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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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Journal Impact Factor: 1.1 (2022)

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Vol.18 (2024)

No.3

(May)

Special Issue on Advanced Metal Cutting Technologies NEW

Special Issue on Advanced Metal Cutting Technologies

Editorial: p. 331
Advanced Metal Cutting Technologies
Hiroyuki Sasahara and Takashi Matsumura

Cutting technologies are utilized in many industrial sectors, such as automobile, aircraft, and medical-device manufacturing as well as dies and molds. Thus, the requirements for higher geometric accuracy, better surface integrity, and longer component service lifetimes have substantially increased. In addition, maintaining high machining efficiency while simultaneously reducing power consumption and CO2 emissions during machining is important for sustainable development.

This special issue features 11 papers on the most recent advances in cutting technologies for metals and composite materials.

- Reverse finishing characteristics of drilling surfaces

- Machining error simulation for end milling

- Visualization of cutting phenomena using a single-crystal diamond tool

- Milling of TiB2 particle-reinforced high-modulus steel

- Electrodischarge-assisted turning of carbon fiber-reinforced polymers

- Suppression of chatter vibration during double-insert turning

- Prediction of surface roughness components during turning

- Microtome blades for high-precision tissue sectioning

- Boiling of coolant near the cutting edge in high-speed machining

- Residual stress during drilling of aluminum alloy

- Effect of strain hardening on burr control during drilling

This issue provides an understanding of recent developments in cutting technologies, aiming to inspire further research in this field.

We deeply appreciate the careful work of all the authors and thank the reviewers for their diligent efforts.

Research Paper: pp. 332-341
Influence of Reverse Finishing on Characteristics of Drilling Surface
Abstract
Yuzuha Ochi, Masatoshi Usui, and Hiroyuki Sasahara
Research Paper: pp. 342-351
Practical Method for Identifying Model Parameters for Machining Error Simulation in End Milling Through Sensor-Less Monitoring and On-Machine Measurement
Abstract
Kazuki Kaneko, Arisa Kudo, Takanori Waizumi, Jun Shimizu, Libo Zhou, Hirotaka Ojima, and Teppei Onuki
Research Paper: pp. 352-357
Development of Machining Device with Real-Time Visualization of Boundary Surface on Tool Rake Face and Cutting Chip
Abstract
Masahiro Hagino
Research Paper: pp. 358-365
Milling of TiBbm2 Particle Reinforced High-Modulus Steel
Abstract
Hideharu Kato, Kazuya Matsumoto, Yukio Ito, Shigehiko Sakamoto, and Hitoshi Sumiya
Research Paper: pp. 366-373
Electrical Discharge-Assisted Turning for UD CFRP Under Low Voltage Condition
Abstract
Hidetake Tanaka and Ryuta Kuboshima
Research Paper: pp. 374-381
Inner Modulation Controlled Process for Suppression of Chatter Vibration in Double Inserts Turning
Abstract
Toshifumi Atsuta, Hidenori Yoshimura, and Takashi Matsumura
Research Paper: pp. 382-389
Prediction of Surface Roughness Components in Turning with Single Point Tool—Measurement of Tool Edge Contour and Prediction of its Position During Cutting—
Abstract
Ryo Sakamoto, Ryutaro Tanaka, Isaí Espinoza Torres, Israel Martínez Ramírez, Katsuhiko Sekiya, and Keiji Yamada
Research Paper: pp. 390-399
Durability Test of Microtome Blades with the High-Precision Tissue-Sectioning Machine
Abstract
Hirotaka Satoh, Keito Nakamae, Takehiro Sasaki, Hiroshi Nanjo, Ryuta Nakamura, Takayuki Kusumi, Yoichi Akagami, and Masahiko Yoshino
Research Paper: pp. 400-405
Boiling of Coolant Near the Cutting Edge in High Speed Machining of Difficult-to-Cut Materials
Abstract
Toshiyuki Obikawa, Wataru Matsumoto, Mamoru Hayashi, and Chikara Morigo
Research Paper: pp. 406-416
Evaluation Approach for Residual Stress in Drilling of Aluminum Alloy
Abstract
Takashi Matsumura, Yusuke Akao, and Shoichi Tamura
Research Paper: pp. 417-425
Effect of Strain Hardening on Burr Control in Drilling of Austenitic Stainless Steel
Abstract
Shoichi Tamura, Kota Okamura, Daisuke Uetake, and Takashi Matsumura

Regular Papers

Letter: pp. 427-432
Bilateral Half-Box Image Filtering
Abstract
Miku Fukatsu, Shin Yoshizawa, Hiroshi Takemura, and Hideo Yokota
Research Paper: pp. 433-443
Feasibility Study of Single-Point Incremental Forming for Discontinuous-Fiber CFRP Using Oil-Bath Heating
Abstract
Tatsuki Ikari and Hidetake Tanaka
Research Paper: pp. 444-452
Improving Machined Accuracy Under a Constant Feed Speed Vector at the End-Milling Point by Estimating Machining Force in Tool Approach
Abstract
Takamaru Suzuki, Toshiki Hirogaki, and Eiichi Aoyama

No.2

(Mar)

Special Issue on Abrasive Technology for High-Precision and High-Efficiency Machining of High-Performance Materials

Special Issue on Abrasive Technology for High-Precision and High-Efficiency Machining of High-Performance Materials

Editorial: pp. 159-160
Abrasive Technology for High-Precision and High-Efficiency Machining of High-Performance Materials
Hirofumi Suzuki, Minoru Ota, Hiroyuki Kodama, and Tatsuya Furuki

The demand for high-precision and high-efficient machining of high-performance materials and components has increased in various industries such as optical, automotive, communication, life sciences, and medical sciences. Certain difficult-to-machine materials can be reliably machined using deterministic precision cutting processes. However, hard and brittle materials such as ceramics, carbides, hardened steel molds, glassy materials, or semiconductor materials, require precision abrasive technologies with super abrasives like diamond, cBN, or new tool materials for machining. However, machining high-precision components and their molds/dies using abrasive processes is considerably more difficult due to their complex and non-deterministic nature and textured surfaces. Furthermore, high-energy processes such as laser technology can assist abrasive technologies in ensuring higher precision and efficiency. Precision grinding and polishing processes are primarily used to generate high-quality and functional components, typically made of difficult-to-machine materials. Thus, the surface quality achievable by precision grinding and polishing processes becomes more important for reducing machining time and costs.

This special issue features 10 papers on the most recent advances in precision abrasive technologies. These papers cover the following topics:

- Ultrasonic grinding of micro holes using cemented WC tools

- Drilling holes in CFRP aircraft using cBN electroplated ball end mill

- In situ evaluation of drill wear using tool images

- Grinding belt based on modified information entropy

- Radial directional vibration-assisted grinding of Al2O3 ceramics

- Chatter vibration suppression using fixed superabrasive polishing stone

- Free abrasive finishing of internal channels with different cross-sectional geometries

- High-quality machining of cemented carbide using PCD ball end mills

- Fixed-abrasive machining with magnetic brush for Ti-6Al-4V ELI alloy

- High-efficient polishing of polymer surfaces using catalyst-referred etching

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Research Paper: pp. 161-168
Ultrasonic-Assisted Grinding of Microholes Using Ultrasmall-Diameter Cemented WC Tools
Abstract
Kai Egashira, Ryota Honda, Keishi Yamaguchi, and Minoru Ota
Research Paper: pp. 169-180
Investigation of Drilling Holes in CFRP for Aircraft Using cBN Electroplated Ball End Mill Using Helical Interpolation Motion
Abstract
Sora Hamamoto, Toshiki Hirogaki, Eiichi Aoyama, Kazuna Fujiwara, and Masashi Taketani
Technical Paper: pp. 181-188
In Situ Evaluation of Drill Wear Using Tool Image Captured on Machining Center
Abstract
Tatsuya Furuki, Tomoki Nagai, Koichi Nishigaki, Takashi Suda, and Hiroyuki Kousaka
Research Paper: pp. 189-197
Evaluation of Abrasive Grain Distribution of the Grinding Belt Based on Modified Information Entropy
Abstract
Yasutake Haramiishi and Tsuyoshi Shimizu
Research Paper: pp. 198-205
Effect of Radial Directional Vibration-Assisted Ductile-Mode Grinding of Al2O3 Ceramics
Abstract
Kenichiro Imai
Technical Paper: pp. 206-215
Study on Temporary Unloading for Chatter Vibration Suppression Using Fixed Superabrasive Polishing Stone with Five-Joint Closed-Link Small Robot and Voice Coil Motor Thrust Control
Abstract
Yuki Manabe, Taichi Yamamoto, Taichi Ueda, Toshiki Hirogaki, and Eiichi Aoyama
Research Paper: pp. 216-224
Finishing Characteristics with Free Abrasive Grains and Cooling Performance of Internal Channels with Different Cross-Sectional Geometries
Abstract
Mitsugu Yamaguchi, Kotaro Kushima, Shuuji Inagaki, Masao Tsuji, and Tatsuaki Furumoto
Research Paper: pp. 225-231
Influence of Abrasive Grain Protrusion on High-Quality Machining of Cemented Carbide Using PCD Ball End Mills
Abstract
Kazutoshi Katahira and Shinya Morita
Research Paper: pp. 232-239
Experimental Investigation of a Fixed-Abrasive Machining with Magnetic Brush for Ti-6Al-4V ELI Alloy
Abstract
Ryunosuke Sato, Yanhua Zou, and Taiki Koma
Research Paper: pp. 240-247
High-Efficiency Polishing of Polymer Surface Using Catalyst-Referred Etching
Abstract
Daisetsu Toh, Kodai Takeda, Kiyoto Kayao, Yuji Ohkubo, Kazuto Yamauchi, and Yasuhisa Sano

