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IJAT

International Journal of Automation Technology

ISSN : 1881-7629(Print) / 1883-8022(Online)
DOI : 10.20965/ijat.issn.1883-8022
Editors-in-Chief : Mamoru Mitsuishi (The University of Tokyo)
Deputy Editor-in-Chief : Atsushi Matsubara (Kyoto University)

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Vol.6 (2012)

No.6

(Nov)

Regular papers

Regular Papers

: pp. 697-703
Toolpath Generation Method Based on Control Characteristics of Machine Tool for High-Speed and High-Accuracy Machining
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Kosuke Saito, Hideki Aoyama, and Noriaki Sano
: pp. 704-709
High-Efficiency Machining Strategy for Non-Uniformly Shaped Workpiece Using On-Machine Measurement
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Keiji Ogawa, Heisaburo Nakagawa, and Toshihiro Iwao
: pp. 710-716
Tool Path Generation for Five-Axis Controlled Machining with Consideration of Structural Interference
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Tomoyuki Kanda and Koichi Morishige
: pp. 717-723
Computer-Aided Operation Planning for an Actual Machine Tool Based on Updatable Machining Database and Database-Oriented Planning Algorithm
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Shinji Igari, Fumiki Tanaka, and Masahiko Onosato
: pp. 724-727
Analysis of Measurement Errors of a Diffuse-Reflection-Type Laser Displacement Sensor for Profile Measurement
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Yoshihiro Kimura, Atsushi Matsubara, and Yusuke Koike
: pp. 728-735
Fast Detection of Chatter in End-Milling Using Pseudo Auto-Correlation Function
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Kenji Shimana, Eiji Kondo, Hiroko Karashima, and Norio Kawagoishi
: pp. 736-741
Development of an Intelligent Stage with Sensor-Less Cutting Force and Torque Monitoring Function
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Takafumi Kamigochi and Yasuhiro Kakinuma
: pp. 742-748
Analysis of 3 Dimensional Micro Plastic Deformation Phenomenon Using Indentation Method
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Yoshitaka Uehara, Minoru Ota, and Toshikazu Nanbu
: pp. 749-756
A Multiple Level of Detail Approach to the Tactical Movement Problem
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Peter Beasley and P. Ross McAree
: pp. 757-764
Trends in Industrial Automation and Academic Initiatives in the Philippines: Assessment and Analysis of Mechatronics-Enabling Technologies, Skill Set Demands, and Academic Relevance
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Ruvel J. Cuasito, Sr. and Consorcio S. Namoco, Jr.
: pp. 765-774
Application of Automated Context-Based DSS for Determining CNC Machining Parameter
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Wikan Sakarinto, Setyawan Bekti Wibowo, Hiroshi Narazaki, and Keiichi Shirase
: pp. 775-780
Workpiece Fixture Planning Method for Continuous Multi-Axis Machining with Consideration of Motion on Translational Axis
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Jun’ichi Kaneko and Kenichiro Horio
: pp. 781-791
Development of Inspection Machine that Detect Small Particles Added on Surface with Precise Pattern by Capturing Backwards Scattered Polarized Light
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Tsuyoshi Nomura, Tatsuo Nagasaki, and Masami Ito
: pp. 792-801
Motion Planning Method for Two Stacker Cranes in an Automated Storage and Retrieval System
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Hisato Hino, Yoshimasa Kobayashi, Toshimitsu Higashi, and Jun Ota
: pp. 802-808
Micro Hole Piercing for Ultra Fine Grained Steel
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Takafumi Komatsu, Hitoshi Kobayashi, Shiro Torizuka, and Shin-ichi Nagayama
: pp. 809-812
Factory Tour of Nakashima Propeller Co., Ltd.
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Kazuo Yamafuji

No.5

(Sep)

Best Paper Award 2012
Special Issue on Rapid Prototyping

Best Paper Award 2012

: p. 568
Congratulations! Best Paper Award 2012
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Special Issue on Rapid Prototyping

: p. 569
Rapid Prototyping
Koichi Morishige, Masahiro Anzai, and Hiroyuki Narahara

Layered manufacturing is the generic name for a processing method used to obtain an actual model by calculating cross-sectional shapes from 3D CAD data and stacking these shapes. Because it can realize any shape without needing skills for devising a processing method and fabricating fixtures, layered machining is expected to realize 3D printing that enables even inexperienced or amateur operators to obtain actual 3D shapes. Since the model such as injection molding can be fabricated without using dies and molds, layered manufacturing is now called rapid prototyping (RP). Since ever manufacturing of high-strength materials has become available, RP applications have been deployed in areas from models for more confirmation of shape to functional models attached to prototypes such as engines and used for test runs. In addition, the new concepts called rapid manufacturing (RM) and rapid tooling (RT), which are used in the manufacture of low-volume products and production equipment, have been proposed and implemented. This special issue focuses on RP technology. Among its many interesting papers are those that focus on new fabrication techniques, material development for RP, CAD/CAM systems for RP, new RP systems, and applications for RP. We are certain that you will find this issue both interesting and informative. We thank the authors for their generous cooperation and the editing staff for its many contributions.

: pp. 570-575
Direct Fabrication of IC Sacrificial Patterns via Rapid Prototyping Approaches
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Omar Mohd Faizan Marwah, Safian Sharif, and Mustaffa Ibrahim
: pp. 576-583
Permeability Performance on Porous Structure of Injection Mold Fabricated by Metal Laser Sintering Combined with High Speed Milling
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Hiroyuki Narahara, Sho Takeshita, Hirofumi Fukumaru, Hiroshi Koresawa, and Hiroshi Suzuki
: pp. 584-590
Design Method for Inner Structure of Injection Mold Fabricated by Metal Laser Sintering
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Hiroshi Koresawa, Hirofumi Fukumaru, Michio Kojima, Jun Iwanaga, Hiroyuki Narahara, and Hiroshi Suzuki
: pp. 591-596
Reducing Weld Line by Heating Mold Surface with Heater Embedded by Laser Metal Sintering
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Takeshi Yoneyama, Satoshi Abe, and Michiru Miyamaru
: pp. 597-603
Synthesis of Porous Titanium with Directional Pores by Selective Laser Melting
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Takayuki Nakamoto, Nobuhiko Shirakawa, Kyosuke Kishida, Katsushi Tanaka, and Haruyuki Inui
: pp. 604-610
Development of CAM System Using Linear Servo Motor to Automate Metal Hammering – A Study on Forging-Type Rapid Prototyping System –
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Hidetake Tanaka, Soichiro Naka, and Naoki Asakawa
: pp. 611-617
Residual Stress and Deformation After Finishing of a Shell Structure Fabricated by Direct Metal Lamination Using Arc Discharge
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Takeyuki Abe and Hiroyuki Sasahara
: pp. 618-626
Low-Cost 3D Printing of Controlled Porosity Ceramic Parts
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Olaf Diegel, Andrew Withell, Deon de Beer, Johan Potgieter, and Frazer Noble
: pp. 627-632
Additive Manufacturing in the Context of Hybrid Flexible Manufacturing Systems
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Johan Potgieter, Olaf Diegel, Frazer Noble, and Martin Pike

Regular Papers

: pp. 633-637
Electroless Nickel Plating Technique for Depositing a Nano-Scale Layer
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Tune-Hune Kao, Meng-Chi Huang, Ying-Tsun Su, Jian-Shian Lin
: pp. 638-647
Cutting Path Design to Minimize Workpiece Displacement at Cutting Point: Milling of Thin-Walled Parts
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Yusuke Koike, Atsushi Matsubara, Shinji Nishiwaki, Kazuhiro Izui, and Iwao Yamaji
: pp. 648-653
Tool Posture Planning Method for Continuous Multi Axis Control Machining with Consideration of Shortening Shank Length of End Mill
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Jun’ichi Kaneko and Kenichiro Horio
: pp. 654-661
Contour Tracking of Soft Sheet Materials Using Local Contour Image Data
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Fumiaki Osawa and Kazunori Kano
: pp. 662-668
Repeated Positioning of a Pneumatic Cylinder with Enhancing Use of Proximity Switches
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Mohammad Taufiq Mustaffa and Hidetoshi Ohuchi
: pp. 669-674
Real-Time Cutting Force/Torque Prediction During Turning
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Kazuto Enomoto, Masaya Takei, and Yasuhiro Kakinuma
: pp. 675-681
Accuracy Evaluation of 5-Axis Machining Center Based on Measurements of Machined Workpiece – Evaluation of Accuracy of 5-Axis Controlled Machining Center –
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Yoshitaka Morimoto, Keisuke Nakato, and Motoshi Gontani

No.4

(Jul)

Special Issue on Sustainable Design for Hydraulic Systems
Special Issue on Die and Mold Technology

Special Issue on Sustainable Design for Hydraulic Systems

: p. 409
Sustainable Design for Hydraulic Systems
Yutaka Tanaka and Hiroshi Yoshinada

Given the high human impact on the environment, whether intentional or not, the world now faces a situation in which industrial development cannot proceed further without harmony among human beings and the environment. Hydraulic technologies have matured in the last decade and new technologies have emerged related to information technology, energy saving, mechatronics, and water hydraulics. It is our view that innovations in hydraulic technology involving sustainable design for hydraulic systems are essential for sustainably developing fluid power technology. One reason for this special issue on Sustainable Design for Hydraulic Systems is to encourage incremental breakthroughs in research based upon existing foundations. Another reason is to expand coordination and cooperation among academic and industrial researchers and institutions to realize these innovations. This special issue covers recent developments in hydraulic technologies, including water hydraulics and functional fluids, basic research, applications and case studies. State-of-the-art papers on hydraulic systems and components place special emphasis on industrial applications and their engineering background. All of the papers in this special issue are of great interest and value in sustainably designing fluid power systems, and we are sure that these papers will contribute much to the further development of fluid power technology. We sincerely thank the authors for their submissions and the reviewers for their invaluable efforts, without which this special issue would not have been possible. We are most grateful to all who have contributed their time and effort to ensuring the success of this special issue.

: pp. 410-417
Development of Oil Hydraulic Components Using a Flow Visualization Technique
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Tetsuhiro Tsukiji, Eishin Noguchi, and Futoshi Yoshida
: pp. 418-425
Optimization of Bubble Eliminator Through Numerical and Experimental Investigation
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Sayako Sakama, Yutaka Tanaka, and Ryushi Suzuki
: pp. 426-433
Using Intermittently Operated Oil Hydraulic Pump Unit with Accumulator to Save Energy
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Ken Sugimura and Katsumasa Suzuki
: pp. 434-439
Numerical Simulation of a Slipper Model for Swash Plate Type Axial Piston Pumps and Motors: Effects of Concave and Convex Surface Geometry
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Toshiharu Kazama and Yukihito Narita
: pp. 440-444
Using a Kalman Filter to Estimate Unsteady Flow
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Kazushi Sanada
: pp. 445-449
Application of Electro-Hydraulic Servo Systems to Hot Strip Down Coilers
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Hiroaki Kuwano and Shinichi Yokota
: pp. 450-456
Development of Cam-Drive Type Proportional Valve for Water Hydraulics
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Kenji Suzuki, Sho Akazawa, and Yohichi Nakao
: pp. 457-467
Analysis of Velocity Control Performance and Energy Recovery Efficiency of Water Hydraulic Fluid Switching Transmission
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Pham Ngoc Pha, Kazuhisa Ito, Wataru Kobayashi, and Shigeru Ikeo
: pp. 468-475
An ER Microactuator with Built-in Pump and Valve
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Kazuhiro Yoshida, Tomohisa Muto, Joon-Wan Kim, and Shinichi Yokota
: pp. 476-481
Concept of a Focus-Tunable ECF Microlens and Fabrication of a Large Model Prototype
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Joon-Wan Kim, Takashi Yoshimoto, Shinichi Yokota, and Kazuya Edamura
: pp. 482-487
A Method of Designing and Fabricating Mckibben Muscles Driven by 7 MPa Hydraulics
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Kazuhiro Iwata, Koichi Suzumori, and Shuichi Wakimoto
: pp. 488-493
Bubble Elimination from Working Oil for Environmentally Friendly Hydraulic System Design
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Yutaka Tanaka, Sayako Sakama, and Ryushi Suzuki
: pp. 494-501
Flow Analysis in Pipe of a Manifold Block
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Osamu Abe, Tetsuhiro Tsukiji, Takeshi Hara, and Kazutoshi Yasunaga
: pp. 502-508
Proposal of a Mechanism to Restrict Pressure Change by Oil Temperature Change
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Yasuo Sakurai, Takayuki Suzuki, Kenichi Aiba, Takamasa Yoshinari, Kiyotaka Kawashima, and Kazuyuki Kihara
: pp. 509-515
3D Tube Forming and Applications of a New Bending Machine with Hydraulic Parallel Kinematics
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Hiroyuki Goto, Yutaka Tanaka, and Ken Ichiryu
: pp. 516-520
Development of Hybrid Hydraulic Excavators
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Hiroaki Inoue and Hiroshi Yoshida

Special Issue on Die and Mold Technology

: p. 521
Die and Mold Technology
Masahiro Anzai

Such mass-produced items as cars, consumer electronics equipment, precision instruments, office supplies, and daily necessities are inevitably connected to dies and molds – basic manufacturing technology whose quality determines product quality. The difficulties of die and mold production lie in the complexity of the structures and their requirements for high precision. Advances in both processing and basic technology such as machine tools and CAD/CAM software determine the results of die and mold acceptability and the level of productive techniques in the country of manufacture.

This special issue focuses on advanced die and mold manufacturing technology. Included among the many interesting papers and reports are “The Influence Capitalize of Properties Improvement for Reinforced Plastics by Resin Flow Control Molding Method,” “Improving the Properties of Reinforced Plastics Using the Resin Flow Control Method of Molding – Evaluation of Sealing Performance of Molded Plastic Parts –,” “The Relation Between Mirror SurfaceMachining and Transcription Accuracy in the Nano Range – Molded Surface Transcription Through Accurate Mirror Surface Mold –,” and “High Precise Milling Process by cBN End Mills.”

We are certain that you will find this issue both interesting and informative.

We thank the authors for their generous cooperation and the editing staff for their invaluable assistance.

