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International Journal of Automation Technology

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

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Vol.13 (2019)

No.6

(Nov)

Special Issue on Advanced Abrasive Process Technologies

Special Issue on Advanced Abrasive Process Technologies

Editorial: p. 721
Advanced Abrasive Process Technologies
Hirofumi Suzuki and Kazuhito Ohashi

The demand for high-precision and high-efficiency machining of hard ceramics such as silicon carbide (SiC) for semiconductors and hardened steel for molding dies has significantly increased for power devices in automobiles, optical devices, and medical devices. Certain types of hard metals can be machined by deterministic precision-cutting processes. However, hard and brittle ceramics, hardened steel for molds, or semiconductor materials have to be machined by precision abrasive technologies such as grinding, polishing, and ultrasonic vibration technologies with diamond super abrasives. The machining of high-precision components and their molds/dies by abrasive processes is much more difficult owing to their complex and nondeterministic nature as well as their complex textured surface. Furthermore, high-energy processes with UV lasers and IR lasers, and ultrasonic vibration can be used to assist abrasive technologies for greater precision and efficiency. In this sense, precision grinding and polishing processes are primarily used to generate high-quality and functional components usually made of hard and brittle materials. The surface quality achieved by precision grinding and polishing processes becomes more important to reduce processing time and costs.

This special issue features seven research papers on the most recent advances in precision abrasive technologies for hard materials. These papers cover various abrasive machining processes such as grinding, polishing, ultrasonic-assisted grinding, and laser-assisted technologies.

We deeply appreciate the careful work of all the authors and thank the reviewers for their incisive efforts. We also hope that this special issue will encourage further research on abrasive technologies.

Paper: pp. 722-727
Automating the Mold-Material Grinding Process
Abstract
Takekazu Sawa
Paper: pp. 728-735
Improvement of the Form Accuracy of a Slender Workpiece in Cylindrical Traverse Grinding
Abstract
Takashi Onishi, Teppei Takashima, Moriaki Sakakura, Koichi Sakamoto, and Kazuhito Ohashi
Technical Paper: pp. 736-742
Visualization of Stress Distribution by Photoelastic Method Under Ultrasonic Grinding Condition
Abstract
Hiromi Isobe, Natsuki Sasada, Keisuke Hara, and Jun Ishimatsu
Paper: pp. 743-748
Effects of Water Supply Using Ultrasonic Atomization on the Working Life of MCF Slurry in MCF Polishing
Abstract
Mitsuyoshi Nomura, Naoya Makita, Tatsuya Fujii, and Yongbo Wu
Paper: pp. 749-755
Mirror Finishing of SiC by UV-Assisted Constant-Pressure Grinding
Abstract
Moe Mekata, Minoru Ota, Keishi Yamaguchi, and Kai Egashira
Paper: pp. 756-764
Concentric Mutual Lapping to Improve Sliding Surface Function of SiC Ceramics
Abstract
Hiroyuki Kodama, Hayato Koyama, Tomoaki Ishii, Yusuke Tanimoto, and Kazuhito Ohashi
Paper: pp. 765-773
Ridge-Texturing for Wettability Modification by Using Angled Fine Particle Peening
Abstract
Yutaka Kameyama, Hideaki Sato, and Ryokichi Shimpo

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 775-779
New Magnetic Abrasive Finishing for Alumina Ceramic Plane Using Alternating Magnetic Fields
Abstract
Chaowen Dong and Yanhua Zou
Paper: pp. 780-786
Effects of Blade Tip Profile on In-Plane Tensile Properties of Wedge-Notched Polypropylene Sheet
Abstract
Shigeru Nagasawa, Akihiro Yamamoto, Thepwachara Ruchirabha, and Kazuki Umemoto
Paper: pp. 787-795
Unrelated Parallel-Machine Scheduling with Maintenance Activities and Rejection Penalties for Minimizing Total Cost
Abstract
Xiaona Yang, Can Peng, Lei Jin, and Qiangyi Li
Paper: pp. 796-802
Gap Detection Using Convolutional Neural Network and Adaptive Control in Robotic Plasma Welding
Abstract
Satoshi Yamane and Kouki Matsuo
Paper: pp. 803-809
Recognition of Transient Environmental Sounds Based on Temporal and Frequency Features
Abstract
Shota Okubo, Zhihao Gong, Kento Fujita, and Ken Sasaki
Paper: pp. 810-816
Micro Fabrication of Au Thin-Film by Transfer-Printing Using Atomic Diffusion Bonding
Abstract
Arata Kaneko, Taira Katayama, and Shun Morishita
Paper: pp. 817-824
Study on Infrared Transmittance of Si-Polymer Hybrid Structure Press Molded Using a Coupling Agent
Abstract
Hibiki Ishide and Jiwang Yan
Paper: pp. 825-833
Automated Process Planning System for End Milling Operation Constrained by Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
Abstract
Isamu Nishida, Shogo Adachi, and Keiichi Shirase

No.5

(Sep)

The Best Paper Award 2019
Special Issue on the Latest Machine Tool Technologies and Manufacturing Processes

The Best Paper Award 2019

Award: pp. 571-572
Congratulations! The Best Paper Award 2019
Editorial Office

Special Issue on the Latest Machine Tool Technologies and Manufacturing Processes

Editorial: p. 573
the Latest Machine Tool Technologies and Manufacturing Processes
Yohichi Nakao and Hayato Yoshioka

With the 2011 launch of Industrie 4.0, a German project aiming to promote the computerization of manufacturing, the integration of physical or actual manufacturing systems with cyber-physical systems (CPS) using various technologies, such as the Internet of things (IoT), industrial Internet of things (IIOT), and artificial intelligence, is considered to be more important than ever before. One of the goals of the Industrie 4.0 is to realize smart factories or smart manufacturing using advanced digital technologies. However, the core component in the manufacturing systems is still machine tools.

This special issue, composed of eleven excellent research papers, focuses on the latest research advances in machine tools and manufacturing processes. It covers various topics, including machine tool control, tool path generation for multi-axis machining, and machine tool components. Furthermore, this special issue includes innovative machining technologies, including not only cutting and grinding processes but also the EDM process and burnishing process connected effectively with force control techniques. All the research contributions were presented at IMEC2018, a joint event with JIMTOF2018, held in Tokyo, Japan in 2018.

The editors would like to sincerely thank the authors for their dedication and for their well written and illustrated manuscripts. We are also profoundly grateful for the efforts of all the reviewers who ensured their quality. Finally, we sincerely hope that studies on machine tools and related manufacturing technologies will further contribute to the development of our global society.

Paper: pp. 574-582
Tool Orientation Angle Optimization for a Multi-Axis Robotic Milling System
Abstract
Leandro Batista da Silva, Hayato Yoshioka, Hidenori Shinno, and Jiang Zhu
Paper: pp. 583-592
Improvement of Simultaneous 5-Axis Controlled Machining Accuracy by CL-Data Modification
Abstract
Ryuta Sato, Kiichi Morishita, Isamu Nishida, Keiichi Shirase, Masanobu Hasegawa, Akira Saito, and Takayuki Iwasaki
Paper: pp. 593-601
Effect of CAD/CAM Post Process on S-Shaped Machining Test for Five-Axis Machining Center
Abstract
Yukitoshi Ihara, Koichiro Takubo, Tatsuo Nakai, and Ryuta Sato
Paper: pp. 602-609
Thermal Characteristics of Spindle Supported with Water-Lubricated Hydrostatic Bearings
Abstract
Yohichi Nakao, Rei Kirigaya, Dmytro Fedorynenko, Akio Hayashi, and Kenji Suzuki
Paper: pp. 610-618
Improvement of Reverse Motion of an NC Moving Table Based on Vector Control Method by Friction Force Compensation
Abstract
Akio Hayashi, Tatsuya Mukai, Yusuke Inomata, and Yoshitaka Morimoto
Paper: pp. 619-630
Ball Burnishing of Mg Alloy Using a Newly Developed Burnishing Tool with On-Machine Force Control
Abstract
Chenyao Cao, Jiang Zhu, Tomohisa Tanaka, Fang-Jung Shiou, Shunichi Sawada, and Hayato Yoshioka
Paper: pp. 631-638
Machining Process for a Thin-Walled Workpiece Using On-Machine Measurement of the Workpiece Compliance
Abstract
Takuma Umezu and Daisuke Kono
Paper: pp. 639-647
Micro-End-Milling with Small Diameter Left Hand Helical Tool for High Quality Vertical Wall Machining
Abstract
Keiji Ogawa, Takumi Imada, Haruki Kino, Heisaburo Nakagawa, and Hitomi Kojima
Paper: pp. 648-656
Studies on Eco-Friendly Grinding with an Extremely Small Amount of Coolant – Applicability of Contact-Type Flexible Brush-Nozzle –
Abstract
Akira Hosokawa, Ryosuke Shimizu, Takahiro Kiwata, Tomohiro Koyano, Tatsuaki Furumoto, and Yohei Hashimoto
Paper: pp. 657-664
Effects of O2 Fine Bubbles on ELID Grinding Using Conductive Rubber Bond Grinding Wheel
Abstract
Katsufumi Inazawa, Hitoshi Ohmori, and Nobuhide Itoh
Paper: pp. 665-670
Changes in Surface Roughness Caused by Electrical Discharge Coating
Abstract
Hideki Takezawa, Naotake Mohri, and Toshiya Kusama

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 671-678
Generation of a High-Precision Digital Elevation Model for Fields in Mountain Regions Using RTK-GPS
Abstract
Liangliang Yang, Hao Guo, Shuming Yang, Yohei Hoshino, Soichiro Suzuki, Dehua Gao, and Ying Cao
Paper: pp. 679-690
Improved Method for Synchronizing Motion Accuracy of Linear and Rotary Axes Under Constant Feed Speed Vector at End Milling Point – Investigation of Motion Error Under NC-Commanded Motion –
Abstract
Takamaru Suzuki, Kazuki Yoshikawa, Toshiki Hirogaki, Eiichi Aoyama, and Takakazu Ikegami
Paper: pp. 691-699
Formal Tools for Management of Manufacturing Systems: A Multi Agents System Approach
Abstract
Doriana M. D’Addona and Alessandro A. Bruzzone
Paper: pp. 700-707
Machine Tool Assignment Realized by Automated NC Program Generation and Machining Time Prediction
Abstract
Isamu Nishida and Keiichi Shirase

No.4

(Jul)

Special Issue on Augmented Prototyping and Fabrication for Advanced Product Design and Manufacturing

Special Issue on Augmented Prototyping and Fabrication for Advanced Product Design and Manufacturing

Editorial: pp. 451-452
Augmented Prototyping and Fabrication for Advanced Product Design and Manufacturing
Satoshi Kanai and Jouke C. Verlinden

“Don’t automate, augment!”

This is the takeaway of the seminal book on the future of work by Davenport and Kirby.*1 The emergence of cyber-physical systems makes radical new products and systems possible and challenges the role of humankind. Throughout the design, manufacturing, use, maintenance, and end-of-life stages, digital aspects (sensing, inferencing, connecting) influence the physical (digital fabrication, robotics) and vice versa. A key takeaway is that such innovations can augment human capabilities to extend our mental and physical skills with computational and robotic support – a notion called “augmented well-being.” Furthermore, agile development methods, complemented by mixed-reality systems and 3D-printing systems, enable us to create and adapt such systems on the fly, with almost instant turnaround times. Following this line of thought, our special issue is entitled “Augmented Prototyping and Fabrication for Advanced Product Design and Manufacturing.”

Heavily inspired by the framework of Prof. Jun Rekimoto’s Augmented Human framework,*2 we can discern two orthogonal axes: cognitive versus physical and reflective versus active. As depicted in Fig. 1, this creates four different quadrants with important scientific domains that need to be juxtaposed. The contributions in this special issue are valuable steps towards this concept and are briefly discussed below.

AR/VR

To drive AR to the next level, robust tracking and tracing techniques are essential. The paper by Sumiyoshi et al. presents a new algorithm for object recognition and pose estimation in a strongly cluttered environment. As an example of how AR/VR can reshape human skills training, the development report of Komizunai et al. demonstrates an endotracheal suctioning simulator that establishes an optimized, spatial display with projector-based AR.

Robotics/Cyborg

Shor et al. present an augmentation display that uses haptics to go beyond the visual senses. The display has all the elements of a robotic system and is direc...<more>

Paper: pp. 453-463
Designing Haptics: Improving a Virtual Reality Glove with Respect to Realism, Performance, and Comfort
Abstract
Daniel Shor, Bryan Zaaijer, Laura Ahsmann, Max Weetzel, Simon Immerzeel, Daniël Eikelenboom, Jess Hartcher-O’Brien, and Doris Aschenbrenner
Paper: pp. 464-474
Estimating 3D Position of Strongly Occluded Object with Semi-Real Time by Using Auxiliary 3D Points in Occluded Space
Abstract
Shinichi Sumiyoshi and Yuichi Yoshida
Paper: pp. 475-481
Developing a Support System for Loading Planning
Abstract
Takayuki Nakamura, Jun’ichi Kaneko, Takeyuki Abe, and Kenichiro Horio
Paper: pp. 482-489
Associating 2D Sketch Information with 3D CAD Models for VR/AR Viewing During Bridge Maintenance Process
Abstract
Fumiki Tanaka, Makoto Tsuchida, and Masahiko Onosato
Development Report: pp. 490-498
An Interactive Endotracheal Suctioning Simulator Which Exhibits Vital Reactions: ESTE-SIM
Abstract
Shunsuke Komizunai, Shinji Ninomiya, Atsushi Konno, Satoshi Kanai, Tadayoshi Asaka, Eri Murata, Hiroki Mani, Nozomi Takahashi, and Noriyo Colley
Paper: pp. 499-505
Development of Human Tongue Model for Mealtime Assistant Training Using Oral Care Simulation Model
Abstract
Atsushi Mitani and Masumi Muramatsu
Paper: pp. 506-516
Riding Motion Capture System Using Inertial Measurement Units with Contact Constraints
Abstract
Tsubasa Maruyama, Mitsunori Tada, and Haruki Toda
Paper: pp. 517-525
Universal Design Considering Physical Characteristics of Diverse Users
Abstract
Masato Inoue and Wataru Suzuki

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 527-538
Compensation for Thermal Deformation of a Compact Lathe in Cutting Operations Using a Coolant Fluid with Temperature Measurements at a Few Specific Points
Abstract
Yoshiaki Ishino, Hiroshi Tachiya, and Yoshiyuki Kaneko
Paper: pp. 539-544
Determination of the Efficiency of the Operation Mode of Nonflowing Installation for Electroactivation of Water and Aqueous Solutions
Abstract
Nikolay V. Ksenz, Igor V. Yudaev, Michael A. Taranov, Ivan G. Sidorcov, Alexander M. Semenikhin, and Vasiliy A. Chernovolov
Paper: pp. 545-556
Influencing Factors on Rotate Vector Reducer Dynamic Transmission Error
Abstract
Shou-Song Jin, Xiao-Tao Tong, and Ya-Liang Wang

No.3

(May)

Special Issue on Additive Manufacturing with Metals

Special Issue on Additive Manufacturing with Metals

Editorial: p. 329
Additive Manufacturing with Metals
Tatsuaki Furumoto

Additive manufacturing (AM) with metals is currently one of the most promising techniques for 3D-printed structures, as it has tremendous potential to produce complex, lightweight, and functionally-optimized parts. The medical, aerospace, and automotive industries are some of the many expected to reap particular benefits from the ability to produce high-quality models with reduced manufacturing costs and lead times. The main advantages of AM with metals are the flexibility of the process and the wide variety of metal materials that are available. Various materials, including steel, titanium, aluminum alloys, and nickel-based alloys, can be employed to produce end products.

The objective of this special issue is to collect recent research works focusing on AM with metals. This issue includes 5 papers covering the following topics:

- Powder bed fusion (PBF)

- Directed energy deposition (DED)

- Wire and arc-based AM (WAAM)

- Binder jetting (BJT)

- Fused deposition modeling (FDM)

This issue is expected to help readers understand recent developments in AM, leading to further research.

We deeply appreciate the contributions of all authors and thank the reviewers for their incisive efforts.

Paper: pp. 330-337
Formation Mechanism of Pores Inside Structure Fabricated by Metal-Based Additive Manufacturing
Abstract
Kyota Egashira, Tatsuaki Furumoto, Kiichi Hishida, Satoshi Abe, Tomohiro Koyano, Yohei Hashimoto, and Akira Hosokawa
Paper: pp. 338-345
Graded Inconel 625 – SUS316L Joint Fabricated Using Directed Energy Deposition
Abstract
Ryo Koike, Iori Unotoro, Yasuhiro Kakinuma, and Yohei Oda
Review: pp. 346-353
Review of Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing for 3D Metal Printing
Abstract
Johnnie Liew Zhong Li, Mohd Rizal Alkahari, Nor Ana Binti Rosli, Rafidah Hasan, Mohd Nizam Sudin, and Faiz Redza Ramli
Paper: pp. 354-360
Shape Contraction in Sintering of 3D Objects Fabricated via Metal Material Extrusion in Additive Manufacturing
Abstract
Koki Jimbo and Toshitake Tateno
Paper: pp. 361-371
Development of Path Generation Method for Five-Axis 3D Printer
Abstract
Hikaru Nishikawa, Yoshitaka Morimoto, and Akio Hayashi

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 373-381
Development of Innovative Intelligent Machine Tool Based on CAM-CNC Integration Concept – Adaptive Control Based on Predicted Cutting Force –
Abstract
Isamu Nishida, Ryo Tsuyama, Keiichi Shirase, Masahiro Onishi, and Katsuyuki Koarashi
Paper: pp. 382-388
Modeling Approach for Estimation of Contact and Friction Behavior of Rolling Elements in Linear Bearings
Abstract
Matthias Reuss, Taku Sakai, and Atsushi Matsubara
Paper: pp. 389-396
Effective Neighborhood Generation Method in Search Algorithm for Flexible Job Shop Scheduling Problem
Abstract
Aya Ishigaki and Yuki Matsui
Technical Paper: pp. 397-406
Using Ultraprecision Machining to Fabricate LED Packaging Exhibiting High Luminous Intensity
Abstract
Ding-Chin Chou, Shang-Hui Yang, Jian-Shian Lin, Fuh-Shyang Juang, and Yoshimi Takeuchi
Paper: pp. 407-418
MPCC-Based Set Point Optimisation for Machine Tools
Abstract
Titus Haas, Sascha Weikert, and Konrad Wegener
Development Report: pp. 419-431
Promotion of Knowledge and Technology Transfer Towards Innovative Manufacturing Process: Case Study of New Hybrid Coating Process
Abstract
Kentaro Shinoda, Hiroaki Noda, Koichi Ohtomi, Takayuki Yamada, and Jun Akedo
Paper: pp. 432-439
Feasibility Study of a Hybrid Spindle System with Ball and Active Magnetic Bearings for Quadrant Glitch Compensation During End Milling
Abstract
Mitsunari Oda, Takashi Torihara, Eiji Kondo, and Noriyoshi Kumazawa

No.2

(Mar)

Special Issue on Precision Surface Finishing

Special Issue on Precision Surface Finishing

Editorial: p. 173
Precision Surface Finishing
Fang-Jung Shiou and Toshiyuki Enomoto

Precision surface finishing plays an important role in product quality owing to its direct effects on product appearance. As a result, automated precision surface finishing processes (APSFPs) are key technologies for industrial products and molds for forming and shaping processes. APSFPs can be divided into three main categories, namely, mechanical processes, electrochemical processes, and high energy beam processes. The objective of this special issue is to collect the cutting-edge research works focused on APSFPs. This issue includes 11 papers on APSFPs covering the following topics:

- Review of ultraprecision surface finishing processes.

- Ultraprecision surface machining and finishing with compensated feeding mechanisms.

- Ultrasonic assisted cutting of unidirectional wetting surfaces and polishing of mold steels.

- Vibration-assisted polishing of glass lenses.

- Magnetic-assisted polishing of mirror surfaces.

- Chemical-mechanical polishing of single-crystal SiC and GaN wafers.

- Direct transfer of smoothing Au surfaces.

- Plasma surface finishing of narrow channel walls of X-ray crystal monochromators.

- Analysis and characterization of finished surfaces.

It is expected that this issue will be helpful for readers to understand the recent developments in APSFPs and will lead to further research on APSFPs.

We deeply appreciate the contributions of all authors and thank the reviewers for their incisive efforts.

Review: pp. 174-184
Ultra Precision Surface Finishing Processes
Abstract
Fang-Jung Shiou and Assefa Asmare Tsegaw
Paper: pp. 185-190
Machining of Smooth Optical Surfaces by Ultraprecision Milling with Compensated Feeding Mechanisms
Abstract
Hideo Takino and Yoshimi Takeuchi
Paper: pp. 191-198
Unidirectional Wetting Surfaces Fabricated by Ultrasonic-Assisted Cutting
Abstract
Keita Shimada, Takuya Hirai, Masayoshi Mizutani, and Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa
Paper: pp. 199-206
Ultrasonic-Assisted Innovative Polyurethane Tool to Polish Mold Steel
Abstract
Ming-Yi Tsai, Yue-Feng Lin, Jihng-Kuo Ho, and Jing-Guang Yang
Technical Paper: pp. 207-220
Mirror-Surface Finishing by Integrating Magnetic-Polishing Technology with a Compact Machine Tool
Abstract
Yuki Manabe, Hiroki Murakami, Toshiki Hirogaki, Eiichi Aoyama, and Tatsuya Furuki
Paper: pp. 221-229
Stabilization of Removal Rate in Small Tool Polishing of Glass Lenses
Abstract
Urara Satake, Toshiyuki Enomoto, Teppei Miyagawa, Takuya Ohsumi, Hidenori Nakagawa, and Katsuhiro Funabashi
Paper: pp. 230-236
Surface Finishing of Single-Crystal SiC and GaN Wafers Using a Magnetic Tool in H2O2 Solution
Abstract
Akihisa Kubota
Paper: pp. 237-245
Study on Polishing Characteristics of Pyramidal Structured Polishing Pad
Abstract
Ryunosuke Sato and Yoshio Ichida
Paper: pp. 246-253
Surface Finishing Method Using Plasma Chemical Vaporization Machining for Narrow Channel Walls of X-Ray Crystal Monochromators
Abstract
Takashi Hirano, Yuki Morioka, Shotaro Matsumura, Yasuhisa Sano, Taito Osaka, Satoshi Matsuyama, Makina Yabashi, and Kazuto Yamauchi
Paper: pp. 254-260
Growth Behavior of Au Films on SiO2 Film and Direct Transfer for Smoothing Au Surfaces
Abstract
Michitaka Yamamoto, Takashi Matsumae, Yuichi Kurashima, Hideki Takagi, Tadatomo Suga, Toshihiro Itoh, and Eiji Higurashi
Paper: pp. 261-269
Analysis and Characterization of Machined Surfaces with Aesthetic Functionality
Abstract
Francesco Giuseppe Biondani, Giuliano Bissacco, Lukáš Pilný, and Hans Nørgaard Hansen

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 271-278
Skill Abstraction of Physical Therapists in Hemiplegia Patient Rehabilitation Using a Walking Assist Robot
Abstract
Qi An, Yuki Ishikawa, Wen Wen, Shu Ishiguro, Koji Ohata, Hiroshi Yamakawa, Yusuke Tamura, Atsushi Yamashita, and Hajime Asama
Paper: pp. 279-288
Accurate Tool Path Generation Method for Large-Scale Discrete Shapes
Abstract
Hiromu Kitahara, Jun’ichi Kaneko, Masahiro Ajisaka, Takeyuki Abe, and Kenichiro Horio
Paper: pp. 289-300
Nondestructive Inline Inspection of Through-Silicon Vias Based on X-Ray Imaging and its Uncertainty Budget
Abstract
Yasutoshi Umehara and Nobuyuki Moronuki
Paper: pp. 301-309
Development of Press Molding Preform Design and Fabrication Method with Unfolded Diagram for CFRP
Abstract
Tatsuki Ikari and Hidetake Tanaka
Paper: pp. 310-318
Smart Modular Architecture for Supervision and Monitoring of a 4.0 Production Plant
Abstract
Monica Tiboni, Francesco Aggogeri, Nicola Pellegrini, and Cesare Augusto Perani

No.1

(Jan)

Special Issue on Advanced Cutting Science and Technologies

Special Issue on Advanced Cutting Science and Technologies

Editorial: p. 5
Advanced Cutting Science and Technologies
Takashi Matsumura

Cutting technologies have been widely applied in the manufacturing of airplane, automobile, medical, energy, and information industries. Cutting operations are generally evaluated in terms of material removal rates and surface quality. Materials science and engineering has also made significant progress in improving material properties. Therefore, scientific research should be conducted to achieve high performance when working with difficult-to-cut materials such as nickel-based super alloy. Because the manufacturing of products with complex shapes in various industries requires multi-axis machining, the cutting operations should be managed efficiently through controls, simulations, and monitoring.