Regular Papers

Research Paper: pp. 249-256
Design of an Optical Head with Two Phase-Shifted Interference Signals for Direction Detection of Small Displacement in an Absolute Surface Encoder
Abstract
Ryo Sato, Tao Liu, Satoru Maehara, Ryota Okimura, Hiraku Matsukuma, and Wei Gao
Research Paper: pp. 257-264
Drive Characteristics of Air-Cylinder-Type Artificial Muscle in Annular Bending
Abstract
Tatsuhiro Hiramitsu, Yuuki Miyake, Hiroaki Seki, and Tokuo Tsuji
Research Paper: pp. 265-275
Automatic Characterization of WEDM Single Craters Through AI Based Object Detection
Abstract
Eduardo Gonzalez-Sanchez, Davide Saccardo, Paulo Borges Esteves, Michal Kuffa, and Konrad Wegener
Research Paper: pp. 276-286
Effects of Mosquito-Imitated Microneedle’s Reciprocating Rotations on Puncture Resistance Forces—Evaluations by Puncturing Experiments and Nonlinear FEM Analyses—
Abstract
Akira Mizutsu, Yuki Okumura, Atsushi Ueda, Shunki Yamamoto, Tomokazu Takahashi, Masato Suzuki, Seiji Aoyagi, Toshio Nagashima, Makoto Chiyonobu, Hideki Nishikawa, Fumio Sudo, Toshiyuki Ohdaira, and Satoshi Seshimo
Research Paper: pp. 287-294
Leaf Reconstruction Based on Gaussian Mixture Model from Point Clouds of Leaf Boundaries and Veins
Abstract
Yukie Nagai and Hikaru Tanaya
Research Paper: pp. 295-301
Compliant Control Technology of Manipulator
Abstract
Xuan Wang, Guodong Li, Hua Yu, and Zhigang Xue
Research Paper: pp. 302-315
Unsupervised Anomaly Detection for IoT-Driven Multivariate Time Series on Moringa Leaf Extraction
Abstract
Kurnianingsih, Retno Widyowati, Achmad Fahrul Aji, Eri Sato-Shimokawara, Takenori Obo, and Naoyuki Kubota
Research Paper: pp. 316-322
Energy Balanced Self-Organizing Networks Algorithm for Three-Dimensional Internet of Things
Abstract
Amin Suharjono

No.1

(Jan)

Special Issue on On-Machine and In-Process Measurement for Smart and Precision Manufacturing

Special Issue on On-Machine and In-Process Measurement for Smart and Precision Manufacturing

Editorial: p. 3
On-Machine and In-Process Measurement for Smart and Precision Manufacturing
Yasuhiro Takaya and Wei Gao

The Internet of Things is playing an important role, organizing all things that use data and connecting them to the Internet. It has been made possible by the rapid progress in smart and real-time measurement technologies, the miniaturization and speeding up of sensor technologies as well as intelligent data processors, and by the spread of cloud technology, which accumulates huge amounts of data. To establish smart and precision manufacturing, not only the improvement of conventional ultraprecision machining techniques but also the development of the novel, high-performance machining techniques has been made. On-machine and in-process measurement are gaining in importance for emerging machining technologies as well as conventional ones. Advanced techniques of machining and metrology as well as feedback for compensation manufacturing have been required for plasticity to on-machine and in-process conditions.

This special issue focuses on metrology and manufacturing measurement and instrumentation for the progress of state-of-the-art on-machine and in-process measurement systems and sensor technologies. It consists of contributions related to, but not limited to, the following topics:

- On-machine, in-process measurement and process monitoring

- Practical application of on-machine, in-process measurement

- Machine tool metrology

- Intelligent micro- and nano-metrology

- Multi-sensor fusion and multi-sensor cooperation

- Form and dimensional measurement and instrumentation

- 3D-surface texture and its micro-characteristics

- Machine learning, AI aided measurement

We would like to sincerely thank all the authors for their contributions, and we sincerely hope that the papers in this special issue further contribute to the development of our future society from a new horizon of metrology.

Research Paper: pp. 4-10
On-Machine Calibration of Pitch Deviations of a Linear Scale Grating by Using a Differential Angle Sensor
Abstract
Jiucheng Wu, Yifang Hong, Dong Wook Shin, Ryo Sato, Lue Quan, Hiraku Matsukuma, and Wei Gao
Research Paper: pp. 11-17
Diameter Measurement for Micro-Spheres via Coherent Scanning Interferometry with Reference to Gauge Block
Abstract
Masaki Michihata, Shotaro Kadoya, and Satoru Takahashi
Research Paper: pp. 18-25
A Technique for Estimating the Pitch of Interference Fringe Patterns for Pattern Exposure in a Non-Orthogonal One-Axis Lloyd’s Mirror Interferometer
Abstract
Nozomu Takahiro and Yuki Shimizu
Research Paper: pp. 26-38
Machine-Learning-Based Model Parameter Identification for Cutting Force Estimation
Abstract
Junichi Kouguchi, Shingo Tajima, and Hayato Yoshioka
Research Paper: pp. 39-46
High-Precision Grinding of Thin and Large Optical Workpieces with the Kinematic Support
Abstract
Takeshi Hashigaya, Masaru Kino, Keisuke Takahashi, and Mikio Kurita
Research Paper: pp. 47-57
Experimental In-Situ Observatory on Brownian Motion Behavior of 105 nm Sized Silica Particles During Chemical Mechanical Polishing of 4H-SiC by an Evanescent Field
Abstract
Thitipat Permpatdechakul, Panart Khajornrungruang, Keisuke Suzuki, Aran Blattler, and Jiraphan Inthiam
Research Paper: pp. 58-65
Shock Wave Detection for In-Process Depth Measurement in Laser Ablation Using a Photonic Nanojet
Abstract
Tsutomu Uenohara, Makoto Yasuda, Yasuhiro Mizutani, and Yasuhiro Takaya
Research Paper: pp. 66-76
Measurement of a Freeform Surface by Dragging Three Point Method Along with a Circular Path
Abstract
Kento Tokuchi, Mikio Kurita, and Keisuke Takahashi
Research Paper: pp. 77-83
Roundness Profile Measurement Using a Combination Method of Three-Point Method for Roundness Profile Measurement and Integration Method for Straightness Profile Measurement
Abstract
Eiki Okuyama and Takato Fukuda
Research Paper: pp. 84-91
Repetition Frequency Control of a Mid-Infrared Ultrashort Pulse Laser
Abstract
Hiraku Matsukuma, Masashi Nagaoka, Hisashi Hirose, Ryo Sato, Yuki Shimizu, and Wei Gao
Research Paper: pp. 92-103
Phase Retrieval Algorithm for Surface Topography Measurement Using Multi-Wavelength Scattering Spectroscopy
Abstract
Satoshi Itakura, Tsutomu Uenohara, Yasuhiro Mizutani, and Yasuhiro Takaya
Technical Paper: pp. 104-111
Measurement and Control of Body Pressure Towards Smart Bed System
Abstract
Jun Ito and Shin Usuki

Regular Papers

Research Paper: pp. 113-127
Designing a Model Predictive Controller for Displacement Control of Axial Piston Pump
Abstract
Tsuyoshi Yamada, Ryo Inada, and Kazuhisa Ito
Research Paper: pp. 128-134
Fundamental Study of Press Molding Method for CFRP Preform Using a 3D Printer
Abstract
Hidetake Tanaka, Yuuki Nishimura, Tatsuki Ikari, and Emir Yilmaz
Research Paper: pp. 135-145
A Discrete-Event Simulation Study of Multi-Objective Sales and Operation Planning Under Demand Uncertainty: A Case of the Ethiopian Automotive Industry
Abstract
Yigedeb Abay, Toshiya Kaihara, and Daisuke Kokuryo

Vol.17 (2023)

No.6

(Nov)

The Best Paper Award 2023 and The Best Review Award 2023
Special Issue on Recent Progress in Precision Engineering

The Best Paper Award 2023 and The Best Review Award 2023

Award: pp. 547-550
Congratulations! The Best Paper Award 2023 and The Best Review Award 2023
Editorial Office

The 14th Best Paper Award 2023 ceremony was held at the University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin, Ireland, August 23, 2023 in the 72nd CIRP General Assembly, attended by the winner and IJAT committee members who took part in the selection process. At the same time, the 4th Best Review Award 2023 has been decided by IJAT Editorial Committee. The Best Paper was severely selected from among 87 papers published in Vol.16 (2022) and Best Review was selected from 10 reviews published from Vol.12 No.5 (2018) to Vol.16 No.4 (2022). The Best Paper Award winner was given a certificate with a JPY100,000 honorarium, and the Best Review Award winner was given a certificate with award plaque. We extend our warmest congratulations to the winners and express our heartfelt wishes for their continued success in the future.

Special Issue on Recent Progress in Precision Engineering

Editorial: p. 551
Recent Progress in Precision Engineering
Toshiyuki Enomoto and Tatsuya Sugihara

In recent years, the field of manufacturing has become increasingly diversified and complex to meet various requirements, such as improved manufacturing accuracy, productivity, environmental friendliness, and automation/intelligence in manufacturing sites. Consequently, the fusion of different fields as well as interdisciplinary research has become indispensable for the creation of innovative manufacturing technologies that can realize advanced production systems.

This special issue comprises seven outstanding research papers that focus on advanced precision engineering in manufacturing systems, covering the following topics:

- Advanced cutting technologies

- Advanced machine tools and elements

- Surface finishing technologies

- Non-traditional machining and additive manufacturing

- Nano-scale surface finishing

- Advanced surface processing

All research papers were originally presented at the 19th International Conference on Precision Engineering (ICPE2022), held in Nara, Japan, in 2022. The editors hope that the research papers included in this special issue will offer valuable insights to readers for their future research in the field of manufacturing technology.