: pp. 522-528
The Influence Capitalize of Properties Improvement for Reinforced Plastics by Resin Flow Control Molding Method
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Naoki Mori, Kiyohito Gondou, Kohei Shimada, Takahiro Kitamura, Masatoshi Tsubouchi, Hiroshi Koresawa, Hiroyuki Narahara, and Hiroshi Suzuki
: pp. 529-535
Improving the Properties of Reinforced Plastics Using the Resin Flow Control Method of Molding – Evaluation of Sealing Performance of Molded Plastic Parts –
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Naoki Mori, Masatoshi Tsubouchi, Kiyohito Gondou, Kohei Shimada, Takahiro Kitamura, Hiroshi Koresawa, Hiroyuki Narahara, and Hiroshi Suzuki
: pp. 536-541
The Relation Between Mirror Surface Machining and Transcription Accuracy in the Nano Range – Molded Surface Transcription Through Accurate Mirror Surface Mold –
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Yutaka Ooto, Yoshihiko Hirasumi, Takashi Sawazaki, and Masahiro Anzai
: pp. 542-545
High Precise Milling Process by cBN End Mills
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Katsumi Naganuma and Masato Mori

Regular Papers

: pp. 547-553
A Study of Nanometric Surface Generation on Tungsten Carbide Using a Micro Polycrystalline Diamond End Mill
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Kazuo Nakamoto, Tojiro Aoyama, Kazutoshi Katahira, Peter Fonda, and Kazuo Yamazaki

No.3

(May)

Special Issue on Green Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Special Issue on Green Manufacturing and Supply Chain

: p. 251
Green Manufacturing and Supply Chain
Masaru Nakano and Nobuhiro Sugimura

With machine tools evolving with the hardware and control whose dramatic advances are expanding the field, requirements for performance have grown tougher. These have made it more complicated to design, produce, and maintain machine tool systems. This has also ensured that performance evaluation and prediction technology play an increasingly important and active role in these areas. Green manufacturing technology (GM) and green supply chain management (GrSCM) are becoming increasingly important as awareness of global warming, energy security, pollution, metal shortages, etc., grow. Although sustainability has economic and social dimensions, the objective of GMand GrSCM is to enhance environmental sustainability. IJAT published a special issue on Design and Manufacturing Toward Sustainability in January 2009. Global manufacturing networks and eco-city projects are increasingly widespread. This special issue therefore includes GrSCM, and eco-business issues, together with GM and green-product design. The focus here is on opening a scientific discussion on these topics through considering which challenges should be addressed. This special issue covers the following proposals: 1. Key success factors and eco-business methodology 2. Efficient scheduling algorithms for production, logistics, and projects as economic improvement becomes more environmentally friendly 3. Simulation for analyzing supply chain robustness 4. Surveys summarizing conventional studies related to green supply chains Since the proposed topics in this special issue are somewhat limited, we encourage you to new promising topics. Most conventional GrSCM and sustainable supply-chain studies, for example, cover only concepts and surveys. Efficient algorithms for logistics in factories or supply chains are not new to the academic field. We encourage young researchers to move away from already mined areas to more challenging subjects. Another example is the socio-technical approach which needs various research fields such as economics, business, policy, and life-cycle assessment because stakeholders include governments, people and enterprises. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the authors for their submissions and to the reviewers for their invaluable efforts. Without these, this special issue could not have been published. This special issue on machine tool evaluation should prove especially interesting to researchers and engineers engaged in the enhancement of accuracy, efficiency, and versatility in machine tool systems, including the important disciplines of tooling and cutting tools. The topics that are covered in this special issue include – but are not limited to – the metrology of machine tools, the identification of kinematic errors through machine tool geometry, the evaluation of thermal deformation, the dynamic analysis of machine tools, the evaluation of spindle stiffness, and cutting-edge monitoring technology. All of these provide advanced knowledge concerning that state-of-the-art of technology required to ensure that machine tool design continues to remain innovative. I would like to close here by expressing my sincere appreciation to all those who have worked to make this issue interesting and informative. My special thanks go to the authors of the featured articles and to the reviewers whose invaluable efforts have made this publication possible.

: pp. 252-263
Analysis of Key Success Factors for Eco-Business Through Case Studies in Japan
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Shinsuke Kondoh, Kei Kurakawa, Satoru Kato, Yasushi Umeda, and Shozo Takata
: pp. 264-271
Proposal of a Methodology for Supporting Eco-Business Planning
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Nobuo Nakamura, Kohei Mandai, Shinichi Fukushige, and Yasushi Umeda
: pp. 272-278
Proposal of Consistency Management Method Between Product and its Life Cycle for Supporting Life Cycle Design
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Eisuke Kunii, Takeshi Matsuura, Shinichi Fukushige, and Yasushi Umeda
: pp. 279-288
Evaluation System for Energy Consumption and Productivity in Manufacturing System Simulation
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Hironori Hibino, Toru Sakuma, and Makoto Yamaguchi
: pp. 289-295
Configuration of the Digital Eco-Factory for Green Production
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Michiko Matsuda and Fumihiko Kimura
: pp. 296-303
State of Art and Research Demands for Simulation Modeling of Green Supply Chains
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Markus Rabe and Maik Deininger
: pp. 304-311
A Simulation System to Analyze Effects of Relocation of Machine Tools on Supply Chain Robustness
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Hitoshi Komoto and Nozomu Mishima
: pp. 312-321
An Algorithmic Approach to Streamlining Product Carbon Footprint Quantification: A Case Study on Sheet Metal Parts
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Ruisheng Ng, Zhiquan Yeo, Chee Wai Patrick Shi, Fatida Rugrungruang, and Bin Song
: pp. 322-330
Multi-Objective Production and Transportation Scheduling Considering Carbon Dioxide Emissions Reductions in Dynamic Supply Chains
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Yoshitaka Tanimizu, Katuhumi Amano, Kana Harada, Chisato Ozawa, and Nobuhiro Sugimura
: pp. 331-337
An Optimization Method for Critical Chain Scheduling Toward Project Greenality
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Daisuke Morita and Haruhiko Suwa
: pp. 338-344
New Perspective in Corporate Environmental Targets Reporting
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Jan Dusek and Yoshiro Fukuda

Regular Papers

: pp. 345-353
Robust Real-Time Model Predictive Control for Torsional Vibration System
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Sungwan Boksuwan and Taworn Benjanarasuth
: pp. 354-362
Multi-Angle Bending Machine for Creating High Luminance Efficiency LED Module with Diversified Light Distribution Curve
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Chung-Yi Lin, Tung-Cheng Pan, Yao-Chi Peng, Cheng-Hao Ko, Rong-Mou Hong, and Jian-Shian Lin
: pp. 363-368
Energy Saving for Gantry-Type Feed Drives by Synchronous and Contouring Control
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Naoki Uchiyama, Yuki Ogawa, and Shigenori Sano
: pp. 369-376
Audio-Tactile Feedback Mechanisms for Multi-Touch HMI Panels of Production Engineering Systems
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Christian Brecher, Daniel Kolster, and Werner Herfs
: pp. 377-386
TRIZ Instrumental in Vitalizing Japan’s Manufacturing Industry – An Observation from the Perspective of Training Engineers –
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Manabu Sawaguchi
: pp. 387-393
Factory Tour of Tenryuseiki Co., Ltd.
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Kazuo Yamafuji

No.2

(Mar)

Special Issue on Machine Tool Evaluation

Special Issue on Machine Tool Evaluation

: p. 109
Machine Tool Evaluation
Atsushi Matsubara

With machine tools evolving with the hardware and control whose dramatic advances are expanding the field, requirements for performance have grown tougher. These have made it more complicated to design, produce, and maintain machine tool systems. This has also ensured that performance evaluation and prediction technology play an increasingly important and active role in these areas. This special issue on machine tool evaluation should prove especially interesting to researchers and engineers engaged in the enhancement of accuracy, efficiency, and versatility in machine tool systems, including the important disciplines of tooling and cutting tools. The topics that are covered in this special issue include – but are not limited to – the metrology of machine tools, the identification of kinematic errors through machine tool geometry, the evaluation of thermal deformation, the dynamic analysis of machine tools, the evaluation of spindle stiffness, and cutting-edge monitoring technology. All of these provide advanced knowledge concerning that state-of-the-art of technology required to ensure that machine tool design continues to remain innovative. I would like to close here by expressing my sincere appreciation to all those who have worked to make this issue interesting and informative. My special thanks go to the authors of the featured articles and to the reviewers whose invaluable efforts have made this publication possible.

: pp. 110-124
Indirect Measurement of Volumetric Accuracy for Three-Axis and Five-Axis Machine Tools: A Review
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Soichi Ibaraki and Wolfgang Knapp
: pp. 125-136
Experimental Evaluation of the Thermal Machine Tool Behavior for Model Updating
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Jörg E. Franke, Tobias Maier, Franziska Schäfer, and Michael F. Zaeh
: pp. 137-146
Evaluation of and Compensation for Thermal Deformation in a Compact CNC Lathe
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Hiroshi Tachiya, Hiroki Hirata, Takayuki Ueno, Yoshiyuki Kaneko, Katsuhiro Nakagaki, and Yoshiaki Ishino
: pp. 147-153
Estimation of Dynamic Mechanical Error for Evaluation of Machine Tool Structures
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Daisuke Kono, Sascha Weikert, Atsushi Matsubara, and Kazuo Yamazaki
: pp. 154-162
Generation Mechanism of Quadrant Glitches and Compensation for it in Feed Drive Systems of NC Machine Tools
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Ryuta Sato
: pp. 163-167
High Precision Tool Cutting Edge Monitoring Using Laser Diffraction for On-Machine Measurement
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Panart Khajornrungruang, Keiichi Kimura, Yasuhiro Takaya, and Keisuke Suzuki
: pp. 168-174
Effect of Clamped Toolholders on Dynamic Characteristics of Spindle System of Machining Center
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Haruhisa Sakamoto, Taiga Matsuda, and Shinji Shimizu
: pp. 175-179
Measurement of Rigidity Change of Preload Switching Spindle
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Taku Yamazaki, Atsushi Matsubara, and Shinya Ikenaga
: pp. 180-187
Ball Bar Measurement on Machine Tools with Rotary Axes
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Yukitoshi Ihara
: pp. 188-195
Elastic Deformation Error Model for Calibration and Compensation of Parallel Kinematic Mechanism Machine Tool
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Tetsuya Matsushita, Hiroshi Ueno, and Atsushi Matsubara
: pp. 196-204
Observation of Thermal Influence on Error Motions of Rotary Axes on a Five-Axis Machine Tool by Static R-Test
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Cefu Hong and Soichi Ibaraki

Regular Papers

: pp. 205-212
Development of High Speed Clock Module and its Application to Array Model
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Kazumasa Kawasaki, Takashi Miyaguchi, Hiroshi Saitoh, Tomoyuki Kato, Kohroh Kobayashi, Hisayuki Nakagawa, and Kazunori Kobayashi
: pp. 213-220
Fault-Tolerant Fuel Cell Hybrid Bus Powertrain Integration
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Zaimin Zhong, Jingzhou Wei, and Xinbo Chen
: pp. 221-227
Development of Hydraulic Drive Drilling Robot with 4-DOF Tool for In-Pipe Repair – Mechanical Design of New Tool –
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Hiroaki Seki, Hodaka Amakata, Yoshitsugu Kamiya, and Masatoshi Hikizu
: pp. 228-234
Modeling of Schedule-Based Path Planning for Automated Vehicles Guided by Uni-Directed Rails
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Rei Hino and Hiroki Tsuji
: pp. 235-239
Accomplishing Tasks Rather than Solving Problems will Result in Great Invention
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Tetsuya Hamaguchi

No.1

(Jan)

Special Issue on Robotic Technologies Towards Industrial Applications

Special Issue on Robotic Technologies Towards Industrial Applications

: p. 3
Robotic Technologies Towards Industrial Applications
Weijun Zhang and Naoki Asakawa

Robotics technologies have come to be widely developed for and applied to a variety of industrial areas, including the manufacturing, transportation, and public security fields. Broadly defined, the robotics technologies implemented in industry involve numerous flexible mechanisms, high-precision control, multi-sensor integration and fusion, high-performance computation, and intelligent software. The collection of articles featured in this special issue concerns several of the robotics technologies touched upon above, such as the mechanical design methodology and applications of manipulators in joint compliance research, the reliability design and implementation of robots utilized to feed glassmaking-materials in the glass industry, and the sensing techniques and navigation algorithm design in multi-floor structural environments, to mention just a few. These papers include too many subjects to all be mentioned here, and have presented exemplifications and applicable approaches to both conventional and cutting-edge industry. They have also greatly enhanced the research and development of robotic technologies. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the authors, the reviewers, and the editors for their invaluable contributions in making this issue possible.

: pp. 4-12
Proposal of Link Composition for Rotational Parallel Mechanism with Pin Joints and Investigation of Movable Area
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Kazuya Okawa and Yoshihiro Okamura
: pp. 13-21
The Development of an Autonomous Robot System for Patrolling in Multi-Floor Structured Environment
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Tao He, Masashi Bando, Michele Guarnieri, and Shigeo Hirose
: pp. 22-28
Development of Rail Trajectory Measurement Device for Inspection of Crane Rail
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Takuya Hashimoto, Tomoyoshi Ono, Noriko Kamiya, and Hiroshi Kobayashi
: pp. 29-37
Calibration of Kinematic Parameters of Robot Arm Using Laser Tracking System: Compensation for Non-Geometric Errors by Neural Networks and Selection of Optimal Measuring Points by Genetic Algorithm
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Seiji Aoyagi, Masato Suzuki, Tomokazu Takahashi, Jun Fujioka, and Yoshitsugu Kamiya
: pp. 38-45
Development of a Forging Type Rapid Prototyping System (Relationship Between Hammering Direction and Product Shape)
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Keigo Takasugi, Hidetake Tanaka, Mami Jono, and Naoki Asakawa
: pp. 46-52
Planar Manipulator with Mechanically Adjustable Joint Compliance
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Hiroaki Seki, Yoshitsugu Kamiya, and Masatoshi Hikizu
: pp. 53-59
The Reliable Design and Implementation of an Automatic Glass Furnace Feeding Robot for the SME Glass Industry
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Jianjun Yuan, Weijun Zhang, and Qiang Li

Regular Papers

: pp. 61-74
Investigation of End-Milling Condition Decision Methodology Based on Data Mining for Tool Catalog Database
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Hiroyuki Kodama, Toshiki Hirogaki, Eiichi Aoyama, and Keiji Ogawa
: pp. 75-83
Motion Control of Rolling Ball by Operating the Working Plate with a Dual-Arm Robot
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Wei Wu, Toshiki Hirogaki, and Eiichi Aoyama
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Lateral Shift Error due to Graduation Anomalies and Line-Detection Algorithm in Line Scale Measurement
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Akira Takahashi, Yuji Kokumai, and Yuichi Takigawa
: pp. 93-96
Can a Person Acquire “Competency” Needed for Work Through Training?
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Masayuki Nakao

Vol.5 (2011)

No.6

(Nov)

Special Issue on Precision Positioning Technology
Special Issue on Mechatronics

Special Issue on Precision Positioning Technology

: p. 765
Precision Positioning Technology
Shigeka Yoshimoto and Toshiharu Tanaka

The 4th International Conference on Positioning Technology (ICPT2010) held at Paradise Hotel Busan on November 24-26, 2010 was attended by over 100 participants, who engaged in enthusiastic and intensive discussions on positioning technologies.

Dr. Toshiharu Tanaka, who coedited this special issue of IJAT, planned for papers from this conference, asked that presenters to submit papers. Some 16 papers have been submitted and given peer reviews by two reviewers.

Given the excellent quality of the papers in this special issue, readers are certain to find invaluable nuggets of knowledge on positioning technologies.

I would like to expressmy sincere thanks to the authors who submitted their papers to this special issue for their efforts, and to state my deep gratitude to the reviewers for valuable comments.

