and Blue Sky Competition

    Update: the criteria have been refined in the updated attachment. 


    The second David Dornfeld Manufacturing Vision Award and Blue Sky Competition, funded in part by the National Science Foundation, will be held during the 2018 SME North American Manufacturing Research Conference/ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (NAMRC/MSEC), June 18-22, 2018 in College Station, TX.

    The aim of this competition is to identify long-term challenges and new visionary ideas for manufacturing so to influence the future of manufacturing research and education in the U.S.  The competition will be judged by a panel of industry and government experts including federal program officers interested in new concepts for large multi-project manufacturing research programs with relevance to their missions. Such ideas are often described as “radical”, “outrageous”, “transformational”, “unconventional”, and “breakthrough”. Presentations should pose grand challenges to be addressed by pursuing the manufacturing research vision, describing the intersections between disparate disciplines necessary to advance that vision. Topical areas should extend beyond the scope of a single investigator and show potential for transformative impact in areas of interest to federal agencies.

    It is likely that team efforts will be needed to formulate such ideas. Therefore, interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged, including disciplines outside of engineering.

    In cooperation with NAMRC/MSEC, the competition organizers invite submissions of abstracts to the Blue Sky competition. Abstracts should be submitted by March 31, 2018 to the following website https://goo.gl/SjSGzo. Abstract submissions to the competition can be up to one page in length, single spaced using Times New Roman 12 point font with one inch margins.

    Abstracts will be evaluated by a selection committee consisting of members from government and industry covering a wide breadth of manufacturing interests. Up to six abstracts will be selected for oral presentation on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, during the NAMRC/MSEC conference in College Station, TX. Transportation, lodging (up to 2 nights) and conference registration expenses of selected speakers will be reimbursed through Oregon State University.

    The top presentation, determined by the selection committee, will receive the SME Dornfeld Manufacturing Vision Award to recognize outstanding vision and leadership within the manufacturing community.  If appropriate, the winner will be encouraged to organize a workshop on their topic in the near future.

    After the conference, SME will post links to presentation slides, so that the ideas can be disseminated broadly to the manufacturing community.  Submitting an abstract for the competition requires that the submitters agree to publish their presentation slides through the SME website.  Abstracts and presentations from last year’s competition have been posted here http://www.sme.org/blue-sky-competition/.

    People who are interested in submitting abstracts to the competition are strongly encouraged to talk to Professors Brian Paul (brian.paul@oregonstate.edu), Z.J. Pei (zjpei@tamu.edu) or Scott Smith (kssmith@uncc.edu) who will not be serving on the selection committee. It is the intent of the organizers to provide feedback and insight to abstract submitters in an effort to put forward the strongest ideas for advancing manufacturing research in the United States.

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  • Your MSEC posters will be displayed for three days

    Dear Colleagues,

    This year’s MSEC poster track will be run differently from the past.

    (1) The posters will be set up and displayed by 3 pm on Tuesday (day 2) of the conference, and continue to be displayed through 5 pm on Thursday (day 4).

    (2) In order for your poster to be included in the conference publications, you are required to be at your poster for at least one hour. There will be three poster presentation sessions, tentatively from 3-5 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (06/19, 06/20, and 06/21) of the conference. You will be assigned a one-hour time slot during which you should be present in front of your poster.

    (3) To facilitate networking, the poster display location will be in a large hallway in Reed Arena at Texas A&M, and therefore in close proximity to conference technical presentation rooms.

    We encourage you to submit posters to the poster track. The deadline is February 28, 2018, about three months later than the deadline for full papers. Therefore, you can present the latest results of your work. Also, all accepted posters will be included in the conference publications if they are presented at the conference and their “Permission to publish forms” are submitted. More information about the poster track is at https://msec-namrc-2018.tamu.edu/asme-paper-submission/track-6/


    Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions. We look forward to receiving your posters.

    Poster Track Organizers
    Zhijian (ZJ) Pei, Texas A&M University, (979) 458-2334; zjpei@tamu.edu
    Arif S. Malik, University of Texas at Dallas, (972) 883-4550; arif.malik@utdallas.edu

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  • Student Manufacturing Design Competition at ASME 2018 MSEC

    Dear Colleagues and Student Advisors,

    We would like to invite your students to participate in the Student Manufacturing Design Competition that will be held during the ASME 2018 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC), June 18-22, 2018 at Texas A&M University, sponsored by ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division (MED) and co-organized by SME North American Manufacturing Research Institution (NAMRI).

    The topics of the submission include but not limited to
    • Digitally integrated manufacturing
    • Robotics and automation
    • Additive and subtractive operations
    • Manufacturing systems innovations
    • Materials - process interaction
    • Software solutions across platform
    • Any creative new way to make things!