Each paper underwent a rigorous peer-review process, and the editors would like to express their deep appreciation for the efforts and excellent work of all the authors and anonymous reviewers who contributed to the realization of this special issue. Finally, it is our sincere hope that the papers in this special issue will further contribute to the advancement of our future society.

Research Paper: pp. 552-563
Investigation of the Influence of Built-Up Layer on the Stress State in the Primary Shear Zone Using Particle Image Velocimetry Analysis
Abstract
Xiaoqi Song, Kenji Suzuki, Weiming He, and Tohru Ihara
Research Paper: pp. 564-574
Estimation of Hardness and Residual Stress on End-Milled Surfaces Using Linear Regression Model
Abstract
Hideyuki Fujii, Yukio Takahashi, Jiei Hodohara, Norikazu Suzuki, Yuki Yamada, Yasuhiro Imabeppu, and Naruhiro Irino
Research Paper: pp. 575-582
Organosilicon-Based Thin Film Formation in Very High-Frequency Plasma Under Atmospheric Pressure
Abstract
Afif Hamzens, Kento Kitamura, Shota Mochizuki, Leapheng Uon, Hiromasa Ohmi, and Hiroaki Kakiuchi
Research Paper: pp. 583-593
Effect of Pulse Conditions on Machining Characteristics in Bipolar-Pulse Electrochemical Machining of Cemented Carbide
Abstract
Tomohiro Koyano, Taisei Hokin, and Tatsuaki Furumoto
Research Paper: pp. 594-602
Development of Additive Printing System Using Slant Direct-Drive Parallel Mechanism
Abstract
Ryosuke Tawara, Chiaki Tanuma, and Yutaka Tanaka
Research Paper: pp. 603-609
Fabrication of Nano- and Micro-Structured PPy Electrode and its Application to Electroporation to Cell
Abstract
Saki Amaki, Yohei Kato, Tomomi Sudo, Takahiro Kono, and Arata Kaneko
Research Paper: pp. 610-618
Detection of Multiscale Deterioration from Point-Clouds of Furnace Walls
Abstract
Tomoko Aoki, Erika Yamamoto, and Hiroshi Masuda

Regular Papers

Research Paper: pp. 619-626
Automated Process Planning System for Machining Injection Molding Dies Using CAD Models of Product Shapes in STL Format
Abstract
Isamu Nishida, Eiki Yamada, and Hidenori Nakatsuji
Research Paper: pp. 627-633
Simple Contact Sensor for Material on Die in Sheet Hydroforming
Abstract
Minoru Yamashita, Nozomi Minowa, and Makoto Nikawa

No.5

(Sep)

Special Issue on the Latest Machine Tool and Manufacturing Technologies

Special Issue on the Latest Machine Tool and Manufacturing Technologies

Editorial: p. 433
the Latest Machine Tool and Manufacturing Technologies
Hayato Yoshioka

The social demands for manufacturing systems are constantly changing with the times. In recent years, environmental and social issues have been complicating these demands. For example, all industrial sectors need to consider environmentally responsible ways to achieve sustainable development goals in a time of paradigm shifts. The demands in the manufacturing field include high productivity, high quality, low energy consumption, and help for aging operators. To meet these various demands for manufacturing systems, we must create innovative manufacturing technologies to realize advanced production systems.

This special issue focuses on state-of-the-art machine tools and manufacturing technologies to accelerate production engineering innovation. This issue consists of eleven research papers covering the following fields.

- Advanced structure and drive systems in machine tools

- Industrial robot applications

- Advanced cutting technologies

- Evaluation and calibration technologies of motion error

- Surface finishing technologies

- Grinding of hard and brittle materials

All of these research contributions were presented at IMEC2022, a joint event with JIMTOF2022, held in Tokyo, Japan in 2022.

I would like to sincerely thank all the authors for their contributions, and I sincerely hope that the papers in this special issue further contribute to the development of our future society.

Research Paper: pp. 434-448
Effect of Vibration Behavior in Low-Frequency Vibration Cutting on Surface Properties of Workpiece
Abstract
Hiroyuki Kodama, Shota Matsuno, Naoyuki Shibata, and Kazuhito Ohashi
Research Paper: pp. 449-457
Anomalous Change Detection in Drilling Process Using Variational Autoencoder with Temperature Near Drill Edge
Abstract
Haruhiko Suwa, Kazuya Oda, and Koji Murakami
Research Paper: pp. 458-468
Study on the Surface Enhancement of Thin-Walled Metallic Materials Using a Novel Double-Side Burnishing Tool
Abstract
Hibiki Yamazaki, Jiang Zhu, and Tomohisa Tanaka
Research Paper: pp. 469-476
Shell Forming for Improving Additional Cutting Properties of Additively Manufactured Parts
Abstract
Hiroshi Sawano and Yasuhiro Kodama
Research Paper: pp. 477-485
Feasibility of 8-Shaped Motion Test for Five-Axis Machining Center
Abstract
Yukitoshi Ihara, Souma Kajino, and Yuto Inoue
Research Paper: pp. 486-493
Simple Measuring of Positioning Accuracy for Machining Centers Using Image Matching
Abstract
Akinori Saito and Yoji Jimba
Research Paper: pp. 494-503
Posture Optimization in Robot Machining with Kinematic Redundancy for High-Precision Positioning
Abstract
Shingo Tajima, Satoshi Iwamoto, and Hayato Yoshioka
Research Paper: pp. 504-511
On Thermal Positioning Error of a Planar Robot Arm over Entire Workspace
Abstract
Soichi Ibaraki and Kandai Kawano
Research Paper: pp. 512-520
Temperature Control Performance of a Built-In Motor Spindle by Developed Temperature Feedback Control System
Abstract
Shumon Wakiya, Ryota Ishida, Jumpei Kusuyama, and Yohichi Nakao
Research Paper: pp. 521-528
Effects of Temperature and Relative Humidity on Crack Propagation Behavior During Wheel Scribing of Alkali-Free Glass Sheet
Abstract
Ryota Someno, Kentaro Imai, Yuichiro Matsumoto, Souta Matsusaka, Sho Itoh, Hirofumi Hidai, Akira Chiba, and Noboru Morita
Research Paper: pp. 529-535
A Study of Depth of Cut and Wear in Precision Grinding of CVD-SiC
Abstract
Fengmin Ji, Kentaro Imai, and Weimin Lin

No.4

(Jul)

Special Issue on Recent Trends in Additive Manufacturing

Special Issue on Recent Trends in Additive Manufacturing

Editorial: p. 325
Recent Trends in Additive Manufacturing
Tatsuaki Furumoto and Hiroyuki Sasahara

Additive manufacturing (AM) has undergone rapid development in the past decade. Owing to its capacity to produce complex and functional parts in various industries, it has been recognized as a remarkable scientific and industrial technique. It is used to enhance weight-saving production and reduce the number of parts, with metal-based AM techniques in particular being recognized as the most promising AM techniques developed thus far. This is because of their high potential for direct production through the selective solidification of metal materials from three-dimensional, computer-aided design data. The medical, aerospace, and part molding industries are some of the many expected to reap particular benefit from the ability to produce high-quality models with reduced manufacturing costs and lead times.

The objective of this special issue is to collect recent research works focused on recent trends in AM. This issue includes 7 papers covering the following topics:

- Metal-based powder bed fusion using a laser beam (PBF-LB/M)

- Wire and arc-based AM (WAAM)

- Fused deposition modeling (FDM)

This special issue is expected to help readers understand the recent trends in AM, leading in turn to further research on AM.

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

Research Paper: pp. 326-334
Effect of FDM Processing Conditions on Snap-Fit Characteristic in Assembly
Abstract
Hiroyuki Taguchi, Yohei Kunimatsu, and Hiroyuki Narahara
Research Paper: pp. 335-345
Experimental Investigation of Spatter Particle Behavior and Improvement in Build Quality in PBF-LB
Abstract
Mitsuyoshi Yoshida, Tatsuaki Furumoto, Kazuaki Sakuma, Kai Kawasaki, and Kazuyuki Itagaki
Research Paper: pp. 346-355
Influence of Oxygen Concentration in Building Environment and Oxidation Extent of Maraging Steel on Spatter Generation Behavior in Powder Bed Fusion
Abstract
Mitsugu Yamaguchi, Kotaro Tsubouchi, Asako Kamimoto, Shinnosuke Yamada, Kenji Sugiyama, and Tatsuaki Furumoto
Research Paper: pp. 356-368
Process Planning with Removal of Melting Penetration and Temper Colors in 5-Axis Hybrid Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing
Abstract
Akira Nishiyama, Shun Kayashima, Nobuyuki Sumi, Takashi Hashimoto, Takeyuki Abe, and Jun’ichi Kaneko
Research Paper: pp. 369-377
Study on Laser Scan Strategy for Correcting Anisotropic Residual Stress Distribution and Reducing Warpage in Structures Fabricated by PBF-LB/M
Abstract
Atsushi Ezura, Satoshi Abe, Tatsuaki Furumoto, Toshihiko Sasaki, and Jiro Sakamoto
Technical Paper: pp. 378-387
Technique for Introducing Internal Defects with Arbitrary Sizes and Locations in Metals via Additive Manufacturing and Evaluation of Fatigue Properties
Abstract
Kazuyuki Morishita, Taichi Yamaguchi, Kentaro Wada, and Junichiro Yamabe
Technical Paper: pp. 388-397
Advantages of Injection Mold with Hybrid Process of Metal Powder Bed Fusion and Subtractive Process
Abstract
Satoshi Abe, Seiichi Uemoto, and Masanori Morimoto

Regular Papers

Research Paper: pp. 399-409
Manipulation Planning for Wiring Connector-Attached Cables Considering Linear Object’s Deformability
Abstract
Kyoto Nozaki, Changjian Ying, Yuichiro Matsuura, and Kimitoshi Yamazaki
Research Paper: pp. 410-421
Study on a Novel Peeling of Nano-Particle (PNP) Process for Localized Material Removal on a 4H-SiC Surface by Controllable Magnetic Field
Abstract
Thitipat Permpatdechakul, Panart Khajornrungruang, Keisuke Suzuki, and Shotaro Kutomi

No.3

(May)

Special Issue on Human Digital Twin Technology

Special Issue on Human Digital Twin Technology

Editorial: p. 205
Human Digital Twin Technology
Mitsunori Tada and Tetsunari Inamura

With the advancement of information technologies such as the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence, cyber-physical systems are being introduced into society. At the core of these systems is the digital twin, a computer model (twin) of a physical entity built in cyberspace for simulation-based prediction.