: pp. 766-772
Questionnaire Survey on Ultra-Precision Positioning
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Takaaki Oiwa, Masahide Katsuki, Mitsuji Karita, Wei Gao, Susumu Makinouchi, Kaiji Sato, and Yasuji Oohashi
: pp. 773-779
Numerical Investigation of Static and Dynamic Characteristics of Water Hydrostatic Porous Thrust Bearings
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Yuki Nishitani, Shigeka Yoshimoto, and Kei Somaya
: pp. 780-785
Study of a Precision Pneumatic Positioning Device Using PZT Dither
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Yung-Tien Liu, Kuo-Ming Chang, and Huang-Ren Lee
: pp. 786-792
Development of Shock-Wave-Powered Actuators for High Speed Positioning
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Akira Kotani, Toshiharu Tanaka, and Atsushi Fujishiro
: pp. 793-799
Practical and Intuitive Controllers for Precision Motion: AR-CM NCTF Control of Ball Screw Mechanism
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Kaiji Sato
: pp. 800-808
Trajectory Control of Pneumatic Servo Table with Air Bearing
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Jun Li, Kotaro Tadano, Kenji Kawashima, Toshinori Fujita, and Toshiharu Kagawa
: pp. 809-822
Modelling and Control of Flexure Mechanism Driven by Electromagnetic Linear Motors for Ultraprecise Continuous Path Positioning over a One-Millimetre Stroke
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Shigeo Fukada, Kentaro Nishimura, and Tomoaki Matsuda
: pp. 823-831
Prototype of Manipulator for Micro Objects Employing AZARASHI (Seal) Mechanism as Mobile Platforms
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Katsushi Furutani and Taizo Makino
: pp. 832-841
Sub-Nanometer Resolution Positioning Device Driven by New Type of Linear Motor with Linear Ball Guideways – Considering Time Lag of Electric Control System –
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Toshiharu Tanaka, Jiro Otsuka, Ikuro Masuda, Yasuaki Aoyama, and Asuka Inagaki
: pp. 842-846
Clearance Adjustable Impact Damper for Flexure Mechanism
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Nobuhiko Henmi and Yuta Sumi
: pp. 847-854
Design of Motion Accuracy Measurement Device for NC Machine Tools with Three Displacement Sensors
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Yukitoshi Ihara and Yuki Hiramatsu
: pp. 855-861
Development of a High-Speed and High-Accuracy Machining System Based on Servo-Data Control – Evaluation of Prototype System –
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Mikio Fujio
: pp. 862-865
Optical Analysis of an Optical Probe for Three-Dimensional Position Detection of Micro-Objects
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SungHo Jang, Takemi Asai, Yuki Shimizu, and Wei Gao
: pp. 866-874
Use of AR / VR in Micro Manipulation Support System for Recognition of Monocular Microscopic Images
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Daigo Misaki, Ryuhei Kurokawa, Satoshi Nakajima, and Shigeomi Koshimizu
: pp. 875-882
Feed Drive Simulator
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Ryuta Sato
: pp. 883-890
Compact USB Camera-Based Navigation Device with Repetitive Compensation of Input Signals for Omnidirectional Inchworm Robot
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Ohmi Fuchiwaki and Hisayuki Aoyama

Special Issue on Mechatronics

: p. 891
Mechatronics
Marcelo H. Ang Jr.

The challenge in mechatronics – the foundation of modern machines and systems – is how to synergistically integrate electro-mechanical systems best with computing hardware and software to optimize intelligence and maximize usefulness. This special issue covers the latest developments in mechatronics, together with their wide-ranging applications. Part 1 features four papers (issue number 5 – the previous issue). Part 2 features the five papers appearing in this issue (issue number 6). The increasing importance of precisely dispensing droplets is demonstrated by two papers in Part 1. Saeda’s paper focuses on 3D printing – a novel way for accurately dispensing droplets to form materials manufactured layer by layer. Zhao and Huang’s paper details how to compensate in a new way for errors in droplet distribution and thereby improve inkjet printing quality. An important application of mechatronics is the tracking of humanmovement. In Part 1, Akagi et al. discuss a novel, wearable sensor for detecting the movement of joints, which is very useful in rehabilitation and similar functions. In Part 2, Terabayashi et al. explain how multiple persons are tracked by 2 cameras, introducing clever image processing and shadow detection and demonstrating their proposal’s efficacy both indoors and outdoors. Two papers focusing on human-mechatronics systems with the human in the loop are presented in Part 2. Kawarazaki and Yoshidime cover interesting human-robot communication, important in enabling robotics operate in our daily lives – a field called social robotics. Their system uniquely combines voice recognition and image processing to detect gestures and human movement. The second paper, by Carlier and Murakami, deals with driver assistance based on smart road detection and tactile feedback as an interface with drivers of intelligent vehicles. Three more papers focus on problem in robotics and control. In Part 2, P. Y. Lam and T. K. Sin present a self-balancing bicycle robot based on a control-moment gyro. In Part 1, Yamashita et al. address motion planning problems for a biped robot. Yoshimura et al. describe 3D attitude control for underactuated satellites with thrusters. I hope this special issue will inspire you to contribute to the exciting field of mechatronics. I thank the authors and reviewers for their many efforts in making this special issue possible.

: pp. 892-899
Three Dimensional Attitude Control of an Underactuated Satellite with Thrusters
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Yasuhiro Yoshimura, Takashi Matsuno, and Shinji Hokamoto
: pp. 900-907
Communication Robot Based on Image Processing and Voice Recognition
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Noriyuki Kawarazaki and Tadashi Yoshidome
: pp. 908-915
Virtual Force Field Based of Force-Feedback of Road Condition for Driving Assistant Design in Electric Vehicle
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Jerome Carlier and Toshiyuki Murakami
: pp. 916-923
Gyroscopic Stabilization of a Self-Balancing Robot Bicycle
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Pom Yuan Lam and Tan Kian Sin
: pp. 924-931
Improvement of Human Tracking in Stereoscopic Environment Using Subtraction Stereo with Shadow Detection
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Kenji Terabayashi, Yuma Hoshikawa, Alessandro Moro, and Kazunori Umeda

No.5

(Sep)

Best Paper Award 2011

Best Paper Award 2011

: p. 617
Congratulations! Best Paper Award 2011
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Regular Papers

: pp. 621-628
Development of Flexible Sensors for Measuring Human Motion and Displacement of Novel Flexible Pneumatic Actuator
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Tetsuya Akagi, Shujiro Dohta, Hiroaki Kuno, and Akimasa Fukuhara
: pp. 629-633
Ink Droplet Position Compensation Based on Extended State Observer
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Xiaoyang Zhao and Jin Huang
: pp. 634-638
Drop-on-Demand Printer for Micro Ion-Selective Electrode Fabrication
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Mana Saedan
: pp. 639-647
Motion Planning of Biped Robot Equipped with Stereo Camera Using Grid Map
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Atsushi Yamashita, Masaaki Kitaoka, and Toru Kaneko
: pp. 649-654
Gait of Quadruped Robot Including Positioning Control Using Linear Visual Servoing
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Yukinari Inoue and Noriaki Maru
: pp. 655-662
A Decision Support System for Capturing CNC Operator Knowledge
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Wikan Sakarinto, Hiroshi Narazaki, and Keiichi Shirase
: pp. 663-668
A Higher-Order Formula of Path Interval for Tool-Path Generation
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Toshiyuki Obikawa and Tsutomu Sekine
: pp. 669-678
A Compressed Annealing Approach with Pre-Process for the Asymmetric Traveling Salesman Problem with Time Windows
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Tadanobu Mizogaki, Masao Sugi, Masashi Yamamoto, Hidetoshi Nagai, Yusuke Shiomi, and Jun Ota
: pp. 679-687
Compensation of Thermo-Dependent Machine Tool Deformations Due to Spindle Load Based on Reduced Modeling Effort
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Christian Brecher and Adam Wissmann
: pp. 688-693
Instability Phenomenon in Dip-Coating Process for Self-Assembly of Fine Particles and Design Countermeasures
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Manabu Nishio, Nobuyuki Moronuki, and Arata Kaneko
: pp. 694-699
Measurement and Decapsulation of IC Molding Resin Using YAG Laser for Failure Analysis
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Nagayoshi Kasashima and Tsuneo Kurita
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Flexible Process Planning Method for Milling
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Eiji Morinaga, Masayuki Yamada, Hidefumi Wakamatsu, and Eiji Arai
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Development of On-Machine Measurement System Utilizing Line Laser Displacement Sensor
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Go Abe, Masatoshi Aritoshi, Tomoki Tomita, and Keiichi Shirase
: pp. 715-721
Design of a Six Degree-of-Freedom Tripod Parallel Mechanism for Flight Simulators
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Yuichi Shiga, Yutaka Tanaka, Hiroyuki Goto, Hiroshi Takeda
: pp. 722-728
Development of an Interactive Assistance System for Machine Tool Structure Design Considering of Sliding Joint Damping
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Zhangyong Yu, Keiichi Nakamoto, and Yoshimi Takeuchi
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Tool Posture Planning Method for Continuous 5-Axis Control Machining on Machine Tool Coordinate System to Optimize Motion of Translational Axes
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Jun’ichi Kaneko and Kenichiro Horio
: pp. 738-745
Comparison of Pose Correspondence Methods of Master-Slave Manipulators for Neurosurgical Robotic Systems
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Tsubasa Yonemura, Yasuhide Kozuka, Young Min Baek, Naohiko Sugita, Akio Morita, Shigeo Sora, Ryo Mochizuki, Mamoru Mitsuishi
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Factory Tour of the Ashikaga Plant of Hamai Co., Ltd.
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Sadaji Hayama

No.4

(Jul)

Special Issue on Pneumatics for Innovative Machine Design

Special Issue on Pneumatics for Innovative Machine Design

: p. 471
Pneumatics for Innovative Machine Design
Toshiro Noritsugu

Pneumatics has greatly progressed as convenient multifunctional automation technology. One typical application is in compact light-weight highperformance pneumatic actuators. The introduction of control theory has also enabled useful pneumatic servosystems. New actuators include pneumatic artificial rubber muscles, which are small, light-weight, and soft. These are used for applications in the medical, welfare, and nursing fields. This special issue focuses on actuator development in drive-circuit analysis and design. Issues in these areas include pneumatic actuators, pneumatic rubber muscles, pneumatic circuit analysis and design, energy-saving, pneumatic servocontrol, advanced control systems, industrial applications, automation, vehicles, entertainment, medical, welfare and nursing applications, and education. This special 13-article issue is divided into (i) control design and pneumatic cylinder and bellows applications and (ii) the development and applications of soft pneumatic actuators. Some types of soft pneumatic actuators use artificial rubber muscles for welfare and rehabilitation equipment. This special issue should prove useful in understanding state-of-the-art of pneumatic technology applicable to analysis, design, control, and application in innovative machine design. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to all of the authors and reviewers for their invaluable effort.

: pp. 472-477
Wrist Rehabilitation Device Using Pneumatic Parallel Manipulator Based on EMG Signal
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Masahiro Takaiwa, Toshiro Noritsugu, Norimichi Ito, and Daisuke Sasaki
: pp. 478-484
Development of Articulated Manipulators with Pneumatic Cylinders
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Yukio Kawakami, Kazuhisa Ito, Masashi Ogawa, Akiyoshi Horikawa, Koji Shioda, and Kiono Nagai
: pp. 485-492
Integrated Control Design of Pneumatic Servo Table Considering the Dynamics of Pipelines and Servo Valve
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Jun Li, Joonmyeong Choi, Kenji Kawashima, Toshinori Fujita, and Toshiharu Kagawa
: pp. 493-501
Design of a Pressure Observer and its Application to a Low-Cost Pneumatic Control System
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Takahiro Kosaki and Manabu Sano
: pp. 502-507
Power-Assist Chair Using Pneumatic Actuator
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Kazushi Sanada and Yuki Akiyama
: pp. 508-515
Ultra Precise Positioning of a Stage Driven by Pneumatic Bellows
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Toshinori Fujita, Kazutoshi Sakai, Yusuke Takagi, Kenji Kawashima, and Toshiharu Kagawa
: pp. 516-522
Tip Growing Actuator with the Hose-Like Structure Aiming for Inspection on Narrow Terrain
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Hideyuki Tsukagoshi, Nobuyuki Arai, Ichiro Kiryu, and Ato Kitagawa
: pp. 523-530
Development and Attitude Control of Flexible Robot Arm Using Flexible Pneumatic Cylinder with Simple Structure
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Tetsuya Akagi, Shujiro Dohta, Feifei Zhao, and Takahiro Fujikawa
: pp. 531-537
Development and Application of High Contractile Pneumatic Artificial Muscle
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Daisuke Sasaki, Toshiro Noritsugu, and Masahiro Takaiwa
: pp. 538-543
Ankle Rehabilitation Device to Prevent Contracture Using a Pneumatic Balloon Actuator
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Norihiko Saga, Naoki Saito, and Jun-ya Nagase
: pp. 544-550
Theoretical Comparison of McKibben-Type Artificial Muscle and Novel Straight-Fiber-Type Artificial Muscle
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Hiroki Tomori and Taro Nakamura
: pp. 551-558
Development of Variable Stiffness Colonoscope Consisting of Pneumatic Drive Devices
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Shuichi Wakimoto, Issei Kumagai, and Koichi Suzumori
: pp. 559-567
Quantitative Performance Analysis of Exoskeleton Augmenting Devices – Muscle Suit – for Manual Worker
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Yoshiki Muramatsu, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Yutaka Sato, He Jiaou, Takuya Hashimoto, and Hiroshi Kobayashi

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: pp. 569-574
Linear Visual Servoing-Based Control of the Position and Attitude of Omnidirectional Mobile Robots
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Atsushi Ozato and Noriaki Maru
: pp. 575-586
A Knowledge-Based Model for Capturing and Managing the Knowledge of CNC Operators for Integrating CAM-CNC Operation
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Wikan Sakarinto, Hiroshi Narazaki, and Keiichi Shirase
: pp. 587-593
Hybrid Control for Machine Tool Table Applying Sensorless Cutting Force Monitoring
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Masaya Takei, Daisuke Kurihara, Seiichiro Katsura, and Yasuhiro Kakinuma
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A Study on Semi-Active Magnetic Bearing Position-Controlled by Piezoelectric Actuators
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Jung-Ho Park, Hu-Seung Lee, Young-Bog Ham, and So-Nam Yun
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Drive of Piezoelectric Actuators Using an Electrical Depoling Process
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Hideaki Aburatani

No.3

(May)

Special Issue on High Performance Cutting and Related Manufacturing Technologies

Special Issue on High Performance Cutting and Related Manufacturing Technologies

: p. 269
High Performance Cutting and Related Manufacturing Technologies
Tojiro Aoyama

The 4th CIRP International Conference on High Performance Cutting had been held at the Nagaragawa Convention Center in Gifu City of Japan in October 2010. The scope of the conference was to review and discuss the visions, state of the art and innovations in the area of high performance cutting and related manufacturing technologies. This conference is originated from the CIRP Working Group in High Performance Cutting established by Professor G. Byrne in 2001. After four workshops in Europe, the 1st international conference on HPC was held in Aachen in 2004 chaired by Professor Byrne and Professor F. Klocke. The second one was held in Vancouver under the chairmanship of Professor Y. Altintas and the 3rd one was organized by Professor Byrne and Dr. O’connell in Dublin. In this conference, 144 interesting papers were presented from 19 countries. The editorial committee of IJAT selected the excellent papers presented at the conference and requested the authors to contribute manuscripts in expanded version of conference papers. As a result, 25 papers were accepted for the publication. I believe that this special issue provides the readers valuable information at the leading edge of manufacturing technologies. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to all of the authors and reviewers for their invaluable effort.

