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IJAT Vol.13 No.4, July 5, 2019 [Extension]

Augmented Prototyping and Fabrication for Advanced Product Design and Manufacturing

Submission Deadline: November 28, 2018 December 26, 2018
Editors: Prof. Dr. Satoshi Kanai, Hokkaido University, Japan
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Jouke Casper Verlinden, University of Antwerp, Belgium
More details: IJATVol.13No.4CFP_Augment.pdf
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The emergence of cyber-physical systems makes radical new products and systems possible. Throughout the design, manufacturing, use, maintenance, and end-of-life stages, digital aspects (sensing, inferencing, connectedness) influence the physical, and vice versa (digital fabrication, robotics). A key takeaway is that such innovations can augment human capabilities, to extend our mental and physical skills with computational and robotic support. Furthermore, agile development methods, complemented by mixed-reality systems and 3D-printing systems, enable us to create and adapt such systems on the fly, with almost instant turnaround times.
This special issue focuses on augmented prototyping and fabrication techniques for supporting advanced product design and manufacturing. Papers on the following topics (but not limited to) are expected. Review papers providing the current state-of-the-art or comprehensive outlooks concerning these topics are also welcome.
•Virtual reality/augmented reality/mixed reality applications to product design
•3D environment for agile and collaborative product development
•Digital fabrication technologies for product development and prototyping
•Virtual prototyping technique for human-centered design
•Applications of 3D scanning and as-is/as-built modeling to design and manufacturing
•3D printing and prototyping for medical applications
•Advanced 3D simulations for product design and manufacturing
•Applications of 3D human models to design and manufacturing
•3D geometric modeling techniques to support the above topics
•Combinations of 3D scanning, augmented reality, and digital fabrication
•Case studies/industrial applications/good practices matching the above topics

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IJAT Vol.13 No.6, November 5, 2019

Special Issue on Advanced Abrasive Process Technologies

Submission Deadline: March 28, 2019
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Hirofumi Suzuki, Chubu University, Japan
Prof. Dr. Kazuhito Ohashi, Okayama University, Japan
More details: IJATVol.13No.6CFP_Advanced_Abrasive.pdf
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The demand for high-precision machining of difficult-to-machine materials such as hardened steel, ceramics, Ti alloys, and carbon fiber reinforced plastic have increased across various industries such as in the automotive, aircraft, optical, and communication industries, as well as in life and medical sciences. Some difficult-to-machine materials can be reliably machined using deterministic precision cutting processes. On the contrary, hard and brittle materials such as ceramics, carbides, hardened steel molds, glassy materials, or semiconductor materials have to be machined using precision abrasive technologies with super abrasives of diamond or cBN. However, the machining of high-precision components and their molds/dies using abrasive processes is much more difficult owing to their complex and non-deterministic nature and textured surface. In this sense, precision grinding and polishing are primarily used to generate high-quality and functional components that are usually made of difficult-to-machine materials. The surface quality achievable through precision grinding and polishing becomes more important for reducing machining time and cost.
This special issue covers the advanced abrasive technology of grinding, lapping, polishing, jet polishing, magnetic machining technologies, vibration assisted technologies, and energy-assisted abrasive technologies.

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JRM Vol.31 No.5, Oct. 2019

Special Issue on “Wearable Robotics and Mechatronics Technology”

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2019
Editors: Assoc. Prof. Takayuki Tanaka (Hokkaido University, Japan)
Guest Editors: Prof. Yuichi Kurita (Hiroshima University, Japan)
Assoc. Prof. Keisuke Shima (Yokohama National University, Japan)
Prof. Norihisa Miki (Keio University, Japan)
More details: JRMCFP_31-5.pdf
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Miniaturization of computers and electronic devices as well as advancements in processing algorithms have enabled the development and practical use of several wearable devices. Other devices such as power assist robots for reducing the burden of work or wearable sensors for measuring physical activity and health condition of people and animals also provide various uses and are available in several forms. In Japan, Society 5.0 is attracting significant attention as one of the important technologies for a human-centered society that achieves both economic development and solutions to social problems. A society that can benefit from wearable devices anytime and anywhere is thus being realized. In this special issue, we focus on robotics and mechatronics technology for next generation wearable devices to realize a progressive society; the technologies in focus include wearable systems and their principles and fabrication, AI, IoT, and related technologies of practical use.