Currently, the digital twin mainly targets artificial objects, such as aircraft engines and factories. However, if it can be extended to humans, it could lead to the realization of human-machine cooperative systems and health promotion services, thereby solving social issues stemming from the aging of society. However, humans are the weakest link in the system, and many technical problems remain to be solved, such as realizing the measurement, modeling, and prediction of human behavior, if the human digital twin is to become reality.

This special issue contains 9 papers on developing essential technologies for the human digital twin and constructing human-machine systems for specific applications. The topics covered include learning algorithms, motion measurement and analysis techniques, human perception, system development, and platform software for system development. These clearly show that cross-disciplinary efforts are essential to the realization of the human digital twin.

We thank the authors of the papers submitted for this special issue. We are confident that the information provided by the authors is suggestive and informative for both specialists and non-specialists alike. We also sincerely appreciate the efforts of the reviewers. Their contributions helped to make this special issue possible. We hope that this special issue will catalyze sharing across the boundaries of research fields along the path to realizing a human digital twin.

Research Paper: pp. 206-216
Multi-Scale Batch-Learning Growing Neural Gas Efficiently for Dynamic Data Distributions
Abstract
Fernando Ardilla, Azhar Aulia Saputra, and Naoyuki Kubota
Research Paper: pp. 217-225
Estimating Whole-Body Walking Motion from Inertial Measurement Units at Wrist and Heels Using Deep Learning
Abstract
Yuji Kumano, Suguru Kanoga, Masataka Yamamoto, Hiroshi Takemura, and Mitsunori Tada
Research Paper: pp. 226-236
Motion Analysis of the Torso and the Elbow During Picking and Placing Heavy Object on Shelf
Abstract
Kaito Hara, Satoki Tsuichihara, and Yasutake Takahashi
Research Paper: pp. 237-247
Motion Measurement and Analysis for Functional Independence Measure
Abstract
Shino Matsuura, Kazuhiko Hirata, Hiroaki Kimura, Yoshitaka Iwamoto, Makoto Takahashi, Yui Endo, Mitsunori Tada, Tsubasa Maruyama, and Yuichi Kurita
Research Paper: pp. 248-261
Effect of Perspective and Visuo-Tactile Feedback in Virtual Reality-Based Posture Learning
Abstract
Ryo Hanashima, Takumi Tokuda, Masaaki Mochimaru, and Junji Ohyama
Research Paper: pp. 262-276
Proposal of Simulation-Based Surgical Navigation and Development of Laparoscopic Surgical Simulator that Reflects Motion of Surgical Instruments in Real-World
Abstract
Sayaka Shibuya, Noriyuki Shido, Ryosuke Shirai, Kazuya Sase, Koki Ebina, Xiaoshuai Chen, Teppei Tsujita, Shunsuke Komizunai, Taku Senoo, and Atsushi Konno
Research Paper: pp. 277-283
Inflatable Humanoid Cybernetic Avatar for Physical Human–Robot Interaction
Abstract
Ryuma Niiyama, Masahiro Ikeda, and Young Ah Seong
Review: pp. 284-291
Digital Twin of Experience for Human–Robot Collaboration Through Virtual Reality
Abstract
Tetsunari Inamura
Research Paper: pp. 292-304
DhaibaWorks: A Software Platform for Human-Centered Cyber-Physical Systems
Abstract
Yui Endo, Tsubasa Maruyama, and Mitsunori Tada

Regular Papers

Research Paper: pp. 305-313
Machine Learning Based Position Prediction of a Target Tracked by Multi-Aperture Positioning System
Abstract
Luis Garcia, Uwe Bielke, Cornelius Neumann, and Rainer Börret

No.2

(Mar)

Special Issue on Application of Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Production Engineering

Special Issue on Application of Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Production Engineering

Editorial: p. 91
Application of Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Production Engineering
Keiichi Nakamoto and Keigo Takasugi

Artificial intelligence (AI) techniques have been behind disruptive innovations in every industry. Based on AI techniques, large amounts of data can be converted into actionable insights and predictions. Manufacturers have frequently faced different kinds of challenges, such as unexpected machinery failures or defective product deliveries. Still, the adoption of AI techniques is expected to improve operational efficiency, enable the launch of new products, customize product designs, and plan future financial actions. Recently, manufacturers have been using AI techniques to improve the quality of their products, achieve greater speed and visibility across supply chains, and optimize inventory management.

Given that the attention and interest in AI techniques has been growing rapidly, it is time that the current state of the art of their practical applications be presented. The main aim of this special issue is to bring together the latest AI research and practical case studies of AI techniques in production engineering.

This special issue features 10 papers related to not only operation automation but also sophisticated skill transfer in manufacturers. Their subjects cover various advancements, such as failure diagnosis, product estimation, process planning, operation planning, and workpiece fixturing in the area of machining. Moreover, the authors boldly strive to apply AI technologies even to complex systems in manufacturing fields such as laser-assisted incremental forming, injection molded direct joining, and parts assembling.

We thank the authors for their interesting papers submitted for this special issue, and we are sure that both general readers and specialists 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 would not have been possible. We truly hope that this special issue triggers further research on AI techniques in production engineering.

Research Paper: pp. 92-102
Machine Learning-Based Shape Error Estimation Using the Servomotor Current Generated During Micro-Milling of a Micro-Lens Mold
Abstract
Kenta Mizuhara, Daisuke Nakamichi, Wataru Yanagihara, and Yasuhiro Kakinuma
Research Paper: pp. 103-111
Diagnosis Method of Lubrication Failure by Coolant Immersion for a CNC Lathe Spindle
Abstract
Keigo Takasugi, Naohiko Suzuki, Yoshiyuki Kaneko, and Naoki Asakawa
Research Paper: pp. 112-119
Study on Process Design Based on Language Analysis and Image Discrimination Using CNN Deep Learning
Abstract
Akio Hayashi and Yoshitaka Morimoto
Research Paper: pp. 120-127
Computer Aided Process Planning for Rough Machining Based on Machine Learning with Certainty Evaluation of Inferred Results
Abstract
Naofumi Komura, Kazuma Matsumoto, Shinji Igari, Takashi Ogawa, Sho Fujita, and Keiichi Nakamoto
Research Paper: pp. 128-135
Acquisition of Skills for Process Planning Through Eye Tracking When Understanding Mechanical Drawings
Abstract
Takumu Yoshikawa, Fumihiro Nakamura, Eisuke Sogabe, and Keiichi Nakamoto
Research Paper: pp. 136-143
Augmented Reality-Based System for Skill Transfer of Workpiece Fixturing in Turning Operations
Abstract
Koji Nishida, Masatoshi Itoh, and Keiichi Nakamoto
Research Paper: pp. 144-155
Feasibility Study of Laser-Assisted Incremental Forming for Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermo Plastic Based on 3D-CAD Data
Abstract
Hidetake Tanaka, Kippei Yamada, and Tatsuki Ikari
Research Paper: pp. 156-166
Statistical and Artificial Intelligence Analyses of Blast Treatment Condition Effects on Blast-Assisted Injection Molded Direct Joining
Abstract
Shuohan Wang, Fuminobu Kimura, Shuaijie Zhao, Eiji Yamaguchi, Yuuka Ito, Yukinori Suzuki, and Yusuke Kajihara
Research Paper: pp. 167-175
Automated Generation of Product Assembly Order Based on Geometric Constraints Between Parts
Abstract
Isamu Nishida, Hayato Sawada, and Keiichi Shirase
Research Paper: pp. 176-182
Automatic Parts Correspondence Determination for Transforming Assemblies via Local and Global Geometry Processing
Abstract
Hayata Shibuya and Yukie Nagai

Regular Papers

Research Paper: pp. 183-193
Utilization Method and Effect Evaluation of Systems Thinking in Future Design: Comparative Analysis of Policy-Making Workshops in Local Governments
Abstract
Yutaka Nomaguchi, Ryotaro Senoo, Shinya Fukutomi, Keishiro Hara, and Kikuo Fujita

No.1

(Jan)

Special Issue on Advanced Abrasive Processing Technologies

Special Issue on Advanced Abrasive Processing Technologies

Editorial: pp. 3-4
Advanced Abrasive Processing Technologies
Minoru Ota, Hirofumi Suzuki, Kazuhito Ohashi, and Takazo Yamada

Abrasive processing technologies support both the creation of new products and progressive production processes as finishing processing in various industries, such as the automotive, telecommunications, semiconductor, healthcare, energy, and aerospace industries. In this era of major changes, known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, advanced abrasive processing technologies that produce cutting-edge devices, machinery, and equipment for a smart society are needed. The subjects related to abrasive processing are extremely diverse, including function generation processing and ICT fusion processing, in addition to the continuing basic subjects, including high-efficiency processing, difficult-to-cut material processing, ultra/high-precision processing, etc. The field of abrasive processing has recently been expanding from removal processing to additional types of processing, such as additive manufacturing. As a result, its importance is increasing as a technology indispensable for advanced industries such as healthcare and the production of power semiconductors, cutting-edge semiconductors, etc. On the other hand, new abrasive processing technologies, such as grinding wheel surface property analysis and highly efficient surface finishing methods, have developed along with the advancement of the elemental technologies that support abrasive processing using the latest measurement methods and ultra-precision technology. Furthermore, new research, such as work on energy-assisted or reaction-assisted grinding, has been conducted through the fusion of the materials science and physical chemistry fields. This special issue contains seven papers that cover the following topics.