: pp. 270-276
Investigation of Profile Cutting on Glass Plates Using a Pulsed UV Laser System
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Shih-Feng Tseng, Wen-Tse Hsiao, Kuo-Cheng Huang, Chien-Yao Huang, and Chang-Pin Chou
: pp. 277-282
Precision Cutting of Structured Ceramic Molds with Micro PCD Milling Tool
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Hirofumi Suzuki, Tatsuya Furuki, Mutsumi Okada, Katsuji Fujii, and Takashi Goto
: pp. 283-288
Diamond Tool Wear in the Ultra-Precision Cutting of Large Electroless Nickel Coated Molding Dies
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Akira Shinozaki and Yoshiharu Namba
: pp. 289-293
Patterned Self-Assembly of Fine Particles as a Proposal of Precisely Allocated Cutting-Edge Tool
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Nobuyuki Moronuki, Arata Kaneko, and Ken’ichiro Takada
: pp. 294-299
Influences on Occurrence of Magnetism During Cutting Processes
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Dirk Bähre, Kirsten Trapp, and Ralf Tschuncky
: pp. 300-306
Micro Cutting of Glass with Multiedge Tool
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Takashi Matsumura and Tatsuya Namiki
: pp. 307-312
Effect of Nanoparticle Lubrication in Diamond Turning of Reaction-Bonded SiC
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Jiwang Yan, Zhiyu Zhang, and Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa
: pp. 313-319
Residual Stresses in High Speed Turning of Thin-Walled Cylindrical Workpieces
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Ekkard Brinksmeier, Carsten Heinzel, Martin Garbrecht, Jens Sölter, and Griet Reucher
: pp. 320-325
Ultra-Precision Machining of Tungsten-Based Alloys by Cutting and Burnishing
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Naohiko Sugita, Kazuhiko Nishioka, and Mamoru Mitsuishi
: pp. 326-333
Numerical Analyses of Turning-Induced and Mapped Ti6Al4V Residual Stresses for a Disc Subjected to Centrifugal Loading
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Shukri Afazov, Svetan Ratchev, Adib Becker, Shulong Liu, and Joel Segal
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Effect of Grain Size in Stainless Steel on Cutting Performance in Micro-Scale Cutting
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Takafumi Komatsu, Takashi Matsumura, and Shiro Torizuka
: pp. 342-348
Prevention of Depth-of-Cut Notch Wear in CBN Tool Edge by Controlling the Built-up Edge
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Hiroki Kiyota, Fumihiro Itoigawa, Atsushi Kakihara, and Takashi Nakamura
: pp. 349-352
Fabrication of Less than 20-nm-Diameter Nanodot Arrays Using Inorganic Electron Beam Resist and Post Exposure Bake
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Jun Taniguchi, Tetsuro Manabe, and Kiyoshi Ishikawa
: pp. 353-361
Modification of the Tool-Workpiece Contact Conditions to Influence the Tool Wear and Workpiece Loading During Hard Turning
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Berend Denkena, Jens Köhler, Roland Meyer, and Jan-Hendrik Stiffel
: pp. 362-368
A Proposed Ultraprecision Machining Process Monitoring Method Using Causal Network Model of Air Spindle System
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Hiroshi Sawano, Ryosuke Kobayashi, Hayato Yoshioka, and Hidenori Shinno
: pp. 369-376
On-Machine Optical Surface Profile Measuring System for Nano-Machining
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Hiroshi Sawano, Motohiro Takahashi, Hayato Yoshioka, Hidenori Shinno, and Kimiyuki Mitsui
: pp. 377-386
Identification of 5-Axis Machine Tools Feed Drive Systems for Contouring Simulation
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Burak Sencer, and Yusuf Altintas
: pp. 387-394
Motion Trajectory Measurement of NC Machine Tools Using Accelerometers
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Ryuta Sato and Kotaro Nagaoka
: pp. 395-402
Scanning Type Microprobe for Displacement Measurement Based on Standing Wave Detection Using an Optically Trapped Particle
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Yasuhiro Takaya, Masaki Michihata, and Terutake Hayashi
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Process Monitoring and Control of Machining Operations
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Fritz Klocke, Stephan Kratz, Thomas Auerbach, Sascha Gierlings, Guido Wirtz, and Dražen Veselovac
: pp. 412-419
Tool Path Generation for Five-Axis Controlled Machining with Consideration of Motion of Two Rotational Axes
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Koichi Morishige and Makoto Kaneko
: pp. 420-426
Grey Prediction of CBN Grinding Process
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Neng-Hsin Chiu and Jie-Wei Lee
: pp. 427-432
Ultrasonic-Assisted Grinding of Ultra-High Purity SUS 316L
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Keita Shimada, Nobuhito Yoshihara, Jiwang Yan, Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa, Yuichiro Sueishi, and Hideshi Tezuka
: pp. 433-438
Simulation of Cylindrical Plunge Grinding Processes Considered Successive Change of Workpiece Shape
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Tohru Onozaki, Akira Saito, and Masashi Yoritsune
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Residual Stress Model for Speed-Stroke Grinding of Hardened Steel with CBN Grinding Wheels
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Michael Duscha, Fritz Klocke, and Hagen Wegner

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: pp. 445-451
Development of a Low-Cost, High-Speed Stereo Vision System Using a CMOS Imager and DSP
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Makoto Yamashita and Noriaki Maru
: pp. 452-457
Guidance and Control of Nursing Care Robot Using Gaze Point Detector and Linear Visual Servoing
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Akimitsu Imasato and Noriaki Maru

No.2

(Mar)

Special Issue on Measurement and Quality Control

Special Issue on Measurement and Quality Control

: p. 85
Measurement and Quality Control
Yasuhiro Takaya

It has now been recognized that prompt scientific and technological measures should be taken against the rapidly expanding globalization of common issues such as ecology, economy, energy, food, and safety. Measurements are the key to progress in the natural sciences and the major requirement for technological innovation. This special issue reviews manufacturing metrology and quality management evolution, where applications now range from macro- to micro- and nanoengineering. The articles presented point out their implications for science, engineering, and industry and highlight the latest in research, development, and potential applications of promising measurement and quality control techniques. These include specific applications in aerospace, automotive and transport, semiconductor devices, photonics, and manufacturing. Measurement and quality control are essential to industrial technology, as shown in cases of quality control of optical devices, the measurement of metal parts in the automotive industry, silicon wafer inspection in the semiconductor industry, and the study of biomedical chips. The developments in such main fields of interests as dimensional metrology in production engineering, laser metrology for precision measurement, and quality management methodology are enabling us to extend applications in emerging basic technologies. In most industrial applications, measurement of dimensional, geometrical, and mechanical quantities in the manufacturing process have changed significantly and globally due to an increasing demand for precision arising from the introduction of new manufacturing technologies and requirements for parts functionality. The requirements of precision engineering made it inevitable to establish traceable metrology supporting the international exchange of goods and the development of precise manufacturing processes. I am certain that this special issue will further strengthen the ongoing effort for attaining excellence inmeasurement science and technology and quality control. I sincerely hope this special issue will give many beginning and established researchers a chance to share 21st Century technology. Lastly, I thank the authors, reviewers, and editors for their invaluable advice, strong backup, and continuing cooperation that have helped ensure the success of this issue.

: pp. 86-90
Mechanical Design and Control of 3-DOF Active Scanning Probe Using Parallel Link Mechanism
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Takashi Harada and Ke Dong
: pp. 91-96
Surface Encoders for a Mosaic Scale Grating
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Koji Hosono, WooJae Kim, Akihide Kimura, Yuki Shimizu, and Wei Gao
: pp. 97-101
Software Datum Design for Cross-Axis Motion Measurement of X-Stage Based on Least Uncertainty Criterion
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Eiki Okuyama, Hiroshi Takahashi, and Hiromi Ishikawa
: pp. 102-108
Development of Micro Contact Detection Probe for Microhole Quality Control
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Ichiro Ogura and Yuichi Okazaki
: pp. 109-114
Calibration of Articulated Arm Coordinate Measuring Machine Considering Measuring Posture
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Hiroyuki Hamana, Mitsushi Tominaga, Miyu Ozaki, and Ryoshu Furutani
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Verification of Interim Check Method of CMM
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Yusuke Asano, Ryoshu Furutani, and Miyu Ozaki
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Measurement of Long-Term Dimensional Stability of Glass Ceramics Using a High-Precision Line Scale Calibration System
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Akira Takahashi
: pp. 126-131
Two-Wavelength Laser Interferometer System Which Reduces the Uncertainty Caused by the Fluctuation of the Refractive Index of Air
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Kaoru Miyata, Hidekazu Oozeki, Hideyuki Nakagawa, Hiroki Masuda, and Hisayoshi Sakai
: pp. 132-137
Evaluation of Pitch Deviations with Comprehensive Representation Suitable for Engagement Evaluation in Different Types of Gears
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Syuhei Kurokawa, Yasutsune Ariura, and Toshiro Doi
: pp. 138-143
Novel Artifacts Using Simple Geometries for Evaluation of a Gear Measuring Instrument
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Sonko Osawa, Osamu Sato, Yohan Kondo, Masaharu Komori, Fumi Takeoka, and Toshiyuki Takatsuji
: pp. 144-149
Laser Interferometric Measuring Method of Involute Artifact and Stabilization of Measurement
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Masaharu Komori, Fumi Takeoka, Aizoh Kubo, Hiroshige Fujio, Takehiro Ito, Sonko Osawa, Osamu Sato, and Toshiyuki Takatsuji
: pp. 150-155
Efficient Multiple-Measurement Technique for Rotationally Symmetric Measurands
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Osamu Sato, Yohan Kondo, Sonko Osawa, and Toshiyuki Takatsuji
: pp. 156-161
3D Measurement of the Inner Shape of a 1-Cell Accelerator Cavity
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Kazuhiro Enami, Tatsuya Kume, Yasuo Higashi, and Kenji Ueno
: pp. 162-166
Surface Shape Measurement for Small Lens Using Phase Shift Shearing Interferometer
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Ryohei Hanayama and Katsuhiro Ishii
: pp. 167-172
Simulation-Based Analysis of Influence of Error on Super-Resolution Optical Inspection
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Ryota Kudo, Shin Usuki, Satoru Takahashi, and Kiyoshi Takamasu
: pp. 173-178
Evaluation Method Applying Fourier Transform Analysis for Conditioned Polishing Pad Surface Topography
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Keiichi Kimura, Panart Khajornrungruang, Takahisa Okuzono, and Keisuke Suzuki
: pp. 179-184
Profile Measurement of Polished Surface with Respect to a Lattice Plane of a Silicon Crystal Using a Self-Referenced Lattice Comparator
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Hiroyuki Fujimoto, Atsushi Waseda, and Xiaowei Zhang
: pp. 185-189
Generation and Assessment of Random Surface Texture over a Wide Area
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Yoshikazu Kobayashi, Kenji Shirai, Yasuhiko Hara, Tomohiro Mizoguchi, and Kiyotaka Kawasaki
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The Simulation and Inspection for the Starting Phenomenon of Slit Coating Process on Glass Substrate
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Ta-Hsin Chou, Wen-Hsien Yang, Kuei-Yuan Cheng, Yu-Chen Chang, and Thomas Luo
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Panart Khajornrungruang, Nagisa Wada, Keiichi Kimura, Ryuji Yui, and Keisuke Suzuki
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Current Situation and Problems for Representation of Tolerance and Surface Texture in 3D CAD Model
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Fumiki Tanaka
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High-Resolution Tolerance Against Noise Imaging Technique Based on Active Shift of Optical Axis
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Shin Usuki and Kenjiro T. Miura
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Roll-to-Roll Embossing of Sunlight Guide Film with Wide Outgoing Angle
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Perspective Sensory Measurement Method Using Multi Viewpoint 3D Glass-Free Display
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Yoshihito Kikuchi and Takahiro Yamanoi
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QA for Blood Chemical Analysis by ISO-GUM
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Yasuo Iwaki
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New Detection Technique for Timing of Contact and Noncontact of Athlete’s Foot with the Ground in Sports
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Koichi Kurita
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Thin Film Thickness Measurement by Surface Plasmon Resonance Using a Modified Otto’s Configuration Combined with Ellipsometry
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Yasuhiro Mizutani and Tetsuo Iwata

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Full Leg Control of a Quadruped Robot Using Linear Visual Servoing with a Stereo Omnidirectional Camera
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Yukinari Inoue and Noriaki Maru
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Development of Table-on-Table-Type Five-Axis Machining Center: New Structure and Basic Characteristics
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Naoshi Takayama, Hidehito Ota, Kensuke Ueda, and Yoshimi Takeuchi

No.1

(Jan)

Special Issue on Micro/Nano Machining – Processes, Systems and Control

Special Issue on Micro/Nano Machining – Processes, Systems and Control

: p. 3
Micro/Nano Machining – Processes, Systems and Control
Mustafizur Rahman

In recent years, the trend in miniaturization of products is pervasive in areas such as information technology, biotechnology, environmental and medical industries. Micro-machining is the key supporting technology that has to be developed to meet the challenges posed by the requirements of product miniaturization and industrial realization of nanotechnology. Micro-machining techniques can be carried out by techniques based on energy beams (beam-based micro-machining) or solid cutting tools (tool-based micro-machining). Beambased micro-machining have some limitations due to poor control of 3D structures, low material removal rate and low aspect ratio. Moreover, these processes require special facilities and the maximum achievable thickness is relatively small. Some of these limitations can be overcome by tool-based micro-machining techniques using ultra precision machine tools and solid tools used as cutting elements to produce the micro-features with well controlled shape and tolerances. Tool-based micro-machining techniques essentially include precision machining processes as turning, milling, grinding and electrical discharge machining (EDM), whereby material removal is done at the micron level. The advantages of such processes are that almost every material such as metals, plastics and semiconductors can be machined with no limitation in machining shapes. Recently, combinations of conventional material removal processes, such as turning and milling, have been hybridized with non-conventional machining processes like EDM and EDG to fabricate micro-structures with high dimensional accuracy. In order to achieve meaningful implementation of compound micro-machining techniques three important areas are required to be addressed. These are: development of machine tools capable of performing compound micro-machining (i.e. micro turning, micro milling, micro EDM, etc. on the same machine and setup), understanding of process physics to provide relevant background for modeling,measurement, identification of control parameters and application of feedback control in order to control compound and hybrid manufacturing processes and development of compound and hybrid processes. An integrated effort in these areas is needed for successful implementation of tool-based micro-machining. An attempt has been made in this special issue to highlight latest articles on these areas. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the authors, reviewers and editors for their invaluable contributions for this issue.