    More details on the submission process can be found attached. Deadline for entry submission is March 16, 2018. You may contact Prof. Laine Mears of Clemson University for further questions at mears@clemson.edu with the subject line "SMDC".

    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,

    ASME MED

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  • ASME MSEC 2018 Deadline Extended to 11/30/2017

    Dear Colleagues,

    The paper submission deadline for MSEC 2018 has been extended to November 30, 2017.

    We look forward to receiving your submissions and seeing you in College Station, Texas.

    Sincerely,

    ASME MED

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  • MSEC 2018 Deadline is Approaching (Nov. 15th)

    Dear ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division Members:

    Hurry!  The November 15th deadline to submit Abstracts & Draft Papers for the ASME 2018 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2018) is rapidly approaching.

     

    Note that we expect a high volume of submissions, so you must submit by Nov. 15th to ensure your paper is considered!!

     

    MSEC2018  will be hosted by Texas A&M University from June 18 to 22, 2018 (https://msec-namrc-2018.tamu.edu/ )

     

    Technical Tracks with links to the Symposium Calls-for-Papers can be found at https://msec-namrc-2018.tamu.edu/asme-paper-submission/

     

    The ASME Toolbox log in page for submission of MSEC2018 Abstracts and Draft Papers (by November 15, 2017) can be found at https://www.asmeconferences.org/MSEC2018/login.cfm

     

    We hope you plan to showcase the great work being done in the manufacturing community by submitting a technical paper and/or poster for MSEC2018!

     

    Best regards,

     

    Arif Malik, MSEC2018 Technical Program Chair

    ZJ Pei, MSEC2018 Technical Program Co-Chair

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  • ASME MED Newsletter Fall 2017

    Dear fellow Manufacturing Engineering Division (MED) members:

    The ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division would like to share with you the latest MED Newsletter -- Fall 2017.

    Topics include:


    • MSEC2017 Report
    • Student Manufacturing Design Competition at MSEC2017
    • Early Career Forum at MSEC2017
    • ASME Journal Reports
    • Honors Committee Reports
    • Upcoming Events


    And more…

    Please find the newsletter in the attachment.


    Thank you.

    Shawn Moylan, MED Chair (2016-2017)

    National Institute of Standards and Technology

    shawn.moylan@nist.gov

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  • Call for Proposals: Hosting 2020 Co-located MSEC/NAMRC

    Dear ASME MED Members,

     

    Attached is the UPDATED Conference Host Proposal Guide for co-located MSEC/NAMRC. The Guide outlines the proposal requirements with detailed information. We strongly encourage any interested organization to consider hosting the 2020 conferences and submit a proposal.

     

    Proposal submission deadline: January 15, 2018

     

    Please do not hesitate to contact the Conference Coordinating Committee (CCC), if you have any questions. The contact information of CCC members is listed in the attached document (Conference Host Proposal Guide).

     

    Thanks for your interest and support to the manufacturing community.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Kevin Chou

    On Behalf of MED Executive Committee

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  • Call for Papers: MSEC 2018 at Texas A&M

    Dear ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division Members:

     

    Abstracts and Draft Papers are now being accepted for the ASME 2018 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2018) to be held at Texas A&M University from June 18 to 22, 2018 (https://msec-namrc-2018.tamu.edu/ )

     

    MSEC2018 Technical Tracks, with links to the Symposia Calls-for-Papers in each Track, can be found at https://msec-namrc-2018.tamu.edu/asme-paper-submission/

     

    The ASME Toolbox log in page for submission of MSEC2018 Abstracts and Draft Papers (by November 15, 2017) can be found at https://www.asmeconferences.org/MSEC2018/login.cfm

     

    We hope you plan to showcase the great work being done in the manufacturing community by submitting a technical paper and/or poster for MSEC2018!

     

    Best regards,

     

    Arif Malik, MSEC2018 Technical Program Chair

    ZJ Pei, MSEC2018 Technical Program Co-Chair

     

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    Arif S. Malik

    Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

    Technical Program Chair, ASME MSEC2018  https://www.asme.org/events/msec

    Associate Editor, Journal of Manufacturing Processes

     

    Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

    The University of Texas at Dallas

    800 W. Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75080

    Mailstop: EC-38

    Office: ECSN 3.208

    +1 (972) 883-4550 (O)

    +1 (937) 620-7329 (M)

    arif.malik@utdallas.edu

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  • UPDATED: ASME JMSE Special Issue on Enhanced process-machine interaction through design, tooling, automation, and modeling

    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

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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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