- Abrasive jet processing

- Analysis of the surface profile of a grinding wheel

- Drilling of glass with a diamond tool

- Reaction-assisted grinding

- Barrel finishing

- High-speed polishing

We deeply appreciate the authors for their careful work and thank the reviewers for their incisive efforts in producing this special issue. We hope that it will help readers understand the latest research on abrasive pro...<more>

Research Paper: pp. 5-13
Influence of the Impact Angle on Machining in Powder Jet Processing
Abstract
Chieko Kuji, Kuniyuki Izumita, Keita Shimada, Masayoshi Mizutani, Keiichi Sasaki, and Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa
Research Paper: pp. 14-20
Three-Dimensional Evaluation of Microscopic Wheel Surface Topography in Creep Feed Grinding Using Ceramics Grinding Wheel
Abstract
Masakazu Fujimoto and Masashi Fujita
Research Paper: pp. 21-31
Evaluation of Dressing Condition Based on Quantification of Grinding Wheel Surface Conditions
Abstract
Gen Uchida, Takazo Yamada, and Yuta Iwasaki
Research Paper: pp. 32-39
Effects of Bit Shape of Electroplated Diamond Tool Used for Drilling Small Diameter Holes in Glass Plate on Machining Fluid Flow and Chip Discharge
Abstract
Tappei Oyamada, Akira Mizobuchi, and Tohru Ishida
Research Paper: pp. 40-46
Slurry Conditions for Reaction-Induced Slurry-Assisted Grinding of Optical Glass Lens
Abstract
Tappei Kawasato, Hinata Takamaru, Kazuhisa Hamazono, Masahiko Fukuta, Katsutoshi Tanaka, Yusuke Chiba, Mikinori Nagano, Hidebumi Kato, and Yasuhiro Kakinuma
Research Paper: pp. 47-54
Finishing Speed Improvement Using Side Cover Plates in Gyro Finishing
Abstract
Yohei Hashimoto, Yugo Nakayama, Tatsuaki Furumoto, Akihito Sekiya, Tetsuya Yamada, Tatsuki Kawahara, and Akira Hosokawa
Research Paper: pp. 55-63
Development of High-Speed Rotation Polishing System with Slurry Confinement and Friction-State Control
Abstract
Kenichiro Yoshitomi, Yoshinori Shimada, and Atsunobu Une

Regular Papers

Research Paper: pp. 65-70
Research on the Positioning and Recognition of an Intelligent Inspection Robot in Substations
Abstract
Liyun Xing
Research Paper: pp. 71-80
Scheduling Algorithm Using Path Relinking for Production Process with Crane Interference
Abstract
Takashi Tanizaki, Kazuya Yamada, Shigemasa Nakagawa, and Hideki Katagiri

Vol.16 (2022)

No.6

(Nov)

The Best Paper Award 2022 and The Special Paper Award 2022
Special Issue on Design and Manufacturing for Environmental Sustainability

The Best Paper Award 2022 and The Special Paper Award 2022

Award: pp. 679-682
Congratulations! The Best Paper Award 2022 and The Special Paper Award 2022

Special Issue on Design and Manufacturing for Environmental Sustainability

Editorial: p. 683
Design and Manufacturing for Environmental Sustainability
Yasushi Umeda

This is the sixth special issue on Design and Manufacturing for Environmental Sustainability. As the first special issue on this topic was issued in 2009, the topic has thirteen years of history in this journal. Environmental sustainability was recognized as important for manufacturing even at that time. This is why the special issue was started in this journal. The seriousness of this topic has been increasing not only in Europe but also in Japan and other countries. One critical trend as of late has been the way that the attitude of companies regarding this issue, including their positions on carbon neutrality, circular economy, and biodiversity, has come to determine the value of the company in the eyes of, for example, environment, society, and governance (ESG) finance. Nowadays, we cannot say sustainability or business; we should pursue businesses that contribute to sustainability.

This sixth special issue includes eighteen well-written papers, with one more paper to follow. This series of special issues has focused on topics related to ecodesign, recycling, remanufacturing, low-energy and low-emission manufacturing, and circular economy. The papers in this special issue are also deeply related to these topics. As a result of the thirteen-year history of the special issue, we have been able to learn some viewpoints specific to the series in this journal. This has led this special issue to consist of four subcategories, although they are not explicitly represented in the table of contents. The first subcategory consists of seven papers, from the first paper by K. Halada et al. to the seventh paper by A. Yoshimura et al. These papers are related to design, including evaluation, business, remanufacturing, and materials. Among others, the important viewpoint common to these papers is the “flow” of product lifecycles and materials. The second category starts with the eighth paper by C. Ye et al. and ends with the eleventh paper by Y. Yamashita et al. These papers deal with manufacturing issues in the context of the environmental sustainability. For example, the eighth paper deals with the crushing of ...<more>

Paper: pp. 684-695
New Indicators ‘Acircularity’ and ‘Resource Efficiency Account’ to Evaluate the Efforts of Eco-Design in Circular Economy
Abstract
Kohmei Halada, Kiyotaka Tahara, and Mitsutaka Matsumoto
Technical Paper: pp. 696-703
Life Cycle Analysis of Material Efficiency Strategies for Network Goods
Abstract
Ana Maria Galindo Serrano and Mikko Samuli Vaija
Paper: pp. 704-714
Analysis of Business Feasibility for Introduction of Retread Tires in Passenger Cars
Abstract
Tomiya Kimura, Tetsuya Toma, and Masaru Nakano
Paper: pp. 715-726
Life Cycle Simulation Method to Support Strategic Management that Considers Social Goals
Abstract
Taro Kawaguchi, Shuhei Suzuki, Hidenori Murata, and Hideki Kobayashi
Paper: pp. 727-736
Variability Specific to a Closed-Loop Supply Chain with Product Deterioration
Abstract
Jundai Koketsu, Aya Ishigaki, Hiromasa Ijuin, and Tetsuo Yamada
Paper: pp. 737-746
Estimation of Relative Resource Circulation for Heat Exchangers Using Material Flow Analysis for Air Conditioners
Abstract
Shoma Fujii, Yuko Oshita, Yasunori Kikuchi, and Satoshi Ohara
Paper: pp. 747-755
Analysis of Substance Flow and the Transition of Industrial Structure of Indium in Japan
Abstract
Akihiro Yoshimura, Yuma Nishioka, and Yasunari Matsuno
Paper: pp. 756-765
Influence of Agitator Shape on Characteristics and Grinding Efficiency of Attritor Mill
Abstract
Chenzuo Ye, Yutaro Takaya, Yuki Tsunazawa, Kazuhiro Mochidzuki, and Chiharu Tokoro
Report: pp. 766-772
Visual Identification-Based Spark Recognition System
Abstract
Tianhao Cheng, Hao Hu, Hitoshi Kobayashi, and Hiroshi Onoda
Paper: pp. 773-782
Challenges of Remanufacturing Using Powder Bed Fusion Based Additive Manufacturing
Abstract
Naoko Sato, Mitsutaka Matsumoto, Hisato Ogiso, and Harumichi Sato
Paper: pp. 783-794
Defect Detection in Multiple Product Variants Using Hammering Test with Machine Learning
Abstract
Yosuke Yamashita, Kazunori Yoshida, Yusuke Kishita, and Yasushi Umeda
Paper: pp. 795-806
Exploring the Impact of IoT and Green Advertising on Consumer Behavior
Abstract
Jui-Che Tu, Cheng-Hsueh Yang, and Yu-Yin Chen
Paper: pp. 807-813
Extraction and Design of Favorite Products Through Analyzing Customer Latent Preferences
Abstract
Ryosui Koga and Hideki Aoyama
Paper: pp. 814-823
Sustainable Design Implementation – Measuring Environmental Impact and User Responsibility
Abstract
Achmad Yahya Teguh Panuju, Martinus Martinus, Akhmad Riszal, and Hideki Kobayashi
Paper: pp. 824-830
The Diffusion of Remanufacturing Policies in Asia
Abstract
Michikazu Kojima
Technical Paper: pp. 831-837
An Analysis of Practices and Challenges for Plastic Recycling Industry in Malaysia
Abstract
Ming Hui Tan, Meng Soon Chiong, Yoon-Young Chun, Kenichiro Tsukahara, and Kiyotaka Tahara
Paper: pp. 838-844
Identifying Potential Areas for Circular Economy Development from the Perspective of Developing Economies: Using Patent and Bibliometric Analyses
Abstract
Nathasit Gerdsri and Pard Teekasap
Technical Paper: pp. 845-852
Action Research on a Locally Oriented Sustainable Product
Abstract
Shota Tajima

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 853-861
Study on Method for Avoiding Chatter Vibration by Changing Machine Tool Rigidity
Abstract
Akio Hayashi, Okitoshi Shibata, and Yoshitaka Morimoto
Paper: pp. 862-869
Milling of Sintered Carbide via Electrochemical Reaction – Investigation of Machining Phenomena –
Abstract
Akihiro Goto, Junda Chen, and Kosuke Shirai
Paper: pp. 870-878
Generation of a Robot Program and Determination of an Optimal Workpiece Placement Considering the Manipulability of Industrial Robots
Abstract
Kei Moriguchi, Takuya Mizokami, and Koichi Morishige
Paper: pp. 879-887
Spiral Groove Machining Through Wire Electrical Discharge Machining with Two Rotary Axes
Abstract
Hideki Takezawa, Yuta Umeda, Ren Motomura, and Shunya Hirano
Paper: pp. 888-896
Effect of Powder Mold Release Agent on Aluminum Alloy Melt Under Gravity Casting Conditions
Abstract
Kuiyuan Mu, Makoto Nikawa, Kunio Hayakawa, Hidetaka Shima, and Minoru Yamashita
Paper: pp. 897-905
Cutting Force in Peripheral Milling of Additively Manufactured Maraging Steel
Abstract
Shoichi Tamura, Atsushi Ezura, and Takashi Matsumura

No.5

(Sep)

Special Issue on Recent Progress in Manufacturing Technology

Special Issue on Recent Progress in Manufacturing Technology

Editorial: p. 519
Recent Progress in Manufacturing Technology
Hiroyuki Narahara and Feng Gao

The continued effects of the global spread of COVID-19 have reaffirmed that restrictions on the movement of people and products have geopolitical consequences. In addition, the impacts involved in the decarbonization of the global environment have further strengthened the growing demand for the building of a sustainable society. These factors have had no small impact on the global economy and on global manufacturing as well. In this context, the demand for the realization of new manufacturing technologies that can respond to changes in social and economic environments has been growing.