: pp. 4-10
Integral Sliding Mode Control for Fast Tool Servo Diamond Turning of Micro-Structured Surfaces
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De Ping Yu, Geok Soon Hong, and Yoke San Wong
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Milling of Micro Grooves on Glass Cylinder Surfaces
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Takashi Matsumura and Yoshihito Ueki
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A System Development Approach for Electrolytic In-Process Dressing (ELID) Grinding
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Tanveer Saleh and Mustafizur Rahman
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Microscopic Textured Surfaces for Micro-Fluidic Applications
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Mayank Garg, Amit Agrawal, Ramesh K. Singh, and Suhas S. Joshi
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Design Concept and Structural Configuration of Advanced Nano-Pattern Generator with Large Work Area “ANGEL”
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Hayato Yoshioka and Hidenori Shinno
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Plasma Temperature and Electron Density of Dry µ-EDM on Stainless Steel and Silicon: A Comparison
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Kanmani Subbu Subbian, Ramkumar Janakarajan, and Dhamodaran Santhanagopalan
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Electrochemical Spark Micromachining: Present Scenario
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Anjali V. Kulkarni, Vijay Kumar Jain, and Krishna Avtar Misra

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Development of a Liquid Packaging Machine Positioning Control on Moving Film
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Katsumi Honma and Shin-ichi Nakajima
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Factory Tour of Seiko Epson Corporation
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Kazuo Yamafuji and Takashi Kawamura

Vol.4 (2010)

No.6

(Nov)

Regular papers

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: pp. 495-501
Rescheduling of Train Shunting in Railway Stations
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Masao Sugi, Hidetoshi Nagai, Masashi Yamamoto, Yusuke Shiomi, and Jun Ota
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Robust Digital Control of DC-DC Power Supply with Remote Sensing
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Tatsuyoshi Kajikawa, Eiji Takegami, Kohji Higuchi, Kazushi Nakano, and Satoshi Tomioka
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Effect of Nozzle Shape on Micro-Cutting Performance of Thin Metal Sheet by Pulsed Nd: YAG Laser
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Yasuhiro Okamoto, Yoshiyuki Uno, and Hiroshi Suzuki
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Realization of Real-Time Balancing of a Machine Tool Spindle Using Magnetic Fluid
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Keiichi Nakamoto, Hidenori Nakatsuji, Shinya Mitsuhashi, and Keiichi Shirase
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Particle Sorting Using a PZT Jet Pump
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Hidetoshi Ohuchi, Takaaki Ishii, and Shunsuke Muramatsu
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Development of a Forging-Type Rapid Prototyping System (Tool Path Generation Considering Deformation Process)
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Naoki Asakawa and Hidetake Tanaka
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Image Measurement on Curvature Around Seam Line for Motion Control of Laser Welding Robot
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Akihiko Matsushita, Takuya Hokari, Shun’ichi Kaneko, Hitoshi Ohfuji, and Kaoru Fukuda
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Design and Implementation of Automatic Discharge Gap Controller for a Curved Hole Creating Microrobot with an Electrical Discharge Machining Function
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Tohru Ishida and Yoshimi Takeuchi
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Direct Measurement of Electrode Movement During Electrical Discharge Machining by Means of Automatic Discharge Gap Controller
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Masahiko Kita, Tohru Ishida, and Yoshimi Takeuchi

No.5

(Sep)

Best Paper Award 2010
Special Issue on Die and Mold Technology

Best Paper Award 2010

: p. 411
Congratulations! Best Paper Award 2010
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Special Issue on Die and Mold Technology

: p. 414
Die and Mold Technology
Masahiro Anzai

Mass-produced items such as cars, consumer electronics, electronic parts, precision instruments, office supplies, and daily necessities are invariably connected to dies and molds – basic manufacturing technology whose quality determines product quality. Die and mold production is difficult due to product complexity and high-precision requirement. Advances in processing and elemental technology such as machine tools and CAD/CAM software determine whether die and mold products are acceptability and the level of production techniques in the country of manufacture.

This special issue focuses on advanced die and mold manufacturing technology. Among the many interesting papers are those on machining and measurement of texture, fabrication of parts using welding, high-speed servo press, CAM system for metal forming, surface inspection system, development of liner motor machining centers, and machine tools. We are certain that you will find this issue both interesting and informative.

We thank the authors for their generous cooperation and the editing staff for their many helpful suggestions.

: pp. 415-421
Estimation of Machining Accuracy by Measurement of Surface Texture Pattern
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Kouichi Tozawa, Naohito Toida, Yoshikazu Kobayashi, and Kenji Shirai
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Fabrication of Elbow Pipe by Direct Metal Lamination Using Arc Discharge While Maintaining the Molten Pool in a Horizontal Position
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Toshihito Kamioka, Syuhei Ishikawa, and Hiroyuki Sasahara
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Surface Inspection of Micro Glass Lens Mold Based on Total Angle Resolved Scattering Characterization
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Terutake Hayashi, Yasuhiro Takaya, Naohiro Motoishi, and Yuki Nakatsuka
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Optimization of Motion Control in High-Speed Servo Press Line
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Hideki Taoka, Hiroyuki Nobuta, Hideo Meguri, and Yoshihiro Kageyama
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Basic Study on Laser Forming CAM System for Sheet Material Forming Without Dies or Molds
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Toshihiko Nakamura, Shotaro Ishihara, Hideki Aoyama, Naohisa Matsushita, and Akihiko Ushimaru
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Development of High-Acceleration and Ultra-Precision Linear Motor Driven Machining Center and its Characteristics
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Kazuo Nakamoto, Shinichi Matsumoto, and Masahiro Anzai

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A Solution for 2D Rectangular Cutting Stock Problems with 3-Stage Guillotine-Cutting Constraint
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Masao Sugi, Yusuke Shiomi, Tsuyoshi Okubo, Kazuyoshi Inoue, and Jun Ota
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An Application of the Modified PID Control System for Heat Flow Experiment
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Takaaki Hagiwara, Kou Yamada, Iwanori Murakami, Yoshinori Ando, Shun Matsuura, and Satoshi Aoyama
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Factory Tour of Sanyo Denki Co., Ltd.
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Takashi Kawamura

No.4

(Jul)

Special Issue on Parallel Structures in Manufacturing and Robotics

Special Issue on Parallel Structures in Manufacturing and Robotics

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Parallel Structures in Manufacturing and Robotics
Pham Anh Tuan

The first parallel robot – a hexapod – although invented and built in 1947 by Dunlop Tyres’ Dr. Eric Gough, is still commonly known as the Steward Platform after Dr. D. Steward, who published the first research paper on the parallel structure. This opened a new era in parallel structures, which find applications in numerous industries thanks to their many advantages over their serial counterparts, including high-speed, high-accuracy operations, high rigidity, and use in limited workspace. The most noticeable of these are flight and vehicle simulators and high-speed, high-precision machining applications.
&emps; After decades of use limited due to the structure’s close-loop nature, however, challenges remain, including optimizing layouts, finding optimal workspace, determining structural manipulability, ascertaining structural validation, and developing robust control. This special issue of Automation Technology addresses these vital issues.
&emps; The seven articles present here deal with research on parallel structures including proposals of mechanisms for extending workspace for existing structures and their new applications, proposals, and kinematic analyses of new structures with enlarged workspace and calibration proposals for parallel machine tool mechanisms. The control of redundant mechanisms, which provide ways to increase mechanism workspace and flexibility, is also explored.
&emps; These articles are sure to provide researchers in parallel structures with stateof- the-art information useful in their own work. They are also certain to prove both interesting and informative to general readers and specialists in other fields.
&emps; I would like to express my deep appreciation to the authors, reviewers, and editors for their invaluable contributions for this issue.

: pp. 326-337
Precision Mechanisms Based on Parallel Kinematics
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Takaaki Oiwa
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Redundant Parallel Mechanism for Haptic Applications
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Jumpei Arata and Hideo Fujimoto
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Kinematic Analysis and Design of 3-RPSR Parallel Mechanism with Triple Revolute Joints on the Base
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Yukio Takeda, Xiao Xiao, Kazuya Hirose, Yoshiki Yoshida, and Ken Ichiryu
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Calibration Method for a Parallel Mechanism Type Machine Tool by Response Surface Methodology –Consideration via Simulation on a Stewart Platform Mechanism–
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Hiroshi Yachi and Hiroshi Tachiya
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Motion Control of a Hyper Redundant Manipulator Built by Serially Connecting Many Parallel Mechanism Units with a Few DOF
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Nobuyuki Iwatsuki, Norifumi Nishizaka, Koichi Morikawa, and Koji Kondoh
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A Gravity-Powered Mechanism for Extending the Workspace of a Cable-Driven Parallel Mechanism: Application to the Appearance Modelling of Objects
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Clément Gosselin and Samuel Bouchard
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Development of Pneumatic Parallel Force Feedback
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Yasunobu Hitaka, Yoshito Tanaka, Yutaka Tanaka, Junko Ishii, and Yin Yaobao

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Determination of Friction Coefficient in Floating Bush Bearings by Strain Gauge Method
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Dilip C. Patel and Deepak P. Vakharia
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Proposal for Abrasive Layer Fabrication on Thin Wire by Electrical Discharge Machining
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Katsushi Furutani

No.3

(May)

Special Issue on Modeling and Simulation of Cutting Process

Special Issue on Modeling and Simulation of Cutting Process

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Modeling and Simulation of Cutting Process
Keiichi Shirase

In the 5 decades-plus since the first numerical control (NC) machine tool was demonstrated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, MA, USA, advances such as high-speed, multi-axis and multi-tasking machine tools have been introduced widely to achieve high quality and productivity in machining operations. In order to handle these sophisticated machine tools freely and effectively, sophisticated NC programs are conventionally required in advance for problem-free machining. Computer simulation and optimization of cutting processes by considering process physics, machine tool dynamics and kinematics and process constraints are helpful in the strategic process planning operation and useful in preparing sophisticated NC programs. However, challenges and models quantitatively predicting cutting process performance remain to be developed. Topics of interests in this special issue include but are not limited to – machining process modeling – machine tool dynamics modeling – cutting force, cutting temperature, surface roughness, etc., prediction – machining stability prediction – simulation-based machining-process diagnostics – optimization using machining simulation The review paper and ten research works accepted are related to state-of-the-art modeling and simulation applicable to the machining and manufacturing domains. Besides traditional machining, nontraditional machining such as laser machining for micromachining have been explored. Also the machining of calcium polyphosphate (CPP) for tissue engineering applications has been investigated. The articles in this special issue are sure to prove interesting, informative, and inspiring to our readers on advances in cutting process modeling and simulation. Finally, we thank the authors, reviewers, and editors for their invaluable contributions and generous efforts in enabling this issue to be published.

: pp. 214-220
On the Role and Potential of Engineering Simulation
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Toyoshiro Inamura
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Adaptive Cutting Force Prediction in Milling Processes
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Takashi Matsumura, Takahiro Shirakashi, and Eiji Usui
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Trial Surface-Property Prediction in End-Mill Operation
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Hirohisa Narita, Keiichi Shirase, Eiji Arai, and Hideo Fujimoto
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An Accuracy-Prediction Model Taking Tool Deformation and Geometric Machine-Tool Error into Consideration
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Hirohisa Narita, Keiichi Shirase, Eiji Arai, and Hideo Fujimoto
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High-Accuracy Machining of Thin-Walled Workpiece by Non-Rotational Tool-Analysis of Machining Accuracy Based on Deflection of Tool and Workpiece Using FEM-
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Hiroyasu Iwabe, Hideaki Matsuhashi, Hayato Akutsu, Tomoyuki Shioya, and Hitoshi Takao
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FE Analysis of One-Directional and Elliptical Vibration Cutting Processes
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Saeid Amini, Eiji Shamoto, Norikazu Suzuki, and Mohammad Javad Nategh
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Analytical Prediction of Part Dynamics for Machining Stability Analysis
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Salih Alan, Erhan Budak, and H. Nevzat Özgüven
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Effect of Workpiece Location on Manipulability Measure in 5-Axis-Controlled Machine Tools
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Yoshio Mizugaki
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Model Based Feedrate Scheduling for Free-Form Surface Machining
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Yaman Boz, Onur Demir, and Ismail Lazoglu
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Simulation of Laser Micromachining in Silica Glass with Absorbent Slurry
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Ippei Kono, Naohiko Sugita, and Mamoru Mitsuishi
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Machining Porous Calcium Polyphosphate Implants for Tissue Engineering Applications
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Amir Rouzrokh, Christina Yi-HsuanWei, Kaan Erkorkmaz, and Robert M. Pilliar

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Interactive Design-Assistance System of Machine Tool Structure in Conceptual and Fundamental Design Stage
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Zhangyong Yu, Keiichi Nakamoto, Tohru Ishida, and Yoshimi Takeuchi

No.2

(Mar)

Special Issue on Microfactory

Special Issue on Microfactory

: p. 81
Microfactory
Yuichi Okazaki

In the last decade, the miniaturization and integration of mechanical, electronic, and optical components has seen intensive development, both for industrial and consumer products. The technology involved in micromanufacturing can be now seen as moving from the academic study phase to that of industrial application. At the same time, the manufacturing industry is being forced to accommodate these changes in products in order to survive in a borderless international market, not only due to technical considerations but in the interest of cost-effectiveness and agility as well. The environment is also a consideration.

To accommodate these demands, further scientific and technological advancements will be required. On the other hand, industrial applications should be developed in order to make the output of the manufacturing industries more economically advantageous and sustainable.

“Microfactory” is the philosophy of reducing the size of manufacturing machinery and systems to make them appropriate to the size of the products. It is important that there be advances in micromanufacturing to open this potential new stage for cutting edge manufacturing. The microfactory concept was born almost twenty years ago in Japan, but is just now commonly understood and studied worldwide.

For this special issue, we called for both academic and practical papers related to the microfactory concept. As the latter category of papers usually tend to be published outside the world of academic journals, it has been difficult for researchers to become familiar with them. However, since practical applications are very important for the prospects of micromanufacturing technologies, we also invited papers that may fall outside our conventional criteria. Unfortunately, a number of important trials and developments could not be included in this issue, but it is our hope that this special issue may provide our readers with some aspects of the micromanufacturing of the near future.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all authors, reviewers, and editors for their contributions and efforts in realizing this special issue.

: pp. 82-87
Microfactories -A New Methodology for Sustainable Manufacturing-
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Yuichi Okazaki
: pp. 88-96
Development of a Desktop Machine Tool for Mirror Surface Grinding
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Hitoshi Ohmori and Yoshihiro Uehara
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Fabrication of Ultrafine Tools Using a Desktop Microgrinder
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Hitoshi Ohmori, Yoshihiro Uehara, and Kazutoshi Katahira
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High-Speed Milling Using a Developed Desktop Machine Tool
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Hideharu Kato, Kazuhiro Shintani, and Kazuo Iwata
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On-Demand MEMS Device Production System by Module-Based Microfactory
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Kiwamu Ashida, Shizuka Nakano, Jaehyuk Park, and Jun Akedo
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Advances in the TUT Microfactory Concept Development
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Riku Heikkilä, Eeva Järvenpää, and Reijo Tuokko
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Precision Component Technologies for Microfactory Systems Developed at KIMM
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Jong-Kweon Park, Seung-Kook Ro, Byung-Sub Kim, Woo-Cheol Shin, and Hyeon-Hwa Lee
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Development of Ultra Slim Utility Type CNC Lathe Adapted to Automation – An Approach to Energy Conservation from Machine Shops –
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Yoshiyuki Kaneko, Naohiko Suzuki, Katsufumi Kanahira, Hiromitsu Wada, and Makoto Yamano
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Building of Efficient, Energy-Saving Lines with an Extremely-Compact Machining Center and CNC Lathe
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Tsuyoshi Ogawa
: pp. 155-159
Small Processing Machinery Effectiveness in Micropart Processing and Factory Construction with Desktop Production Equipment
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Chiaki Endo

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: pp. 161-168
Quasi-Minimum Time Trajectory Planning and Experiments for Prototype Direct-Drive Robot Arm Driven by Stepping Motors Using GA
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Hiroyuki Kojima, Kengo Motomura, Yoshifumi Kuwano, Keiichi Abe and Hajime Hosoya
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Dynamic Controls of Genetic Algorithm Scheduling in Supply Chain
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Jia Yee Chai, Tatsuhiko Sakaguchi, and Keiichi Shirase
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Development of Neural-Net-Based Decision Support System for Mattress Patterns Using Particle Swarm Optimization
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Mitsue Kato and Toru Yamamoto
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Online Rescheduling in Semiconductor Manufacturing
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Masao Sugi, Mingang Cheng, Masashi Yamamoto, Hiroki Ito, Kazuyoshi Inoue, and Jun Ota

No.1

(Jan)

Special Issue on Deburring, Chamfering, and Edge Quality

Special Issue on Deburring, Chamfering, and Edge Quality

: p. 3
Deburring, Chamfering, and Edge Quality
Naoki Asakawa

Regardless of whether they are cut, drilled, cast, or punched when manufactured, most products have edges that must be finished, usually by deburring or chamfering. Yet despite the importance of these operations, surprisingly little research has been done due to their difficulty. This calls for new analyses and approaches to be applied. The problem of edge quality may be approached in three ways. First, as human workers do, edges to be finished are specified on parts for quality. While it requires much information about product shape, methods, and tools used by human worker can be easily adopted. Second, the entire product, its surfaces and edges, may be treated, e.g., as in barrel finishing, so that large numbers of small parts are processed efficiently and quickly. Third, burrs may be prevented before they occur, e.g., by reducing cutting force or heat-treating the material used. This special issue features six papers on deburring, chamfering, and edge quality treated in all three ways. The first paper widely reviews issues on edge quality, although its title suggests a focus on deburring. The second discusses the treatment of edges on very fine parts deburred using a magnetic brush. The third introduces micro drilling suppressing burrs and the fourth also introduces metal cutting for suppressing burr using Laser. The fifth proposes the automation of deburring using mass-production industrial robots. The sixth introduces a commercial magnetic finishing machine for processing large lots of small parts. In closing, I would like to thank the authors, reviewers, and editors without whose hard work and earnest cooperation this issue could not have been completed.