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JDR Vol.14 No.sp, Jul. 2019

論文募集:平成30年西日本豪雨特別号(Special Issue on the Western Japan Heavy Rain)

Submission Deadline: December 27, 2018
More details: CFP_Dr14-sp.pdf
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[in Japanese]

○企画趣旨
平成30年は、夏は異常な暑さに加えて、大阪北部地震、西日本豪雨、台風21号、北海道胆振中部地震、台風24号と休む間もなく災害が続発している。その中でも前線と台風第7号の影響により6月28日から7月4日にかけて西日本を中心に広い範囲で記録的な大雨となった。総雨量は、四国地方で1800ミリ、東海地方で1200ミリを超え、中国地方、近畿地方などの多くの地点で48時間雨量、72時間雨量などが観測史上1位となった。大雨の特別警報が1府10県に発表され、最近わが国が経験したあらゆる種類の災害が広域にわたって発生した。8月21日付の非常災害対策本部のまとめでは、死者221名、行方不明者9名、重傷者68名、軽傷者319棟、負傷程度不明3名、全壊6,206棟、半壊9,764棟、一部破壊3,765棟、床上浸水9,006棟、床下浸水20,086棟の被害が発生した。
110市町村に災害救助法が適用され「西日本豪雨」と名付けられたこの広域災害について、JDRでは平成31年7月の刊行を目指して西日本豪雨特集号を編集することとした。ハザードおよび被害特性、避難のあり方、災害対応の特徴についての実証的な研究成果はもちろんのこと、今後来るべき南海トラフ地震を乗り切るために必要とされる広域連携について各界で実施されたベストプラクティスの紹介や、広域連携の実現を阻む問題点の指摘や必要となる対策等に関する論考の投稿を期待したい。
○募集論文の分野
募集分野は特に定めません。平成30年西日本豪雨に関連する課題について、自然科学・社会科学的手法に基づく研究論文、調査報告、分析及び提言等を幅広く募集いたします。関連分野を例示すれば、以下のようになります。
・豪雨   ・山腹崩壊・地すべり   ・土石流   ・洪水
・浸水   ・ダム緊急操作   ・インフラ被害   ・災害軽減対策
・避難(広域避難、車中泊、エコノミー症候群など) ・災害対応 ・復旧復興
・危機管理   ・BCM   ・医療/衛生対策   ・ボランティア
・交通問題   ・その他

[in English]

○The Aim of the Special Issue
The summer of 2018 brought Japan not only extraordinary heat but also one natural disaster after another, including the Northern Osaka Prefecture Earthquake, the Western Japan Heavy Rain, Typhoon 1821 (Jebi), the Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake, and Typhoon 1824 (Trami). During the period from June 28 to July 4, a wide area of western Japan experienced record-breaking torrential rains influenced by Typhoon 1807 (Prapiroon) and the seasonal rain front. The total amount of rainfall exceeded 1,800 mm in the Shikoku region and 1,200 mm in the Tokai region. The heaviest rainfalls in recorded history for a 48-hour and a 72-hour period were observed at many points in the Chugoku and Kinki regions as well as in other areas. Special heavy rain warnings were issued in 11 prefectures, and every kind of disaster our country has experienced in recent years occurred over a wide area. As of August 21, the official statistics of the Headquarters for Major Disaster Countermeasures listed the following total damage figures. Regarding human life, there were 221 dead, 9 missing, 68 seriously injured, 319 slightly injured, and three persons injured to an unknown degree. Regarding housing, 6,206 houses were completely destroyed, 9,764 were half destroyed, 3,765 were partially destroyed, 9,006 were inundated above floor level, and 20,086 were inundated below floor level.
The Disaster Relief Act applied in 110 municipalities and this wide-area disaster was officially named the “Western Japan Heavy Rain.” In response, the JDR will compile a special issue on the Western Japan Heavy Rain for publication in July, 2019. We look forward to your submission of papers on scientific descriptions and analyses related to the characteristics of hazards and damage, methods of evacuation, and features of disaster response. We also welcome your submission on not only best practices of regional cooperation in various fields, but also challenges preventing regional cooperation, and necessary measures as a model case of wide area coordination and cooperation necessary to overcome the coming Nankai Trough Earthquake Disasters.
○Scope of Papers
The areas of study are left unspecified. We call for research papers, survey reports, analyses, and proposals based on scientific or socio-scientific methods on a wide range of topics related to the 2018 Western Japan Heavy Rain Disaster. The following are example areas of study.
– Torrential rains – Landslides – Debris flow – Flooding
– Inundation – Emergency dam operations – Infrastructure structural damage
– Countermeasures for disaster mitigation
– Evacuation (wide area evacuations, living in cars, the economy class syndrome, etc.)
– Disaster response – Restoration and reconstruction – Risk management
– BCM – Medical care and sanitation – Volunteers
– Transportation problems – Others