This special issue focuses on recent advances in manufacturing technologies that maximize product quality and reduce costs, with an emphasis on the machinery industry. This special issue of the IJAT contains 12 papers. These include works on cutting technology, machining metrology, advanced machine tools, gear manufacturing technology, additive manufacturing, and more. The first five papers are proposals for new cutting technologies and elucidations of cutting phenomena. The next three papers are new proposals for machining measurements. The next two papers are on precision positioning technologies and a rack gear compensation technology. The last two papers are theoretical investigations into the basic phenomenon of additive manufacturing and its applications.

These papers were originally presented at the 10th International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing in the 21st Century (LEM21), held in Kitakyushu, Japan in 2021. The papers have been revised and expanded at the request of the editors.

The editors would like to thank all authors for their comprehensive efforts in making this special issue possible, and would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their hard work. We wish them all the best in their future research in this field of manufacturing technology.

Paper: pp. 520-527
High-Efficiency Machining of Titanium Alloy Using Combined Machining Method of Driven Rotary Tool and Hale Machining
Abstract
Yuto Yamazaki, Tetsuo Takada, Hideharu Kato, and Shigehiko Sakamoto
Paper: pp. 528-535
Effect of Cutting Fluid on Tool Wear in Finished Surface Formation Area of Rounded Nosed Tool When Turning Alloy 304
Abstract
Takahide Hayashida, Ryutaro Tanaka, Katsuhiko Sekiya, and Keiji Yamada
Paper: pp. 536-542
Feasibility Study of EDM-Assisted Combined Turning for Unidirectional CFRP
Abstract
Hidetake Tanaka, Yuta Fukada, and Ryuta Kuboshima
Paper: pp. 543-551
High-Precision Small-Diameter Deep Hole Drilling Using Cooling and Step Feed in PEEK Resin
Abstract
Mitsuyoshi Nomura, Shogo Ito, Tatsuya Fujii, and Tsunehisa Suzuki
Paper: pp. 552-561
Elucidation of Drilling Behavior on Workpiece Superimposed with Ultrasonic Vibration
Abstract
Naofumi Tsuji, Kota Takashima, Akira Sakurada, Kazuto Miyawaki, and Hiromi Isobe
Paper: pp. 562-571
Statistics-Based Measuring Point Selection for Monitoring the Thermal Deformation of a Workpiece in End-Milling
Abstract
Mengmeng Yang, Feng Zhang, and Koji Teramoto
Paper: pp. 572-581
Design and Testing of a Compact Optical Angle Sensor for Pitch Deviation Measurement of a Scale Grating with a Small Angle of Diffraction
Abstract
Lue Quan, Yuki Shimizu, Ryo Sato, Dong Wook Shin, Hiraku Matsukuma, Andreas Archenti, and Wei Gao
Paper: pp. 582-587
A MEMS Device Integrating Multiple Cantilever Displacement Sensors to Evaluate Flat Machined Surfaces
Abstract
Hiroki Shimizu, Koichi Tamiya, Shoichiro Mizukami, and Yuuma Tamaru
Paper: pp. 588-597
Design and Prototyping of Biaxial Flexible Support Table for Fine Positioning Through Controlled Magnetic Attraction Forces
Abstract
Yuuma Tamaru, Kensuke Kawata, and Hiroki Shimizu
Paper: pp. 598-608
Process of Straightening by Three-Point and Four-Point Bending for Curved Brass Rack
Abstract
Yuuta Aono, Nobukatsu Sato, Shinji Inoue, and Daichi Koga
Paper: pp. 609-614
Simplified Prediction of Melt Pool Shape in Metal Additive Manufacturing Using Maraging Steel
Abstract
Taiichiro Fukunaga and Hiroyuki Narahara
Paper: pp. 615-623
Mechanical Joining with Aluminum Part by 3D Printing of Polylactic Acid and Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene Parts for Fabrication of Multi-Material Parts
Abstract
Yuki Nakagawa, Ayumu Abe, and Masahiko Yoshino

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 625-633
Motion Analysis of Lathe Machining Work Using a Digital Position Display Device
Abstract
Seiko Taki and Shohei Yonezawa
Technical Paper: pp. 634-641
A Compound Control Algorithm for Height Following of Laser Cutting Head
Abstract
Wu Da, Zeng Chunnian, Luo Jie, Yan Shu, Chen Lei, and Jinmin Hu
Paper: pp. 642-653
Enhancing the Shape Complexity in Direct Energy Deposition with Phased Deformation
Abstract
Srinath Gudur, Suryakumar Simhambhatla, and N. Venkata Reddy
Paper: pp. 654-665
Investigation of Air Filter Properties of Flash-Spinning Nanofiber Non-Woven Fabric
Abstract
Shih-Pang Tsai, Wei Wu, Hiroyoshi Sota, Toshiki Hirogaki, and Eiichi Aoyama

No.4

(Jul)

Special Issue on State-of-the-Art Actuators: Design, Analysis, Control, Materials, Systems, and Applications

Special Issue on State-of-the-Art Actuators: Design, Analysis, Control, Materials, Systems, and Applications

Editorial: p. 385
State-of-the-Art Actuators: Design, Analysis, Control, Materials, Systems, and Applications
Katsushi Furutani

Actuators are components that are essential to the moving, manipulating, or deforming of objects. Historically, conventional electromagnetic motors as well as pneumatic and hydraulic actuators have been developed to sophistication. In the past several decades, however, many other kinds of actuators based on novel principles have also been proposed. These have employed physical or/and chemical effects, such as piezoelectric, electrostatic, or giant magnetostrctive effects, as well as thermal expansion, phase transformation, or ion mobility in polymers. Not only the novel actuators but also conventional ones have been continually evolving in astounding ways. These actuators have been embedded not only in conventional machines but also in smart ones, such as artificial muscles for robots and power assist systems, electric vehicles, and machine tools. By combining the actuators with the Internet of Things (IoT), they are also used to test equipment. In addition, there is no doubt that the technologies involved in the development of novel actuators and the improvement of their efficiency are key to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as actuators currently consume a huge aggregate amount of energy. In sum, actuators have the potential to be central to the development of innovative machines.

This special issue features one review, six research papers, and three technical papers on the most recent advances in various types of actuators. These papers cover topics that include magnetic levitation technologies for precision motion control, electromagnetic motors, fluid power actuators, electrostatic actuators embedded in micro-electromechanical systems, and an ultrasonic motor, plus their applications.

All the papers were refereed through careful peer reviews. I believe that this special issue will help the readers to enhance their understanding and knowledge of actuators and their applications. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the excellent contributions of all the authors, and I appreciate the incisive efforts of reviewers in producing this special issue.

Review: pp. 386-402
Magnetic Levitation Technology for Precision Motion Systems: A Review and Future Perspectives
Abstract
Lei Zhou and Jingjie Wu
Paper: pp. 403-420
New Control Parametrization Strategy for Flexible Feed Drives
Abstract
Natanael Lanz, Sascha Weikert, and Konrad Wegener
Technical Paper: pp. 421-426
Food Texture Measurement System Using Rod Type Actuator for Imitation of Human Mastication
Abstract
Hiroyuki Nakamoto, Yuya Nagahata, and Futoshi Kobayashi
Paper: pp. 427-435
Pneumatically-Controlled Linear Actuator Using Pressure-Resistant, Thin-Walled Metal Bellows and its Application
Abstract
Yasukazu Sato and Takeyoshi Shimbori
Paper: pp. 436-447
Model Predictive Displacement Control Tuning for Tap-Water-Driven Artificial Muscle by Inverse Optimization with Adaptive Model Matching and its Contribution Analyses
Abstract
Satoshi Tsuruhara, Ryo Inada, and Kazuhisa Ito
Paper: pp. 448-455
Design and Fabrication of Micro Gripper Using Functional Fluid Power
Abstract
Yutaka Tanaka, Ryuta Suzuki, Kazuya Edamura, and Shinichi Yokota
Technical Paper: pp. 456-463
Control of Spindle Position and Stiffness of Aerostatic-Bearing-Type Air Turbine Spindle
Abstract
Tomohiro Tanaka, Tomonori Kato, Tatsuki Otsubo, Atsuhiro Koyama, and Takanori Yazawa
Paper: pp. 464-470
Bipolar Electrostatic Driving of Isolated Micro-Resonator for Sensing High Voltage of Battery Output with Resolution
Abstract
Naoki Nobunaga, Shinya Kumagai, and Minoru Sasaki
Technical Paper: pp. 471-477
Development of Bipolar Electrostatic Chuck with a Beam-Array Assembly Fabricated by Lithography
Abstract
Yuki Taoka, Kohei Kawabata, Pasomphone Hemthavy, Seungman Choi, Kunio Takahashi, and Shigeki Saito
Paper: pp. 478-487
Examination of Hemispherical Shell Stator for Lightweight Spherical Ultrasonic Motor
Abstract
Kento Goda, Hidekazu Kajiwara, and Manabu Aoyagi

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 489-496
Development of a Sharp-Tipped L-Shaped Stylus for Measurement of Nanoscale Sidewall Features
Abstract
Kosuke Uchiyama, Hiroshi Murakami, Akio Katsuki, and Takao Sajima
Paper: pp. 497-506
Posture Evaluation Based on Forward Kinematics and Inverse Kinematics of Parallel Link Type Machine Tool
Abstract
Hiroto Tanaka, Yoshitaka Morimoto, Akio Hayashi, and Hidetaka Yamaoka

No.3

(May)

Special Issue on Smart Factory

Special Issue on Smart Factory

Editorial: p. 249
Smart Factory
Hironori Hibino and Yasuyuki Nishioka

A Fourth Industrial Revolution has been proposed, and various research and development activities geared toward the realization of smart factories have become extremely active. In smart factories developed individually within companies, the direction of the development activities is changing drastically. Regarding common technologies, research activities and feasible case study activities that are collaborations among industry, academia, and government and that show consideration and awareness of ecosystems are becoming active.