This special issue was organized by Research Committee of Cutting Technologies in Japan Society for Precision Engineering. This issue includes 14 papers on advanced cutting technologies covering the following topics:

- Modeling the tribological aspects of the tool face–workpiece interface during the cutting process.

- Cutting mechanics in advanced cutting operations.

- Tool wear and coolant supply in cutting of advanced materials.

- Cutting processes for hard materials to improve cutting performance.

- Fixturing, chatter suppression, and tool path generation to control cutting processes and operations.

- Surface characterization and modeling to control product quality in multi-axis machining.

I hope this issue will be helpful for readers to understand cutting processes and improve the cutting operations.

Paper: pp. 6-12
Frictional Stress Derived on Interface Between Work and Tool Materials on Quasi-Dislocation Model for Cutting Simulations
Abstract
Tohru Ihara, Xiaoqi Song, and Yukio Takahashi
Paper: pp. 13-21
Prediction of Built-Up Layer and Built-Up Edge Formation in Dry Cutting of SUS304 Stainless Steel
Abstract
Xiaoqi Song, Yukio Takahashi, and Tohru Ihara
Paper: pp. 22-31
Side Milling of Helical End Mill Oscillated in Axial Direction with Ultrasonic Vibration
Abstract
Hiroyasu Iwabe, Mitunori Hiwatashi, Masahiko Jin, and Hidenari Kanai
Paper: pp. 32-40
Tool Wear Reduction Effect of Oil-Immersion Treatment and its Surface Modification Mechanism
Abstract
Katsuhiko Sakai, Hiroo Shizuka, and Kazumasa Iwakura
Paper: pp. 41-48
Deposition of Trace Coolant Elements on Flank Face in Turning of Inconel 718 Under High Pressure Conditions
Abstract
Toshiyuki Obikawa, Zhenglong Fang, Wataru Matsumoto, Mamoru Hayashi, Hideaki Hattori, and Chikara Morigo
Paper: pp. 49-57
Cutting Performance of Coated Cemented Carbide Tool in Driven Rotary Cutting of Hardened Steel
Abstract
Hideharu Kato, Noriyuki Takase, Kentaro Watanabe, Tatsuya Shikimura, and Kazuyuki Kubota
Paper: pp. 58-66
Cutting Characteristics of Direct Milling of Cemented Tungsten Carbides Using Diamond-Coated Carbide End Mills with Untreated and Treated Cutting Edge
Abstract
Masato Okada, Reiji Suzuki, Hidehito Watanabe, Masaaki Otsu, and Takuya Miura
Paper: pp. 67-73
A Neural Network Based Process Planning System to Infer Tool Path Pattern for Complicated Surface Machining
Abstract
Mayu Hashimoto and Keiichi Nakamoto
Paper: pp. 74-79
Cutting Capability of Microdrills in Nonstep Drilling
Abstract
Mitsuo Uchiyama and Naoshi Sakata
Paper: pp. 80-91
Chatter Suppression in Parallel Turning Assisted with Tool Swing Motion Provided by Feed System
Abstract
Shuntaro Yamato, Toshiki Okuma, Kenichi Nakanishi, Junji Tachibana, Norikazu Suzuki, and Yasuhiro Kakinuma
Paper: pp. 92-100
Supporting Method for Thin Parts Having Curved Surfaces – Improvement of End Milling Accuracy by Using Low-Melting Point Alloy and Elastomer Support –
Abstract
Akinori Saito, Shinya Kato, and Mitsuo Nagao
Paper: pp. 101-108
Surface Profile Analysis in Milling with Structured Tool
Abstract
Fumihiro Uchiyama, Akihiko Tsuboi, and Takashi Matsumura
Paper: pp. 109-117
Fabrication of Hyper-Hemisphere of Cobalt-Chromium Alloys Using Curve Generator Machining
Abstract
Shoichi Tamura and Takashi Matsumura
Paper: pp. 118-123
Study of a Plateau Surface Evaluation Method Using a Fast M-Estimation Type Hough Transform
Abstract
Ichiro Yoshida, Yuki Kondo, Go Wakatsuki, and Munetoshi Numada

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 125-132
Influence of Coating in Square End Mill Using In-Process Tool Wear Detection Based on Electrical Contact Resistance
Abstract
Amine Gouarir, Syuhei Kurokawa, Takao Sajima, and Mitsuaki Murata
Paper: pp. 133-140
Monitoring of Cutting State in End-Milling Based on Measurement of Tool Behavior Using CCD Image
Abstract
Shinichi Yoshimitsu, Daiki Iwashita, Kenji Shimana, Yuya Kobaru, and Shunichi Yamashita
Paper: pp. 141-148
Numerical Model of Digital Valve-Controlled Active Air Bearing
Abstract
Daniela Maffiodo, Federico Colombo, and Terenziano Raparelli
Paper: pp. 149-156
Utilization of Multi-Axis Positioning Repeatability Performance in Kinematic Modelling
Abstract
Károly Szipka and Andreas Archenti
Technical Paper: pp. 157-163
Generation of High-Pressure Air that Can Be Used as Auxiliary Power Source in a Press Die
Abstract
Feng Gao

Vol.12 (2018)

No.6

(Nov)

The Best Paper Award & Best Review Award 2018
Special Issue on Design and Manufacturing for Environmental Sustainability
Special Issue on Precision Abrasive Technology of Difficult-to-Machine Materials

The Best Paper Award & Best Review Award 2018

Award: pp. 803-804
Congratulations! The Best Paper Award & Best Review Award 2018
Editorial Office

Special Issue on Design and Manufacturing for Environmental Sustainability

Editorial: p. 805
Design and Manufacturing for Environmental Sustainability
Yasushi Umeda

This is the fourth special issue on design and manufacturing for environmental sustainability. While Japanese manufacturers are not so active in this field, the trend of integrating sustainability into manufacturing activities and management of companies is becoming dominant. We can point out three epoch-making instances: namely, United Nations’ ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),’ which consists of 17 goals to be achieved by 2030, covering not only environmental sustainability but also social and human sustainability; EU’s ‘Circular Economy,’ which promotes various routes for resource circulation (e.g., reuse, remanufacturing, maintenance, and recycling) for increasing employment and market competitiveness of EU and resource efficiency; and ‘Paris Agreement’ on climate change, which enforces reduction of the emission of greenhouse gases to zero by the end of this century.

This special issue includes six well-written papers, all of which are deeply related to these three policies. The first four papers focus on product life cycle or even multiple product life cycles. This aspect is an inherent feature of design and manufacturing for environmental sustainability, which was not considered in traditional design and manufacturing. The keywords of these four papers are life cycle CO2 emission evaluation of electric vehicles, life cycle simulation of reuse among multiple product life cycles, disassembly part selection based on the idea of life expectancy, and personalization design aiming at avoiding mass production and mass disposal. The latter two papers are rather fresh in this journal. The fifth paper deals with customer preferences in Indonesia. Focusing on life styles in developing countries is a very important topic emphasized in SDGs. The last paper deals with food waste, which is emphasized in both SDGs and Circular Economy.

Most of the papers, revised and extended in response to the editor’s invitations, were originally presented at EcoDesign 2017: the tenth International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and ...<more>

Paper: pp. 806-813
Forecasting Life Cycle CO2 Emissions of Electrified Vehicles by 2030 Considering Japan’s Energy Mix
Abstract
Keita Ishizaki and Masaru Nakano
Paper: pp. 814-821
A Lifecycle Simulation Method for Global Reuse
Abstract
Hidenori Murata, Naoya Yokono, Shinichi Fukushige, and Hideki Kobayashi
Paper: pp. 822-832
Disassembly Reuse Part Selection for Recovery Rate and Cost with Lifetime Analysis
Abstract
Shota Hasegawa, Yuki Kinoshita, Tetsuo Yamada, Masato Inoue, and Stefan Bracke
Paper: pp. 833-841
Proposal for the Design of Personalization Procedure
Abstract
Kazuki Kaneko, Yusuke Kishita, and Yasushi Umeda
Paper: pp. 842-852
Green Product Preferences with Respect to Cultural Influences: Empirical Study in Indonesia
Abstract
Ihwan Ghazali, Salwa Hanim Abdul Rashid, Siti Zawiah Md Dawal, Hideki Aoyama, Alva Edy Tontowi, and Raja Ariffin Raja Ghazilla
Technical Paper: pp. 853-860
Strategies for the Leftover Food Treatment Process: A Case Study of Convenience Store Deli-Style Food Products in Taiwan
Abstract
Jui-Che Tu and Yi-Lin Lee

Special Issue on Precision Abrasive Technology of Difficult-to-Machine Materials

Editorial: p. 861
Precision Abrasive Technology of Difficult-to-Machine Materials
Hirofumi Suzuki and Kazuhito Ohashi

The demand for high-precision hard components and their molds/dies have increased in various industries such as in the optical, automotive, and communication industries, as well as in life and medical sciences. Some difficult-to-machine materials can be reliably machined using deterministic precision cutting processes. On the other hand, hard and brittle materials such as ceramics, carbides, hardened steel of molds, glassy materials, or semiconductor materials have to be machined using precision abrasive technologies with super abrasives of diamond or cBN. However, the machining of high-precision components and their molds/dies by abrasive processes, is much more difficult because of their complex and non-deterministic nature and textured surface. Furthermore, high-energy processes such as laser technology can assist abrasive technologies for ensuring higher precision and efficiency. In this sense, precision grinding and polishing process are primarily used to generate high-quality and functional components usually made of difficult-to-machine materials. The surface quality achievable by precision grinding and polishing processes becomes more important for reducing machining time and costs.

This special issue features five research articles – five papers – related to the most recent advances in precision abrasive technology of difficult-to-machine materials. Their subjects cover various abrasive machining processes of grinding, polishing, abrasive flow machining, tooling technology, and laser technologies.

We deeply appreciate the careful work of all authors and thank the reviewers for their incisive efforts. We also hope this special issue will trigger further research on abrasive technologies.

Paper: pp. 862-867
Mechanical Property and Microstructure of the Vitrified-Bonded Ti-Coated CBN Composites
Abstract
Xue Sun, Tianbiao Yu, Zixuan Wang, Zhelun Ma, and Maoqiang Xu
Paper: pp. 868-875
Effect of Crystal Structure on Fabrication of Fine Periodic Surface Structures with Short Pulsed Laser
Abstract
Shuhei Kodama, Shinya Suzuki, Akihiro Shibata, Keita Shimada, Masayoshi Mizutani, and Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa
Paper: pp. 876-882
Monitoring of Rotational Vibration in Tap and Endmill Processes with a Wireless Multifunctional Tool Holder System
Abstract
Ryo Matsuda, Masatoshi Shindou, Toshiki Hirogaki, and Eiichi Aoyama
Paper: pp. 883-891
Modelling of Material Removal in Abrasive Flow Machining
Abstract
Eckart Uhlmann and Simon Roßkamp
Paper: pp. 892-900
Dynamic Analysis of Abrasive Filaments in Contact with Different Workpiece Geometries
Abstract
Eckart Uhlmann and Christian Sommerfeld

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 901-910
Extraction of Rotational Surfaces and Generalized Cylinders from Point-Clouds Using Section Curves
Abstract
Yoshitaka Midorikawa and Hiroshi Masuda
Paper: pp. 911-920
Development and Evaluation of a Low-Energy Consumption Wearable Wrist Warming Device
Abstract
Guillaume Lopez, Takahiro Tokuda, Manami Oshima, Kizito Nkurikiyeyezu, Naoya Isoyama, and Kiyoshi Itao
Paper: pp. 921-929
Influence of Various Conditions on Quality of Burnished Surface in Developed Roller Burnishing with Active Rotary Tool
Abstract
Masato Okada, Makoto Shinke, Masaaki Otsu, Takuya Miura, and Kuniaki Dohda
Paper: pp. 930-939
Restraint of Voids Generated Inside Injection Molded Products by In-Mold Pressing Method
Abstract
Atsushi Motegi, Tomohiro Hishida, and Yasuhiko Murata
Paper: pp. 940-946
Oscillating Finish Grinding of CFRP with Woven Metal Wire Tool Utilizing Plunger Pump Pulsation
Abstract
Kosaku Nomura, Naoya Takeuchi, and Hiroyuki Sasahara
Paper: pp. 947-954
Customized End Milling Operation of Dental Artificial Crown Without CAM Operation
Abstract
Isamu Nishida, Ryo Tsuyama, Ryuta Sato, and Keiichi Shirase
Paper: pp. 955-963
Estimation of Die Release Force of JIS-ADC12 Aluminum Alloy Die Castings Manufactured Through High-Pressure Die Casting via Computer Simulation
Abstract
Makoto Nikawa, Kengo Usui, Hiroaki Iwahori, Atsushi Sato, and Minoru Yamashita

No.5

(Sep)

Special Issue on Active and Passive Vibration Damping in Machine Tools
Special Issue on Progress of Manufacturing Technology

Special Issue on Active and Passive Vibration Damping in Machine Tools

Editorial: p. 621
Active and Passive Vibration Damping in Machine Tools
Michael F. Zaeh

Automation of machine tools has made them more productive, thereby providing an advantage for sustainability and the welfare of mankind. However, in many cases, the successful automation of machine tools requires the avoidance of self-excited chatter vibrations, resulting in a reliable stable state for cutting. Machine tool operators tend to use the machines close to their power thresholds, thereby unknowingly driving them toward the limits of their stability. Much progress has been made in the last few decades concerning the understanding and prediction of such vibrations, and this has led to improvements such as higher cutting rates and chip thicknesses.

Several countermeasures such as active and passive damping are available for avoiding chatter vibrations in machine tools. However, their industrial use is not common yet. In fact, the industry is somewhat unfamiliar with many of these countermeasures. The hesitant attitude of the machine tool builders to apply such countermeasures is a result of several factors: active and passive damping devices are additional system components that require design, tuning, and maintenance. Furthermore, they are associated with a risk of failure, resulting in additional down times of the machines. Additionally, if a machine requires such devices to achieve the desired specifications, the customer’s opinion regarding it can be negatively affected. This situation is challenging for machine tool builders, users, and academia as well. Therefore, we decided to dedicate a special issue of IJAT to this topic.

This special issue focuses on both active and passive damping measures, particularly the measures that are systematically designed and deliberately implemented to increase the chatter-free depth of cut in machine tools. The papers in this issue identify successful applications or at least a vision for them. Additionally, models demonstrating the effects of the chosen active or passive damping systems are presented. Some of these models can also be used to systematically select the parameters of the system. Some of the systems can be easily applied as low-cost patch-...<more>

Paper: pp. 622-630
Efficient Static and Dynamic Modelling of Machine Structures with Large Linear Motions
Abstract
Natanael Lanz, Daniel Spescha, Sascha Weikert, and Konrad Wegener
Paper: pp. 631-641
Adaptive Active Vibration Control for Machine Tools with Highly Position-Dependent Dynamics
Abstract
Robin Kleinwort, Jonathan Platz, and Michael F. Zaeh
Paper: pp. 642-649
Development of an Active Damping System for Structural Chatter Suppression in Machining Centers
Abstract
Iker Mancisidor, Xavier Beudaert, Gorka Aguirre, Rafael Barcena, and Jokin Munoa
Paper: pp. 650-657
Model-Based Installation of Viscoelastic Damper Support for Reduction of Residual Vibration
Abstract
Kotaro Mori, Daisuke Kono, Iwao Yamaji, and Atsushi Matsubara
Paper: pp. 658-668
Simulation-Based Dimensioning of the Required Actuator Force for Active Vibration Control
Abstract
Robin Kleinwort, Philipp Weishaupt, and Michael F. Zaeh
Paper: pp. 669-677
Highly Dynamic Spindle Integrated Magnet Actuators for Chatter Reduction
Abstract
Jan Königsberg, Jan Reiners, Bernd Ponick, Berend Denkena, and Benjamin Bergmann

Special Issue on Progress of Manufacturing Technology

Editorial: p. 679
Progress of Manufacturing Technology
Keiji Yamada, Kazuhito Ohashi, Tohru Ishida, and Tadanori Sugino

First, we would like to express our sincere condolences to the victims of the landslides and floods caused by the torrential rain in Japan in July 2018. We were terribly grieved to hear about these disasters during the editing of this special issue of the International Journal of Automation Technology (IJAT), and we sincerely hope for the revival of the disaster-stricken areas.

This special issue focuses on the progress in manufacturing technologies for maximizing product quality and reducing costs, especially in the mechanical industry. Manufacturing technologies have been developing in order to meet the changes in social and economic environments such as progress in informatization, diverse needs, and increasing demands for a sustainable society. At present, engineers and researchers in the field of manufacturing are facing an unprecedented rapid change caused by the fourth industrial revolution. Therefore, research in this field is also expected to develop more than ever before.

This special issue of IJAT contains seven research papers on topics including shearing of metal sheets, machine tools and machining technology, precision dimensional measurement, and nanoimprinting process. Some of the papers, revised and extended at the editors’ request, were presented originally at the 9th International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing in 21st Century (LEM21), held in Hiroshima, Japan in 2017.

The editors thank the authors and reviewers for their comprehensive efforts in making this special issue possible, and hope that these articles will encourage further research on manufacturing technologies.

Paper: pp. 680-687
Error Estimation of Machined Surfaces in Multi-Axis Machining with Machine Tool Errors Including Tool Self-Intersecting Motion Based on High-Accuracy Tool Swept Volumes
Abstract
Wataru Arai, Fumiki Tanaka, and Masahiko Onosato
Paper: pp. 688-698
Milling Process Monitoring Based on Vibration Analysis Using Hilbert-Huang Transform
Abstract
Agus Susanto, Chia-Hung Liu, Keiji Yamada, Yean-Ren Hwang, Ryutaro Tanaka, and Katsuhiko Sekiya
Paper: pp. 699-706
Motion Accuracy Enhancement of Five-Axis Machine Tools by Modified CL-Data
Abstract
Ryuta Sato, Shogo Hasegawa, Keiichi Shirase, Masanobu Hasegawa, Akira Saito, and Takayuki Iwasaki
Paper: pp. 707-713
Square Layout Four-Point Method for Two-Dimensional Profile Measurement and Self-Calibration Method of Zero-Adjustment Error
Abstract
Hiroki Shimizu, Ryousuke Yamashita, Takuya Hashiguchi, Tasuku Miyata, and Yuuma Tamaru
Paper: pp. 714-722
Investigation of Strain Hardening in Aluminum Alloy Sheared Sheet Based on Microhardness Measurement and FEM Analysis
Abstract
Pusit Mitsomwang, Rattana Borrisutthekul, Usanee Kitkamthorn, and Shigeru Nagasawa
Paper: pp. 723-729
Improvement of Transfer Durability of a Pillar-Shaped Release-Agent-Free Replica Mold in Ultraviolet Nanoimprint Lithography
Abstract
Junpei Tsuchiya, Gen Nakagawa, Shin Hiwasa, and Jun Taniguchi
Paper: pp. 730-738
Nesting Scheduling in Sheet Metal Processing Based on Coevolutionary Genetic Algorithm in Different Environments
Abstract
Tatsuhiko Sakaguchi, Kohki Matsumoto, and Naoki Uchiyama

Regular Papers

Review: pp. 739-749
Precision Forming and Machining Technologies for Ceramic-Based Components
Abstract
Keiichiro Watanabe, Tomonori Takahashi, Tomoki Nagae, and Hiroyuki Tsuji
Paper: pp. 750-759
Machinability of Thermo-Plastic Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic in Inclined Planetary Motion Milling
Abstract
Hidetake Tanaka and Mitsuru Kitamura
Technical Paper: pp. 760-766
Scribing Characteristics of Glass Plate with Ground PCD Scribing Wheel
Abstract
Yusuke Akiyama, Mutsumi Okada, Hirofumi Suzuki, Toshio Fukunishi, Yoshiyuki Asai, Noriyuki Ogasawara, and Kazuma Iizawa
Paper: pp. 767-774
One Action Press Forming of Helix Bevel Gear by Using Multi-Cylinder Press and Die Heating System
Abstract
Katsuaki Nakamura, Hiroshi Koresawa, and Hiroyuki Narahara
Paper: pp. 775-783
Ultrasonic Vibration-Assisted Extrusion of Metal Powder Suspension for Additive Manufacturing
Abstract
Toshitake Tateno, Akira Kakuta, Hayate Ogo, and Takaya Kimoto
Technical Paper: pp. 784-790
Orientation Compensation of an Inchworm Stage with Optical Navigation
Abstract
Akihiro Torii, Yuta Mitsuyoshi, Suguru Mototani, and Kae Doki

No.4

(Jul)

Special Issue on Service Engineering

Special Issue on Service Engineering

Editorial: pp. 447-448
Service Engineering
Tamio Arai, Yasushi Umeda, Fumio Kojima, Sadayo Hirata, and Tomohiko Sakao

To solve problems underlying design and manufacturing we often rely on methodologies of computational intelligence such as machine learning, artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic, fuzzy inference systems and smart optimization algorithms. In this Special Issue of the International Journal of Automation Technology, original articles are presented with reference to the engagement of intelligent computation in diverse application areas of design and manufacturing, including manufacturing process monitoring, manufacturing systems management, scheduling, design theory and methodology.

The six research papers in this Special Issue propose the use of intelligent computation methodologies to deal with various topics related to manufacturing and design. In particular, the first three papers focus on manufacturing process monitoring with reference to different manufacturing technologies, including tool wear monitoring in drilling of composite materials, sensor monitoring in CNC turning and residual stress prediction in welding. Diverse intelligent approaches such as artificial neural networks and adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference systems are proposed to support manufacturing process monitoring. The fourth paper deals with the manufacturing system level, proposing the employment of a solution algorithm combining metaheuristics and operation simulation for scheduling of production processes. The fifth paper aims at developing tools to guide the manufacturers to manage the technology investment and cost saving target for customer satisfaction based on the application of internet of things. The last paper proposes a methodology to support the introduction of customer requirements in product and service design via a decision support system which exploits artificial intelligence algorithms (machine learning) based on inductive inference, allowing knowledge related to product/service to be mapped, structured and managed to design the service and product semantic model.