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Latest Trends in Deburring Technology
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Koichi Kitajima and Akihiro Yamamoto
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Development of Inline Micro-Deburring Applying Magnetic-Field-Assisted Polishing
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Masahiro Anzai, Takeo Nakagawa, Nobuhiro Yoshioka, and Shigeki Banno
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Study on Applying Cavitation in Micro Drilling of Austenite Stainless Steel — Control of Burr in Through Hole Drilling —
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Akira Mizobuchi and Hitoshi Ogawa
: pp. 21-25
Machined Workpiece Edge Shape Control by Laser Hardening —Optimizing Laser Scan Conditions and Cutter Paths—
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Ryutaro Tanaka, Takashi Kito, Akira Hosokawa, Takashi Ueda, and Tatsuaki Furumoto
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Automation of Deburring by a Material-Handling Robot —Generation of a Deburring Path Based on a Characteristic Model—
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Naoki Asakawa, Fumitake Saegusa, and Masatoshi Hirao
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Deburring Finishing Using a Magnetic Polishing Machine
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Kouko Takahashi

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: pp. 39-44
Optical Mold Cleaning Using Carbon Dioxide
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Jian-Shian Lin, Chieh-Lung Lai, Hsiu-Jen Lin, Ya-Chun Tu, and Yoshimi Takeuchi
: pp. 45-52
Adaptive Control for Feed Drives Considering Coupling Effects Among Multiple Axes
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Naoki Uchiyama and Kazunori Mori
: pp. 53-57
RARX Estimator and Gain Scheduling Controller for On-Line Fault Detection Controller
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Vu Trieu Minh and Idris Bin Ibrahim
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Factory Tour of Wakayama Steel Works, Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd.
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Kazuo Yamafuji

Vol.3 (2009)

No.6

(Nov)

Special Issue on Robotic Technology to Extend Workers' Physical Abilities and Skills

Special Issue on Robotic Technology to Extend Workers' Physical Abilities and Skills

: pp. 641-642
Robotic Technology to Extend Workers’ Physical Abilities and Skills
Shunji Moromugi and Toshiro Noritsugu

Robot-related technologies originally developed to cut the manufacturing industry workforce in the 1970s and 1980s produced many excellent high-quality products, high production efficiency, and reduced cost.
As consumer requirements changed, however, the guiding principle in industry shifted from mass production of single components to diversified small-lot “job shop” production favoring expert skills over mechanical automation due to higher efficiency and improved production line quality.
Demands for higher technical efficiency and a reduced burden on human physical labor gained recognition, opening up a new scope of robot activities as the focus changed from replacing human workers to expanding personnel capabilities and skills through robot “power assist” support.
Power assist techniques have just begun practical use in manufacturing fields. This special issue focuses on the new robotic technologies implemented to extend human capabilities and skills.
The first paper introduced discusses safety technology for a power assist system and the second a mobile robot manipulator using impedance control. Paper No.3 relates kinesthetic assist for improving window glass installation on a car production assembly line and No.4 proposes control automatically optimizing a power assist system’s viscosity. Paper No.5 deals with power assist control using human weight perception. The sixth paper describes wire-suspension-based transfer with power assist and the seventh power assist for moving flexible objects. Papers 8, 9, and 10 cover the development of wearable support systems targeting assembly line personnel, farmers, and racehorse trainers. Paper No.11 reports the development of a sensor monitoring pneumatic artificial muscle activation. The closer in this series proposes synchronization-based control for motion assist suits. This special issue thus includes many high-quality papers covering a wide variety of power assist topics reflecting the many viewpoints and expertise of their authors.
In closing, we express our sincerest gratitude to the authors, researchers, and staff who took part in compiling studies and presentations. We also thank the publishers and all those who contributed in so many ways to this issue’s publication.

: pp. 643-652
Skill-Assist Safety and Intelligence Technology
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Suwoong Lee and Yoji Yamada
: pp. 653-662
Human-Robot Cooperative Handling Using Variable Virtual Nonholonomic Constraint
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Tomohito Takubo, Hirohiko Arai, Kazuo Tanie, and Tatsuo Arai
: pp. 663-670
Kinesthetic Assistance for Improving Task Performance -The Case of Window Installation Assist-
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Naoyuki Takesue, Hideyuki Murayama, Kousyun Fujiwara, Kuniyasu Matsumoto, Hitoshi Konosu, and Hideo Fujimoto
: pp. 671-680
Operational “Feel” Adjustment by Reinforcement Learning for a Power-Assisted Positioning Task
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Tetsuya Morizono, Yoji Yamada, and Masatake Higashi
: pp. 681-691
Weight-Perception-Based Model of Power Assist System for Lifting Objects
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S. M. Mizanoor Rahman, Ryojun Ikeura, Masaya Nobe, Soichiro Hayakawa, and Hideki Sawai
: pp. 692-699
Development of Industry Oriented Power-Assisted System and Comparison with Conventional Machine
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Control Variables for Food Slicing Supporting Cooking and Improved Operation
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Fumiaki Osawa
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Man-Machine Interface for Human-Robot Collaborative Cellular Manufacturing System
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No.5

(Sep)

Special Issue on Biomanufacturing

Special Issue on Biomanufacturing

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Biomanufacturing
Mamoru Mitsuishi

The creation of innovative medical and welfare machines is indispensable to assuring the health, comfort, safety and security of citizens. In the biomedical area, manufacturing and automation technologies are essential in making these new technologies affordable, and there are many application areas where these technologies can contribute. Such application areas include medical processes, biomedical systems and human-machine interfaces. Papers were collected on these areas to organize this special issue on biomanufacturing. The first paper relates to dental treatment using a laser, the second paper discusses a droplet system using a magnetically-driven microtool and the third paper describes artificial bone manufacturing using 3D inkjet printing. These three papers relate to processes and the subsequent papers are related to systems. These systems-oriented papers include a medical CAD/CAM system for minimally invasive surgery and an irradiation therapy system. In addition, papers related to blood pressure simulation and the technologizing and digitalization of medical skills are included. These are all useful in the design of medical systems. Finally, papers for rehabilitation systems using ER and MR fluids, and a paper on mental stress in manufacturing assembly workers are presented. I would like to express my sincere thanks to all of the authors and reviewers of these papers.

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Dental Treatment with Laser Beam -Monitoring Enabling Safe Hard-Tooth-Tissue Removal-
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On-Demand Production of Emulsion Droplets Using Magnetically Driven Microtool
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Manufacturing of Artificial Bones Using 3D Inkjet Printing Technology
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Ung-il Chung/Yuichi Tei
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Interference Free Tool Path Generation in Multi-Axis Milling Machine for Orthopedic Surgery
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Taiga Nakano, Naohiko Sugita, Takeharu Kato, Kazuo Fujiwara, Nobuhiro Abe, Toshifumi Ozaki, Masahiko Suzuki, and Mamoru Mitsuishi
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Medical and Nuclear Applications of Micro Electron-Beam Linear Accelerator X-Ray Sources
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Human Blood Pressure Simulation for Stress Analysis in Model of Vasculature Using Photoelastic Effect
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Robot Vision Technology for Technologizing and Digitalization of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Skills
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Proposed Isocontraction Training with Muscle Strengthening and Evaluation Using MR Fluid Brakes
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Assessment of Mental Stress on Human Operators Induced by the Assembly Support in a Robot-Assisted “Cellular Manufacturing” Assembly System
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Optimization of Double-Sided Polishing Conditions to Achieve High Flatness: Consideration of Relative Motion Direction
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Kenji Hirose and Toshiyuki Enomoto
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Elementary Study on the Creation of Cross Section’s Changing Holes by Means of Electrical Discharge Machining
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Processing Micro Reactor by Non-Rotational Cutting Tool with Ultrasonic Vibration
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Factory Tour to ShinMaywa Industries, Ltd.
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No.4

(Jul)

Special Issue on Measurement and Control in Machine Tools and Machining Process

Special Issue on Measurement and Control in Machine Tools and Machining Process

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Measurement and Control in Machine Tools and Machining Process
Atsushi Matsubara

Manufacturing fields in high-income countries have tended to pursue high quality and high productivity together. In conventional machining, however, machine tools, cutting tools, machining process, and measurement technologies have progressed individually rather than together — mainly due to the production industry configuration.

With society’s needs growing and diversifying, however, development approach that combines distinct technologies without integration no long ensures competitiveness. In a world where knowledge and ideas regarded as know-how and used implicitly, knowledge and ideas should be integrated into explicit software with adequate hardware.

The important issues are as follows:
(1)Process monitoring technology providing sufficient information for systems to make decisions based on economical investment
(2)Process control technology based on a deeper understanding of processes themselves and of the nature of control
(3)Motion control technology for precise, high-speed, versatile movement in support process control

This special issue provides the latest topics related to these issues, and we are sure readers will enjoy reading about and sharing ideas toward a new machine tools and manufacturing technology paradigm.

We thank the authors for their contributions to this special issue and the reviewers and editors for their ongoing efforts.

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Development of a High-Performance Spindle for Multitasking Machine Tools
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Taku Yamazaki, Toshiyuki Muraki, Atsushi Matsubara, Mitsuho Aoki, Kenji Iwawaki, and Kazuyuki Kawashima
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Development of a High Precision Machining Center and its Motion Accuracy
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Isao Oshita, Hisashi Otsubo, Masatoyo Sogabe, Yasusuke Iwashita, and Yoshiaki Kakino
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Analysis Method of Motion Accuracy Using NC System with Synchronized Measurement of Tool-Tip Position
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Kotaro Nagaoka, Atsushi Matsubara, Tomoya Fujita, and Tomonori Sato
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Reduction of Consumed Energy and Control Input Variance in Machine Tool Feed Drives by Contouring Control
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Naoki Uchiyama, Takaya Nakamura, and Kazuo Yamazaki
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On-Machine Measurement of Tool Cutting Edge Profiles
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Takemi Asai, Sayeda Ferdous, Yoshikazu Arai, Yi Yang, and Wei Gao
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Sensorless Cutting Force Monitoring Using Parallel Disturbance Observer
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Daisuke Kurihara, Yasuhiro Kakinuma, and Seiichiro Katsura
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Status Monitoring of Ultraprecision Machining Using Micro Thermo Sensor and AE Sensor
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Hayato Yoshioka, Mamoru Hayashi, and Hidenori Shinno
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Figure Error Control for Microgrooving on Ordinary Lateral Milling Machines Using a Reference Surface to Control Cutting
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Takanori Yazawa, Yousuke Hattori, Yasuhiko Ogiya, and Tatsuhiro Kojima
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Nano-Mirror Surface Generation for Hardened Steel Using Ultra-Low Pressure Super-Finishing
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Sachiko Ogawa, Eiichi Aoyama, Toshiki Hirogaki, Yoshiaki Onchi, and Kentarou Oku
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Monitoring and Control of Cutting Forces in Machining Processes: A Review
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Atsushi Matsubara and Soichi Ibaraki

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In-Process Measurement of Elastic Deformation of a Large Deep-Drawing-Die with Fusion of Experiment and Numerical Analysis
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Takahiro Ohashi, Tomoaki Ando, and Noriyuki Nakaoka
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High-Accuracy and Low-Cost Chamfering System by a Material-Handling Robot –Individual Error Compensation Using Image Processing–
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Development of Micro Probe System for Micro Measurement Center
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Ichiro Ogura and Yuichi Okazaki

No.3

(May)

Special Issue on Precision and Ultraprecision Positioning

Special Issue on Precision and Ultraprecision Positioning

: p. 223
Precision and Ultraprecision Positioning
Jiro Otsuka and Sadaji Hayama

I have been the chairman of the technical committee of ultraprecision positioning at the Japan Society of Precision Engineers (JSPE) from 1993 to 1997. In November 2008, the 3rd International Conference on Positioning Technology (ICPT) was held in Shizuoka, Japan. After the conference I together with Dr. Sadaji Hayama, an adviser of the journal editorial board, asked by mail the most significant presenters and members of the technical committee of ultraprecision positioning if they are willing to contribute their papers for this special issue. As a result, we received more than 20 manuscripts, among which 2 development reports, 2 reviews, and 14 papers have been selected for publication in this journal. The contents of these papers relate mainly to the nano/subnanometer positioning technology, new control methods for ultraprecision positioning, guide way for precision positioning, positioning for ultraprecision machining, new hard disk drive method, etc. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the authors for their interesting papers on this issue and I also would like to deeply thank all the reviewers and editors for their invaluable effort.

1. Demarcation Between Precision Positioning and Ultraprecision Positioning The Technical Committee of Ultraprecision Positioning (TCUP) has had a poll on Ultraprecision and Ultraprecision technology to the randomly selected members of Japan Society for Precision Engineers (JSPE) every four years since 1986 [1]. Results indicate that most respondents felt that the maximum allowable positioning error and image resolution was 1 µm for precision positioning and 10 nm for ultraprecision positioning. After 2004, most respondents appeared to view 0.1 nm as the demarcation line between the precision positioning and ultraprecision positioning.

2. Know-How for Achieving Ultraprecision Positioning The champion device in ultraprecision positioning is always the stages of demagnification exposure devices for semiconductors. The exposure method using stages have advanced from 1980s steppers shown in Fig. 1(a) to today’s scanning stages with the increasement of LSI capacity in achieving higher processing as shown in Fig. 1(b). The stepper consists of X and Y stages.