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JRM Vol.31 No.3, Jun. 2019 [締切延長]

Special Issue on “Education Based on Practical Exercise on Sensing and Control“

Submission Deadline: November 20, 2018December 20, 2018
Editors: Prof. Shoichiro Fujisawa (Tokushima Bunri University, Japan)
Guest Editors: Assoc. Prof. Kazuo Kawada (Hiroshima University, Japan)
Assoc. Prof. Yoshihiro Ohnishi (Ehime University, Japan)
More details: JRMCFP_31-3.pdf
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Control engineering and instrumentation engineering have significantly contributed to the improvement of industrial productivity, saving of resources and energy, and enrichment of our lives. They have become important cross-cutting study fields not only covering engineering but also having strong relations with the environment, society, and economy. Therefore, various studies have been conducted on the educational methods of related technologies at educational institutes and companies. With this background, we planned this special issue with the latest studies on the instruction and evaluation methods for education on control engineering, instrumentation engineering, and control technologies, expecting its contribution to further development in the future.

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IJAT Vol.13 No.3, May 5, 2019 [締切延長]

Special Issue on Additive Manufacturing with Metals

Submission Deadline: September 28, 2018 October 25, 2018
Guest Editors: Professor Dr. Tatsuaki Furumoto, Kanazawa University, Japan
More details: IJATVol.13No.3CFP_Additive.pdf
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Additive manufacturing (AM) with metals is currently one of the most promising techniques for 3D printed structures, as it has tremendous potential to produce complex, lightweight, and functionally optimized parts. The medical, aerospace, and automotive industries are some of the many expected to reap particular benefit from the ability to produce high quality models with reduced manufacturing costs and lead times. The main advantages of AM with metals are the flexibility of the process and the wide variety of metal materials that are available. Various materials, including steel, titanium, aluminum alloys, and nickel-based alloys, can be employed to produce end products.
This special issue focuses on additive manufacturing with metals, such as powder bed fusion (PBF), directed energy deposition (DED), and wire and arc-based AM. Authors are requested to display a deep understanding of the physical phenomena in order to improve the mechanical properties and the dimensional accuracies of the structures built. We are also interested in a successful industrial application or a development of materials related to each AM technique.

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JRM Vol.31 No.4, Aug. 2019

Special Issue on “Machine Learning for Robotics and Swarm Systems”

Submission Deadline: January 20, 2019
Guest Editors: Prof. Masahito Yamamoto (Hokkaido University, Japan)
Prof. Takashi Kawakami (Hokkaido University of Science, Japan)
Prof. Keitaro Naruse (University of Aizu, Japan)
More details: JRMCFP_31-4.pdf
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The special issue, “Machine Learning for Robotics and Swarm Systems,” is focused on machine learning techniques and its application to the field of robotics including swarm systems. Swarm systems were born in a field of robotics as a kind of distributed autonomous robotic systems with the concept of the emergent methodology for extremely redundant systems. They typically consist of homogeneous autonomous robots, similar to living animals that build swarms. Recently, machine learning, such as deep learning, has been more remarkable for controlling the behaviors of these robots in real world. The topics included in this special issue are not only recent advances of machine learning techniques and its applications in the field of robotics and swarm systems, but also the controlling mechanism for multi-robots, such as evolutionary computation or other soft computing methods. Proposals involving new ideas or methods in this field are also welcome.