The editors deeply appreciate all the authors and anonymous reviewers for their effort and excellent work to make this Special Issue unique. We hope that fut...<more>

Paper: pp. 449-458
Multiproduct Traditional Japanese Cuisine Restaurant Improves Labor Productivity by Changing Cooking Processes According to Service Product Characteristics
Abstract
Takeshi Shimmura, Syuichi Oura, Kenji Arai, Nobutada Fujii, Tomomi Nonaka, Takeshi Takenaka, and Takashi Tanizaki
Paper: pp. 459-468
Equilibrium Analysis of Service Ecosystems for Labor-Intensive Services Using Multi-Agent Simulation
Abstract
Takeshi Takenaka, Takahiro Kushida, Nariaki Nishino, and Koichi Kurumatani
Paper: pp. 469-481
Modeling and Analysis of a Closed-Loop Supply Chain in Consideration of Extra Demand
Abstract
Ayako Okuda, Aya Ishigaki, Tetsuo Yamada, and Surendra M. Gupta
Paper: pp. 482-491
A Study on Support Method of Consulting Service Using Text Mining
Abstract
Ruriko Watanabe, Nobutada Fujii, Daisuke Kokuryo, Toshiya Kaihara, Yoichi Abe, and Ryoko Santo
Paper: pp. 492-498
Development of Fluffy Screen System and Field Trial at a Shopping Mall
Abstract
Yusuke Tamura, Soichiro Morishita, and Hajime Asama
Paper: pp. 499-506
Collaboration Challenges in Digital Service Innovation Projects
Abstract
Johan Simonsson and Mats Magnusson
Technical Paper: pp. 507-513
Machine Tool Service for Mass-Production Machining Systems
Abstract
Makoto Fujishima, Takashi Hoshi, Hiroki Nakahira, Masafumi Takahashi, and Masahiko Mori
Paper: pp. 514-523
Proposal for a Design Theory of a Database for Skill Learning from the Viewpoint of Service
Abstract
Sanggyu Shin, Hiroshi Hashimoto, Kaoru Mitsuhashi, and Sho Yokota
Paper: pp. 524-532
Usability Analysis of Information on Worker’s Hands in Animated Assembly Manuals
Abstract
Masao Sugi, Ippei Matsumura, Yusuke Tamura, Tamio Arai, and Jun Ota
Paper: pp. 533-541
Skill Extraction from Nursing Care Service Using Sliding Sheet
Abstract
Qi An, Junki Nakagawa, Junko Yasuda, Wen Wen, Hiroshi Yamakawa, Atsushi Yamashita, and Hajime Asama
Paper: pp. 542-552
Visualization of Acquisition Experience in Sternal Compression Maneuver Using Kinect Sensoring: For Co-Creation of Medical Technique Experiential Values
Abstract
Nao Sato, Kenju Akai, Makoto Hirose, Satoru Okamoto, and Kenji Karino
Paper: pp. 553-563
Consideration of Tacit Knowledge Sharing by Automation for Reinforcement of Human Abilities: Empirical Comparison of Conservation Techniques Between Japan and Denmark
Abstract
Sadayo Hirata and Mika Yasuoka

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 565-572
Filter Design of Adjusting Common Phase for Vibration Suppression Control of Multi-Degree-of Freedom System
Abstract
Hiroshi Hamamatsu, Toshiyuki Tachibana, Yasunobu Hitaka, Seiji Furuno, Takayuki Matsuo, and Shigeru Futami
Paper: pp. 573-581
Mirror Surface Machining of Steel by Elliptical Vibration Cutting with Diamond-Coated Tools Sharpened by Pulse Laser Grinding
Abstract
Hiroshi Saito, Hongjin Jung, Eiji Shamoto, Shinya Suganuma, and Fumihiro Itoigawa
Paper: pp. 582-589
Angle Detection Using a Continuously Rotating Gyro for Large Scale Profile Evaluation – Reversal Measurement for Eliminating Gyro Drift –
Abstract
Tatsuya Kume, Masanori Satoh, Tsuyoshi Suwada, Kazuro Furukawa, and Eiki Okuyama
Paper: pp. 590-602
Prediction of the Tensile Thermal Stress Generation Conditions for Laser Irradiation of Thin Plate Glass with Forced Cooling Based on the Plane Stress Model
Abstract
Akira Chiba, Souta Matsusaka, Hirofumi Hidai, and Noboru Morita
Paper: pp. 603-610
Friction Reduction by Micro-Textured Surfaces in Lubrication
Abstract
Yue Sun, Keita Shimada, Shaolin Xu, Masayoshi Mizutani, and Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa

No.3

(May)

Special Issue on Intelligent Computation in Design and Manufacturing
Special Issue on Large-Scale Point Cloud Processing

Special Issue on Intelligent Computation in Design and Manufacturing

Editorial: pp. 273-274
Intelligent Computation in Design and Manufacturing
Roberto Teti, Pascal Le Masson, Mitsutaka Matsumoto, and AMM Sharif Ullah

To solve problems underlying design and manufacturing we often rely on methodologies of computational intelligence such as machine learning, artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic, fuzzy inference systems and smart optimization algorithms. In this Special Issue of the International Journal of Automation Technology, original articles are presented with reference to the engagement of intelligent computation in diverse application areas of design and manufacturing, including manufacturing process monitoring, manufacturing systems management, scheduling, design theory and methodology.

The six research papers in this Special Issue propose the use of intelligent computation methodologies to deal with various topics related to manufacturing and design. In particular, the first three papers focus on manufacturing process monitoring with reference to different manufacturing technologies, including tool wear monitoring in drilling of composite materials, sensor monitoring in CNC turning and residual stress prediction in welding. Diverse intelligent approaches such as artificial neural networks and adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference systems are proposed to support manufacturing process monitoring. The fourth paper deals with the manufacturing system level, proposing the employment of a solution algorithm combining metaheuristics and operation simulation for scheduling of production processes. The fifth paper aims at developing tools to guide the manufacturers to manage the technology investment and cost saving target for customer satisfaction based on the application of internet of things. The last paper proposes a methodology to support the introduction of customer requirements in product and service design via a decision support system which exploits artificial intelligence algorithms (machine learning) based on inductive inference, allowing knowledge related to product/service to be mapped, structured and managed to design the service and product semantic model.

The editors deeply appreciate all the authors and anonymous reviewers for their effort and excellent work to make this Special Issue unique. We hope that fut...<more>

Paper: pp. 275-281
Artificial Neural Networks for Tool Wear Prediction Based on Sensor Fusion Monitoring of CFRP/CFRP Stack Drilling
Abstract
Alessandra Caggiano and Luigi Nele
Technical Paper: pp. 282-289
Comparing Vibration Sensor Positions in CNC Turning for a Feasible Application in Smart Manufacturing System
Abstract
Jonny Herwan, Seisuke Kano, Ryabov Oleg, Hiroyuki Sawada, and Masahiro Watanabe
Paper: pp. 290-296
Predicting Residual Weld Stress Distribution with an Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System
Abstract
Houichi Kitano and Terumi Nakamura
Paper: pp. 297-307
Scheduling Algorithms Using Metaheuristics for Production Processes with Crane Interference
Abstract
Takashi Tanizaki, Hideki Katagiri, and António Oliveira Nzinga René
Paper: pp. 308-318
Research on Willingness to Pay of Internet of Vehicles
Abstract
Zheqi Zhu and Nariaki Nishino
Paper: pp. 319-326
Tool to Make Shopping Experience Responsive to Customer Emotions
Abstract
Silvia Ceccacci, Andrea Generosi, Luca Giraldi, and Maura Mengoni

Special Issue on Large-Scale Point Cloud Processing

Editorial: p. 327
Large-Scale Point Cloud Processing
Hiroshi Masuda and Hiroaki Date

Recently, terrestrial laser scanners have been significantly improved in terms of accuracy, measurement distance, measurement speed, and resolution. They enable us to capture dense 3D point clouds of large-scale objects and fields, such as factories, engineering plants, large equipment, and transport ships. In addition, the mobile mapping system, which is a vehicle equipped with laser scanners and GPSs, can be used for capturing large-scale point clouds from a wide range of roads, buildings, and roadside objects. Large-scale point clouds are useful in a variety of applications, such as renovation and maintenance of facilities, engineering simulation, asset management, and 3D mapping. To realize these applications, new techniques must be developed for processing large-scale point clouds. So far, point processing has been studied mainly for relatively small objects in the field of computer-aided design and computer graphics. However, in recent years, the application areas of point clouds are not limited to conventional domains, but also include manufacturing, civil engineering, construction, transportation, forestry, and so on. This is because the state-of-the-art laser scanner can be used to represent large objects or fields as dense point clouds. We believe that discussing new techniques and applications related to large-scale point clouds beyond the boundaries of traditional academic fields is very important.

This special issue addresses the latest research advances in large-scale point cloud processing. This covers a wide area of point processing, including shape reconstruction, geometry processing, object recognition, registration, visualization, and applications. The papers will help readers explore and share their knowledge and experience in technologies and development techniques.

All papers were refereed through careful peer reviews. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the authors for their submissions and to the reviewers for their invaluable efforts for ensuring the success of this special issue.

Paper: pp. 328-338
Efficient Registration of Laser-Scanned Point Clouds of Bridges Using Linear Features
Abstract
Hiroaki Date, Takahito Yokoyama, Satoshi Kanai, Yoshiro Hada, Manabu Nakao, and Toshiya Sugawara
Paper: pp. 339-347
Development of Curvature Gap Estimation System for Deciding Thermal Forming Instructions of Ship Curved Shell Plates Using Laser Scanner
Abstract
Kazuo Hiekata, Taiga Mitsuyuki, Kota Okada, and Yoshiyuki Furukawa
Paper: pp. 348-355
Application of Stochastic Point-Based Rendering to Laser-Scanned Point Clouds of Various Cultural Heritage Objects
Abstract
Kyoko Hasegawa, Liang Li, Naoya Okamoto, Shu Yanai, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Atsushi Okamoto, and Satoshi Tanaka
Paper: pp. 356-368
Polygonization of Point Cloud of Tunnels Using Lofting Operation
Abstract
Nao Hidaka, Takashi Michikawa, Ali Motamedi, Nobuyoshi Yabuki, and Tomohiro Fukuda
Paper: pp. 369-375
Evaluation of Classification Performance of Pole-Like Objects from MMS Images Using Convolutional Neural Network and Image Super Resolution
Abstract
Tomohiro Mizoguchi
Paper: pp. 376-385
Curb Detection and Accessibility Evaluation from Low-Density Mobile Mapping Point Cloud Data
Abstract
Kiichiro Ishikawa, Daisuke Kubo, and Yoshiharu Amano
Paper: pp. 386-394
3D Modeling of Lane Marks Using a Combination of Images and Mobile Mapping Data
Abstract
Jingxin Su, Ryuji Miyazaki, Toru Tamaki, and Kazufumi Kaneda
Technical Paper: pp. 395-404
A 3D Shape-Measuring System for Assessing Strawberry Fruits
Abstract
Nobuo Kochi, Takanari Tanabata, Atsushi Hayashi, and Sachiko Isobe

Regular Papers

Technical Paper: pp. 405-412
Evaluation of Holding Force on Six-D.o.F Surgical Assist Arm with Sphere Joints and Inner-Outer Cables
Abstract
Toshihiro Yukawa and Jun Sasaki
Paper: pp. 413-423
Development of a Straight Fibers Pneumatic Muscle
Abstract
Francesco Durante, Michele Gabrio Antonelli, Pierluigi Beomonte Zobel, and Terenziano Raparelli
Paper: pp. 424-433
Basic Study on Remelting Process to Enhance Density of Inconel 625 in Direct Energy Deposition
Abstract
Ryo Koike, Taro Misawa, Yasuhiro Kakinuma, and Yohei Oda

No.2

(Mar)

Special Issue on Innovative SiC/GaN/Diamond Single-Crystal Substrates and Planarization Processing Technologies for the Next Generation ICT Society

Special Issue on Innovative SiC/GaN/Diamond Single-Crystal Substrates and Planarization Processing Technologies for the Next Generation ICT Society

Editorial: pp. 143-144
Innovative SiC/GaN/Diamond Single-Crystal Substrates and Planarization Processing Technologies for the Next Generation ICT Society
Toshiro Doi

Since the transistor was invented at Bell Laboratories in 1947 and the concept of the integrated circuit was presented by Jack Kilby of TI in 1958, devices using silicon semiconductors have been developed with tremendous drive. Today, ultrastructural, highly dense, and high-functional ULSI devices have become a reality. Accordingly, novel, three-dimensional devices that aim at multiple functions and high performance have been proposed, and novel materials have come into existence. As Artificial Intelligence (AI) has drawn increasing attention, the concept of “Singularity,” or singular technical point, has become a focus of great attention. Singularity is a prediction put forth by American futurist Ray Kurzweil, who said, “Singularity will come in 2045, when the speed of the evolution of technology will become infinite and Artificial Intelligence will exceed human intelligence.” This prediction is said to have its roots in “Moore’s law,” formulated by Intel founder Gordon Moore, which states that “the degree of integration of transistors doubles every year and a half.” The deep learning and self-learning functions of computers can be mentioned as significant driving factors behind the dramatic development of AI studies. The processing capacity of AI has increased exponentially owing to the evolution and combination of various technologies, and the speed of development of technology now far exceeds the biological limits of humankind. As a result, it is inevitable that “Singularity” will come to pass, and the technologies behind semiconductor devices contributing to the arrival of Singularity are expected to develop much further.

In the process of such semiconductor development, silicon carbide (SiC), among other materials, came to be expected as the next-generation semiconductor in the 1950s, but it could not succeed significantly as a practical device. SiC also attracted attention as the material used in green and red light-emitting elements. In the 1990s, SiC came into the spotlight, along with gallium nitride (GaN) crystal and other materials, by ...<more>

Review: pp. 145-153
Next-Generation, Super-Hard-to-Process Substrates and Their High-Efficiency Machining Process Technologies Used to Create Innovative Devices
Abstract
Toshiro Doi
Review: pp. 154-159
Characteristics and Mechanism of Catalyst-Referred Etching Method: Application to 4H-SiC
Abstract
Pho Van Bui, Yasuhisa Sano, Yoshitada Morikawa, and Kazuto Yamauchi
Paper: pp. 160-169
Verification of the Effectiveness of UV-Polishing for 4H-SiC Wafer Using Photocatalyst and Cathilon
Abstract
Takeshi Tanaka, Masaru Takizawa, and Akihiro Hata
Paper: pp. 170-174
Surface Planarization with Gas Cluster Ion Beams and Application to Wide-Bandgap Semiconductors
Abstract
Noriaki Toyoda
Paper: pp. 175-178
Potential and Challenges of Diamond Wafer Toward Power Electronics
Abstract
Shinichi Shikata
Paper: pp. 179-186
Patterned Sapphire Substrates for III-Nitride Epitaxial Growth
Abstract
Natsuko Omiya, Hideo Aida, Yutaka Kimura, Yuki Kawamata, Seong-Woo Kim, and Michio Uneda
Paper: pp. 187-198
Study of Femtosecond Laser Ablation Effect on Micro-Processing for 4H-SiC Substrate
Abstract
Chengwu Wang, Syuhei Kurokawa, Julong Yuan, Li Fan, Huizong Lu, Zhe Wu, Weifeng Yao, Kehua Zhang, Yu Zhang, and Toshiro Doi

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 199-205
New Method Based on Improved Double Ball Bar for Measuring Geometric Motion Errors of Coordinate Measuring Machine
Abstract
Ping Yang, Yue Wu, Hui Yu, and Yinbiao Guo
Paper: pp. 206-214
CFD Analysis of Friction-Reduction Effect of Micro-Textured Surfaces in Lubricant
Abstract
Yue Sun, Shaolin Xu, Tomoki Kyoizumi, Keita Shimada, Masayoshi Mizutani, and Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa
Paper: pp. 215-222
Control Strategy of Screw Motion During Plasticizing Phase for All-Electric Injection Molding Machine
Abstract
Shengrui Yu and Lanyu Zeng
Paper: pp. 223-229
Wheel Working Surface Topography and Grinding Force Distributions in Creep Feed Grinding
Abstract
Masakazu Fujimoto, Susumu Ohishi, Ryosuke Hinaga, and Yuki Kubo
Paper: pp. 230-237
Geometric Error Compensation of Five-Axis Machining Centers Based on On-Machine Workpiece Measurement
Abstract
Ryuta Sato and Keiichi Shirase
Paper: pp. 238-245
Aiding of Micro End-Milling Condition Decision Using Data-Mining from Tool Catalog Data
Abstract
Hiroyuki Kodama, Koichi Okuda, and Kazuhiro Tanaka
Paper: pp. 246-253
Process Evaluation of Robot Development Projects by Proposal Data Analysis
Abstract
Shigeru Asano, Masanori Wada, Tomomasa Sato, and Hiroshi Hosaka
Technical Paper: pp. 254-261
Influence of Heat in Multi-Tasking Machine Bed and its Analytical Technique
Abstract
Kenichi Nakanishi, Manabu Sawada, and Jiro Sakamoto

No.1

(Jan)

Special Issue on Nanosensing and Microsensing

Special Issue on Nanosensing and Microsensing

Editorial: p. 3
Nanosensing and Microsensing
Reo Kometani and Sunao Ishihara

Sensors, which are transducer-type devices, are indispensable to today’s advanced information society. A huge number of sensors are used not only in everyday devices but also in advanced industrial systems. They are used in Internet of things (IoT) services to gather external information, intelligent robots to recognize the world around them and control their movements, and all advanced vehicle technologies to operate safely and automatically. Sensors detect light, motion, force, fluid flow, electric/magnetic fields, and other physical, chemical, and biological aspects of the external environment.

To improve the performances of these sensors, such as their sensitivity, sensing resolution, and power consumption, extensive R&D is conducted in industry and academia. Recent technological progress in MEMS technology has allowed sensors to be manufactured on scales that are increasingly microscopic. More recently, the extreme downsizing of structures to nanometer scale has led to innovative sensing devices called NEMS.

This special issue addresses the latest research advances in nanosensing and microsensing science and engineering. It covers a wide range of topics, including novel sensing devices and technologies; small structures fabrication technologies for sensors; MEMS/NEMS sensing devices; physical, chemical, optical and biological sensing devices; and nanoscale science and engineering for sensors.

All papers were refereed through careful peer reviews. We would like to express our sincere thanks to the authors for their submissions and to the reviewers for their invaluable efforts. Lastly, we hope this special issue provides valuable and useful information to our interested readers and researchers.

Review: pp. 4-14
MEMS Sensor Devices with a Piezo-Resistive Cantilever
Abstract
Kiyoshi Matsumoto and Isao Shimoyama
Review: pp. 15-23
Microfabricated Temperature-Sensing Devices Using a Microfluidic Chip for Biological Applications
Abstract
Naoki Inomata, Masaya Toda, and Takahito Ono
Paper: pp. 24-28
Graphene Nanomechanical Resonator Mass Sensing of Mixed H2/Ar Gas
Abstract
Manoharan Muruganathan, Fumihiro Seto, and Hiroshi Mizuta
Paper: pp. 29-36
High-Yield Bridged Assembly of ssDNA-Modified SWCNT Using Dielectrophoresis
Abstract
Yusuke Shiomi, Yoshikazu Hirai, Osamu Tabata, and Toshiyuki Tsuchiya
Review: pp. 37-44
On-Chip FRET Graphene Aptasensor
Abstract
Yuko Ueno and Kazuaki Furukawa
Review: pp. 45-51
In Vitro Diagnostic Device with a Bio-Coupled Gate Field Effect Transistor
Abstract
Toshiya Sakata
Paper: pp. 52-63
Bioanalytical Method Based on Extended-Gate Field-Effect Transistor Modified by Self-Assembled Monolayer
Abstract
Taira Kajisa and Toshiya Sakata
Review: pp. 64-72
Advances in Noninvasive Glucose Sensing Enabled by Photonics, Acoustics, and Microwaves
Abstract
Takuro Tajima, Masahito Nakamura, Yujiro Tanaka, and Michiko Seyama
Review: pp. 73-78
V-Trench Biosensor: Microfluidic Plasmonic Biosensing Platform
Abstract
Hiroki Ashiba
Review: pp. 79-86
Nanotemplate-Guided Self-Assembly of Gold Nanoparticles and its Application to Plasmonic Bio/Chemical Sensing
Abstract
Koji Sugano
Review: pp. 87-96
Terahertz Plasmonics and Nano-Carbon Electronics for Nano-Micro Sensing and Imaging
Abstract
Xiangying Deng and Yukio Kawano

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 97-104
Development and Evaluation of New Material Measure with Chirp Form for Surface Texture Instruments
Abstract
Ichiro Yoshida, Yuichi Okazaki, Noriyuki Kato, Nobuyuki Tanaka, and Kozo Miyamoto
Paper: pp. 105-112
An Evaluation Criterion to Select Temperature Measurement Positions in End-Milling
Abstract
Dongjin Wu and Koji Teramoto
Paper: pp. 113-122
Structure Analysis with 3D Hexahedral Meshes Generated by a Label-Driven Subdivision
Abstract
Bo Liu, Kenjiro T. Miura, and Shin Usuki
Technical Paper: pp. 123-131
Experimental Verification of Robust Controller for Electronic Governor of Small Gas Engine Generator
Abstract
Koichi Okamura, Yuya Tanaka, Kenji Takahata, and Jianming Yang

Vol.11 (2017)

No.6

(Nov)

The Best Paper Award 2017
Special Issue on Biomedical Applications
Mini Special Issue on Machining of Deformable Parts

The Best Paper Award 2017

Award: p. 859
Congratulations! The Best Paper Award 2017
Editorial Office

Special Issue on Biomedical Applications

Editorial: p. 861
Biomedical Applications
Masayoshi Mizutani and Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa

Interdisciplinary research that integrates medical science, biotechnology, materials science, mechanical engineering, and manufacturing has seen rapid progress in recent years. Not only fundamental research into biological functions but also the development of clinical approaches to treating patients are being actively carried out by experts in different fields. For example, artificial materials, such as those used in orthopedic surgery and dental implants, are being used more widely in medical treatments. In the area of minimally invasive surgery using X-rays, CT, and MRI, medical devices possessing radiolucent and nonmagnetic properties are playing a major role. Medical auxiliary equipment, such as wheelchairs, prosthetic feet, and other objects used to supplement medical treatment, is also critical. To assure that such advances continue into the future, material development and manufacturing processes should eventually satisfy the requirements of medical and biological applications, which are being debated by experts in different fields.

The applicable materials should have excellent specific strength and rigidity, high biocompatibility, and good formability. The various needs for material characteristics and functions make interdisciplinary research essential. Mechanical engineering and manufacturing technologies should be further developed to solve problems involved in the establishment of basic principles by integrating the knowledge of materials science, medical science, biology, chemistry, and other fields.

This special issue addresses the latest research advances into the biomedical applications of different manufacturing technologies. This covers a wide area, including biotechnologies, biomanufacturing, biodevices, and biomedical technologies. We hope that learning more about these advances will enable the readers to share in the authors’ experience and knowledge of technologies and development.