The XY stages in the 1980s consisted of a DC servomotor, either a ball or sliding screw plus a linear guide way consisting of either rollers or a slide guide. Current scanning type consists of a linear motor and pneumatic hydrostatic guide way (Fig. 1(b)). Reticle and wafer stages travel in opposite directions and the relative positioning error is about 1 nm.
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Multi-Axis Controlled Ultraprecision Machining and Measurement
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Hirofumi Suzuki
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Fast Precision Positioning of a Ball Screw Mechanism Based on Practical NCTF Control
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Kaiji Sato and Guilherme Jorge Maeda
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Sub-Nanometer Positioning Combining New Linear Motor with Linear Motion Ball Guide Ways
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Jiro Otsuka, Toshiharu Tanaka, and Ikuro Masuda
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Development of Pneumatic Servo Bearing Actuator for Nanometer Positioning
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Masato Kadotani, Takakazu Kitagawa, Satoshi Katto, Tomoko Hirayama, Takashi Matsuoka, Hiroshi Yabe, and Katsumi Sasaki
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Fast Positioning of Cutting Tool by a Voice Coil Actuator for Micro-Lens Fabrication
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Young Jin Noh, Masayuki Nagashima, Yoshikazu Arai, and Wei Gao
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Cutting Force Adapted Control Application in Micropositioned Machining
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Joon Hwang and Eui-Sik Chung
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A Study on Tool Position and Posture Measurement Device by Using Parallel Mechanism
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Yukitoshi Ihara and Shozo Matsushita
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Head-Positioning Control of Hard Disk Drives Through the Integrated Design of Mechanical and Control Systems
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Takenori Atsumi
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Development of Axial Encoder to Measure Spindle Axial Motion
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Mitsuyoshi Nomura, Takahiro Kawashima, Takayuki Shibata, Yoshihiko Murakami, Masami Masuda, and Osamu Horiuchi
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Control Method of Motion Error Compensation for NC Machine Tools
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Kotaro Nagaoka
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Linear Measurement and Training Device for Leg Evaluation
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Katsushi Furutani, Hiroshi Tachi, and Mitsuru Saito
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Amplifying Mechanism Vibration Settling by External Impact Damper
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Nobuhiko Henmi and Michihiko Tanaka
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Application of Liquid Bridging Force in Manipulation and Assembly of Microparts
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Shigeomi Koshimizu
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Influence of Matrix Circuit Switching Device Junction Capacitance on Piezoelectric Actuator Drive Performance
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Katsushi Furutani and Taizo Makino
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Positioning Accuracy of a Planer Multi-Joint Positioning System and Improvement Thereof
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Shigeo Fukada
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Precision Positioning Control by Modeling Frictional Behaviors of Linear Ball Guideway
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Toshiharu Tanaka, Jiro Otsuka, and Takaaki Oiwa
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High Performance Rotary Table for Machine Tool Applications
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K. M. Muditha Dassanayake and Masaomi Tsutsumi
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Study on Visual Servosystems for Optical Microscopes to Observe a Moving Microorganism
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Hirotoshi Ibe, Jiro Otsuka, and Hajime Onda

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Unmanned Production Using Intelligent Robots
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No.2

(Mar)

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Intelligent Home-Automation Security System
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Ting-Li Chien, Kuo-Lan Su, and Jr-Hung Guo
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Polishing Process Automation by Industrial Robots with Polished Surface Quality Judged Based on Imaging Processing
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Tomoya Ito and Koichi Morishige
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Basic Image Measurement for Laser Welding Robot Motion Control
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Akihiko Matsushita, Masahiro Yamanaka, Shun'ichi Kaneko, Hitoshi Ohfuji, and Kaoru Fukuda
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Study of Printed Circuit Board Inspection System
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Masanori Noguchi, Tadaatsu Satomi, Yukio Saito, and Okitoshi Tsunoda
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Submillimeter Micropart Feeding Along an Asymmetric Femtosecond-Laser-Microfabricated Surface
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Atsushi Mitani and Shinichi Hirai
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Path Planning and Control for Multiple AGVs Based on Improved Two-Stage Traffic Scheduling
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Lou Peihuang, Wu Xing, and Wang Jiarong
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A Fast Scheduler for Multiagent in a Warehouse
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Jose Ildefonso U. Rubrico, Toshimitsu Higashi, Hirofumi Tamura, Makoto Nikaido, and Jun Ota
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Dynamic Scheduling in Inpatient Nursing
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Mingang Cheng, Hiromi Itoh Ozaku, Noriaki Kuwahara, Kiyoshi Kogure, and Jun Ota
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Cutting Tool Protects for Soft Tissues in Bone-Milling Machining
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Naohiko Sugita, Taiga Nakano, Takayuki Osa, Yoshikazu Nakajima, Kazuo Fujiwara, Nobuhiro Abe, Toshifumi Ozaki, Masahiko Suzuki, and Mamoru Mitsuishi
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A Machine Tool Spindle Achieving Real-Time Balancing Using Magnetic Fluid
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Keiichi Nakamoto, Shinya Mitsuhashi, Kazuhiko Adachi, and Keiichi Shirase
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Development of a Cutting Tool with a Textured Surface for Dry Cutting of Aluminum Alloys
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Tatsuya Sugihara and Toshiyuki Enomoto
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A Pledge from Automation to Intellimation
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Factory Tour of Nidec Servo Co. Ltd.
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No.1

(Jan)

Special Issue on Design and Manufacturing Toward Sustainability

Special Issue on Design and Manufacturing Toward Sustainability

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Design and Manufacturing Toward Sustainability
Atsushi Matsubara

“Sustainability,” a concept leading the 21st Century, calls for the manufacturing industry and its products to achieve sustainability.
This issue treats such aspects as CO2 emission and global warming, depletion of natural resources and fossil fuel, and emission of toxic and hazardous substances. Sustainability requires the manufacturing industry to make at least two major changes while maintaining or increasing competitiveness and added product value:

1. Lifecycle thinking requiring manufacturers to design, evaluate, and manage the complete product lifecycle, including use and end-of-life stages.
2. Minimizing everything in the product lifecycle, including products, material and energy use, manufacturing and inverse manufacturing systems, and logistics­ the consummate lean lifecycle.

In this sense, sustainable manufacturing is an extension of current advances in manufacturing technologies, but with an emphasis on wider, holistic applications.

This special issue brings together manuscripts discussing vital viewpoints on design and manufacturing moving toward sustainability.
The first two papers by Kishita et al. and Matsumoto et al. advocate sustainable resource circulation systems. Papers 3 to 6 by Masui, Sakao et al., Fargnoli, and Fukushige et al. discuss environmentally conscious design. Papers 7 and 8 by Narita et al. and Kondoh et al. propose evaluations of environmental awareness of manufacturing systems. The last three papers by Komoto et al., Takata et al., and Hiraoka et al. discuss postsales activities– collection, and reuse–indispensable to sustainable manufacturing.

We thank the authors for their most interesting contributions to this special issue and the reviewers and editors for their invaluable effort, and hope you, our discriminating readers, will begin discussing and implementing ideas and applications for moving the manufacturing industry toward sustainability.

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Scenario Analysis of Global Resource Circulation with Traceability Index Targeting Sustainable Manufacturing
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Yusuke Kishita, Eisuke Kunii, Shinichi Fukushige, Yasushi Umeda, and Jun Fujimoto
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Tele-Inverse Manufacturing — An International E-Waste Recycling Proposal
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Mitsutaka Matsumoto, Nozomu Mishima, and Shinsuke Kondoh
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Current Status of Environmentally Conscious Design Among Japanese Manufacturers
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Keijiro Masui
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Environmentally-Conscious Design Methods for Manufacturing Firms with Servicification
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Tomohiko Sakao, Mattias Lindahl, and Anna Öhrwall-Rönnbäck
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Design Process Optimization for EcoDesign
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Mario Fargnoli
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Design Methodology for Modularity Based on Life Cycle Scenario
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Shinichi Fukushige, Yoichiro Inoue, Keita Tonoike, and Yasushi Umeda
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Analysis of Environmental Impact due to Machine Tool Operation
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Hirohisa Narita and Hideo Fujimoto
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Total Performance Analysis of Manufacturing Processes
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Shinsuke Kondoh, Nozomu Mishima, Yuji Hotta, Koji Watari, Tsuneo Kurita, and Keijiro Masui
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Design of Competitive Maintenance Service for Durable and Capital Goods Using Life Cycle Simulation
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Hitoshi Komoto and Tetsuo Tomiyama
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Modelling Product Returns Taking Sales Modes into Account
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Shozo Takata and Takako Sakai
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Simulator for Reuse of Mechanical Parts with Network Agents
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Hiroyuki Hiraoka and Atsushi Tanaka

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A Uniform Pressure Apparatus for Micro/Nanoimprint Lithography Equipment
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Jian-Shian Lin, Chieh-Lung Lai, Ya-Chun Tu, Cheng-Hua Wu, and Yoshimi Takeuchi
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New Daylight Panel Design Using Ultra-Precision Machining
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Jian-Shian Lin, Wei-Lun Tai, Chieh-Lung Lai, and Yoshimi Takeuchi
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Quasi-Minimum Time Trajectory Planning Method of Robot Arm with Electromagnetic Attraction Hand Using Genetic Algorithm and Experiments
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Yusuke Mutsuura, Hiroyuki Kojima, Yuuichi Takeuchi, and Hiroki Saitou
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Factory Tour of Komatsu Oyama Plant
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Vol.2 (2008)

No.6

(Nov)

Special Issue on Dies and Molds

Special Issue on Dies and Molds

: p. 417
Dies and Molds
Koichi Morishige

Mass-produced items such as cars, consumer electronics, electronic parts, precision instruments, office supplies, daily necessities, toys, etc., are invariably connected to dies and molds, basic manufacturing technology whose quality determines product quality. Die and mold production is difficult due to the complexity of structures and the requirement for high precision. Advances in both processing and elemental technology such as machine tool and CAD/CAM software determine the results of die and mold acceptability and the level of productive techniques in the country of manufacture. This special issue focuses on die and mold manufacturing technology. Among the many interesting papers are those on rapid prototyping, end mill machining, electric discharge machining, machine tools, press working, and CAD/CAM. We are certain that you will find this issue both interesting and informative. We thank the authors for their generous cooperation and the editing staff for their many contributions.

: pp. 418-424
Real-Time Five-Axis Control Based on Digital Copy Milling Concept to Achieve Autonomous Milling
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Keiichi Shirase , Keiichi Nakamoto , Eiji Arai , and Toshimichi Moriwaki
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Tool Life of Small Diameter Ball End Mill for High Speed Milling of Hardened Steel – Effects of the Machining Method and the Tool Materials –
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Hiroyasu Iwabe and Kazufumi Enta
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Experimental Analysis of Chatter Vibration in End-Milling Using Laser Doppler Vibrometers
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Heisaburo Nakagawa, Yutaka Kurita, Keiji Ogawa, Yuji Sugiyama, and Hideyasu Hasegawa
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Creation of U-Shaped and Skewed Holes by Means of Electrical Discharge Machining Using an Improved Electrode Curved Motion Generator
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Tohru Ishida and Yoshimi Takeuchi
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Development of an Electrode Motion Control Device for Curved Hole Electrical Discharge Machining
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Tohru Ishida, Yasuhito Miyake, Koji Teramoto, and Yoshimi Takeuchi
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Development of Unidirectional Fiber Reinforced Product
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Takeshi Nakamoto and Kazutoshi Matsuzaki
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Forming Type Rapid Prototyping Development – Error Compensation with Shape Measurement –
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Hidetake Tanaka, Naoki Asakawa, and Masatoshi Hirao
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Powder Laser Sintering RP System (EOSINT): Its Updates and Applications to Product Manufacturing
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Haruo Furukawa
: pp. 472-478
Optimization of Design and Production Processes of Dies and Molds in Which CAD/CAM the Core Technology
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Shinobu Watanabe
: pp. 479-485
Development of a Vibration Suppression GUI Tool Based on Input Preshaping and its Application to Semiconductor Wafer Transfer Robot
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Minh Duc Duong, Kazuhiko Terashima, Toshio Kamigaki, and Hirotoshi Kawamura
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A Real-Time Measuring Method of Spindle Center Transition for NC Lathe
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Hiroshi Mizuguchi, Mikio Iwakiri, Yutaka Ido, and Hidenori Shinno
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Factory Tour of Mimaki Engineering Co. Ltd.
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No.5

(Sep)

Special Issue on Gear Components and Actuators

Special Issue on Gear Components and Actuators

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Gear Components and Actuators
Hiroyuki Kojima

Components such as gears, bearings, and shafts are essential to effective automation, ensuring reliable, cost-effective design. Actuators such as DC, AC, and stepping motors are equally important to automation. Studies in mechatronics make equal use of both gears and actuators in the practical construction of automated equipment. This special issue on gears and actuators looks at studies on load bearing capacity in mechanical system design, including micropitting generation and high-speed finishing of hard gear teeth for garnering insights into mechanisms behind successful automation. It also monitors the study of trajectory planning and motion control of robots using ball screws, worm gears, stepping motors, and AC motors. Our deep appreciation goes to the authors for their informative and interesting papers and to the editors for their generous time and effort in making this special issue possible.

: pp. 334-340
Load Bearing Capacity of Surface-Rolled Sintered Metal Gears
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Takao Koide, Ichiro Ishizuka, Teruie Takemasu, Kouitsu Miyachika, and Satoshi Oda
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Micropitting Generation Mechanism for Gears
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Nobuyoshi Yoshida and Tokihiko Taki
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High-Speed Finishing of Hard Gear Teeth with cBN-Tipped Hob
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Yoji Umezaki, Yasutsune Ariura, Toshio Suzuki, and Ryohei Ishimaru
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Trajectory Planning of Knife Position of Slitter Robot Based on Identification of Friction and Viscous Damping, and Position Control Experiments
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Hiroyuki Kojima, Daiki Orihara, Yamato Matsuda, Yusuke Inoue, and Hiroyuki Negishi
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Grasp Transfer Control Using Cartesian Coordinate Two-Link Robot Arm with Prototype Robot Hand Consisting of Stepping Motors, Gears and Plate Springs
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Ping Han, Hiroyuki Kojima, Lingfang Huang and Saputra Meruadi
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Navigation Using a Laser for a Mobile Robot with a Optical Sensor Array
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Keigo Hara, Shoichi Maeyama, and Akio Gofuku
: pp. 377-383
Efficiency Comparison of Cutting Strategies for End Milling Processes Under Feedrate Scheduling
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Soichi Ibaraki, Atsushi Matsubara, and Masanori Murozumi
: pp. 384-389
Multi-Modal Assembly-Support System for Cell Production
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Feng Duan, Masahiro Morioka, Jeffrey Too Chuan Tan, and Tamio Arai
: pp. 391-394
Factory Tour of Tamagawa Seiki
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Yasunori Yamazaki

No.4

(Jul)

Special Issue on Casting Technology Automation and Control

Special Issue on Casting Technology Automation and Control

: pp. 227-228
Casting Technology Automation and Control
Kazuhiko Terashima, Shunji Moromugi

Kazuhiko Terashima, p. 227

Simple, low-cost casting technology is essential to transforming materials into products that are used for important components in the automobile, precision machining, and fabrication fields. The casting industry is currently becoming involved in global manufacturing competition as areas such as press, forging, spray-coating, and machining becoming increasingly active. Against this background, the casting society is striving to achieve high quality, lightening, high production, and low cost.

This special issue was planned in discussions with Dr. S. Moromugi and provides insight on high-technology furnace, molding, sand process, pouring, inspection of iron casting using green sand, together with innovative casting methods such as sand press casting, die casting, full molding, and IT technology for managing of cast products.

This special issue’s advanced papers were selected as representative of individual fields that should prove interesting, stimulating, and of great practical use to both general readers and specialists alike. We thank the authors for their kind attention to the many interesting papers contributed to this issue.