It has been five years since the IJAT last published a special issue on smart manufacturing. Smart factory technologies are becoming more and more important in the industrial world, not as a temporary boom, but as a steady development. Research on smart factory technologies is progressing, as they are considered to be important technologies in the industrial world, along with Digital Transformation (DX) technologies, among others.

This special issue addresses the latest in advanced research on smart factories. We have received many submissions from researchers at universities, public research institutes, and companies, and we are pleased to publish eight papers. The latest research being published mainly concerns the following five topics:

- Smart and digital twinning of machine tools

- Smart and digital twinning of production systems

- Optimization of production systems using scheduling algorithms

- Optimization of production systems including worker operations

- Optimization of energy consumption for production systems

The results of these studies will serve as a reference for further smart factory technologies in the future.

We deeply appreciate the careful work of all the authors, and we 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 leading to further advances in smart factories.

Paper: pp. 250-260
Digital Tools Integration and Human Resources Development for Smart Factories
Abstract
Hiroyuki Sawada, Yoshihiro Nakabo, Yoshiyuki Furukawa, Noriaki Ando, Takashi Okuma, Hitoshi Komoto, and Keijiro Masui
Paper: pp. 261-268
Identification of a Practical Digital Twin for Simulation of Machine Tools
Abstract
Tomoya Fujita, Tiandong Xi, Ryosuke Ikeda, Sebastian Kehne, Marcel Fey, and Christian Brecher
Paper: pp. 269-279
Application of Metaheuristics to Packing Formation Support Systems of Pre-Cut Lumber Factory
Abstract
Takashi Tanizaki and Ryohei Yamashita
Technical Paper: pp. 280-285
On-Machine Tool Condition Monitoring System Using Image Processing
Abstract
Kenta Kanto, Junichi Kubota, Makoto Fujishima, and Masahiko Mori
Technical Paper: pp. 286-295
Improving Remote Spatial Understanding by Transmitting Spherical Images via Video Chat Applications
Abstract
Kazuma Aoyama, Kiyosu Maeda, Ryoko Ueoka, Shigeo Makioka, Nobukazu Sakura, Kunihiko Nakashima, Michitaka Hirose, and Tomohiro Amemiya
Paper: pp. 296-308
Multi-Objective Approach with a Distance Metric in Genetic Programming for Job Shop Scheduling
Abstract
Shady Salama, Toshiya Kaihara, Nobutada Fujii, and Daisuke Kokuryo
Paper: pp. 309-319
Energy Consumption Rate Evaluation Method Considering Occurrence of Defective Products and Misjudgment of Inspection Machine in Production Line
Abstract
Hironori Hibino, Takamasa Horikawa, Syungo Arai, and Makoto Yamaguchi
Paper: pp. 320-328
Production System Evaluation Method Considering Worker Taking Childcare
Abstract
Hironori Hibino and Yoshihiko Watanabe

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 329-339
Performance Evaluation of Low-Cost Vibration Sensors in Industrial IoT Applications
Abstract
Ali Iqbal, Naeem S. Mian, Andrew Longstaff, and Simon Fletcher
Paper: pp. 340-348
Study of the Load Forecasting of a Wet Mill Based on the CEEMDAN-Refined Composite Multiscale Dispersion Entropy and LSTM Nerve Net
Abstract
Xiaoyan Luo, Yaofeng Huang, Fangwei Zhang, and Qingling Wu
Paper: pp. 349-355
Reverse Engineering Algorithm for Cutting of Ruled Geometries by Wire
Abstract
Anthony T. H. Beaucamp and Yoshimi Takeuchi
Paper: pp. 356-366
Improved Synchronous Motion of Linear and Rotary Axes While Avoiding Torque Saturation Under a Constant Feed Speed Vector at the Endmilling Point – Investigation of Motion Error Under Numerical Control Commanded Motion –
Abstract
Takamaru Suzuki, Kazuki Yoshikawa, Toshiki Hirogaki, Eiichi Aoyama, and Takakazu Ikegami
Paper: pp. 367-373
Forming of Multiple Straight Convex Shapes on Aluminum Sheet Using Impulsive Water Pressure
Abstract
Minoru Yamashita, Haruki Saito, and Makoto Nikawa

No.2

(Mar)

Special Issue on Self-Optimizing Machining Systems

Special Issue on Self-Optimizing Machining Systems

Editorial: p. 125
Self-Optimizing Machining Systems
Yasuhiro Kakinuma and Daisuke Kono

The concept of Self-Optimizing Machining Systems (SOMS) has been proposed against the background of Industry 4.0 and the Digital Twin concept, based on cyber-physical systems. In order to improve manufacturing productivity, quality, and efficiency, each component technology related to the machining process, such as CAD/CAM, process modeling/simulation, process monitoring/control, and workpiece assessment, as well as the machine tools themselves, has been developed independently to date. However, series of processes, including the interactions among these component technologies, have finally determined the machining performance and the quality of the products. SOMS deals with the information links among these components comprehensively and plays the important role of combining these links and functionalities to optimize the overall machining system. Nevertheless, an intensive implementation and combination of these technologies has yet to become state-of-the-art in industry, while further research and development for SOMS is required for Industry 4.0 and Digital Twin.

This special issue focuses on the research trends of SOMS, especially the interaction links among machine tools, process monitoring, and work assessment. From researchers who are active on the front lines of manufacturing engineering, the latest achievements related to the development of SOMS are presented in 6 papers. On one hand, the development of sensor-integrated components is indispensable for SOMS to monitor the status of a process and feed it back to a related component in order to control the machining process and its environment. On the other hand, it can be said that visual simulation, virtual metrology, and other epoch-making, on-machine technologies for evaluating machined surfaces, as well as process optimization based on machined surface information, are strongly required.

We hope this special issue will contribute to future research and development for researchers and engineers in the field of manufacturing and machining systems.

Paper: pp. 126-137
Sensor-Integrated Tool for Self-Optimizing Single-Lip Deep Hole Drilling
Abstract
Robert Wegert, Mohammad Alaa Alhamede, Vinzenz Guski, Siegfried Schmauder, and Hans-Christian Möhring
Paper: pp. 138-148
Prediction of Gloss in Plastic Injection Parts Based on 3D Surface Roughness from Virtual Machining with Artificial Neural Networks
Abstract
Wiroj Thasana and Weerachart Wetchakama
Paper: pp. 149-156
Reduction of the Influence of Non-Repeatable Run-Out in X-Y Plane of Machining Surface
Abstract
Yuta Showa and Hayato Yoshioka
Paper: pp. 157-166
Measurement of Machine Tool Two-Dimensional Error Motions Using Direction-Regulated Laser Interferometers
Abstract
Daichi Maruyama, Soichi Ibaraki, and Ryoma Sakata
Paper: pp. 167-174
Quantitative Evaluation of Machined-Surface Gloss Using Visual Simulation and its Application to Sensory Test
Abstract
Motohiro Ihara, Iwao Yamaji, and Atsushi Matsubara
Paper: pp. 175-181
A Study on Anomaly Detection of Water-Soluble Coolant Using Internal-Sensors
Abstract
Yasuo Kondo and Youji Miyake

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 183-196
Airframe Design Optimization and Simulation of a Flying Car for Medical Emergencies
Abstract
Yusuke Mihara, Tsubasa Nakamura, Aki Nakamoto, and Masaru Nakano
Paper: pp. 197-207
Viewpoint Planning for Object Identification Using Visual Experience According to Long-Term Activity
Abstract
Kimitoshi Yamazaki, Kazuki Nogami, and Kotaro Nagahama
Paper: pp. 208-217
Pose Estimation of a Small Connector Attached to the Tip of a Cable Sticking Out of a Circuit Board
Abstract
Changjian Ying, Yaqiang Mo, Yuichiro Matsuura, and Kimitoshi Yamazaki
Paper: pp. 218-229
A Study on Demand Forecasting of Wholesale Markets of Lettuces for Production Planning in Plant Factories
Abstract
Nobuhiro Sugimura, Nguyen Quang Thinh, Shohei Kohama, Yutaka Fukui, and Koji Iwamura
Paper: pp. 230-237
Tool Wear and Surface Roughness Characteristics in the High-Speed Milling of Pure Ti and Ti Alloy Using TiAlN Coated Carbide Radius End Mill
Abstract
Therdsak Jaingam, Chiaki Kaminaga, Takekazu Sawa, and Masahiro Anzai

No.1

(Jan)

Special Issue on High Performance Abrasive Technologies

Special Issue on High Performance Abrasive Technologies

Editorial: pp. 3-4
High Performance Abrasive Technologies
Takazo Yamada, Kazuhito Ohashi, Hirofumi Suzuki, and Akinori Yui

Demand for the high-precision and high-efficiency machining of hard ceramics, such as silicon carbide for semiconductors and hardened steel for molding dies, has significantly increased for optical and medical devices as well as for powered devices in automobiles. Certain types of hard metals can be machined by deterministic precision-cutting processes. However, hard and brittle ceramics, hardened steel for molds, and semiconductor materials have to be machined using precision abrasive technologies, such as grinding, polishing, and ultrasonic vibration technologies that use diamond super abrasives. The machining of high-precision components and their molds/dies using abrasive processes is very difficult due to their complex and nondeterministic natures as well as their complex textured surfaces. Furthermore, the development of new cutting-edge tools or machining methods and the active use of physicochemical phenomena are key to the development of high-precision and high-efficiency machining.