All papers were refereed through careful peer reviews. We would like express our sincere appreciation to the authors for their submissions and to the reviewers for their invaluable efforts, w...<more>

Paper: pp. 862-868
Precision Machining of Sintered Zirconia Ceramics by High-Speed Milling
Abstract
Yusuke Ito, Naohiko Sugita, Tatsuya Fujii, Toru Kizaki, and Mamoru Mitsuishi
Paper: pp. 869-877
Fundamental Study on Addition of Osteoconductivity to Titanium Alloy Surface by EDM
Abstract
Togo Shinonaga, Yuta Iida, Ryota Toshimitsu, and Akira Okada
Paper: pp. 878-882
Surface Microfabrication of Conventional Glass Using Femtosecond Laser for Microfluidic Applications
Abstract
Takuma Niioka and Yasutaka Hanada
Paper: pp. 883-894
Three-Dimensional Observation of Microstructure of Bone Tissue Using High-Precision Machining
Abstract
Naomichi Furushiro, Hideo Yokota, Sakiko Nakamura, Kazuhiro Fujisaki, Yutaka Yamagata, Mitsunori Kokubo, Ryutaro Himeno, Akitake Makinouchi, and Toshiro Higuchi
Paper: pp. 895-901
Examination of a Low-Profile Spinal Implant
Abstract
Takuto Iwade, Noriyuki Hisamori, Junichi Fujita, and Kenji Yamaya
Development Report: pp. 902-906
Observation of Apatite Formation on Titanium Plate and Bone Surfaces in Electric Stimulation
Abstract
Kazuhiro Fujisaki, Naoya Saito, Shunto Date, and Kazuhiko Sasagawa
Paper: pp. 907-914
Effects of Adhesives on Reliability in Interfacial Strength Evaluation Method for Plasma-Sprayed Hydroxyapatite Coating
Abstract
Yuichi Otsuka, Yoshihisa Hiraki, Yuki Hakozaki, Yukio Miyashita, and Yoshiharu Mutoh
Paper: pp. 915-924
Formation of Hydroxyapatite Layer on Ti–6Al–4V ELI Alloy by Fine Particle Peening
Abstract
Shoichi Kikuchi, Yuki Nakamura, Koichiro Nambu, and Toshikazu Akahori
Paper: pp. 925-931
Effect of Cooling Stimulus on Collection Efficiency of Calf Chondrocytes Cultivated on Metal Surface
Abstract
Yuta Kurashina, Shogo Miyata, and Jun Komotori
Paper: pp. 932-940
Influence of Early-Stage Hydrolysis on Tensile Fracture Behavior of HAp/PLA Composites Interface-Controlled by Reaction Control Utilizing Photodissociable Protecting Groups
Abstract
Mototsugu Tanaka, Tomoyuki Takahashi, and Isao Kimpara
Paper: pp. 941-946
Transfer-Print of CNTs and its Application to Cell Scaffold
Abstract
Arata Kaneko, Yuuki Miyazaki, and Tatsuya Goto

Mini Special Issue on Machining of Deformable Parts

Editorial: p. 947
Machining of Deformable Parts
Koji Teramoto and Jun’ichi Kaneko

The machining of deformable parts is both an old and new problem. Because the standard procedures for machining operations implicitly assume a rigid workpiece and ideal chip removal, workpiece deformation has been considered a disturbance in machining operations. Due to the increasing need for lightweight and compact products, deformable parts, such as thin-structured parts and soft materials, are now widely utilized. For the effective and accurate production of deformable parts, die-less direct machining of deformable parts is a promising approach because of its applicability to various materials and shapes. This technical trend has increased the attentions given to the machining of deformable parts.

This special issue addresses advanced research done on the machining of deformable parts. This covers investigations into non-metallic parts machining, the estimation of fixed-parts deformation, and deformation analyses for thin-structured parts.

We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the authors and reviewers, whose invaluable efforts have made the publication of this special issue possible. We hope that this special issue will trigger further research on the machining of deformable parts, leading to advances.

Paper: pp. 948-957
Study on Ball End Milling of Inclined Surfaces for Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene
Abstract
Kousuke Shintoku and Hirohisa Narita
Paper: pp. 958-963
Analysis of Cutting Force in Elastomer End-Milling
Abstract
Koji Teramoto, Takahiro Kunishima, and Hiroki Matsumoto
Paper: pp. 964-970
Estimation Method of Machining Error on Low Rigidity Workpiece for Tool Posture Planning
Abstract
Kohei Ichikawa, Hironobu Saito, Jun’ichi Kaneko, Yuki Okuma, and Kenichiro Horio
Paper: pp. 971-977
Development of High-Speed Processing Method to Evaluate Elastic Deformations of Workpieces
Abstract
Kenji Komiya, Jun’ichi Kaneko, Tetsuya Yokoyama, Tetsuya Asano, Chiharu Higashino, and Kenichiro Horio
Paper: pp. 978-983
On-Machine Estimation of Workpiece Deformation for Thin-Structured Parts Machining
Abstract
Koji Teramoto

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 985-992
Development of an Injection Mold Capable of Melt Flow Control and Induction Heating and Cooling
Abstract
Yasuhiko Murata, Hidekazu Suzuki, and Shogo Kashiwagi

No.5

(Sep)

Special Issue on Intelligent Measurement for Advanced Production Engineering

Special Issue on Intelligent Measurement for Advanced Production Engineering

Editorial: p. 681
Intelligent Measurement for Advanced Production Engineering
Satoru Takahashi, Yuki Shimizu, and Yasuhiro Mizutani

Measurement technology in the field of production engineering has long played an essential role in improving the yield and reliability of manufactured products, and it will continue to increase in importance to the manufacture of advanced products. The development of intelligent and innovative measurement technologies will not only be essential but also indispensable to the creation of high value-added products as next-generation advanced products, manufactured based on leading-edge production technologies and science. The importance of measurement technologies indispensable to the digitization of things has been increasing particularly dramatically in the industrial revolution of production based on the innovative advancement of big data management and the cloud computing environment.

This special issue addresses the latest research advances into measurement for production engineering. This covers a wide area, including dimensional measurement, surface metrology, uncertainty, traceability, calibration, in-process and on-line metrology, machine tool metrology, optical metrology, micro and nano metrology, and applied sensor technology. We hope that learning more about these advances will enable the readers to share in the authors’ experiences and knowledge of technologies and development.

All papers were refereed through careful peer reviews. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the authors for their submissions and to the reviewers for their invaluable efforts, ensuring the success of this special issue.

Review: pp. 682-690
High-Accuracy Absolute Length Measurement Using an Optical-Comb Pulsed Interferometer: Verification of Coordinate Measuring Machines
Abstract
Kiyoshi Takamasu and Wiroj Sudatham
Paper: pp. 691-698
Re-Evaluation of Calibration and Measurement Capabilities of Pitch Calibration Systems Designed by Using the Diffraction Method
Abstract
Ichiko Misumi, Jun-ichiro Kitta, Ryosuke Kizu, and Akiko Hirai
Paper: pp. 699-706
Fabrication of Ultra-Small-Diameter Optical-Fiber Probe Using Acid-Etch Technique and CO2 Laser for 3D-Micro Metrology
Abstract
Hiroshi Murakami, Akio Katsuki, Takao Sajima, and Kosuke Uchiyama
Paper: pp. 707-715
A Study of Mechanism of Bi-Directional Measurement Influenced by Material on Dimensional Measurement Using X-Ray CT
Abstract
Kazuya Matsuzaki, Osamu Sato, Hiroyuki Fujimoto, Makoto Abe, and Toshiyuki Takatsuji
Paper: pp. 716-720
Surface Profile Measurement Based on the Concept of Multi-Step Division of Length
Abstract
Eiki Okuyama, Kohei Konda, and Hiromi Ishikawa
Paper: pp. 721-727
Warp Measurement for Large-Diameter Silicon Wafer Using Four-Point-Support Inverting Method
Abstract
Yukihiro Ito and Masanori Kunieda
Paper: pp. 728-735
High-Precision Aspheric Surface Measurement Using Scanning Deflectometry: Three-Dimensional Error Analysis and Experiments
Abstract
Tingzhi Hu, Muzheng Xiao, Xicheng Wang, Chao Wang, Zhijing Zhang, and Kiyoshi Takamasu
Paper: pp. 736-741
Micro Tool Diameter Monitoring by Means of Laser Diffraction for On-Machine Measurement
Abstract
Panart Khajornrungruang, Keiichi Kimura, Keisuke Suzuki, and Tomoki Inoue
Paper: pp. 742-753
Development of Removal Amount Estimation Method Based on Calculation of Elastic Deformation of Superabrasive Stones During Multistage Superfinishing of Sapphire
Abstract
Naomichi Furushiro, Tomomi Yamaguchi, Daisuke Hirooka, Masashi Yamaguchi, Noboru Matsumori, and Kenichi Tanada
Paper: pp. 754-760
A Novel Particle Sizing Method for Nano Abrasives in CMP Slurry by Using Fluorescent Nano Probe
Abstract
Terutake Hayashi, Toshiki Seri, and Syuhei Kurokawa
Development Report: pp. 761-765
Cutting Tool Edge and Textured Surface Measurements with a Point Autofocus Probe
Abstract
Katsuhiro Miura, Atsuko Nose, Hirofumi Suzuki, and Mutsumi Okada
Paper: pp. 766-771
Measuring the Moisture Content of Pulp Injection Molded Products with Terahertz Waves
Abstract
Yusuke Kajihara, Yuta Tamura, Keisuke Matsuzaka, Shotaro Kadoya, and Fuminobu Kimura
Paper: pp. 772-780
A Simulation Study of Plasmonic Substrate for In-Process Measurement of Refractive Index in Nano-Stereolithography
Abstract
Masaki Michihata, Deqing Kong, Kiyoshi Takamasu, and Satoru Takahashi
Paper: pp. 781-786
Design and Testing of a Micro Thermal Sensor for Non-Contact Surface Defect Detection
Abstract
Yuki Shimizu, Yuki Matsuno, Yuan-Liu Chen, and Wei Gao
Paper: pp. 787-794
Three-Dimensional Reconstruction by Time-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Microscope with Improved Measurement Range
Abstract
Shin Usuki, Katsuaki Tamaki, and Kenjiro T. Miura
Paper: pp. 795-799
Using Surface Plasmon Polaritons to Analyze Flow Rate Distribution Near a Channel Surface
Abstract
Miyu Ozaki and Ryoshu Furutani
Paper: pp. 800-805
Time-Resolved Oblique Incident Interferometry for Vibration Analysis of an Ultrasonic Motor
Abstract
Yasuhiro Mizutani, Takayuki Higuchi, Tetsuo Iwata, and Yasuhiro Takaya
Paper: pp. 806-813
Dual-Wavelength Digital Holography Based on Phase-Division Multiplexing Using Four Wavelength-Multiplexed Phase-Shifted Holograms and Zeroth-Order Diffraction-Image Suppression
Abstract
Tatsuki Tahara, Reo Otani, Yasuhiko Arai, and Yasuhiro Takaki

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 815-828
Integrated Assessment of ‘Green-Lean’ Production
Abstract
Stanisław Strzelczak
Paper: pp. 829-834
Prevention of Material Deterioration in ECM of Sintered Carbide with Iron Ions (2nd Report)
Abstract
Sicong Wang, Akihiro Goto, and Atsushi Nakata
Paper: pp. 835-843
Study on CAM Software for Additive Manufacturing with FDM Method
Abstract
Satoru Koizumi, Takehiro Kawamura, and Tatsuya Mochizuki

No.4

(Jul)

Special Issue on Green and Lean Production

Special Issue on Green and Lean Production

Editorial: p. 541
Green and Lean Production
Masaru Nakano and Fumio Kojima

Green production for a sustainable world has increased in importance as society has increased in its awareness of global warming, energy security, pollution, and the metals shortage. Lean production is a concept considered in successful manufacturing enterprises. Green and lean are often achieved together, such when both waste and energy consumption are reduced. On the other hand, the two are sometimes thought to be at odds, such as when the frequent transportation and small lot size often used in lean production consumes more energy usage than does conventional production. The integration of green and lean is familiar to those who study sustainability. The three bottom lines of sustainability are ecological, economic, and social sustainability. The ecological and economic dimensions have been discussed in the field of production systems. Proactive scenario simulation is required for the evaluation of sustainability as well as for the discussion of integrated criteria of sustainability.

This special issue covers both green and lean topics in the production field. It considers the challenges that need to be addressed so that researchers and practitioners may engage in scientific and practical discussions of these topics. Six contributions from academic institutes and six contributions from manufacturing companies have been accepted. This special issue is expected to encourage both academics and practitioners to discuss future collaboration. Most contributions deal with integrated green and lean issues. Some academic papers evaluate sustainability. Case studies as technical papers or development reports have been provided by industrial contributors. Methodologies range from survey to life cycle assessment to simulation to implementation. The applications range from machine development for green production to national technical policy for sustainable manufacturing.

All papers were refereed through careful peer reviews. We would like to express my sincere appreciation to the authors for their submissions and to the reviewers for their invaluable efforts, as together they made possible the publication of this special issue.

Paper: pp. 542-551
How Lean Manufacturing Affects the Creation of Sustainable Value: An Integrated Model
Abstract
Barbara Resta, Stefano Dotti, Paolo Gaiardelli, and Albachiara Boffelli
Paper: pp. 552-562
Chain of Command: A Sustainable Supply Chain Management Serious Game
Abstract
Victor Cuesta and Masaru Nakano
Paper: pp. 563-571
Design of a Closed-Loop Supply Chain with Stochastic Product Returns
Abstract
Aya Ishigaki, Tetsuo Yamada, and Surendra M. Gupta
Paper: pp. 572-582
Life Cycle Analysis of Emissions from Electric and Gasoline Vehicles in Different Regions
Abstract
Kamila Romejko and Masaru Nakano
Paper: pp. 583-591
Development of Japan’s Photovoltaic Deployment Scenarios in 2030
Abstract
Yusuke Kishita and Yasushi Umeda
Paper: pp. 592-600
Scenario Analysis for Clean Energy Vehicles in UK Considering Introduction of Renewable Energy Sources
Abstract
Hiroshi Nakamura and Masaru Nakano
Technical Paper: pp. 601-607
Reducing the Energy Consumption of Machine Tools
Abstract
Makoto Fujishima, Hiroshi Shimanoe, and Masahiko Mori
Technical Paper: pp. 608-614
Development of Energy-Saving Machine Tool
Abstract
Hisashi Ohtani
Development Report: pp. 615-622
Application of Green and Lean Production at Ricoh
Abstract
Andy Whyle and Rob Bland
Development Report: pp. 623-628
1/N Machine System for the Lean Factory
Abstract
Katsuhiko Sugito
Development Report: pp. 629-637
Development of Ultralow-Cost Machine Vision System
Abstract
Kenichi Endo, Teruyuki Ishiwata, and Tomohiro Yamazaki
Development Report: pp. 638-643
Technological Development of Fluid Control Within Metal Mold for Application to Family Mold of Resin Part
Abstract
Atsushi Mizutani, Takeshi Nagao, and Naoki Arai

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 645-656
Analysis and Control of Pouring Ladle with Weir for Sloshing and Volume-Moving Vibration in Pouring Cut-Off Process
Abstract
Atsushi Ito, Ryosuke Tasaki, Makio Suzuki, and Kazuhiko Terashima
Paper: pp. 657-665
Line-Based Planar Structure Extraction from a Point Cloud with an Anisotropic Distribution
Abstract
Ryuji Miyazaki, Makoto Yamamoto, and Koichi Harada

No.3

(May)

Celebrating 10th anniversary: Congratulatory Message
Special Issue on New Challenges in Robotics Technology

Celebrating 10th anniversary: Congratulatory Message

Message: p. 338
Message from Editors-in-Chief
Yoshimi Takeuchi
Message: p. 339
Ten years of International Journal of Automation Technology
Toshimichi Moriwaki
Message: p. 340
Congratulatory Message
Fritz Klocke
Message: p. 341
Congratulatory Message
Yusuf Altintas

Special Issue on New Challenges in Robotics Technology

Editorial: p. 343
New Challenges in Robotics Technology
Terenziano Raparelli and Pierluigi Beomonte Zobel
Robotics has reached a top technological level in recent years, a level at which it can be successfully used not only in structured spaces (for less complex applications) but also increasingly in unstructured spaces. Robotics technology is now used effectively in hospitals for rehabilitation and assistive devices, in the home for domestic applications, in the space for autonomous robots and automated vehicles, in amusement parks for entertainment attractions, and on the ground for military applications. In industrial applications, robotics has enlarged its scope with high-speed robots, cooperative robots, and smart robotic devices for production set-ups. These new applications have created new challenges in robotics. New materials have been developed to make frames lighter and smarter, new actuators and sensors have been made in compliance with specific applications and for more advanced performance, new flexible gripper devices have been produced with superior control systems, and new interfaces have been developed that are integrated with the devices and easier to use. This special issue features 18 research articles related to the latest research results and practical case studies in robotics technology. Subjects include robots for rehabilitation, robots as assistive devices, robots for agriculture, robots for exploration, robots for automation and industrial applications, service robots, new actuators, new sensors, new gripping devices, new control strategies, and robotic systems. We deeply appreciate the careful efforts of all the authors and thank the reviewers for their incisive efforts. Without these contributions, this special issue could not have been printed. We hope that this special issue will trigger further research on robotics technology. Finally a special memory of Cesare Rossi, one of the authors, that died suddenly after the preparation of the manuscript.
Paper: pp. 355-360
Three-Fingered Gripper with Flexure Hinges Actuated by Shape Memory Alloy Wires
Abstract
Daniela Maffiodo and Terenziano Raparelli
Paper: pp. 361-367
Self-Powered Flywheel-Infinitely Variable Transmission Actuator for Artificial Knee Joints
Abstract
Roberta Aló, Francesco Bottiglione, and Giacomo Mantriota
Paper: pp. 368-377
A Novel Geometric Formula for Predicting Contractile Force in McKibben Pneumatic Muscles
Abstract
Guido Belforte, Terenziano Raparelli, and Silvia Alessandra Sirolli
Paper: pp. 378-384
Three-Dimensional Input System Employing Pinching Gestures for Robot Design
Abstract
Kiyoshi Hoshino and Keita Hamamatsu
Paper: pp. 385-395
Development of a Haptic Device with Wire-Driven Parallel Structure
Abstract
Carlo Ferraresi, Carlo De Benedictis, and Francesco Pescarmona
Paper: pp. 396-403
Experimental Performance Assessment of Mantis 2, Hybrid Leg-Wheel Mobile Robot
Abstract
Luca Bruzzone, Pietro Fanghella, and Giuseppe Quaglia
Paper: pp. 404-414
UNIVPM BRAVe: A Hybrid Propulsion Underwater Research Vehicle
Abstract
David Scaradozzi, Giacomo Palmieri, Daniele Costa, Silvia Zingaretti, Luca Panebianco, Nicolò Ciuccoli, Antonio Pinelli, and Massimo Callegari
Paper: pp. 415-424
Development of an Automated System for the Selective Harvesting of Radicchio
Abstract
Michele Gabrio Antonelli, Pierluigi Beomonte Zobel, Francesco Durante, and Terenziano Raparelli
Paper: pp. 433-441
Teleoperating System for Manipulating a Moon Exploring Robot on the Earth
Abstract
Kiyoshi Hoshino, Naoki Igo, Motomasa Tomida, and Hajime Kotani
Paper: pp. 442-449
Elbow Musculoskeletal Model for Industrial Exoskeleton with Modulated Impedance Based on Operator’s Arm Stiffness
Abstract
Daniele Borzelli, Stefano Pastorelli, and Laura Gastaldi
Paper: pp. 450-458
Using Navi-Robot and a CT Scanner to Guide Biopsy Needles
Abstract
Mario Donnici, Giorgia Lupinacci, Paola Nudo, Michele Perrelli, and Guido Danieli
Technical Paper: pp. 459-471
A Novel Automated Construction Method of Signal Fingerprint Database for Mobile Robot Wireless Positioning System
Abstract
Abdul Halim Ismail, Yuki Mizushiri, Ryosuke Tasaki, Hideo Kitagawa, Takanori Miyoshi, and Kazuhiko Terashima
Paper: pp. 472-480
Dynamic Simulation of an Electric Stair-Climbing Wheelchair
Abstract
Giuseppe Quaglia, Matteo Nisi, Walter Franco, and Luca Bruzzone
Paper: pp. 481-489
Collision Avoidance Algorithm for Collaborative Robotics
Abstract
Stefano Mauro, Stefano Pastorelli, and Leonardo Sabatino Scimmi
Paper: pp. 490-500
Estimation of Appropriate Breast Compression for Robotized Mammographic Imaging
Abstract
Alex Jahya, Matteo Zoppi, and Rezia Molfino
Paper: pp. 501-508
A Mechatronic Pneumatic Device to Improve Diastolic Function by Intermittent Action on Lower Limbs
Abstract
Andrea Manuello Bertetto, Silvia Meili, Carlo Ferraresi, Daniela Maffiodo, Antonio Crisafulli, and Alberto Concu

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 509-518
Value Co-Creative Manufacturing with IoT-Based Smart Factory for Mass Customization
Abstract
Daisuke Kokuryo, Toshiya Kaihara, Swee S. Kuik, Shota Suginouchi, and Kodai Hirai
Development Report: pp. 519-528
On the Development of a Control System for a Small Bio-Methane Gas Engine Generator
Abstract
Koichi Okamura, Yijun Dong, Kenji Takahata, and Jianming Yang

No.2

(Mar)