Shunji Moromugi, p. 228

Casting, one of the most basic and oldest manufacturing processes, dates back over five centuries. Casting technologies developed over a long period and involve a wide varieties of methods and techniques for improving product quality. Product efficiency has been dramatically improved thanks to advances in casting automation. Even so, many hands are still needed in some casting production because experienced, skilled, and knowledgeable crafts persons are the key to success in yet unautomated casting production processes. Many fields still await the development of automation in casting.
With progress in globalization, economy concerns with automation in basic metal processing are increasing rapidly, especially in newly industrialized nations.

This special issue presents many valuable papers and development reports by researchers and engineers active on the front lines of casting automation development. This special issue will serve as a useful reference providing much practical information and many new insights into automation technology for casting engineers worldwide.

We thank guest editor Professor Kazuhiko Terashima for his invaluable assistance throughout the editing process. This special issue would not have been possible without him. We also thank the authors and editors for their contributions to this issue.

: pp. 229-240
Innovative Automation Technologies and IT Applications of the Metal Casting Process Necessary for the Foundries of the 21st Century
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Kazuhiko Terashima, Takanori Miyoshi, and Yoshiyuki Noda
: pp. 241-246
Precision Analysis of Automatic Pouring Machines for the Casting Industry
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Yoshiyuki Noda and Tadashi Nishida
: pp. 247-252
High-Performance Simulation of Mold Filling Using Porous Media Method
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Yasuhiro Maeda and Yukio Otsuka
: pp. 253-258
Development of a Sand Mold Press Casting Process: “Post-Filled Formed Casting Process”
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Kunihiro Hashimoto, Kazuhiro Ota, Junichi Iwasaki, Yutaka Hagata, Yuji Suzuki, and Kazuhiko Terashima
: pp. 259-265
Optimum Velocity Control of Die Casting Plunger Accounting for Air Entrapment and Shutting
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Ken'ichi Yano, Kotaro Hiramitsu, Yoshifumi Kuriyama, and Seishi Nishido
: pp. 266-275
Automation and Process Management in Foundry
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Yoshiyuki Nagasaka
: pp. 276-279
Melting Automation Using a Medium-Frequency Induction Furnace
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Arimichi Morita and Toshiyuki Kano
: pp. 280-284
Automation in Green Sand Processing Equipment
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Makoto Fukihara, Hiroyasu Makino, and Kunihiro Hashimoto
: pp. 285-288
Automation of Die Casting
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Makoto Tsuji
: pp. 289-296
Developing Innovative IT-Based Full Mold Casting
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Hiroyoshi Kimura
: pp. 297-303
Development of Automatic Inspection System for Full Mold Patterns
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Yoshiyuki Hori, Kouhei Tanaka, and Tomohiro Matsumoto
: pp. 305-311
Realization of Pressfitting by Impact Manipulation Using an Under-Actuated Manipulator
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Shinichiro Shindo, Shingo Tomita, and Yasumichi Aiyama
: pp. 312-316
Path Planning Reflecting the Changing Working Environment Through the Cargo Load Placement and Retrieval by Omnidirectional Transporter and Radio Frequency Identification
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Eiichi Inagaki, Hiromitsu Takahara, and Tutomu Kanbe
: pp. 317-319
Factory Tour to Yamaha Motor
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Kazuo Yamafuji

No.3

(May)

Special Issue on Rapid Prototying

Special Issue on Rapid Prototying

: p. 155
Rapid Prototying
Hiroyuki Narahara and Koichi Morishige

Rapid prototying (RP) technology applies a simple principle, layered fabrication, and enables complex three-dimensional parts to be fabricated without using molds. This composite technology merges material development, basic hardware construction, and software control technology. Depending on how these elements are combined, RP is used in a wide range of applications, enabling mold-free fabrication and the manufacturing of the molds themselves. Studies on RP using metals were conducted to improve mold performance. This special issue focuses on (1) the development of new fabrication technologies, (2) material development for manufacturing high-performance
parts, and (3) the application of RP to mold building. Research on layered fabrication now extends to artificial bone, such as biological prostheses, microparts, and high-performance metal parts and molds. Such studies provide numerous approaches to fabrication that cannot be found in conventional methods. We thank the authors for contributing their intriguing papers to this special issue on rapid prototyping.

: pp. 156-161
Trial Formation of Artificial Bone by Inkjet Powder-Layered Manufacturing
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Kenji Yamazawa , Masahiro Anzai , Hideo Yokota , Ryutaro Himeno, Hiroshi Suzuki , Hiroyuki Narahara , and Shigeki Suzuki
: pp. 162-167
Fabrication of Cooling Channels in the Injection Molding by Laser Metal Sintering
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Takeshi Yoneyama and Hiroyuki Kagawa
: pp. 168-174
Selective Laser Sintering and Subsequent Gas Nitrocarburizing of Low Carbon Steel Powder
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Takayuki Nakamoto, Nobuhiko Shirakawa, Yoshio Miyata, Takumi Sone, and Haruyuki Inui
: pp. 175-181
Permeability Characteristics and Applications of Plastic Injection Molding Fabricated by Metal Laser Sintering Combined with High Speed Milling
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Michio Kojima, Hiroyuki Narahara, Yoshiyuki Nakao, Hirofumi Fukumaru, Hiroshi Koresawa, Hiroshi Suzuki, and Satoshi Abe
: pp. 182-189
LCD Microstereolithography of Photosensitive Resin with Functional Particles
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Terutake Hayashi , Yasuhiro Takaya , and Dongkeon Lee
: pp. 191-198
Mechanism of Thermal Deviation Characteristic in Spindle System of Machine Tools
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Shinsuke Yagyu, Shinji Shimizu, and Noboru Imai
: pp. 199-204
Non-Contact Guideway for Substrate Transportation by Ultrasonic Oscillation
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Hiromi Isobe and Akira Kyusojin
: pp. 205-214
A Reconfigurable and Modular Open Architecture Controller: the New Frontiers
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Farooq M and Dao Bo Wang

No.2

(Mar)

Regular papers

Regular Papers

: pp. 85-95
Optimal Fuzzy Self-Tuning of PI Controller Using Genetic Algorithm for Induction Motor Speed Control
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Ismail K. Bouserhane, Abdeldjebar Hazzab, Abdelkrim Boucheta, Benyounes Mazari, and Rahli Mostefa
: pp. 96-104
The Development of Object-Oriented SECS Communication Module Using Java, UML and Design Patterns
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Yen-Hui Li, Meng-Chang Chan, and An-Chen Lee
: pp. 105-110
Development of Multi-Axis Cutting Method Using Non-Rotational Tool with Ultrasonic Vibration
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Masafumi Yoshimaru, Yasuhiro Fujita, Tetsufumi Ito, Masahide Kouya and Hiroshi Suzuki
: pp. 111-118
Development of Measurement for Motion Accuracy of 5 Axis NC Machine Tool
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Tomoyuki Saiki, Masaomi Tsutsumi, Hiroshi Suzuki, Masahide Kouya, and Masaki Ushio
: pp. 119-123
Realization of Tubeless Stage in Semiconductor Exposure System
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Yuichi Shibazaki
: pp. 124-130
Development of Micro Electrical Discharge Machine
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Hideki Takezawa , Naotake Mohri , Kouhei Asano , and Yasunori Kodama
: pp. 131-140
The Development of an Autonomous Mobile Crane System Considering On-Line Obstacle Recognition and Path Planning
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Akihiro Kaneshige, Shigeo Hasegawa, and Kazuhiko Terashima
: pp. 141-143
Factory Tour to INA Facility, Nidec Sankyo
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Kazuo Yamafuji and Takashi Kawamura

No.1

(Jan)

Special Issue on Precise Positioning

Special Issue on Precise Positioning

: p. 3
Precise Positioning
Toshiro Noritsugu

Precise positioning is a basic, essential technology in a wide variety of automation considerations. It has recently been extended to micron and nanometer positioning including basic components such as mechanical elements, mechanisms, actuators, and controllers. Improving positioning accuracy requires advances in individual components, behind which there has been conducted much research and development.

This special issue focuses on actuator, control technology, and mechanical elements and mechanisms. Constructing precise positioning involves conventional electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic actuators. A piezoelectric actuator is useful for micron and nanometer positioning. An appropriate mechanism is required to transmit power from the actuator to the object being positioned. An effective control scheme must also be introduced into system with available sensors.

In this regard, this issue includes advanced papers representative of individual fields that should prove interesting, stimulating, and of great practical use to both general readers and specialists.

We thank the authors for their many interesting papers contributed to this issue.

: pp. 4-11
Nanometer-/Subnanometer-Positioning Technology Using Feeding Mechanism
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Jiro Otsuka
: pp. 12-17
Displacement Monitoring of Stacked Piezoelectric Actuator by Observing Induced Charge
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Katsushi Furutani and Noriyuki Ohta
: pp. 18-23
Design and Nanomotion Control of a Noncontact Stage with Squeeze Bearings
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Hayato Yoshioka, Toshimichi Gokan, and Hidenori Shinno
: pp. 24-33
Nanoprecision Micromechanical Fabrication
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Hitoshi Ohmori , Weimin Lin , Yoshihiro Uehara , Yutaka Watanabe , Shin-ya Morita , Toru Suzuki , and Kazutoshi Katahira
: pp. 34-42
Application of Robust Control Law for Linear Slider
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Satoshi Yamamoto and Shinji Wakui
: pp. 43-48
Effect of Servo Valve Dynamic on Precise Position Control of a Pneumatic Servo Table
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Toshinori Fujita , Kenji Kawashima , Takashi Miyajima , Taro Ogiso , and Toshiharu Kagawa
: pp. 49-55
Positioning Control of Pneumatic Parallel Manipulator
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Masahiro Takaiwa and Toshiro Noritsugu
: pp. 56-63
A Compact Aerostatic Spindle Integrated with an Axial Positioning Actuator for Micro and Ultra-Precision Machine Tools
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Tadahiko Shinshi, Kaiji Sato, and Akira Shimokohbe
: pp. 64-69
Advanced Photomask Defect Repairing Technology Using FIB and SPM
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Osamu Takaoka

Regular Papers

: pp. 70-77
Optimal Structure Design Methodology for Compound Multiaxis Machine Tools-III – Performance Evaluation –
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Masamitsu Nakaminami , Tsutomu Tokuma , Kazuhiko Matsumoto , Sachinori Sakashita , Toshimichi Moriwaki , and Keiichi Nakamoto

Vol.1 (2007)

No.2

(Nov)

Special Issue on Multiaxis Control and Multitasking Machine Tools

Special Issue on Multiaxis Control and Multitasking Machine Tools

: p. 77
Multiaxis Control and Multitasking Machine Tools
Yoshimi Takeuchi

Machine tools using numerical control (NC) devices are typical mechatronics products and a powerful way to automate plant production. The introduction of multiaxis control and multitasking machine tools to workshops is growing to meet the requirements of highly efficient, precision machining of a variety of complex products and mold dies. The increase in the number of control axes and multitasking capability in one chucking process enable machine tools to manufacture complex products efficiently and accurately. Given the strong attention and interest multiaxis control and multitasking machine tools are attracting, it is about time to introduce the current state of the art of these tools and their practical and applicable technologies, especially in Japan. This special issue covers the development of 5-axis control machining centers, machine tools having multispindle heads with 5-axis control, 5-axis control CAMs, accuracy evaluation for 5-axis control machine tools, and more. We thank the authors for their interesting papers to this special issue, and are certain that both general readers and specialists will find the information they provide both interesting and informative.

: pp. 78-86
Optimal Structure Design Methodology for Compound Multiaxis Machine Tools – I
– Analysis of Requirements and Specifications –
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Masamitsu Nakaminami, Tsutomu Tokuma, Toshimichi Moriwaki, and Keiichi Nakamoto
: pp. 87-93
Optimal Structure Design Methodology for Compound Multiaxis Machine Tools – II
– Investigation of Basic Structure –
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Masamitsu Nakaminami, Tsutomu Tokuma, Kazuhiko Matsumoto, Sachinori Sakashita, Toshimichi Moriwaki, and Keiichi Nakamoto
: pp. 94-102
Development of Die Mold Processing Machine with Multi-Spindles and Axes
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Akihiro Kitamura, Ichiro Takahashi, Masahiro Anzai, and Yoshimi Takeuchi
: pp. 103-107
Development of High-Speed, High-Precision 5-Axis Integrated Machine Tools
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Masahiko Mori, Hidehito Ota, and Makoto Fujishima
: pp. 108-112
Advanced Control Technologies for 5-Axis Machining
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Masako Sudo
: pp. 113-119
High Performance Motion Control of Rotary Table for 5-Axis Machining Centers
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Ryuta Sato and Masaomi Tsutsumi
: pp. 120-127
Tilted Tool Axis Machining on 5-Axis Machine Tools
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Makoto Yamada, Tsukasa Kondo, Fumiki Tanaka, and Takeshi Kishinami
: pp. 128-135
Development of Tool Fabrication CAD/CAM for Conicoid End Mill
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Koichi Morishige, Shingo Ishizuka, and Yoshimi Takeuchi
: pp. 136-140
Virtual Optimization of Machine Tools and Production Processes
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Jochen Bretschneider and Thomas Menzel
: pp. 141-146
Development of Simulation Technology for 5-Axis Machines – Verification of Material Removal Model and Collision Avoidance –
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Masaaki Kanamaru, Norio Sakai, Akinobu Goto, and Tomoya Hida

No.1

(Sep)

Message from Editor-in-Chief

Message from Editor-in-Chief

: p. 3
Message from Editor-in-Chief
Yoshimi Takeuchi
: p. 4
Publishing in International Journal of Automation Technology
Yusuf Altintas
: p. 5
In Celebration of the New “International Journal of Automation Technology”
Sojiro Tsuchiya
: p. 6
In Celebration of the Foundation of “International Journal of Automation Technology”
Tamio Arai

Regular Papers

: pp. 7-10
Transition Toward the Highly Advanced Technology for Automated Warehouse System
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Kazushi Tsujimoto
: pp. 11-19
Hardware-In-The-Loop Simulation (HILS) Based Design and Evaluation of an Intelligent Gantry Crane System
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Wahyudi and Jamaludin Jalani
: pp. 20-26
Dynamic Analysis of One-Link Robot Arm Driven by Stepping Motor Using Microstep Drive and Harmonic Reduction Gear
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Hiroyuki Kojima, Kengo Motomura, Yoshifumi Kuwano, and Keiichi Abe
: pp. 27-34
Feeding Submillimeter Microparts Along a Saw-Tooth Surface Using Only Horizontal Vibration: Effects of Saw-Tooth Pitch, Vibration Frequency, and Humidity
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Atsushi Mitani, Toshiatsu Yoshimura, and Shinichi Hirai
: pp. 35-44
An Economic/Lead-Time Design Comparison and Map for Central Server Systems Including FMS
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Masayuki Matsui and Liping Wang
: pp. 45-51
Rapid Generation of Surface Dimples Using End Milling
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Shinichi Kogusu, Takakazu Ishimatsu, and Yasuhiko Ougiya
: pp. 52-60
The Impact of Guide Path Configurations on Performance of an Integrated Automated Guided Vehicle System Using Coloured Petri Net
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Tauseef Aized, Koji Takahashi, and Ichiro Hagiwara
: pp. 61-67
Research and Commercialization of SCARA Robot –The Case of Industry-University Joint Research and Development–
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Hiroshi Makino, Akitaka Kato, and Yasunori Yamazaki

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