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JRM Vol.31 No.2, Apr. 2019 [締切延長]

Special Issue on “Probabilistic Robotics and SLAM”

Submission Deadline: September 20, 2018October 22, 2018
Editors: Prof. Keigo Watanabe (Okayama University, Japan)
Guest Editors: Prof. Shoichi Maeyama (Kagawa University, Japan)
Lecturer Tetsuo Tomizawa (National Defense Academy of Japan, Japan)
Assoc. Prof. Ryuichi Ueda (Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan)
Dr. Masahiro Tomono (Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan)
More details: JRMCFP_31-2.pdf
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To realize intelligent mobile robots, self-localization, map generation, and autonomous exploration of unknown environments are necessary. Probabilistic processing can be applied to overcome the problems of uncertainties in movement and measurement errors. Probabilistic robotics and simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) technologies are thus strongly related, and have been the focus of several extant studies. Owing to the increasing practical applications such as automatic driving and cleaning robots, the applicability of these techniques is increasing. To facilitate innovation, various papers pertaining to these topics are called for, including those on the development of practical technologies.

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IJAT Vol.13 No.2, March 5, 2019 [Extension]

Special Issue on Precision Surface Finishing

Submission Deadline: July 1, 2018 July 30, 2018
Editors: Professor Dr. Fang-Jung Shiou, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Guest Editors: Professor Dr. Toshiyuki Enomoto, Osaka University, Japan
More details: IJATVol.13No.2CFPsurfacefinishing_v1.pdf
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Surface finishing plays an important role in product quality due to its direct effects on product appearance. As a result, automated precision surface finishing processes are key technologies in the forming and shaping processes of industrial products and molds. The automated precision surface finishing processes can be divided into three main categories: the mechanical process, the electrochemical process, and the high energy beam process. The objective of this special issue for the International Journal of Automation Technology (IJAT) is to collect cutting-edge research works focused on automated precision surface finishing processes. The special issue of IJAT invites papers in the following areas:

  • – Ultraprecision surface machining and finishing
  • – Ultraprecision polishing
  • – Ball burnishing
  • – Ball polishing
  • – Ultrasound-assisted polishing
  • – Hydrodynamic polishing
  • – Abrasive fluid jet polishing
  • – Magnetorheological polishing
  • – Magnetic field-assisted polishing
  • – Robot-assisted polishing
  • – Electrochemical polishing
  • – Electrorheological fluid-assisted polishing
  • – Chemical-mechanical polishing
  • – Laser polishing
  • – In-situ measurement for precision surface finishing

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JRM Vol.30 No.6, Dec. 2018 [締切延長]

Special Issue on “Integrated Knowledge on Innovative Robot Mechanism”

Submission Deadline: May 20, 2018 June 20, 2018
Editors: Assoc. Prof. Naoyuki Takesue (Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan)
Guest Editors: Prof. Koichi Koganezawa (Tokai University, Japan)
Assoc. Prof. Kenjiro Tadakuma (Tohoku University, Japan)
More details: JRMCFP_30-06.pdf
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Robots consist of many elements, such as actuators, sensors, computers, and mechanical components. Nowadays, progress of AI field induced by the tremendous improvements in computer processing capabilities, has been allowing robots to behave in more sophisticated manner, and this has drawn considerable attention. On the other hand, “the mechanism,” which directly produces robot movements, sometimes brings out abilities that cannot be provided solely by computer control through sensor feedback. “Integrated Knowledge on Innovative Robot Mechanisms” is a knowledge system for robot mechanisms that bring forth useful and innovative functions and values. In this special issue, papers related to robot mechanisms that will widely contribute to robotics development are welcome to be submitted.

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IJAT Regular Papers

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Always welcome

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IJAT Vol.13 No.1, January 5, 2019