Special Issue on Multiaxis Control and Multitasking Machining

Special Issue on Multiaxis Control and Multitasking Machining

Editorial: p. 139
Multiaxis Control and Multitasking Machining
Keiichi Nakamoto
Machine tools using numerical control (NC) devices are typical mechatronics products, and introducing them is a powerful way to automate plant production. NC machine tools in workshops meet the requirements of high accuracy and efficiency in the machining of a variety of parts and mold dies. Turning centers and machining centers are typical examples of such machine tools. Various cutting processes have been integrated in them to cope with the increase in machine parts that not only have complicated geometries but also must be made with high accuracy, in small quantities, and in a short machining time. In addition, turning and machining centers have been given multitasking capabilities, and the number of control axes has been increased so that complex products may be manufactured efficiently. Given that the strong attention and interest in multiaxis control and multitasking machine tools are rapidly increasing, it is fitting that the current state of the art of these tools and their practical and applicable technologies be presented. This special issue features 16 research articles – one review and 15 papers – related to the latest research results and practical case studies in multiaxis control and multitasking machining. Their subjects cover various advances in machine control, motion accuracy evaluation, machining error analysis, chatter vibration monitoring or suppression, trouble-free tool path generation, process planning, and new applications of the machine tools. We thank the authors for their contributions to this special issue, and we are sure that both non-specialists and specialists alike will find the information the authors provide both interesting and informative. Moreover, we deeply appreciate the reviewers for their incisive efforts. Without these contributions, this special issue could not have been realized. We truly hope that this special issue will trigger further research on multiaxis control and multitasking machining.
Review: pp. 140-154
Recent Advances in Multiaxis Control and Multitasking Machining
Abstract
Keiichi Nakamoto and Yoshimi Takeuchi
Paper: pp. 155-164
Synchronisation of Feed Axes with Differing Bandwidths Using Set Point Delay
Abstract
Daniel Spescha, Sascha Weikert, Oliver Zirn, and Konrad Wegener
Paper: pp. 165-170
Increasing the Performance of Processing Machines by Executing Output Rate Dependent Motion Profiles
Abstract
Olaf Holowenko, Bernd Kauschinger, and Steffen Ihlenfeldt
Paper: pp. 171-178
Evaluation Method for Behavior of Rotary Axis Around Motion Direction Changing
Abstract
Tadahiro Nishiguchi, Shogo Hasegawa, Ryuta Sato, and Keiichi Shirase
Paper: pp. 179-187
A Five-Axis Machining Error Simulator for Rotary-Axis Geometric Errors Using Commercial Machining Simulation Software
Abstract
Soichi Ibaraki and Ibuki Yoshida
Paper: pp. 188-196
Linked Ball Bar for Flexible Motion Error Measurement for Machine Tools
Abstract
Daisuke Kono, Fumiya Sakamoto, and Iwao Yamaji
Paper: pp. 197-205
Ball Bar Measurement of Motion Accuracy in Simulating Cone Frustum Cutting on Multi-Axis Machine Tools
Abstract
Yukitoshi Ihara, Kazutaka Tsuji, and Toru Tajima
Paper: pp. 206-214
Study on Machining Vibration Suppression with Multiple Tuned Mass Dampers: Vibration Control for Long Fin Machining
Abstract
Ippei Kono, Takayuki Miyamoto, Koji Utsumi, Kenji Nishikawa, Hideaki Onozuka, Junichi Hirai, and Naohiko Sugita
Paper: pp. 215-225
Integrated Chatter Monitoring Based on Sensorless Cutting Force/Torque Estimation in Parallel Turning
Abstract
Yuki Yamada, Takashi Kadota, Shinya Sakata, Junji Tachibana, Kenichi Nakanishi, Manabu Sawada, and Yasuhiro Kakinuma
Paper: pp. 226-234
Method of Planning Tool Postures for Deep Groove Machining of Complex Shapes – Development of an Automatic Planning Method that Considers the Motions of the Rotational Axis when the Tool Reverses Direction in Grooved Shapes –
Abstract
Kohei Ichikawa, Jun’ichi Kaneko, Masanobu Hasegawa, Takayuki Iwasaki, and Kenichiro Horio
Paper: pp. 235-241
Development of Tool Collision Avoidance Method Adapted to Uncut Workpiece Shape
Abstract
Kento Watanabe, Jun’ichi Kaneko, and Kenichiro Horio
Paper: pp. 242-250
Machining Process Evaluation Indices for Developing a Computer Aided Process Planning System
Abstract
Kenta Koremura, Yuki Inoue, and Keiichi Nakamoto
Paper: pp. 251-257
Decision Method of Target Shape Position and Orientation Corresponding to Actual Objects
Abstract
Naoya Shimada, Noboru Nagashima, and Keiichi Nakamoto
Paper: pp. 258-269
Laser-Assisted Milling of Zirconia with Systematically Determined Machining Conditions
Abstract
Toru Kizaki, Yusuke Ito, Naohiko Sugita, and Mamoru Mitsuishi
Paper: pp. 270-277
Development of Tactile Globe for the Visually Impaired (Automation of Marking Using an Industrial Robot)
Abstract
Naoki Asakawa, Ryota Kito, and Keigo Takasugi
Paper: pp. 278-286
Development of Four-Axis 3D Printer with Fused Deposition Modeling Technology
Abstract
Kyosuke Kawagishi, Shoma Umetani, Ken Tanaka, Eiji Ametani, Yoshitaka Morimoto, and Keigo Takasugi

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 287-300
Development of Performance Simulation Model by Making Indices of Supply Chain Capabilities
Abstract
Yoshinobu Ueno, Jing Zhang, and Kazuhiro Aoyama
Paper: pp. 301-310
Numerical Analysis of Temperature Change in Sandwich Structure During Laser Sealing
Abstract
Akira Chiba, Souta Matsusaka, Hirofumi Hidai, and Noboru Morita
Paper: pp. 311-321
A Robot Gripper in Polymeric Material for Solid Micro-Meso Parts
Abstract
Francesco Aggogeri, Andrea Avanzini, Alberto Borboni, and Stefano Pandini

No.1

(Jan)

Mini Special Issue on Smart Manufacturing

Mini Special Issue on Smart Manufacturing

Editorial: p. 3
Smart Manufacturing
Hironori Hibino and Masaru Nakano
Industry 4.0, a new industry initiative in Germany, is impacting strongly both on industry and on society. Many newspapers and technical magazines are publishing the state of the art articles on topics such as smart manufacturing based on IoT (Internet of Things), CPPS (Cyber Physical Production System), and cloud-based systems. Other parts of the world have started initiatives such as the IIC (Industrial Internet Consortium) in the US and the IVI (Industrial Value Chain Initiative) in Japan. Smart manufacturing is the key concept underlying these new initiatives. This special issue addresses the most advanced research on smart manufacturing. Subjects cover cyber-physical product-service systems, machinery production lines, manufacturing system simulation, lot-size energy-consumption dependence per production throughput unit, additive manufacturing processes, sensor network technology, production management technology, supply chain management technology, and smart manufacturing reviews. We thank the authors for their careful work and the reviewers for their incisive efforts without which this special issue would not have been possible. We hope that this special issue will trigger further research on smart manufacturing and its advances.
Review: pp. 4-16
“Industrie 4.0” and Smart Manufacturing – A Review of Research Issues and Application Examples
Abstract
Klaus-Dieter Thoben, Stefan Wiesner, and Thorsten Wuest
Paper: pp. 17-28
Cyber-Physical Product-Service Systems – Challenges for Requirements Engineering
Abstract
Stefan Wiesner, Eugenia Marilungo, and Klaus-Dieter Thoben
Paper: pp. 29-37
Evaluation of Additive Manufacturing Processes in Fabrication of Personalized Robot
Abstract
Shushu Wang, Rakshith Badarinath, El-Amine Lehtihet, and Vittaldas Prabhu
Paper: pp. 38-45
Proposal for Evaluating Workers’ Work Characteristics – Case Study on Business Machinery Production Line –
Abstract
Seiko Taki, Yasuhiro Kajihara, and Arou Yamamoto
Technical Paper: pp. 46-55
A Study on Lot-Size Dependence of Energy Consumption per Unit of Production Throughput Considering Buffer Capacity
Abstract
Hironori Hibino, Masahiro Yamamoto, Makoto Yamaguchi, and Takayuki Kobayashi
Development Report: pp. 56-66
Dynamic Optimization Production System Based on Simulation Integrated Manufacturing and its Application to Mass Production
Abstract
Masahiro Nakamura, Sei Makihara, Jun-ichi Sugiura, and Yosuke Kamioka

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 67-73
Prevention of Material Deterioration in ECM of Sintered Carbide with Iron Ions
Abstract
Akihiro Goto, Atsushi Nakata, Sicong Wang, and Nagao Saito
Technical Paper: pp. 74-80
Development of Warm-Press-Forming Method of CFRTP Motor Vehicle Floors with Complicated Shapes
Abstract
Masashi Kurose, Hitoshi Nakamura, Masato Nishi, Tei Hirashima, Norihide Abe, and Tetsushi Kaburagi
Note: pp. 81-83
Flow Analysis of Insert Molding Using Injection Molding CAE
Abstract
Kazuto Yoshida, Kazutoshi Ootsuki, and Koichi Hirose
Paper: pp. 84-89
Tool Wear and Surface Roughness in Milling of Die Steel Using Binderless CBN End Mill
Abstract
Kazuya Hamaguchi, Hiroyuki Kodama, and Koichi Okuda
Paper: pp. 90-96
Investigation of Flash Generation Process for Engineering Plastic by Flash Generation-Evaluating Mold
Abstract
Yasuhiko Murata, Tomoki Inoue, and Tomonari Fujibayashi
Paper: pp. 97-103
Improvement in the Permeability Characteristics of Injection Mold Fabricated by Additive Manufacturing and Irradiated by Electron Beams
Abstract
Hiroshi Koresawa, Hironobu Fujimaru, and Hiroyuki Narahara
Paper: pp. 104-111
Effects and Application of Current Feedback in Servo System with Current Limiter
Abstract
Masatoshi Hikizu, Hiroaki Seki, and Yoshitsugu Kamiya
Paper: pp. 112-119
Study on the Online Monitoring of Burn Marks by Gas Sensor
Abstract
Yoshio Fukushima, Takashi Suzuki, Kouki Onda, Hidekazu Komatsu, Hiroki Kuroiwa, and Tetsushi Kaburagi

Vol.10 (2016)

No.6

(Nov)

The Best Paper Award & Best Review Award 2016
Special Issue on Laser Machining

The Best Paper Award & Best Review Award 2016

Award: p. 851
Congratulations! The Best Paper Award & Best Review Award 2016
Editorial Office

Special Issue on Laser Machining

Editorial: p. 853
Laser Machining
Hirofumi Hidai and Keiji Yamada
Laser machining is widely applied in manufacturing processes thanks to the laser oscillator’s improved stability and to the emergence of new laser types. Laser machining has gone from microscale applications, such as semiconductor dicing to large-scale applications such as automobile-body welding, and laser power now ranges from several watts to several kilowatts. Machining tasks using lasers have expanded from conventional drilling, cutting, and welding to additive manufacturing, the internal machining of transparent materials, and surface texturing. Understanding these processes comprehensively requires that we study individual elements such as oscillators, focal optics, scanners and stages, and numerical control. This special issue features 13 research articles – one review and 12 papers – related to the most recent advances in laser machining. Their subjects cover the various machining processes of drilling, deposition, welding, photo curing, texturing, and annealing on the latest laser machines and in the newest applications. We deeply appreciate the careful work of all the authors and thank the reviewers for their incisive efforts. Without these contributions, this special issue could not have been created. We also hope that this special issue will trigger further research on laser machining advances.
Review: pp. 854-862
Technical Review of Laser Materials Processing in Japan
Abstract
Takeji Arai
Paper: pp. 863-873
Experimental Analysis of Glass Drilling with Ultrashort Pulse Lasers
Abstract
Rin Shinomoto, Yusuke Ito, Toru Kizaki, Kentaro Tatsukoshi, Yasuji Fukasawa, Keisuke Nagato, Naohiko Sugita, and Mamoru Mitsuishi
Paper: pp. 874-881
Characteristics of Spatter in Micro-Drilling of Metal Sheet by Pulsed Nd:YAG Laser
Abstract
Yasuhiro Okamoto, Hibiki Yamamoto, and Akira Okada
Paper: pp. 882-890
Improvement of Machining Performance of Small-Diameter End Mill by Means of Micro- and Nanometer-Scale Textures
Abstract
Noritaka Kawasegi, Hiroshi Sugimori, Noboru Morita, and Toru Sekiguchi
Paper: pp. 891-898
Minimizing Burrs and Defects on Microstructures with Laser Assisted Micromachining Technology
Abstract
Shaolin Xu, Shinsaku Osawa, Ryuichi Kobayashi, Keita Shimada, Masayoshi Mizutani, and Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa
Paper: pp. 899-908
Deposition Conditions for Laser Formation Processes with Filler Wire
Abstract
Naoki Seto and Hiroshi Sato
Paper: pp. 909-915
Micro-Welding of Glass Substrate by YAG Laser – Effects of Substrate Temperature –
Abstract
Hirofumi Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Funayama, Hideo Shibutani, and Osamu Horiuchi
Paper: pp. 916-922
Properties of Photopolymer Part with Aligned Short Ferromagnetic Fibers
Abstract
Takeshi Nakamoto and Sho Marukado
Technical Paper: pp. 923-933
Whole Quenching of Small Thin Plate with Low-Power Semiconductor Laser Based on Feed-Speed Combination Problem
Abstract
Yuki Manabe, Ryosuke Oda, Toshiki Hirogaki, Eiichi Aoyama, and Keiji Ogawa
Paper: pp. 934-940
Effect of Different Solvents on Cu Micropatterns Formed via Femtosecond Laser Reduction Patterning
Abstract
Mizue Mizoshiri, Shun Arakane, Junpei Sakurai, and Seiichi Hata
Paper: pp. 941-949
Increased Productivity for Redundant Laser Scanners Using an Optimal Trajectory Separation Method
Abstract
Titus Haas, Maximilian Warhanek, Michael Dietlicher, and Konrad Wegener
Paper: pp. 950-957
Fabrication of Stainless Steel Microneedle with Laser-Cut Sharp Tip and its Penetration and Blood Sampling Performance
Abstract
Yasuhiro Hara, Masahiro Yamada, Chikako Tatsukawa, Tomokazu Takahashi, Masato Suzuki, and Seiji Aoyagi
Paper: pp. 958-964
Laser Fabrication of Jagged-Shaped Stainless Steel Microneedle Imitating Mosquito’s Maxilla
Abstract
Yasuhiro Hara, Masahiro Yamada, Chikako Tatsukawa, Tomokazu Takahashi, Masato Suzuki, and Seiji Aoyagi

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 965-970
Fabrication of Stacked Layers of Fine Particle Assembly Aiming at Wavelength-Selective Reflection
Abstract
Kenta Wakamatsu and Nobuyuki Moronuki
Paper: pp. 971-976
Fabrication of High Aspect Ratio Silicon Nanostructure with Sphere Lithography and Metal-Assisted Chemical Etching and its Wettability
Abstract
Nobuyuki Moronuki, Nguyen Phan, and Norito Keyaki
Technical Paper: pp. 977-984
A Surface Normal On-Machine Measuring Method Using Eddy-Current (EC) Sensor Array
Abstract
Meng Lian, Hai Bo Liu, Yong Qing Wang, Yang Li, Xian Jun Sheng, and Ying Wei Ying
Paper: pp. 985-992
An Optimization of Energy-Efficiency in Machining Manufacturing Systems Based on a Framework of Multi-Mode RCPSP
Abstract
Tetsuo Samukawa and Haruhiko Suwa
Paper: pp. 993-999
High-Efficiency Milling of Steam Turbine Blade
Abstract
Xin Yuan, Takanori Yazawa, Hideo Ito, Tatsuki Otsubo, Yukio Maeda, and Reiko Yamada

No.5

(Sep)

Mini Special Issue on Design and Manufacturing for Environmental Sustainability

Mini Special Issue on Design and Manufacturing for Environmental Sustainability

Editorial: p. 677
Design and Manufacturing for Environmental Sustainability
Yasushi Umeda
As the third special issue on Design and Manufacturing for Environmental Sustainability for IJAT, this issue focuses on design and manufacturing theories and methodologies for achieving environmental sustainability and the topic of the special issue seems to be becoming established in this journal. This special issue contains six articles consisting of a wide variety of rather novel topics emerging in the domain of design and manufacturing for environmental sustainability. The first three deal with design problem in the broader sense: designing of system of systems taking distributed energy generation systems, upgradable design problems, and selection problem of end-of-life products recovery options integrated from the view of environmental load and cost. The last three papers deal with manufacturing problems in the broader sense – motion extraction problems for disassembly automation, machine tool energy efficiency, and optimization problems related to machine tool operating conditions for increasing environmental sustainability. Some papers, revised and extended at the editor’s request, were presented originally at EcoDesign 2015, the ninth international symposium on environmentally conscious design and inverse manufacturing, held in Tokyo, Japan, 2015. The editor thanks the authors and reviewers for their comprehensive efforts in making this special issue possible and hopes these articles will encourage further research on design and manufacturing for environmental sustainability.
Paper: pp. 678-689
Robust Design of System of Systems Using Uncertainty Assessment Based on Lattice Point Approach: Case Study of Distributed Generation System Design in a Japanese Dormitory Town
Abstract
Yutaka Nomaguchi, Kazune Kawakami, Kikuo Fujita, Yusuke Kishita, Keishiro Hara, and Michinori Uwasu
Paper: pp. 690-698
Upgradable Design for Sustainable Manufacturer Performance and Profitability and Reduction of Environmental Load
Abstract
Shuho Yamada, Tetsuo Yamada, Stefan Bracke, and Masato Inoue
Paper: pp. 699-707
Simultaneous Evaluation of Environmental Impact and Incurred Cost on Selection of End-Of-Life Products Recovery Options
Abstract
Susumu Okumura, Yuuki Matsumoto, Yuji Hatanaka, and Kazunori Ogohara
Paper: pp. 708-716
Vision-Based Execution Monitoring of State Transition in Disassembly Automation
Abstract
Supachai Vongbunyong, Maurice Pagnucco, and Sami Kara
Paper: pp. 717-726
Machine Tool Energy Efficiency – A Component Mapping-Based Approach
Abstract
Timo Schudeleit, Simon Züst, Lukas Weiss, and Konrad Wegener
Paper: pp. 727-736
Strategies for Developing Milling Tools from the Viewpoint of Sustainable Manufacturing
Abstract
A. M. M. Sharif Ullah, Takeshi Akamatsu, Masahiro Furuno, M. A. K. Chowdhury, and Akihiko Kubo

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 737-752
Automated Design of Image Recognition Process for Picking System
Abstract
Taiki Ogata, Kazuaki Tsujimoto, Taigo Yukisawa, Yanjiang Huang, Tamio Arai, Tsuyoshi Ueyama, Toshiyuki Takada, and Jun Ota
Paper: pp. 753-758
Wheel Life and Cutting-Edge Wear in Mirror-Grinding Using a Coarse-Grained cBN Wheel Treated by Microdressing
Abstract
Yoshio Ichida
Paper: pp. 759-766
Influence of Tool Run-Out on Machining Accuracy with Multi-Tooth Endmill
Abstract
Daisuke Goto, Yukio Maeda, Hideaki Tanaka, Kazuya Kato, and Takanori Yazawa
Paper: pp. 767-772
In-Process Tool Wear Detection of Uncoated Square End Mill Based on Electrical Contact Resistance
Abstract
Amine Gouarir, Syuhei Kurokawa, Takao Sajima, and Mitsuaki Murata
Paper: pp. 773-779
Influence of Workpiece Materials on the Characteristics of the Layers by Electrical Discharge Coating
Abstract
Nobuyuki Sumi, Chihiro Kato, Keita Shimada, Masayoshi Mizutani, and Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa
Paper: pp. 780-785
Miniature Drilling of Chemically Strengthened Glass Plate Using Electroplated Diamond Tool
Abstract
Akira Mizobuchi, Yuki Kagawa, and Tohru Ishida
Paper: pp. 786-793
Development of New Complex Machining Technology for Single Crystal Silicon Carbide Polishing
Abstract
Tsuneo Kurita, Koji Miyake, Kenji Kawata, Kiwamu Ashida, and Tomohisa Kato
Paper: pp. 794-803
Fabrication of Metallic Nanodot Arrays Using Nano-Chemical Stamping Technique with a Polymer Stamp
Abstract
Potejana Potejanasak, Masahiko Yoshino, and Motoki Terano
Paper: pp. 804-812
High Efficiency Machining for Integral Shaping from Simplicity Materials Using Five-Axis Machine Tools
Abstract
Makoto Yamada, Tsukasa Kondo, and Kai Wakasa
Paper: pp. 813-820
3D Model Reconstruction System Development Based on Laser-Vision Technology
Abstract
Huu-Cuong Nguyen and Byung-Ryong Lee
Paper: pp. 821-826
Development of a Surface Roughness Measurement System in a Narrow Borehole
Abstract
Eiki Okuyama, Yuichi Suzuki, Masahiro Morikawa, Yuma Suzuki, and Ichiro Yoshida
Paper: pp. 827-834
MDPRE Solution for Drilling Rig Sticking
Abstract
Dongmin Li and Dejie Huang

No.4

(Jul)

Special Issue on Innovative Actuators

Special Issue on Innovative Actuators

Editorial: p. 469
Innovative Actuators
Takeshi Morita, Takefumi Kanda, and Kenjiro Takemura
Actuators are defined as transducers that convert electrical energy to mechanical movement. Similar to sensors and control systems, actuators are essential devices in various industrial applications, such as robotics, precise positioning systems, and automobiles. The performance required of each actuator depends on its practical application, and the actuators may determine the total performance of the systems. Various types of actuators have been proposed, not only for high efficiency, torque, and power output but also for flexibility, miniaturization, and drivability under extreme conditions. In the case of fluid-based actuators, the control of the working gas or liquid becomes an indispensable technology. The creation of a device with a simple structure yet multiple degrees of freedom would be quite worthy of research. Such an actuator would lead to future applications, which would in turn enable humanlike movements in robots, ultra-precise positioning systems under extreme high (or low) temperature conditions, or MEMS devices that operate in the human body. This special issue, entitled Innovative Actuators, is a collection of seventeen papers related to these considerations. In addition to electromagnetic motors, various types of actuators, such as piezoelectric, electrostatic, and pneumatic motors. Although the primary focus is on new driving principles, the fabrication process for micro devices and the control system are also involved. These proposals are attractive and sure to stimulate further innovative research. I hope you enjoy this special issue, but beyond that I hope that the papers in it contribute to your future research and innovative breakthroughs. On a final note, I wish to express my appreciation to the authors, reviewers, publisher (Mr. S. Wakai), and two editors (Assoc. Prof. T. Kanda and Assoc. Prof. K. Takemura) for their devoted work on this special issue, Innovative Actuators. Takeshi Morita June 23, 2016
Paper: pp. 470-478
Triangular Prism and Slit Electrode Pair for ECF Jetting Fabricated by Thick Micromold and Electroforming as Micro Hydraulic Pressure Source for Soft Microrobots
Abstract
Joon-Wan Kim, Thanh V. X. Nguyen, Kazuya Edamura, and Shinichi Yokota
Paper: pp. 479-486
Characteristics of a Pneumatic Bellows Actuator for Colonoscopy
Abstract
Shuichi Wakimoto and Hidehiro Kametani
Paper: pp. 487-493
Modeling and Force Control of Thin Soft McKibben Actuator
Abstract
Ahmad Athif Mohd Faudzi, Noor Hanis Izzuddin Mat Lazim, and Koichi Suzumori
Paper: pp. 494-502
Omnidirectional Soft Robot Platform with Flexible Actuators for Medical Assistive Device
Abstract
Mohamed Najib Ribuan, Shuichi Wakimoto, Koichi Suzumori, and Takefumi Kanda
Paper: pp. 503-510
Posture Control Considering Joint Stiffness of a Robotic Arm Driven by Rubberless Artificial Muscle
Abstract
Naoki Saito and Toshiyuki Satoh
Paper: pp. 511-516
Development of a Hose-Free FMA Driven by a Built-In Gas/Liquid Chemical Reactor
Abstract
Akira Wada, Hidehiro Kametani, Koichi Suzumori, and Shuichi Wakimoto
Paper: pp. 517-524
Development of a Rubber Soft Actuator Driven with Gas/Liquid Phase Change
Abstract
Hiroki Matsuoka, Takefumi Kanda, Shuichi Wakimoto, Koichi Suzumori and Pierre Lambert
Paper: pp. 525-532
Three-DOF Electrostatic Induction Actuator Providing Translational and Rotational Surface-Drive Motion
Abstract
Norio Yamashita and Akio Yamamoto
Paper: pp. 533-539
Machining of a Rock Surface Shaver with a Piezoelectric Actuator for In situ Analysis in Lunar and Planetary Exploration
Abstract
Katsushi Furutani and Eiji Kagami
Paper: pp. 540-548
Development of Novel Particle Excitation Flow Control Valve for Stable Flow Characteristics
Abstract
Daisuke Hirooka, Tomomi Yamaguchi, Naomichi Furushiro, Koichi Suzumori, and Takefumi Kanda
Paper: pp. 549-556
Study of Rotary-Linear Ultrasonic Motor Output Shafts
Abstract
Ayato Kanada, Tomoaki Mashimo, and Kazuhiko Terashima
Paper: pp. 557-563
Non-Resonance Type Linear Ultrasonic Motor Using Multilayer Piezoelectric Actuators with Parallel Beams
Abstract
Manabu Aoyagi, Ryuichi Nakayasu, and Hidekazu Kajiwara
Paper: pp. 564-573
Surface Acoustic Wave Excitation Using a Pulse Wave
Abstract
Ryo Tamon, Masaya Takasaki, and Takeshi Mizuno
Paper: pp. 574-583
Excitation of Surface Acoustic Wave on a Glass Substrate Using a LiNbO3 Piece
Abstract
Masaya Takasaki, Hiroyuki Kotani, and Takeshi Mizuno
Paper: pp. 584-590
Concept of Inflatable Outer Wheel Rover for Exploration of Lunar and Planetary Holes and Subsurface Caverns
Abstract
Katsushi Furutani
Paper: pp. 591-598
3-DOF Outer Rotor Electromagnetic Spherical Actuator
Abstract
Yusuke Nishiura, Katsuhiro Hirata, and Yo Sakaidani
Paper: pp. 599-608
A Spherical Motor Driven by Electro-Magnets Based on Polyhedrons
Abstract
Akio Gofuku, Kazuki Adachi, Yuta Okido, and Tomoaki Yano

