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IJAT Vol.14 No.4, July 5, 2020 [締切延長]

Special Issue on Laser-Based/Assisted Manufacturing

Submission Deadline: November 28, 2019December 27, 2019
Editors: Prof. Dr. Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa, Tohoku University, Japan
Guest Editors: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Masayoshi Mizutani, Tohoku University, Japan
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The “process chain” concept for multiple integrated manufacturing processes has been attracting attention in recent years in the manufacturing field. Laser-based processes in particular, which can be used not only as individual manufacturing processes but also in combination with others to develop new ones because of its high flexibility, are actively being studied in a number of specialized fields.
Most of the laser technologies that are practically usable involve heat, which can be used for thermal processing to change surface properties or for removal processing. Moreover, in recent years, lasers have been used as heat source for additive manufacturing and applied to a non-thermal processes using ultra-short pulsed lasers.
This special issue will include papers that present the latest advances as well as current challenges in laser-based/assisted manufacturing. Related topics of interest include but are not limited to the following.
* Fundamentals aspects (modeling, simulation, dynamics, etc.)
* Micro-/nano-fabrication (micro-/nano-patterning and structuring, etc.)
* Surface treatment (modification, annealing, etc.)
* Additive manufacturing
* Industrial and medical applications
We cordially invite you to submit papers on these topics to share your achievements and experience with our many interested readers and researchers.

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IJAT Vol.14 No.6, November 5, 2020

Special Issue on Design and Manufacturing for Environmental Sustainability

Submission Deadline: March 28, 2020
Editors: Prof. Dr. Yasushi Umeda, The University of Tokyo, Japan
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Recent trends such as circular economy and responsible consumption and production have shown that it is increasingly crucial to include environmental sustainability in design and manufacturing.
In design, this includes ecodesign, life cycle design, scenario design, and design for X such as RRRDR (Remanufacturing, Refurbish, Repair, and Direct Reuse), maintenance, upgrading, recycling,
disassembly, and inspection. In manufacturing, this includes sustainable manufacturing, reducing energy and/or resource consumption, and sustainable value chain management.
The aim of this special issue is to bring together the latest research and practical case studies on design and manufacturing for environmental sustainability, especially those that deal with 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, product service system design, and design for X
*manufacturing aspects of sustainability including sustainable manufacturing, reducing energy and/or resource consumption, digital transformation in manufacturing, and sustainable value chain management
*business and social aspects of sustainability, including SDGs, circular economy, CE business, ecobusiness planning, product service system business, sharing business, sustainable consumption and production, and environmental legislation
*planning and design of sustainable infrastructure systems including “smart” cities, green buildings, green ICT, 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 2019 speakers]
We cannot accept manuscripts that appear in the Springer E-book as is. However, we can accept manuscripts that appear only in the Proceedings of EcoDesign 2019.

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IJAT Vol.14 No.5, September 5, 2020

Special Issue on Value Creation in Production

Submission Deadline: January 28, 2020
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Toshiya Kaihara, Kobe University, Japan
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nariaki Nishino, The University of Tokyo, Japan
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Recently, with the development of new technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0, and Cyber Physical Systems based on ICT or AI, the role of production is also changing. It is obvious that the traditional business model based on process chains for production functionality has limitations for further growth. In production, it is necessary to consider a value chain with service factors for adding innovative value to the products. “Value creation” is an important concept to realize a sustainable ecosystem in production.
This special issue focuses on “value creation” or “value in use” in production. Accordingly, comprehensive topics related to value creation in production are invited, including but not limited to:
– Smart factory, logistics, distribution with value chain
– Servitization in production industry
– Product service systems
– Sustainable ecosystem with value in production / service industry
– Sharing economy in production / service systems
– Application of digital transformation in production / service systems

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IJAT Vol.14 No.3, May 5, 2020