Special Issue on Advanced Cutting Science and Technologies

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2018 (May 18, 2018 in Japanese)
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Takashi Matsumura, Tokyo Denki University, Japan
More details: IJATVol.13No.1CFP_cutting_v2.pdf
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Cutting technologies have been widely applied to the manufacturing of products for the aircraft, automobile, medical, energy, and information industries. Cutting operations are generally evaluated in terms of their material removal rates and surface qualities. Material properties have also been improved in material science and engineering. Because workpiece materials have become difficult to cut, scientific work should be done to achieve high performance in difficult-to-cut materials, such as nickel-based super alloy. The cutting technologies for brittle materials require high quality for medical or information devices. Products with complex shapes have recently been required for manufactured products with multi-axis machinings in several industries. Therefore, cutting operations should be well organized with controls, simulations, and monitoring. This special issue invites papers in the following areas:
•cutting mechanisms, including chip formation, temperature, and tool damage, including wear and failure control of machining qualities, such as accuracy, surface finish, residual stress, and affected layers
•model-based cutting simulations in turning, milling, drilling, etc.
•micro- and nano-scale cutting processes
•cutting processes for difficult-to-cut metals, such as titanium alloy, and brittle materials, such as glass
•cutting controls in multi-axis machining or multi-tasking machining
•control, simulation, and monitoring of cutting processes
•material-related research, such as studies on built-up edges and microstructures in materials
•characterization and analysis of surface finishes

 


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IJAT Vol.12 No.6, November, 2018

Special Issue on Design and Manufacturing for Environmental Sustainability

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018
Editors: Prof. Yasushi Umeda, The University of Tokyo, Japan
More details: IJATVol.12No.6CFP_EcoDesign_v2.pdf
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Environmental sustainability’s wide acceptance as vital to industry encourages theoretical and practical development in design and manufacturing.
In design, this includes ecodesign, life cycle design, scenario design, and design for X such as recycling, disassembly, maintenance, inspection, remanufacturing, and upgrading. In manufacturing, this includes sustainable manufacturing, energy and/or resource saving and sustainable value chain management.
The main aim of this special issue is to bring together the latest research results and practical case studies in design and manufacturing for environmental sustainability, especially touching upon a holistic view of technology, business, legislation, energy, resources, infrastructures, and customer behavior.
Papers ranging from theory to applications and case studies are welcomed.
Topics of interest in this special issue include but are not limited to
*design for sustainability including ecodesign, life cycle design, scenario design, and design for X
*manufacturing aspects for sustainability including sustainable manufacturing, energy and/or resource saving, and sustainable value chain management
*business and social aspects of sustainability, including SDGs, ecobusiness planning, sustainable consumption and production, and environmental legislation
*planning and design of sustainable infrastructure systems including “smart” cities, green buildings, green ICT, energy saving data centers, smart grids, and sensor-networks for environmental monitoring
*scenario planning and/or analysis for sustainability
*energy management and new energy technologies

[Special announcement for EcoDesign 2017 speakers]
We cannot accept the manuscripts that appear in the Springer E-book as it is, but we can accept the manuscripts that appear only in the proceedings of EcoDesign 2017.

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Call for Development Reports

開発報告募集

Submission Deadline: Always welcome! 常時受付中
More details: JRM_CFP_Development_Ja.pdf
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[in Japanese]
Journal of Robotics and Mechatronicsでは、大学の研究者による研究論文だけではなく、企業の技術者や大学・高専の学生による開発報告も募集しています。ロボティクス・メカトロニクスのシステム・技術を開発してみたが学術研究としてはまとめづらい場合であっても、自分たちの開発成果を読者に紹介したいという場合には、開発報告を書いてください。掲載されるとオンラインで無料公開され、世界中の読者に対して自分たちの成果を発信できます。英文誌ですが、英語で書くのが苦手な方でも、日本語で書いて出版社で翻訳することも可能です。開発現場での製品開発やロボット競技会での活動を通して達成した成果を、ぜひとも開発報告として投稿してください。

[in English]
The Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics (JRM) is calling for not only research papers from university researchers but also development reports from corporate engineers and university or college students. If you would like to present to our readers a system or technology you have developed in the field of robotics and mechatronics, you are encouraged to write a development report, even if you find difficulty in writing a research paper. Once published, your report will appear online free of charge and be shared with readers all over the world. JRM is an English journal, but if you are not confident in your English skills, you can write your report in Japanese and we will translate it for you. We are looking forward to receiving your development reports on, such as, product development in your company or an achievement in a robotics competition.
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IJAT Vol.12 No.6, November, 2018