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 609-623
Age of Compensation – Challenge and Chance for Machine Tool Industry
Abstract
Konrad Wegener, Sascha Weikert, and Josef Mayr
Paper: pp. 624-631
Ultraprecision Cutting of Nickel Plated Mold for X-Ray Mirror
Abstract
Hirofumi Suzuki, Mutsumi Okada, Yuki Masuda, Yoshiharu Namba, Katsuhiro Miura, Shinya Morita, and Yutaka Yamagata
Technical Paper: pp. 632-638
Designing Multi-Agent Simulation with Big Time Series Data for a Global Supply Chain System
Abstract
Kenji Tanaka, Shen-Ming Gu, and Jing Zhang
Paper: pp. 639-646
Fabrication and Control of Fine Periodic Surface Structures by Short Pulsed Laser
Abstract
Shuhei Kodama, Akihiro Shibata, Shinya Suzuki, Keita Shimada, Masayoshi Mizutani, and Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa
Paper: pp. 647-653
Ultra-Low-Frequency Vibration Assisted Machining of Ti-6Al-4V Alloy
Abstract
Tatsuya Sugihara and Toshiyuki Enomoto
Technical Paper: pp. 654-661
Automatic Control and Simulation of an Overhead Crane’s Travel System
Abstract
Xuyang Cao, Bo Zhang, Zhiyong Li, and Binghan Xi

No.3

(May)

Special Issue on Machining of CFRP Composites

Special Issue on Machining of CFRP Composites

Editorial: p. 299
Machining of CFRP Composites
Akira Hosokawa
There is a growing need for carbon-fiber-reinforced plastics (CFRP/CFRTP/GFRP) inthe aircraft, aerospace, and automotive industries due to their high strength-to-weightratio, high rigidity, and other features. Using these outstanding composites as machinecomponents requires machining with the desired configuration, accuracy, and surfaceintegrity. However, due to the composite structure of high-strength carbon fiber and theadhesive plastics, CFRP is difficult to machine without causing spalling or delamination,fluffing, fiber pullout, thermal degradation of the matrix resin, or other kinds of surfaceor subsurface damage. Rapid tool wear is also a serious problem that varies with thefiber orientation of the CFRP. In order to avoid these problems, various innovative or careful approaches have beentaken in drilling, trimming by milling, sawing, and grinding CFRP. Non-traditional machiningtechniques, including the use of abrasive waterjets, have been employed. Inthese techniques, the machining process, tool geometry, cooling system, and other machiningparameters are optimized. In addition, the influence of surface integrity on thetensile and/or fatigue strength or on other mechanical properties of CFRP has also drawninterest. In addition, regarded as a “machining process” in a broad sense, the press formingof continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) sheets is a promising techniqueused in the manufacture of structural components. In CFRTP forming, the effects thatfiber layout naturally have on the deformation mechanisms must be understood, andtemperature, pressure, speed, and stroke control should be optimized. This special issue consists of twelve recent, high-quality research articles related to themachining of CFRP composite materials. These articles include one review and eleventechnical papers on the topics of drilling, end milling, abrasive waterjet machining, andforming. The editors would like to express our deep appreciation to all the authors fortheir invaluable submissions and to the anonymous reviewers for their earnest efforts.Without these, this special issue could not have been published. We hope tha...<more>
Review: pp. 300-309
Characteristics of Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced Plastics (CFRP) and Associated Challenges – Focusing on Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced Thermosetting Resins (CFRTS) for Aircraft
Abstract
Akihiko Kitano
Paper: pp. 310-317
Drilling of CFRP with an Electrodeposited Diamond Core Drill – Effects of Air Assistance and Tool Shape –
Abstract
Yuto Kojima, Ryutaro Tanaka, Yasuo Yamane, Katsuhiko Sekiya, and Keiji Yamada
Paper: pp. 318-323
A Damage-Free Machining Method for CFRP Without Feedback Control Systems
Abstract
Yasuo Kondo and Satoshi Sakamoto
Paper: pp. 324-333
Dust Collection Validity and Effect of Hole Shape Accuracy of CFRP with Developed Hollow-Type Drill and Dust Collector
Abstract
Masahiro Hagino, Takashi Inoue, Masanobu Mizoguchi, Wataru Aoki, and Fumiaki Matsumoto
Paper: pp. 334-340
Precision Drilling of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics with Ball Nose End Mills
Abstract
Shigehiko Sakamoto
Paper: pp. 341-347
Estimation of Cutting Temperature in High-Feed-Speed Machining of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Thermoplastics
Abstract
Takuki Ishida, Ryo Koike, Tojiro Aoyama, and Yasuhiro Kakinuma
Paper: pp. 348-355
Temperature Variations in Drilling of CFRP/Aluminum and CFRP/Titanium Stacks
Abstract
Masahiko Sato, Hisataka Tanaka, and Kanae Yamamoto
Paper: pp. 356-363
Cutting Characteristics in End-Milling of CFRP with Diamond-Coated Herringbone Tool
Abstract
Tetsuya Tashiro, Junsuke Fujiwara, and Nao Asahi
Paper: pp. 364-371
Two-Layer Tool with Hardness Distribution Around Tool Edge for Reducing Cutting Forces in CFRP Machining
Abstract
Satoru Maegawa, Shinya Hayakawa, Fumihiro Itoigawa, and Takashi Nakamura
Paper: pp. 372-380
High-Quality End Milling of CFRP – Inclination Milling with High-Helix End Mill –
Abstract
Akira Hosokawa, Naoya Hirose, Takashi Ueda, Tomohiro Koyano, and Tatsuaki Furumoto
Paper: pp. 381-391
Effect of Press Slide Speed and Stroke on Cup Forming Using a Plain-Woven Carbon Fiber Thermoplastic Composite Sheet
Abstract
Takeshi Yoneyama, Daichi Tatsuno, Kiichiro Kawamoto, and Masayuki Okamoto
Paper: pp. 392-400
Experimental Investigation of Abrasive Waterjet Machining of Titanium Graphite Laminates
Abstract
M. Ramulu, Vara Isvilanonda, Rishi Pahuja, and Mohamed Hashish

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 401-410
Two-Dimensional Dynamic Stress Behavior of Sheet Glass Caused by a Continuous Step Input from a Cylindrical Loader
Abstract
Akira Chiba, Hirofumi Hidai, Souta Matsusaka, and Noboru Morita
Paper: pp. 411-419
Cutting Characteristics of Binderless Diamond Tools in High-Speed Turning of Ti-6Al-4V – Availability of Single-Crystal and Nano-Polycrystalline Diamond –
Abstract
Abang Mohammad Nizam Abang Kamaruddin, Akira Hosokawa, Takashi Ueda, and Tatsuaki Furumoto
Technical Paper: pp. 420-428
A Novel Method of Improving Non-Sinusoidal Periodic Waveform in Force Excitation Control System
Abstract
Yong Sang, Jianlong Zhao, Yu Zhu, and Lilai Shao
Paper: pp. 429-437
Accurate Estimation of Cutting Time Based on Control Principle of Machine Tool
Abstract
Kosuke Saito, Hideki Aoyama, and Noriaki Sano
Paper: pp. 438-446
Augmented Reality in Peg-in-Hole Microassembly Operations
Abstract
Ren-Jung Chang and Jia-Cheng Jau
Paper: pp. 447-454
Machine Bed Support with Sliding Surface for Improving the Motion Accuracy
Abstract
Yusaku Shirahama, Ryuta Sato, Yusuke Takasuka, Hidenori Nakatsuji, and Keiichi Shirase

No.2

(Mar)

Special Issue on Digital Engineering for Complex Shapes

Special Issue on Digital Engineering for Complex Shapes

Editorial: p. 131
Digital Engineering for Complex Shapes
Kenjiro T. Miura and A. M. M. Sharif Ullah
Shape dominantly determines function. The performance of engineering products heavily depends on their shapes. Since CAD technology has advanced enough, we can create digital models of complex shapes. To manufacture products, the goal of digital engineering is not just to generate and visualize the shapes, but also to perform other value adding activities, i.e., scientific analysis, rapid prototyping, finished parts making and simulation. Sometimes the nature of the shape (self-similarity), the origin of the shape (shapes found in living organisms), the appearances of the shape (aesthetic value), and the nature of the underlying materials (softness, porosity) challenge the modeling building processes. At the same time, the constraints of other systems (e.g., CAE, CAM, Additive Manufacturing Systems [e.g., 3D Printer] and Virtual Reality Systems) dictate what must be done while creating the digital models so that the models do not make any problems in the downstream. In this special issue fifteen technical papers propose solutions and strategies to various problems related to digital engineering. Some of them deal with CAD and its philosophical background. Others describe methods to register and reconstruct complex shapes from point clouds in the macroscopic and microscopic spaces. Simulation to identify mechanical and electrical properties are discussed in several papers. The shape of grain texture is very complicated and two papers challenge how to generate it on products’ surfaces. Additive manufacturing is very promising and two papers propose new fabrication methods for complex shapes based on it. The editors deeply appreciate all the authors and anonymous reviewers for their excellent work to make this special issue very unique. We hope that further researches on digital engineering for complex shapes initiated by this special issue will advance our society as well as digital engineering in the future.
Paper: pp. 132-143
Integrating CAD, TRIZ, and Customer Needs
Abstract
A. M. M. Sharif Ullah , Michihiro Sato, Michiko Watanabe, and Md. Mamunur Rashid
Technical Paper: pp. 144-152
Ontology Modeling for Intelligent Computer-Aided Design of Apparel Products
Abstract
Yu Zhao, Feng Dai, Madan M. Gupta, and Wenjun Zhang
Paper: pp. 153-162
Ergonomics Product Development of Park Bench in CAD Environment
Abstract
Than Lin, Tharindu Dayasoma, Vishan A. Ubesiri, and Vinura Wickramaratne
Paper: pp. 163-171
Registration of Point-Clouds from Terrestrial and Portable Laser Scanners
Abstract
Takuma Watanabe, Takeru Niwa, and Hiroshi Masuda
Paper: pp. 172-178
Digital Shape Reconstruction of a Micro-Sized Machining Tool Using Light-Field Microscopy
Abstract
Shin Usuki, Masaru Uno, and Kenjiro T. Miura
Paper: pp. 179-186
Direction Estimation and Visualization of Yarns from CT Volumes of SiC Fabric
Abstract
Yukie Nagai , Yutaka Ohtake, Hiromasa Suzuki, Hiroyuki Hishida, Koichi Inagaki, and Takeshi Nakamura
Paper: pp. 187-194
Structure Analysis with 2D Quadrilateral Meshes Generated by a Label-Driven Subdivision
Abstract
Bo Liu, Kenjiro T. Miura, and Shin Usuki
Paper: pp. 195-200
Simulation of Dislocation Accumulation in Impurity Doped-ULSI Cells and Electric Characteristic Evaluations
Abstract
Michihiro Sato and Yosuke Takahashi
Paper: pp. 201-208
Wavelet Transform Data Compression with an Error Level Guarantee for Z-Map Models
Abstract
Nobuyuki Umezu, Kazuki Asai, and Masatomo Inui
Paper: pp. 209-213
A Digital Grain Generation Method Suitable for Geometric Textures
Abstract
Ryoji Miyachi, Shin Usuki, and Kenjiro T. Miura
Paper: pp. 214-221
An Application for 3D Grain Generation Based on t-FFD
Abstract
Chiaki Shimada, Kazuya G. Kobayashi, and Katsutoshi Ootsubo
Paper: pp. 222-230
Fractals and Additive Manufacturing
Abstract
A. M. M. Sharif Ullah, D. M. D’Addona, Khalifa H. Harib, and Than Lin
Technical Paper: pp. 231-238
Anisotropic Stiffness Design for Mechanical Parts Fabricated by Multi-Material Additive Manufacturing
Abstract
Toshitake Tateno
Paper: pp. 239-243
Dexterous Creation of Soccer-Ball Pattern by Using Urethane Rubber
Abstract
Kosuke Funatani, Keiichi Nakamoto, Anthony Beaucamp, and Yoshimi Takeuchi
Technical Paper: pp. 244-252
Informatics to Support Tactics and Strategies in Curling
Abstract
Fumito Masui, Kohsuke Hirata, Hiromu Otani, Hitoshi Yanagi, and Michal Ptaszynski

Regular Papers

Technical Paper: pp. 253-261
Development of Cutting Force Prediction Method Using Motion Information from CNC Controller
Abstract
Tomoya Hida, Tetsuya Asano, Chiharu Higashino, Masaaki Kanamaru, Jun’ichi Kaneko, and Yoshimi Takeuchi
Paper: pp. 262-271
Orientation Smoothing for 5-Axis Machining Using Quasi-Redundant Degrees of Freedom
Abstract
Florian Sellmann, Titus Haas, Hop Nguyen, Sascha Weikert, and Konrad Wegener
Paper: pp. 272-281
Geometry Optimisation for 2D Cutting: A Quadratic Programming Approach
Abstract
Florian Sellmann, Titus Haas, Hop Nguyen, Sascha Weikert, and Konrad Wegener
Paper: pp. 282-287
Characteristic Model-Based Discrete Adaptive Sliding Mode Control for System with Time Delay
Abstract
Hua Zhong, Junhong Yu, and Hanzheng Ran

No.1

(Jan)

Special Issue on Texturing Processes and Attainable Functionalities

Special Issue on Texturing Processes and Attainable Functionalities

Editorial: p. 3
Texturing Processes and Attainable Functionalities
Nobuyuki Moronuki
Regular micro/nanostructures or textures provide such functions as optical or friction properties, but neither texture design nor the texturing process has been well developed. Functional texture is often inspired by natural designs, with the microstructure on the surface of lotus leaves or the nanostructure on the bottoms of geckos’ feet often cited as examples. “Biomimetic” has become a keyword in state-of-the-art technologies. Processes are also important because functional textures require a wide range of structural dimensions, from nanometers to micrometers. Top-down processes such as cutting or energy beam processing are often used and are based on the copying principle. Bottom-up processes include the self-assembly of particles and the anodic oxidation of aluminum. As the principle behind bottom-up processes is completely different from that behind top-down processes, special attention is warranted. Furthermore, material deposition can effect drastic changes in surface functionality. This special issue features nine papers, including eight studies and one review paper, classified into the following topics: - Biomimetic design of functions - Top-down or cutting texturing processes - Bottom-up or self-organization texturing processes - Measurement system for textures - Optical applications - Optical applications - Adhesive applications - Biomedical applications These papers present the latest advances in texturing processes, functional design, and realization or demonstration. Learning more about these advances will enable readers toshare their knowledge and experience in technologies, development, and potential texturing applications. In closing, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the authors and reviewers for their interesting and enlightening contributions to this special issue.
Review: pp. 4-15
Functional Texture Design and Texturing Processes
Abstract
Nobuyuki Moronuki
Paper: pp. 16-22
Diamond Machining of Holograms Using Fine Rectangular Shaped Cutting Tools
Abstract
Axel Meier, Oltmann Riemer, and Ekkard Brinksmeier
Paper: pp. 23-29
Generation of Uniformly Aligned Dimples on a Curved Surface Using a Curved-Surface, Patch-Division Milling Technique
Abstract
Kai Xu and Hiroyuki Sasahara
Paper: pp. 30-40
Surface Texturing in Micro Parametric Machining
Abstract
Takashi Matsumura, Yasuharu Hayase, Jerome Blanchet, Naoki Iioka, and Ryo Kato
Paper: pp. 41-47
Nano Texturing and Self-Organization Process for Development of Optical Functional Surface
Abstract
Masahiko Yoshino, Takayuki Ueno, and Motoki Terano
Paper: pp. 48-54
Basic Study on Electro-Adhesive Surface Applying 3-Dimensional Micro Structures
Abstract
Soichiro Yamada, Ryo Koike, Shintaro Arano, Yasuhiro Kakinuma, and Tojiro Aoyama
Paper: pp. 55-61
Stem Cell-Based Self-Assembled Tissues Cultured on a Nano-Periodic-Structured Surface Patterned Using Femtosecond Laser Processing
Abstract
Hiromichi Fujie, Kei Oya, Yuki Tani, Kenji Suzuki, and Norimasa Nakamura
Paper: pp. 62-68
Textured Surface of Self-Assembled Particles as a Scaffold for Selective Cell Adhesion and Growth
Abstract
Arata Kaneko and Iwori Takeda
Paper: pp. 69-77
On-Machine Surface Texture Measuring System Using Laser Speckle Pattern Analysis
Abstract
Motochika Shimizu, Hiroshi Sawano, Hayato Yoshioka, and Hidenori Shinno

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 79-86
Development of Heating and Cooling Injection Mold with Far-Infrared Radiation Heater
Abstract
Yasuhiko Murata and Masahiro Kuramochi
Paper: pp. 87-93
Punchless Drawing of Magnesium Alloy Sheet Under Cold Condition and its Computation
Abstract
Minoru Yamashita and Koji Kuwabara
Paper: pp. 94-100
Influence of Resin Flow State on Aluminum Flake Orientation in a Metallic-Like Resin Product Manufactured Through Injection Molding
Abstract
Makoto Nikawa, Takahito Shirota, and Hiroshi Yamagata
Paper: pp. 101-105
Low-Energy Injection Molding Process by a Mold with Permeability Fabricated by Additive Manufacturing
Abstract
Hiroshi Koresawa, Kohei Tanaka, and Hiroyuki Narahara
Paper: pp. 106-113
Fundamental Study on Novel On-Machine Measurement Method of a Cutting Tool Edge Profile with a Fluorescent Confocal Microscopy
Abstract
Kenji Maruno, Masaki Michihata, Yasuhiro Mizutani, and Yasuhiro Takaya
Paper: pp. 114-120
Multi-Axis Control Ultraprecision Machining Based on Tool Setting Errors Compensation
Abstract
Shinnosuke Baba, Keiichi Nakamoto, and Yoshimi Takeuchi

Vol.9 (2015)

No.6

(Nov)

The Best Paper Award 2015
Special Issue on Micro-Nano Materials and Processing
Mini Special Issue on Machine Tool Structure and its Design Optimization

The Best Paper Award 2015

Award: p. 609
Congratulations! The Best Paper Award 2015
Editorial Office

Special Issue on Micro-Nano Materials and Processing

Editorial: p. 611
Micro-Nano Materials and Processing
Seiichi Hata
With MEMS/NEMS being intensively developed for both consumer and industrial products, micro-nanofabrication is now moving from academics to industrial use. MEMS/NEMS and precision microdevices used in conventional photolithography, technology and suitable fabrication methods are now being selected based on materials, device structure, and fabrication cost, among others. These fabrication methods could become the frontier of manufacturing technology in many application areas. The themes treated in this special issue include the latest advanced research on micro-nanomaterials and processing for MEMS/NEMS and precision microdevices. These papers are expected to contribute much to further developing MEMS/NEMS and precision microdevices. In closing, I would like to thank the authors for their valuable submissions and the reviewers for their incisive 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 this issue’s success.
Review: pp. 612-618
Fabrication Process of Antimony Telluride and Bismuth Telluride Micro Thermoelectric Generator
Abstract
Mizue Mizoshiri, Masashi Mikami, and Kimihiro Ozaki
Paper: pp. 619-628
Error Measurement and Calibration in Developing Virtual-Reality-Assisted Microassembly System
Abstract
Ren-Jung Chang and Jia-Cheng Jau
Paper: pp. 629-635
Efficient Fabrication Process of Metal Nanodot Arrays Using Direct Nanoimprinting Method with a Polymer Mold
Abstract
Potejana Potejanasak, Masahiko Yoshino, Motoki Terano, and Masahiro Mita
Paper: pp. 636-645
Effects of Grain Size on the Groove Depths in Microlaser Cutting of Austenitic Stainless Steel SUS304
Abstract
Takafumi Komatsu
Paper: pp. 646-654
Reverse Lift-Off Process and Application for Cu-Zr-Ti Metallic Glass Thick Film Structures
Abstract
Shigetaka Watanabe, Junpei Sakurai, Mizue Mizoshiri, and Seiichi Hata
Paper: pp. 655-661
Fabrication of Microneedle Mimicking Mosquito Proboscis Using Nanoscale 3D Laser Lithography System
Abstract
Masato Suzuki, Takahiro Sawa, Tomokazu Takahashi, and Seiji Aoyagi
Paper: pp. 662-667
Characteristics of Ti-Ni-Zr Thin Film Metallic Glasses / Thin Film Shape Memory Alloys for Micro Actuators with Three-Dimensional Structures
Abstract
Junpei Sakurai and Seiichi Hata
Paper: pp. 668-673
Laser Modification of Silicon and Borosilicate Glass Wettability for Micro-Fluidic Systems
Abstract
Yuko Aono, Wataru Shinohara, and Hitoshi Tokura
Paper: pp. 674-677
Micro Imprinting for Al Alloy Using Ni-W Electroformed Mold
Abstract
Manabu Yasui, Satoru Kaneko, Masaharu Takahashi, Takashi Sano, Yasuo Hirabayashi, Takeshi Ozawa, and Ryutaro Maeda