Special Issue on Machine Accuracy Evaluation

Submission Deadline: September 27, 2019
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Soichi Ibaraki, Hiroshima University, Japan
Prof. Dr. Andreas Archenti, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
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The accuracy of a three-dimensional (3D) positioning system can ultimately be evaluated by measuring a 3D vector between command and actual end effector positions at arbitrary points over the entire workspace. This is a simple and yet challenging metrological problem. The motion accuracy of a machine tool is traditionally evaluated on an axis-to-axis basis, with every error motion of every axis independently measured as a one-dimensional measurement in a different setup. Research efforts have offered several new measurement technologies toward the ultimate goal of 3D position measurement over the entire workspace. Lately, to orientate a tool or a workpiece, more machine tools have rotary axes. The evaluation of both translational and angular error motions of rotary axes is essential. The application of this type of new 3D position/orientation measuring technique is not limited to a machine tool or a coordinate measuring machine (CMM). The applications of an industrial robot could be significantly expanded if its absolute 3D positioning accuracy were guaranteed to a certain level over its entire workspace. New applications for such a robot could include machining, but a new accuracy measurement scheme would be essential.
This special issue covers technical and academic efforts related to the accuracy evaluation of precision machinery. Various machines can be covered, including machine tools, CMMs, and industrial robots. New measuring instruments or schemes will be presented to evaluate various accuracies of a machine (e.g., volumetric, dynamic motion, and machining accuracy), thermal and environmental influences, and long-term performance deterioration. We are also interested in new and unique industrial applications.

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IJAT Vol.14 No.2, March 5, 2020

Special Issue on Advanced Material Driven Design of Machine Tools

Submission Deadline: July 28, 2019
Editors: Prof. Dr. Konrad Wegener, IWF ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. Atsushi Matsubara, Kyoto University, Japan
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The design of machine tools strongly depends on the materials chosen. Increasing demands placed on machine tools require the joint optimization of materials and design, which in turn drives the
development of new materials in the field. Digital technologies finally creating a digital shadow of the machine in development also enable the co-development of materials and design with dynamic,
thermal, and long-term influences and behaviors taking into consideration, and this co-development enables in turn state and health monitoring to increase the performance of the machine tool to its
full potential. Meanwhile, newly developed concepts in materials, including metamaterials with previously unknown and unexploited properties, become available for application.
This special issue focusing on the design of machine tools and machine tool elements driven by advanced materials invites papers in the following areas:
– Applications of polymer-based materials, composite materials (e.g., fiber reinforced materials), ceramics, porous materials, biological materials, etc.
– Metamaterial design and application
– CAE-based design and methodological design
– Topology optimization
– Manufacturing technology
– Evaluation methods for elements and machines
– Design technologies for lightweight, high-stiffness, high-damping, thermally-stable structures
– New structural and /or functional materials
– Structure- and material-related state and health monitoring
– Material behavior in typical machine tool applications
– Integration of functionalities
– Effects of additive manufacturing

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IJAT Vol.14 No.2, March 5, 2020

Special Issue on Novel Fabrication Processes for Tailored Functional Materials and Surfaces

Submission Deadline: July 28, 2019
Editors: Prof. Dr. Nobuyuki Moronuki, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Masahiko Yoshino, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
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The properties of mechanical materials depend not only on its chemical components but also on micro/nano structures of its surface and interior. Attempts have been made in recent years to develop new surface/material functions by means of mechanical processes. For example, technologies to control various characteristics such as friction, water repellency, and optical properties have been developed by constructing micro/nano periodic structures on the surfaces of materials. Since these properties depend on the geometry of the surface morphology, micro/nano fabrication process can produce a variety of properties. This indicates that the surface properties and material properties of portions of the materials can be controlled to reach the optimal conditions required by machine product design. It is expected that this technology leads to advanced production of products integrating design, manufacturing and materials in an organic way. Here, we call materials and surfaces with their properties arbitrary controlled in accordance with machine design as the tailored functional materials and surfaces.
This special issue features various studies and reports related to tailored functional materials and surfaces. We call for a wide range of papers on, for example, a new process for developing new surface functions, a material technology to freely modify the properties of portions, a machining technology to locally control a surface function and a design technology to utilize the materials having a combination of these properties.

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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
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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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