Precision Abrasive Technology of Difficult-to-Machine Materials

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Hirofumi Suzuki, Chubu University, Japan
Prof. Dr. Kazuhito Ohashi, Okayama University, Japan
Prof. Dr. Pei-Lum Tso, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Prof. Dr. Xipeng Xu , Huaqiao University, China
More details: IJATVol.12No.6CFP_abrasive_v2.pdf
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The need for difficult-to-machine materials is increasing for opt-electric devices, semiconductors, automobiles, aircraft, and medical devices. Optical glass lenses have been molded with hard molds made of ceramics, such as tungsten carbide (WC) and silicon carbide (SiC), and it is most important to reduce form deviation and surface roughness in these molds. Single crystalline SiC is expected to be applied to semiconductors for the power module devices of automobiles, trains, and electrical devices. Nickel-based super alloys, Ti alloys, CFRP, hardened steels, and other materials are widely used in the aerospace, automobile, and chemical industries because of their superior properties, such as their high operating temperatures or superior specific strengths. Ti alloys are used in medical applications involving bones, dental implants, etc. In order to increase the performance and reduce the cost of these applications, the development of high-precision and high-performance abrasive technologies is very important. This special issue of the IJAT invites papers in the following areas:
• Grinding, finishing, deburring, lapping, polishing, honing, abrasive jet machining, etc.
• Grinding machines/systems and abrasive machines
• Abrasives and tools, tribology between tool and workpiece
• Truing, dressing, ELID (Electrolytic In-Process Dressing) for grinding
• Silicon wafers and hard/brittle materials processing
• Loose/suspended abrasive particle machining/polishing
• Hybrid super-finishing processes
• Precision/ultra-precision, micro-machining, nano-machining, super finishing/nano-surfacing
• Surface characterization/evaluation of surfaces processed with abrasives
• Metrology for precision/ultra-precision machining and in-process measurement/monitoring
• Environmentally friendly coolants/cooling
• Teaching and learning innovations

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3D Printer for Robotics and Mechatronics

開発報告募集: 3Dプリンタとロボット技術

More details: JRM_3DPrinter_CFP_Ja.pdf
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[in Japanese]
近年、3Dプリンタが急速に注目を集めています。高性能化と低価格化を背景に、一般家庭でも3Dプリンタを所有できる時代になり、個人でも容易にデジタルデータからオリジナルの立体造形物を作り出すことが可能になりました。ものづくり革命の到来とも言われています。JRMでは、3Dプリンタによるものづくりの革新を特集するため、革新的な造形技術やモデリング技術、理工系教育への応用、などロボット・メカトロニクス分野への応用が期待される3Dプリンタの技術の報告を募集します。投稿者と読者の間でモデリングデータやノウハウを共有し、創造的アイデアのネットワークを形成していくことも狙いの1つです。大学や研究機関からはもちろん、企業からも、皆様の投稿をお待ちしております。

[in English]
The high performance and low price of 3D printers have made them available to ordinary homes and individuals. Nowadays original 3D objects can be easily produced by individuals using 3D printers. To focus on the innovation of manufacturing using 3D printers, we are calling for technical reports introducing 3D printer technologies applied to robotics and mechatronics fields. Examples include innovative shaping and modeling technology, scientific and technological education, and so on. One of our aims is to form a creative network among authors and readers through the sharing of modeling data and technical knowledge. Submissions are welcome from both academic institutions such as universities and laboratories and from commercial and other enterprises.
Details are given in the following PDF.
https://www.fujipress.jp/main/wp-content/uploads/JRM_3DPrinter_CFP_En.pdf

Before Submission, please refer to "Materials for Submission" and "Submit a Manuscript".

JRM Regular Papers

More details: JRM_Aims_scope.pdf
Submit papers: e-mail to email
Inquiry: JRM Contact form or e-mail to robot@fujipress.jp JRM Editorial Office

Regular paper submission is always welcome.

Before Submission, please refer to "Materials for Submission" and "Submit a Manuscript".

JDR Regular paper

Submit papers: e-mail to email
Inquiry: JDR Contact form or e-mail to disaster@fujipress.jp JDR Editorial Office

Regular paper submissions are always welcome!

Before Submission, please refer to "Materials for Submission" and "Submit a Manuscript".

JACIII Regular paper

More details: JACIII_CFP_web.pdf
Submit papers: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jaciii
Inquiry: JACIII Contact form or e-mail to jaciii@fujipress.jp JACIII Editorial Office

Regular paper submissions are always welcome!

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Last updated on Dec. 18, 2018