Mini Special Issue on Machine Tool Structure and its Design Optimization

Editorial: p. 679
Machine Tool Structure and its Design Optimization
Hidenori Shinno
Demands for machine tools that are highly accurate, productive, flexible, and compact have been growing in the aerospace, automotive, energy, factory automation, and other industries. Rationally meeting these severe, complex requirements has led to numerous research and development activities involving machine tools. Few machine tool technologies have been established, however, despite the machine tool industry’s long history. Within the next several years, the rapid change and enlargement of the This mini special issue on machine tool structure and its design optimization features 8 papers classified under the following themes: - Enhancing high static and dynamic rigidity - Minimizing and optimizing thermal deformation - Proposing new structural analysis methods for machine tools - Selecting and applying new structural materials to the machinetool structure - Applying new structural designs and mechanisms These papers present new design concepts, design methods, and innovative examples in machine tool development. I believe that successfully combining these core technologies will provide machine tool compatible with future manufacturing environments. In closing, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the authors and reviewers for their interesting and dedicated contributions to this special issue.
Paper: pp. 680-688
Support Placement for Machine Tools Using Stiffness Model
Abstract
Kotaro Mori, Daisuke Kono, Iwao Yamaji, and Atsushi Matsubara
Paper: pp. 689-697
Analysis of the Coupled Vibration Between Feed Drive Systems and Machine Tool Structure
Abstract
Ryuta Sato, Gen Tashiro, and Keiichi Shirase
Paper: pp. 698-706
Development of New Spindle Cooling Technology That Concentrates Cooling Near Front Bearing
Abstract
Shoichi Morimura
Paper: pp. 707-713
A Newly Developed Multi-Axis Controlled Turning Machine Equipped with a Swing Type Turret Head
Abstract
Kenichi Nakanishi, Manabu Sawada, Jiro Sakamoto
Paper: pp. 714-719
Development of Technology for Creating Composite Materials of Machine Tool
Abstract
Ikuo Tanabe
Paper: pp. 720-730
Development of Desktop Machine Tool with Pipe Frame Structure
Abstract
Naohiko Suzuki, Yoshitaka Morimoto, Keigo Takasugi, Ryo Kobashi, Ryo Hirono, Yoshiyuki Kaneko, and Yutaka Tokuno
Paper: pp. 731-738
Identifying the Benefits of Fiber Reinforced Plastics for Their Use in Machine Tool Structures
Abstract
Conrad W. P. Fischbach, Michael F. Zaeh, and Martin Mair
Paper: pp. 739-745
A Low-Profile Planar Motion Table System Driven by Steel Belt
Abstract
Hayato Yoshioka, Hidenori Shinno, and Hiroshi Sawano

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 747-755
Detection of Contact Point of Parts Using a Force Sensor for Remote-Controlled Assembly Using a 1DOF Haptic Device
Abstract
Satoshi Niitsu, Ryosuke Tamura, and Hiroyuki Hiraoka
Paper: pp. 756-764
Edge-Based Quadrilateral Mesh Fitting Using Normal Vector Diffusion
Abstract
Yusuke Imai, Seungki Kim, Hiroyuki Hiraoka, and Hiroshi Kawaharada
Paper: pp. 765-774
Kinematics Analysis of a Novel 5-DOF Hybrid Manipulator
Abstract
Wanjin Guo, Ruifeng Li, Chuqing Cao, and Yunfeng Gao
Paper: pp. 775-781
An Integral Method to Determine Workpiece Flow Stress and Friction Characteristics in Metal Cutting
Abstract
Norfariza Wahab, Yumi Inatsugu, Satoshi Kubota, Soo-Young Kim, and Hiroyuki Sasahara

No.5

(Sep)

Special Issue on Laser Metrology for Precision Measurement and Inspection in Industry

Special Issue on Laser Metrology for Precision Measurement and Inspection in Industry

Editorial: p. 465
Laser Metrology for Precision Measurement and Inspection in Industry
Masato Aketagawa
Industrial production processes are becoming more difficult and complex because of the need to accept or react to global requirements for ecology, energy saving, downsizing, short lead times, information technology, etc. Metrology and inspection play very important roles in production processes because these must decide the final quality of manufactured industrial goods. Laser/optical metrology is widely used in industry to maintain meter definition traceability because it is, in principle, nondestructive. This makes laser metrology a candidate for use in final industrial inspection. This special issue originated in Laser Metrology for Precision Measurement and Inspection in Industry 2014 (LMPMI2014), also the 11th IMEKO symposium. LMPMI2014 covers a very wide area, including precision engineering, dimensional measurement, shape measurement, micro/meso/nano metrology, interferometry, and standards and calibration technology. This IJAT special issuefeatures papers selected from LMPMI2014. Advanced papers in this issue present the latest achievements in laser metrology ranging from basic research to actual industrial application. These papers should prove useful to readers seeking to share their industrial R&D knowledge and experience. The important contributions of the authors and reviewers are most deeply appreciated and make this issue both fascinating and its ideas far-reaching.
Paper: pp. 466-472
Determination of Aspect Ratio Limitations, Accuracy and Repeatability of a Laser Line Scanning CMM Probe
Abstract
Bart Boeckmans, Min Zhang, Frank Welkenhuyzen, and Jean-Pierre Kruth
Paper: pp. 473-481
A MOEMS Accelerometer Based on Diffraction Grating with Improved Mechanical Structure
Abstract
Qianbo Lu, Wenxiu Lian, Shuqi Lou, Chen Wang, Jian Bai, and Guoguang Yang
Paper: pp. 482-486
Automatic Recording Absolute Length-Measuring System with Fast Optical-Comb Fiber Interferometer
Abstract
Hirokazu Matsumoto and Kiyoshi Takamasu
Paper: pp. 487-493
Development of First Production Flaw Detecting System for On-Demand Repair of Large-Scale Circuit
Abstract
Ichiro Ogura, Kiwamu Ashida, and Jun Akedo
Paper: pp. 494-501
Moiré Techniques Based on Memory Function of Laser Scanning Microscope for Deformation Measurement at Micron/Submicron Scales
Abstract
Qinghua Wang, Hiroshi Tsuda, Satoshi Kishimoto, Yoshihisa Tanaka, and Yutaka Kagawa
Paper: pp. 502-507
Calibration of Invar Angular Interferometer Optics with Multi-Step Method
Abstract
Zi Xue, Yao Huang, Heyan Wang, and Hu Lin
Paper: pp. 508-514
3D Image Formation in Transmitted Partially Coherent and Incoherent Light Applied to Dimensional Inspection
Abstract
Yuri V. Chugui and Elena S. Senchenko
Paper: pp. 515-524
Optical Measuring and Laser Technologies for Scientific and Industrial Applications
Abstract
Yuri V. Chugui, Alexander G. Verkhoglyad, Petr S. Zavyalov, Evgeny V. Sysoev, Rodion V. Kulikov, Ignat A. Vykhristyuk, Marina A. Zavyalova, Alexander G. Poleshchuk, and Victor P. Korolkov
Paper: pp. 525-529
Simple Interim Check of Measuring Performance for X-Ray Computed Tomography Used as Coordinate Measuring System
Abstract
Osamu Sato, Hiroyuki Fujimoto, Sonko Osawa, Makoto Abe, and Toshiyuki Takatsuji
Paper: pp. 530-533
CMM Dynamic Properties of the Scanning Measurement of a 2D Profile
Abstract
Adam Woźniak and Grzegorz Krajewski
Paper: pp. 534-540
Study on Nanoparticle Sizing Using Fluorescent Polarization Method with DNA Fluorescent Probe
Abstract
Terutake Hayashi, Yuki Ishizaki, Masaki Michihata, Yasuhiro Takaya, and Shin-ichi Tanaka
Paper: pp. 541-545
Calibrator for 2D Grid Plate Using Imaging Coordinate Measuring Machine with Laser Interferometers
Abstract
Mariko Kajima, Tsukasa Watanabe, Makoto Abe, and Toshiyuki Takatsuji
Paper: pp. 546-550
Calibration Using Cylindrical Artifacts for 3D Laser Measurement System
Abstract
Kazuhiro Enami
Paper: pp. 551-557
Property Evaluation of Eccentric Astigmatic Method to Apply Micro Tactile Probe
Abstract
Hiroki Shimizu, Atsuo Ogawa, Yoshinori Sasaki, and Yuuma Tamaru
Paper: pp. 558-566
High-Speed Measurement of Complex Shaped Parts at Elevated Temperature by Laser Triangulation
Abstract
Alexander Schöch, Alessandro Salvadori, Ivo Germann, Silvano Balemi, Carlo Bach, Andrea Ghiotti, Simone Carmignato, Andrea Lelio Maurizio, and Enrico Savio
Paper: pp. 567-571
Development of Dimensional X-Ray Computed Tomography
Abstract
Hiroyuki Fujimoto, Makoto Abe, Sonko Osawa, Osamu Sato, and Toshiyuki Takatsuji

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 573-579
Investigation into Chemical Mechanical Polishing Mechanism of Hard-to-Process Materials Using a Commercially Available Single-Sided Polisher
Abstract
Michio Uneda, Keiichi Takano, Koji Koyama, Hideo Aida, and Ken-ichi Ishikawa
Paper: pp. 580-587
Detection of Human Position and Motion by Thermopile Infrared Sensor
Abstract
Xipeng Zhang, Hiroaki Seki, and Masatoshi Hikizu
Paper: pp. 588-592
Development of a Wide-Range Precision Positioning Sensor Based on Image Analysis of Diffracted Light
Abstract
Yoshihisa Uchida

No.4

(Jul)

Regular papers

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 349-355
Characterization Methods of Nano-Patterned Surfaces Generated by Induction Heating Assisted Injection Molding
Abstract
Stefano Menotti, Giuliano Bissacco, Hans Nørgaard Hansen, Peter Torben Tang, and Christian Ravn
Paper: pp. 356-364
Effects of Fiber Orientation Direction on Tool-Wear Processes in Down-Milling of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Laminates
Abstract
Satoru Maegawa, Yuta Morikawa, Shinya Hayakawa, Fumihiro Itoigawa, and Takashi Nakamura
Paper: pp. 365-372
Wear Behavior of Grain Cutting Edge in Ultrasonic Assisted Grinding Using Mini-Size Wheel
Abstract
Masakazu Fujimoto, Yongbo Wu, Mitsuyoshi Nomura, Hidenari Kanai, and Masahiko Jin
Paper: pp. 373-380
3-D Obstacle Detection Using Laser Range Finder with Polygonal Mirror for Powered Wheelchair
Abstract
Kohei Kato, Hiroaki Seki, and Masatoshi Hikizu
Paper: pp. 381-386
Elimination of Gyro Drift by Using Reversal Measurement
Abstract
Tatsuya Kume, Masanori Satoh, Tsuyoshi Suwada, Kazuro Furukawa, and Eiki Okuyama
Paper: pp. 387-395
R-Test Analysis Software for Error Calibration of Five-Axis Machine Tools – Application to a Five-Axis Machine Tool with Two Rotary Axes on the Tool Side –
Abstract
Soichi Ibaraki, Yu Nagai, Hisashi Otsubo, Yasutaka Sakai, Shigeki Morimoto, and Yosuke Miyazaki
Paper: pp. 396-402
Water Repellency Control of Oxygen-Free Copper Surface by Diamond-Cut Micro Grooves
Abstract
Kazuma Asakura and Jiwang Yan
Paper: pp. 403-410
Development of Online Real-Time Collision Free Machining Using Simulation with CNC Openness
Abstract
Tomoya Hida, Tetsuya Asano, Kazuhiro Nishita, Norio Sakai, Akinobu Goto, and Yoshimi Takeuchi
Paper: pp. 411-417
Effect of Surface Property on Transfer-Print of Au Thin-Film to Micro-Structured Substrate
Abstract
Arata Kaneko, Hiromichi Murakami, and Takahiro Yamashita
Paper: pp. 418-424
Micro Drilling Simulation of Ultra-Short Pulsed Laser Ablation of Glass
Abstract
Fumitaka Motomura
Paper: pp. 425-435
Advanced Control Strategies for Active Vibration Suppression in Laser Cutting Machines
Abstract
Berend Denkena, Martin Eckl, and Thomas Lepper
Paper: pp. 436-443
Stereo Camera System with Digital Image Correlation Method for Accurate Measurement of Position and Orientation of Positioning Stage
Abstract
Yusuke Horikawa, Akio Mizutani, Tomoaki Noda, and Hisao Kikuta

No.3

(May)

Special Issue on Production Planning and Scheduling

Special Issue on Production Planning and Scheduling

Editorial: p. 209
Production Planning and Scheduling
Nobuhiro Sugimura, Koji Iwamura, Tomohiko Maeda
This issue focuses on production planning and scheduling for production system and the related problems that have arisen in these areas in the last half century as digital computer systems developed. These problems relate to production management, production planning, shop floor control, product design and process planning. In the first stage of production planning and scheduling systems R&D, optimization is a key issue that has been widely discussed and many theories and optimization algorithms proposed. Rule-based methods are discussed as potential solutions to these problems. With rapid advances in computer and information processing technologies and performance, tremendous progress has been made in the areas of production systems such as production planning, production scheduling, advances production systems (APS), enterprise resource planning (ERP), just-in time (JIT) processes, the theory of constraint (TOC), product data management (PDM) and computer-aided design / manufacturing / engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE). This special issue addresses the latest research advances, applications, and case studies in production planning and scheduling covering such as decentralized and autonomous production systems, distributed simulation models, robust capacity planning models, wireless sensor networks for production systems and applications to automotive component and steel production. We hope that learning about these advances will enable readers to share their own experience and knowledge in technology, new developments and the potential applications of production planning and scheduling methods and solutions.
Paper: pp. 210-215
Node Deployment Algorithm Based on Perception Model of Wireless Sensor Network
Abstract
Hengchang Jing
Paper: pp. 216-221
An Exact Method for Robust Capacity Requirements Planning
Abstract
Daisuke Morita and Haruhiko Suwa
Paper: pp. 222-234
AHP Analysis of the Preference of Engineers for Suitable CFRP for Automobile Parts
Abstract
Kenju Akai, Yuji Kageyama, Kaoru Sato, Nariaki Nishino, and Kazuro Kageyama
Paper: pp. 235-247
A Novel Algorithm for Continuous Steel Casting Scheduling with Focus on Quality Property Constraint and Slab Width Maximization
Abstract
Taiki Ogata, Tsuyoshi Okubo, Hidetoshi Nagai, Masashi Yamamoto, Masao Sugi, and Jun Ota
Paper: pp. 248-260
A Synchronization Mechanism with Shared Storage Model for Distributed Manufacturing Simulation Systems
Abstract
Hironori Hibino, Yoshiro Fukuda, and Yoshiyuki Yura
Paper: pp. 261-269
Autonomous Assembly Process Planning According to the Production Line Configuration
Abstract
Yasuhiro Sudo and Michiko Matsuda
Paper: pp. 270-282
Towards Decentralized Production: A Novel Method to Identify Flexibility Potentials in Production Sequences Based on Flexibility Graphs
Abstract
Lennart Bochmann, Lars Gehrke, Adrian Böckenkamp, Frank Weichert, Rainer Albersmann, Christian Prasse, Christoph Mertens, Marco Motta, and Konrad Wegener

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 283-290
Robust Attitude Control and Virtual Reality Model for Quadrotor
Abstract
To Xuan Dinh, Doan Ngoc Chi Nam, and Kyoung Kwan Ahn
Paper: pp. 291-296
Investigation on Sensitivity of a Contact-Type Thermal Sensor for Surface Defect Inspections
Abstract
Yuki Shimizu, Yuta Ohba, and Wei Gao
Paper: pp. 297-302
Performance of High-Speed Precision Air-Bearing Spindle with Active Aerodynamic Bearing
Abstract
Hiroshi Mizumoto, Yoichi Tazoe, Tomohiro Hirose, and Katsuhiko Atoji
Paper: pp. 303-311
An EOQ Model for Reuse and Recycling Considering the Balance of Supply and Demand
Abstract
Tomomi Nonaka and Nobutada Fujii
Paper: pp. 312-321
Implementation of in Process Surface Metrology for R2R Flexible PV Barrier Films
Abstract
Mohamed Elrawemi, Liam Blunt, Hussam Muhamedsalih, Feng Gao, and Leigh Fleming
Paper: pp. 322-329
Calibration of Double Priority Camera Based on Circle Planar Target
Abstract
Rui-Yin Tang, Hong-Kun He, Zhou-Mo Zeng, and Feng Gao

No.2

(Mar)

Mini Special Issue on Virtual Manufacturing

Mini Special Issue on Virtual Manufacturing

Editorial: p. 103
Virtual Manufacturing
Yusuf Altintas
Traditional manufacturing is based on process-planning by experienced engineers, who iteratively try their methods in the shop until the results are satisfactory. This trial-and-error-based approach increases the product costs due to high scrap rates and conservative manufacturing strategies. The trend is to digitally simulate, optimize, and plan manufacturing before costly physical trials. The quality of virtual manufacturing depends on the accuracy of process models based on scientific principles. The aim of this special issue is to show how the manufacturing process physics can be incorporated into digital engineering steps to achieve virtual manufacturing. This special issue has four articles illustrating sample virtual machining strategies. Process plans are automatically generated by considering the part features; machining of flexible thin walls is planned by considering their static stiffness; the environmental impact is considered in simulating machining costs of parts and chatter free conditions are predicted in milling metallic parts with robots. I thank the authors and reviewers for their valuable contributions to the special issue. We hope to trigger digital modeling of various, challenging machining operations in the future.
Paper: pp. 104-114
Development of a CAD-CAM Interaction System to Generate a Flexible Machining Process Plan
Abstract
Mohammad Mi’radj Isnaini, Yusaku Shinoki, Ryuta Sato, and Keiichi Shirase
Paper: pp. 115-121
A Method for Using a Virtual Machining Simulation to Consider Both Equivalent CO2 Emissions and Machining Costs in Determining Cutting Conditions
Abstract
Hirohisa Narita
Paper: pp. 122-128
FEM-Based Simulation for Workpiece Deformation in Thin-Wall Milling
Abstract
Jun Wang, Soichi Ibaraki, Atsushi Matsubara, Kosuke Shida, and Takayuki Yamada
Paper: pp. 129-133
Improvement of the Static and Dynamic Behavior of a Milling Robot
Abstract
Michael Friedrich Zaeh and Oliver Roesch

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 135-142
Energy-Saving Machining of Multi-Functional Machine Tools
Abstract
Yohei Oda, Makoto Fujishima, and Yoshimi Takeuchi
Paper: pp. 143-152
Development of a New Generation of Independent Metering Valve Circuit for Hydraulic Boom Cylinder Control
Abstract
Mashruk Ahamad, Quang-Truong Dinh, Syed Abu Nahian, and Kyoung-Kwan Ahn
Paper: pp. 153-160
An Innovative Machining Strategy for Efficient Peripheral Finishing of Hard Materials with Highly-Varied-Helix End Mill
Abstract
Atsushi Ito and Eiji Shamoto
Paper: pp. 161-169
Configuration Method of Fixing System with 2-Dimensionally Low-Frequency Vibration for Drilling to Decrease Influence from Unintended Displacement of Workpiece
Abstract
Ivan Burdukovskyi, Jun’ichi Kaneko, and Kenichiro Horio
Paper: pp. 170-175
Recent Progress in CMM-Based Form Measurement
Abstract
Otto Jusko, Michael Neugebauer, Helge Reimann, and Ralf Bernhardt
Paper: pp. 176-183
Quick On-Machine Measurement of Ground Surface Finish Available for Mass Production Cylindrical Grinding Processes
Abstract
Kazuhito Ohashi, Kazuya Tan, Tomoya Ashida, and Shinya Tsukamoto
Paper: pp. 184-192
Back-Pressure Forging Using a Servo Die Cushion
Abstract
Kiichiro Kawamoto, Takeshi Yoneyama, and Masato Okada

No.1

(Jan)

Regular papers

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 3-9
Improving the Properties of Injection Molded Products with Induction Heating and Cooling Molds
Abstract
Yasuhiko Murata, Masayoshi Koike, and Song Pan
Paper: pp. 10-18
Investigation of Flow and Sink Initiation Process in Mold Shapes in Injection Molding
Abstract
Tetsushi Kaburagi, Masashi Kurose, Takahiro Ogawa, Hiroki Kuroiwa, and Tomoyuki Iwasawa
Paper: pp. 19-25
Solving Slug Pulling Problem Using High-Pressure Air Generated by a Compression Unit Installed Inside a Die Set
Abstract
Feng Gao
Paper: pp. 26-32
Precision Cutting of Ceramics with Milling Tool of Single Crystalline Diamond
Abstract
Hirofumi Suzuki, Mutsumi Okada, Koichi Okada, and Yosuke Ito
Paper: pp. 33-42
Detection of Motion Error Under Synchronous Two-Axis Control of a Dual Arm Robot Based on Monitoring of Ball Rolling Motion on a Plate
Abstract
Wei Wu, Shun Kinoshita, Toshiki Hirogaki, and Eiichi Aoyama
Paper: pp. 43-50
Fabrication of Precision Micrograting on Resin Substrate Utilizing Ultrasonic-Assisted Molding
Abstract
Sergey Bolotov, Ryuichi Kobayashi, Keita Shimada, Masayoshi Mizutani, and Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa
Paper: pp. 51-58
A Process Decision Making Strategy Based on Sustainability Evaluation
Abstract
Keiji Ogawa, Toshiki Hirogaki, Shreyes N. Melkote, and Sachiko Ogawa
Paper: pp. 59-66
Cutting Force Prediction in Drilling of Unidirectional Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics
Abstract
Shoichi Tamura and Takashi Matsumura
Paper: pp. 67-75
Development and Control of a Low-Cost, Three-Thruster, Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle
Abstract
Khoa Duy Le, Hung Duc Nguyen, and Dev Ranmuthugala
Paper: pp. 76-82
A Collector of Dissolved Air Using Centrifugal Separation for Underwater Breathing
Abstract
Jung-Ho Park, In-Seob Park, So-Nam Yun, Young-Bog Ham, Pil-Woo Heo, and Sung-Cheol Jang
Paper: pp. 83-88
Dexterous Machining of Soft Objects by Means of Flexible Clamper
Abstract
Keiichi Nakamoto, Tomohiro Iizuka, and Yoshimi Takeuchi

Vol.8 (2014)

No.6

(Nov)

Mini Special Issue on Machining Control and Process Monitoring

Mini Special Issue on Machining Control and Process Monitoring

Editorial: p. 791
Machining Control and Process Monitoring
Tojiro Aoyama
Control and process monitoring are key technologies supporting high machining accuracy and efficiency. This special issue features six papers taking novel approaches to controlling machine and cutting tools and monitoring the machining process. The motion control of machine tools and cutting tools are introduced. A new challenge for monitoring the machining process by referring to NC control servo signals implements a practical proposal. The precise identification of friction at driving elements of machine tool components is an important factor in improving machine tool control motion accuracy. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the authors and reviewers whose invaluable efforts have helped make the publication of this manuscript possible.
Paper: pp. 792-800
Tool Motion Control Referring to Voxel Information of Removal Volume Voxel Model to Achieve Autonomous Milling Operation
Abstract
Tomokazu Kobayashi, Toshihiko Hirooka, Atsushi Hakotani, Ryuta Sato, and Keiichi Shirase
Paper: pp. 801-810
Finished Surface Simulation Method to Predicting the Effects of Machine Tool Motion Errors
Abstract
Ryuta Sato, Yuki Sato, Keiichi Shirase, Gianni Campatelli, and Antonio Scippa
Paper: pp. 811-819
Analysis of Measured Friction of Rolling Balls in Raceway Grooves
Abstract
Atsushi Matsubara, Atsuko Sayama, Taku Sakai, and Matthias Reuss
Paper: pp. 820-826
Elliptical Vibration Cutting of Hardened Steel with Large Nose Radius Single Crystal Diamond Tool
Abstract
Yilong Wang and Eiji Shamoto
Paper: pp. 827-836
Sensorless Tool Stiffness Monitoring in Buffing
Abstract
Ryo Koike, Ryo Kumakura, Takashi Arai, Eishiro Uchishiba, Makoto Murakami, Takahisa Sagara, and Yasuhiro Kakinuma
Paper: pp. 837-846
Tool Failure Mechanism in High-Speed Milling of Inconel 718 by Use of Ceramic Tools
Abstract
Norikazu Suzuki, Risa Enmei, Yohei Hashimoto, Eiji Shamoto, and Yuki Hatano

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 847-854
Dynamic Thermoelastic Behavior in Sheet Glass Generated by Pulsed Laser Irradiation Using a One-Dimensional Model
Abstract
Akira Chiba, Hirofumi Hidai, Souta Matsusaka, and Noboru Morita
Paper: pp. 855-863
Using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics to Examine Influence of Process Parameters on Ultrasonic Machining
Abstract
Jingsi Wang, Keita Shimada, Masayoshi Mizutani, and Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa
Paper: pp. 864-873
Development of a Novel Linear Magnetic Actuator
Abstract
Truong Quoc Thanh, Dinh Quang Truong, Nguyen Minh Tri, and Kyoung Kwan Ahn
Paper: pp. 874-879
Improvement of Chip Evacuation in Drilling of Lead-Free Brass Using Micro Drill
Abstract
Hideharu Kato, Shingo Nakata, Noriaki Ikenaga, and Hiroaki Sugita
Paper: pp. 880-887
Research on the Form Recognition of Fabric Products: Acquiring the Shapes of Flat, Limp Materials
Abstract
Fumiaki Osawa, Kazunori Kanou, and Yasushi Yamada
Paper: pp. 888-895
Adaptive Integral-Type Neural Sliding Mode Control for Pneumatic Muscle Actuator
Abstract
Dang Xuan Ba, Kyoung Kwan Ahn, and Nguyen Trong Tai
Paper: pp. 896-902
Modeling of Process Mechanisms in Pulsed Laser Micro Machining on Lithium Niobate Substrates
Abstract
Teppei Onuki, Ippei Murayama, Hirotaka Ojima, Jun Shimizu, and Libo Zhou
Paper: pp. 903-911
Development of a Non-RigidMicro-Scale Cutting Mechanism Measuring the Cutting Force Using an Optical Lever
Abstract
German Herrera-Granados, Kiwamu Ashida, Ichiro Ogura, Yuichi Okazaki, Noboru Morita, Hirofumi Hidai, Souta Matsusaka, and Akira Chiba

No.5

(Sep)

The Best Paper Award 2014
Special Issue on Design and Manufacturing for Environmental Sustainability

The Best Paper Award 2014

Award: p. 623
Congratulations! The Best Paper Award 2014
Editorial Office

Special Issue on Design and Manufacturing for Environmental Sustainability

Editorial: p. 625
Design and Manufacturing for Environmental Sustainability
Yasushi Umeda
This issue focuses on design and manufacturing theories and methodologies aimed at achieving environmental sustainability. It has been two decades since environmental sustainability and related issues have been discussed as main issues in design and manufacturing. In these 20 years, theories and methodologies have been developed on environmentally conscious design, including the design of disassembly and life cycle assessment, and manufacturing techniques for saving energy and resources and low emission. In spite of these efforts, the seriousness of the environmental issues, e.g., global warming, is getting harder and harder and new issues continuously arise. It has gradually been recognized that essential problems reside within the manufacturing industry structure and the center of the manufacturing industry has shifted from developed countries such as Japan and US to developing countries with accelerating mass production and mass consumption. Based on this recognition, this special issues deals with rather novel topics emerging in the domain of design and manufacturing for environmental sustainability. The first five papers provide a global scope on the relationship between environmental sustainability and manufacturing industry, including global energy consumption patterns, manufacturing industry scenario writing, informative reviews on lean remanufacturing, urban mining, and education on resource scarcity. The second three papers focus on human recognition and behavior – emerging topics in this domain – including socially responsible investment, customer choice, and the routing of electric vehicles. The last five papers propose new methods or technologies of environmentally conscious design and sustainable manufacturing, including ecobusiness design, electric vehicle heating systems, and the sustainability evaluation of manufacturing processes. Some papers, revised and extended in response to the editor’s invitations, were originally presented at EcoDesign 2013: 8th International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing (Jeju, Korea). The editor sincerely thanks the author...<more>
Paper: pp. 626-633
Analysis of Energy Consumption Patterns and Climate Effects Using Panel Data
Abstract
Michinori Uwasu, Keishiro Hara, and Hideki Kobayashi
Paper: pp. 634-643
Envisioning Sustainable Manufacturing Industries of Japan
Abstract
Yuji Mizuno, Yusuke Kishita, Shinichi Fukushige, and Yasushi Umeda
Review: pp. 644-652
Challenges and Opportunities of Lean Remanufacturing
Abstract
Jelena Kurilova-Palisaitiene and Erik Sundin
Paper: pp. 653-663
Simulating the Formation of Urban Mines Considering the Rational Decisions of Distributed End-of-Life Stakeholders
Abstract
Hitoshi Komoto, Shinsuke Kondoh, and Keijiro Masui
Paper: pp. 664-676
In the Loop – Sustainable, Circular Product Design and Critical Materials
Abstract
Katherine Whalen and David Peck
Paper: pp. 677-687
A Study on How Investors Decide on Socially Responsible Investments: Classification of Investment Behavior According to Companies’ Environmental Activities
Abstract
Nariaki Nishino, Kaoru Kihara, Kenju Akai, Tomonori Honda, and Atsushi Inaba
Paper: pp. 688-697
An Actual Purchasing Experiment for Investigating the Effects of Eco-Information on Consumers’ Environmental Consciousness and Attitudes Towards Agricultural Products
Abstract
Keiko Aoki, Kenju Akai, Kiyokazu Ujiie, Takeshi Shinmura, and Nariaki Nishino
Paper: pp. 698-704
Route Search and Evaluation Method Including Charging Plan for Electric Vehicles
Abstract
Takuya Taguchi, Kei Matsumoto, Keita Imamura, Koichiro Goto, Kazuya Oizumi, Kenji Tanaka, and Kazuhiro Aoyama
Paper: pp. 706-715
Toward a Pattern Language for Eco-Business Design
Abstract
Shinsuke Kondoh, Hitoshi Komoto, Yusuke Kishita, and Nobuo Nakamura
Paper: pp. 716-722
Green Modular Design by the Concept of Chemical Activation Energy
Abstract
Shana S. Smith and Wei-Zhe Wang
Paper: pp. 723-732
Fuel Operated Heaters Applied to Electric Vehicles
Abstract
Tetsushi Mimuro and Hiroyuki Takanashi
Paper: pp. 733-744
Energy Efficiency Improvement of Water Hydraulic Fluid Switching Transmission
Abstract
Pha N. Pham, Kazuhisa Ito, and Shigeru Ikeo
Paper: pp. 745-753
Analyzing the Sustainability of Bimetallic Components
Abstract
A. M. M. Sharif Ullah, Akiyoshi Fuji, Akihiko Kubo, and Jun’ichi Tamaki

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 755-760
Fabrication of Patterned Ag and Au Inverse Opal Structures Through Repeated Self-Assembly of Fine Particles
Abstract
Manabu Nishio, Nobuyuki Moronuki, and Minoru Abasaki
Paper: pp. 761-772
Deformation Analysis of Silicone Rubber Sheet Subjected to Keen WC Blade Indentation
Abstract
Pusit Mitsomwang, Shigeru Nagasawa, Hiroki Kuroiwa, and Yoshio Fukushima
Paper: pp. 773-782
Fundamental Study on Hole Fabrication Inside a Hole by Means of Electrical Discharge Machining
Abstract
Tohru Ishida, Yuichi Okahara, Masahiko Kita, Akira Mizobuchi, Keiichi Nakamoto, and Yoshimi Takeuchi

No.4

(Jul)

Regular papers

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 511-522
Thermally Caused Location Errors of Rotary Axes of 5-Axis Machine Tools
Abstract
Michael Gebhardt, Alexander Schneeberger, Sascha Weikert, Wolfgang Knapp, and Konrad Wegener
Paper: pp. 523-529
Fabrication and Composition Control of Three-Dimensional Dielectric Metal Microstructure Using Photocatalyst Nanoparticles
Abstract
Hisamichi Yoshigoe, Shotaro Kadoya, Satoru Takahashi, and Kiyoshi Takamasu
Paper: pp. 530-538
Feasibility Study on Design of Spindle Supported by High-Stiffness Water Hydrostatic Thrust Bearing
Abstract
Yohichi Nakao, Kenji Suzuki, Kohei Yamada, and Kohei Nagasaka
Paper: pp. 539-549
Method to Control Manufacturing Cell by Driving Simulation Model
Abstract
Hironori Hibino
Paper: pp. 550-560
Contributions of High-Speed Cutting and High Rake Angle to the Cutting Performance of Natural Rubber
Abstract
Naoki Takahashi and Jun Shinozuka
Paper: pp. 561-568
Effect of Discharge Duration and Pulse Frequency on Surface Characteristics Using Whirling Electrical Discharge Texturing
Abstract
Vitchuda Lertphokanont, Masahiro Oi, Takayuki Sato, Minoru Ota, Kai Egashira, Keishi Yamaguchi, Masayoshi Yamada, and Yasuo Tomita
Paper: pp. 569-575
Surface Topography of Mini-Size Diamond Wheel in Ultrasonic Assisted Grinding (UAG)
Abstract
Masakazu Fujimoto, Yongbo Wu, Mitsuyoshi Nomura, Hidenari Kanai, and Masahiko Jin
Paper: pp. 576-583
Statistical Analysis for Evaluating Surface Roughness of Plane Honing
Abstract
Keita Shimada, Chung-I Kuo, Masayoshi Mizutani, and Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa
Paper: pp. 584-591
Study on Underwater Dual-Laser Structured-Light System for ROV Guiding
Abstract
Xi Zhang, Laiwei Li, and Junyi Yang
Paper: pp. 592-597
Basic Properties of Fixed Abrasive Polishing by Alumina Abrasive Grain for Si Wafer – Effects of Actual Contact Area and Grain Size –
Abstract
Ryunosuke Sato
Review: pp. 598-610
A Generalized Architecture for Academic and Industrial Automation and Control via Internet
Abstract
Ahmed O. Abdul Salam

No.3

(May)

Special Issue on CAD, CAM, and Digital Engineering

Special Issue on CAD, CAM, and Digital Engineering

Editorial: p. 303
CAD, CAM, and Digital Engineering
Satoshi Kanai and Keiichi Shirase
Advanced products demand advanced CAD, CAM, and digital engineering systems. This is the main consideration in this special issue. It is well understood by all manufacturers nowadays that CAD, CAM, and digital engineering systems behave as “Hidden factories” of engineering information processing and are indispensable to the accomplishment of their daily tasks. No products can be planned, designed, machined, and assembled without these hidden factories. The history of CAD/CAM goes back nearly five decades, yet the technologies are still immature: a lot of technical issues remain to be solved because new materials and structures have been introduced in products, new manufacturing technologies have been utilized, and new social needs, such as the need for ”eco-X” or ”human-oriented” products, have grown along with the dramatic changes in society. New high-performance computing resources, such asWeb-based computing or GPUcomputing, have also become available for implementation in these systems. Thirteen technical papers in this issue tackle these challenges, proposing solutions from utilizing technologies, including computer-aided geometric design (CAGD), CAD, CAE, CAPP, and CAM, as well as novel human interfaces for these systems. Some of the papers, revised and extended in response to the editors’ invitations, are versions of works presented at the Asian Conference on Design and Digital Engineering 2012 (Niseko, Japan) and 2013 (Seoul, Korea). In addition, two well-organized review papers in this issue provide informative and comprehensive surveys of aesthetic curve and surface design in CAGD and knowledge structuring and logic reasoning in CAPP, respectively. They include rich lists of references which will help the readers to quickly gain an overview of the current status and future research directions of these fields. Finally, the editors sincerely thank all the authors and anonymous reviewers for their devoted work, as they made this special issue possible. We expect that it will encourage further research on advanced CAD, CAM, CAE, CAPP, and digital engineering systems.
Review: pp. 304-316
Aesthetic Curves and Surfaces in Computer Aided Geometric Design
Abstract
Kenjiro T. Miura and R. U. Gobithaasan
Review: pp. 317-332
Review of Computer-Aided Process Planning Systems for Machining Operation – Future Development of a Computer-Aided Process Planning System –
Abstract
Mohammad Mi’radj Isnaini and Keiichi Shirase
Paper: pp. 333-343
Robust Design Method Using Adjustable Control Factors
Abstract
Takeo Kato, Masatoshi Muramatsu, Suguru Kimura, and Yoshiyuki Matsuoka
Paper: pp. 344-355
Study on Knowledge-Based Product Design Framework for Facilitating the Interaction of Model Based Development and Prototyping
Abstract
Yutaka Nomaguchi, Masashi Mizuta, Masaya Hirooka, and Kikuo Fujita
Paper: pp. 356-364
Quadrilateral Meshing for Hexahedral Mesh Generation Based on Facet Normal Matching
Abstract
Hiroshi Kawaharada, Yusuke Imai, and Hiroyuki Hiraoka
Paper: pp. 365-375
Topology Optimization for Polymeric Foam Shock-Absorbing Structure Using Hybrid Cellular Automata
Abstract
Wonho Lee, Jinhoon Kim, and Changbae Park
Paper: pp. 376-387
Hand Modeling and Motion Reconstruction for Individuals
Abstract
Yui Endo, Mitsunori Tada, and Masaaki Mochimaru
Paper: pp. 388-395
Integrated Information Model for Design, Machining, and Measuring Using Annotated Features
Abstract
Fumiki Tanaka, Hiroyuki Abe, Shinji Igari, and Masahiko Onosato
Paper: pp. 396-405
Improvement of Computational Efficiency in Flexible Computer-Aided Process Planning
Abstract
Eiji Morinaga, Takuma Hara, Hiroki Joko, Hidefumi Wakamatsu, and Eiji Arai
Paper: pp. 406-419
Feature-Based 3D Process Planning for MEMS Fabrication
Abstract
Satoshi Kanai, Takayuki Shibata, and Takahiro Kawashima
Paper: pp. 420-427
Fast Estimation Method of Machinable Area of Workpiece Surface for 3+2-Axis Control Machining Using Graphics Device – Visualization Algorithm of Machinable Area and Minimum Shank Length with Texture Projection Technique –
Abstract
Jun’ichi Kaneko, Yuki Yamauchi, and Kenichiro Horio
Paper: pp. 428-436
A Surface Parameter-Based Method for Accurate and Efficient Tool Path Generation
Abstract
Keigo Takasugi, Naoki Asakawa, and Yoshitaka Morimoto
Paper: pp. 437-444
Using a Four-Dimensional Mesh Model to Represent a Tool Motion Trajectory in Five-Axis Machining
Abstract
Hirotaka Kameyama, Ikuru Otomo, Masahiko Onosato, and Fumiki Tanaka
Paper: pp. 445-451
Development of Turning Machine Operation Interface that Uses Haptic Device
Abstract
Raiyo Oka and Koichi Morishige
Paper: pp. 452-459
Use of 1DOF Haptic Device for Remote-Controlled 6DOF Assembly
Abstract
Ryoya Kamata, Ryosuke Tamura, Satoshi Niitsu, Hiroshi Kawaharada, and Hiroyuki Hiraoka

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 461-467
Methods to Measure Wire Deflection in Wire EDM Machining
Abstract
Jui-Fang Liang and Y. S. Liao
Paper: pp. 468-477
Monitoring and Adaptive Process Control of Wire Electrical Discharge Turning
Abstract
Mu-Tian Yan and Pai-Hung Hsieh
Paper: pp. 478-483
Grinding a Hard-to-Grind Materials with Ultrasonic-Assisted Fluid
Abstract
Jun Ishimatsu, Atsushi Iwaita, and Hiromi Isobe
Paper: pp. 484-489
3-Step-Calibration of 3D Vision Measurement System Based-on Structured Light
Abstract
Rui-Yin Tang, Zhou-Mo Zeng, Chang-Ku Sun, and Peng Wang
Paper: pp. 490-499
Development of an Innovative Power-Assist Omni-Directional Mobile Bed Considering Operator’s Characteristics
Abstract
Yuki Ueno, Hideo Kitagawa, Kiyoaki Kakihara, Toshio Sakakibara, and Kazuhiko Terashima

No.2

(Mar)

Special Issue on Robotics for Innovative Industry and Society

Special Issue on Robotics for Innovative Industry and Society

Editorial: p. 139
Robotics for Innovative Industry and Society
Toshiro Noritsugu
Robotics has become one of the most important automation technologies for industry and society. Robot components such as actuators and sensors, together with mechanisms and control systems, are being more and more combined with intelligent sensors in innovative industry design and fabrication. Robot technology is being applied in such fields as welfare, education, agriculture, and energy. Robot technology for welfare and nursing is being promoted by the government to increase lifestyle creativity as society ages. This special issue focuses on robotics in fields from manufacturing industries to societal needs. Papers ranging from robotics theory to robot application have been invited. Among the topics covered are robot mechanisms, robot components, actuators, sensors, and controllers, robot control theory, robotic systems, energy saving, industrial applications, automation, vehicles, entertainment, medicine, welfare and nursing applications, and robotics education. The 15 papers presented in this issue include actuators such as rubber artificial muscles or phase-change actuators, pneumatics, power assist devices such as assist glove and upper-limb assist devices, robotic suits, sensor fusion, omnidirectional locomotion, underwater robots, force display apparatuses, meal assistant robots, manufacturing applications of parallel-link mechanisms, surface polishing, and agricultural applications. These papers bring readers the latest state-of-the-art robot technologies useful in everything from analysis and design to control and applications in innovative industries. We thank the authors for their invaluable contributions and the reviewers for their advice – all of which have made this special issue both informative and entertaining.
Paper: pp. 140-146
Gas/Liquid Phase Change Actuator for Use in Extreme Temperature Environments
Abstract
Hiroki Matsuoka and Koichi Suzumori
Paper: pp. 147-158
Motion Analysis of McKibben Type Pneumatic Rubber Artificial Muscle with Finite Element Method
Abstract
Takashi Nozaki and Toshiro Noritsugu
Paper: pp. 159-168
Study on Control Performance with Consideration of Articulated Manipulators with Pneumatic Cylinders
Abstract
Eiji Murayama, Yoshiyuki Yogosawa, Yukio Kawakami, Akiyoshi Horikawa, Koji Shioda, and Masashi Ogawa
Paper: pp. 169-176
Prototype Development of a Parallel-Link Robot Actuated by Pneumatic Linear Drives with Variable Inclination Mechanisms
Abstract
Takahiro Kosaki, Yoshihiro Morinaga, and Manabu Sano
Paper: pp. 177-185
Control Method Based on EMG for Power Assist Glove Using Self-Organizing Maps
Abstract
Daisuke Sasaki, Toshiro Noritsugu, Masahiro Takaiwa, and Hidekazu Konishi
Paper: pp. 186-192
Meal-Assistance Robot Using Ultrasonic Motor with Eye Interface
Abstract
Kanya Tanaka, Shenglin Mu, and Shota Nakashima
Paper: pp. 193-200
Development of Upper-Limb Power-Assist Machine Using Linkage Mechanism – Mechanism and its Fundamental Motion –
Abstract
Hiroyuki Inoue and Toshiro Noritsugu
Paper: pp. 201-207
Development of a Non-Exoskeletal Structure for a Robotic Suit
Abstract
Hirohito Tanaka and Minoru Hashimoto
Paper: pp. 208-215
Fingertip Force Displaying Device Using Pneumatic Negative Pressure
Abstract
Masahiro Takaiwa, Toshiro Noritsugu, Daisuke Sasaki, and Takahiro Nogami
Paper: pp. 216-221
Design of Two-Wheeled Self-Balancing Robot Based on Sensor Fusion Algorithm
Abstract
Jianhai Han, Xiangpan Li, and Qi Qin
Paper: pp. 222-230
New Pneumatic Rubber Leg Mechanism for Omnidirectional Locomotion
Abstract
Mohamed Najib Ribuan, Koichi Suzumori, and Shuichi Wakimoto
Paper: pp. 231-237
Motion Analysis of a Manta Robot for Underwater Exploration by Propulsive Experiments and the Design of Central Pattern Generator
Abstract
Masaaki Ikeda, Shigeki Hikasa, Keigo Watanabe, and Isaku Nagai
Paper: pp. 238-242
Mobile Quality Evaluation Robot for Making Agricultural Products Traceable
Abstract
Mitsuji Monta and Kazuhiko Namba
Paper: pp. 243-252
Burnishing Process Using Spherical 5-DOF Hybrid-Type Parallel Mechanism with Force Control
Abstract
Masato Okada, Hiroaki Kozuka, Hiroshi Tachiya, Taira Iwasaki, and Yorihiro Yamashita
Paper: pp. 253-263
Evaluation of Metallic Mold Surfaces Polished by an Industrial Robot with Stick Whetstones
Abstract
Koji Shibuya and Shunsuke Issiki

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 265-274
Cubic Spline Trajectory Planning and Vibration Suppression of Semiconductor Wafer Transfer Robot Arm
Abstract
Wisnu Aribowo and Kazuhiko Terashima
Paper: pp. 275-281
Effect of Tool Run-Out on Micro-Groove Milling for a Microchannel Die
Abstract
Kenichi Iwatsuka, Yukio Maeda, Takanori Yazawa, and Shinya Suzuki
Paper: pp. 282-290
Automated Modular and Part-Flexible Feeding System for Micro Parts
Abstract
Urs Leberle and Jürgen Fleischer

No.1

(Jan)

Special Issue on Measurement Technology for Process and Product Quality Control
Special Issue on Biomanufacturing

Special Issue on Measurement Technology for Process and Product Quality Control

Editorial: p. 3
Measurement Technology for Process and Product Quality Control
Yasuhiro Takaya and Tomohiko Maeda
A broad sense of values, globalization, and ecology is needed in production activities because production processes are becoming rapidly more complex due to demands for downsizing, functionality, quality. This is in addition to cost reduction, shorter lead times, and energy saving in fabrication. Many types of measurement system and large amounts of production information are therefore needed in production engineering. In-process and on-machine measurements are used to evaluate a variety of machining factors and conditions and work done on machine tools. With increasingly complex machining processes and greater needs for accuracy and precision, the demand for advances in process optimization has also grown. This special issue covers manufacturing metrology and quality management as its two main fields of interest, together with their important implications for science, industry, and engineering. This special issue also covers novel in-process and on-machine measurement and sensing and quality management techniques now being widely applied to production engineering, focusing on the important role of measurement in manufacturing technology as it progresses from inspection tools to strategic production tools in managing process quality and product quality control. The advanced papers in this special issue present the latest advancements in these fields, ranging from fundamental research to industrial applications. These reports will thus enable readers to share their experience and knowledge in technology, new development, and potential applications of promising techniques in measurement and in product and process quality control. We thank the authors for their invaluable contributions and the reviewers for their always useful advice, which have helped make this special issue both fascinating and far-reaching.
Review: pp. 4-19
In-Process and On-Machine Measurement of Machining Accuracy for Process and Product Quality Management: A Review
Abstract
Yasuhiro Takaya
Paper: pp. 20-27