This special issue features 11 research papers on the most recent advances in precision abrasive technologies. These papers cover the following topics:

- Characteristics of abrasive grains in creep-feed grinding

- Quantitative evaluation of the surface profiles of grinding wheels

- ELID grinding using elastic wheels

- Nano-topographies of ground surfaces

- Novel grinding wheels

- Grinding characteristics of turbine blade materials

- Polishing mechanisms

- Polishing technologies using magnetic fluid slurries

- Application of ultrasonic vibration machining

- Turning and rotary cutting technologies

This issue is expected to help its readers to understand recent developments in abrasive technologies and to lead to further research.

We deeply appreciate the careful work of all the authors, and we thank the reviewers for their incisive efforts.

Paper: pp. 5-11
Microscopic Wear Characteristics of Ceramic Grinding Wheel in Creep Feed Grinding
Abstract
Masakazu Fujimoto and Keisuke Shimizu
Paper: pp. 12-20
Evaluation of the Relationship Among Dressing Conditions Using Prismatic Dresser, Dressing Resistance, and Grinding Characteristics
Abstract
Gen Uchida, Takazo Yamada, Kouichi Ichihara, Makoto Harada, and Tatsuya Kohara
Paper: pp. 21-31
ELID Mirror Surface Grinding for Concave Molds by Conductive Elastic Wheel Containing Carbon Black
Abstract
Atsushi Ezura, Katsufumi Inazawa, Kazuhiro Omori, Yoshihiro Uehara, Nobuhide Itoh, and Hitoshi Ohmori
Paper: pp. 32-37
Optimization of Nano-Topography Distribution by Compensation Grinding
Abstract
Nobuhito Yoshihara and Masahiro Mizuno
Paper: pp. 38-42
Effect of the Abrasive Grain Distribution on Ground Surface Roughness
Abstract
Nobuhito Yoshihara, Haruki Takahashi, and Masahiro Mizuno
Technical Paper: pp. 43-51
Effect of Types of Grinding Fluid on Grinding Characteristics of CMSX4
Abstract
Tatsuki Ikari, Takayuki Kitajima, and Akinori Yui
Paper: pp. 52-59
Polishing Characteristics and Mechanism of Polishing Glass Substrate Using Suede Pad with Fine Micrometer-Sized Pores
Abstract
Michio Uneda, Nodoka Yamada, and Yoshihiro Tawara
Technical Paper: pp. 60-70
Polishing Performance of a Recycled Grinding Wheel Using Grinding Wheel Scraps for the Wet Polishing of Stainless-Steel Sheets
Abstract
Akira Mizobuchi, Takeshi Hamada, Atsuyoshi Tashima, Keita Horimoto, and Tohru Ishida
Paper: pp. 71-77
Development of Ultrasonic Vibration-Assisted Magnetic Compound Fluid (MCF) Polishing Technology
Abstract
Mitsuyoshi Nomura, Kenji Ozasa, Tatsuya Fujii, Tsunehisa Suzuki, and Yongbo Wu
Paper: pp. 78-86
Surface Texturing Technique Based on Ultrasonic Turning for Improving Tribological Properties
Abstract
Keisuke Hara, Toshihiro Fukuda, Kyosuke Taguchi, and Hiromi Isobe
Paper: pp. 87-94
Rotary Cutting with Ultrasonic Vibration of Hardened Steel
Abstract
Shinichi Ninomiya, Satoshi Nagakura, Fumio Koga, Yoji Yamada, and Manabu Iwai

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 95-103
Effect of Grain Size on Change in Surface Roughness of Carbon Steels Through Polishing Processes
Abstract
Masaaki Matsuzawa, Atsushi Ito, Takafumi Komatsu, and Shiro Torizuka
Paper: pp. 104-116
Power Consumption Simulation of Servo Motors Focusing on the Influence of Mechanical Vibration on Motor Efficiency
Abstract
Massimiliano Rigacci, Ryuta Sato, and Keiichi Shirase

Vol.15 (2021)

No.6

(Nov)

The Best Paper Award 2021
Special Issue on Advanced Precision Engineering for Digital Transformation

The Best Paper Award 2021

Award: pp. 751-752
Congratulations! The Best Paper Award 2021
Editorial Office

Special Issue on Advanced Precision Engineering for Digital Transformation

Editorial: p. 753
Advanced Precision Engineering for Digital Transformation
Kazuya Yamamura and Keiichi Shirase

“The digital transformation can be understood as the changes that the digital technology causes or influences in all aspects of human life” (definition by Prof. Erik Stolterman). In order to manufacture high value-added products and create a sustainable society, the digital transformation, based on advanced precision engineering, will be an urgent task within manufacturing systems.

This special issue consists of eight excellent research papers that focus on advanced precision engineering in manufacturing systems. All research papers were presented at the 18th International Conference on Precision Engineering (ICPE2020). The ICPE2020 covered various topics, including digital design, CAD/CAM technology, traditional cutting/grinding, non-traditional additive manufacturing, machine tools, measurement, robotics, control, and others. Held during the COVID-19 pandemic, it was a virtual conference that saw 189 papers presented in the oral session and 38 papers presented in poster session. The COVID-19 pandemic demands the innovation of current manufacturing systems with new concepts and methodologies, and the editors hope that the research papers in this special issue give us valuable information for the digital transformation of manufacturing systems.

All papers were refereed through careful peer reviews. The editors deeply appreciate the efforts and excellent work of all the authors and anonymous reviewers in realizing this special issue. Finally, we hope that future research on precision engineering in manufacturing will further contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of our global society.

Paper: pp. 754-763
Reconfigurable Production Line Design Method for Human Workers – Robotic Cell Collaborated Line Considering Worker’s Attitude Toward Work
Abstract
Daiki Kajita and Nobuyuki Moronuki
Paper: pp. 764-773
Simulation of Energy Consumption During Machine Tool Operations Based on NC Data
Abstract
Akio Hayashi, Fumiya Arai, and Yoshitaka Morimoto
Paper: pp. 774-783
Realization of Swing Manipulation by 3-DOF Robot Arm for Unknown String via Parameter Estimation and Motion Generation
Abstract
Kenta Tabata, Hiroaki Seki, Tokuo Tsuji, and Tatsuhiro Hiramitsu
Paper: pp. 784-793
Comparison of Two Parallel Offsetting Algorithms Free from Conflicts Between Threads
Abstract
Masatomo Inui, Daiki Ishii, and Nobuyuki Umezu
Paper: pp. 794-803
Surrounding Structure Estimation Using Ambient Light
Abstract
Bilal Ahmed Mir, Tohru Sasaki, Yusuke Nagahata, Eri Yamabe, Naoya Miwa, and Kenji Terabayashi
Paper: pp. 804-812
Optimization of Cutting Tool Allocation to Enhance Workload Balance and Total Completion Time in Parallel-Type FMS
Abstract
Takumi Shimada and Haruhiko Suwa
Paper: pp. 813-823
Reversing Behavior of Planetary Gear Train Influenced by Support Stiffness of Driving Shaft
Abstract
Seiya Hamada, Kazutoshi Otokodani, Masao Nakagawa, Toshiki Hirogaki, and Eiichi Aoyama
Paper: pp. 824-830
Feasibility Study of Performance Assessment Gauge for Freeform Measurement
Abstract
Mari Watanabe, Kazuya Matsuzaki, Osamu Sato, Yoshiya Fukuhara, and Masato Terasawa

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 831-841
A Novel Method for 3D Nanoscale Tracking of 100 nm Polystyrene Particles in Multi-Wavelength Evanescent Fields Microscopy – Absolute Difference Height Verification –
Abstract
Aran Blattler, Panart Khajornrungruang, Keisuke Suzuki, and Soraya Saenna
Paper: pp. 842-851
Fast Cutter Accessibility Analysis Using Ray Tracing Cores of GPU
Abstract
Masatomo Inui, Kohei Kaba, and Nobuyuki Umezu
Paper: pp. 852-859
Statistical Modelling of Machining Error for Model-Based Elastomer End-Milling
Abstract
Adirake Chainawakul, Koji Teramoto, and Hiroki Matsumoto
Paper: pp. 860-867
On-Machine Estimation of Workholding State for Thin-Walled Parts
Abstract
Jingkai Zeng, Koji Teramoto, and Hiroki Matsumoto
Paper: pp. 868-877
Fabrication of Release Agent Supply Die with Porous Structure Using Metal-Based Additive Manufacturing
Abstract
Hironao Chiba, Tatsuaki Furumoto, Yuki Hori, Makoto Nikawa, Nobuhisa Hayashi, and Mitsugu Yamaguchi
Paper: pp. 878-884
Flexible Fiber Conditioner for Fine Conditioning of Polishing Pad and its Evaluation in Chemical Mechanical Polishing: Verification of SUS-FFC on Soft Urethane Foam Pad and Proposal of PEEK-FFC
Abstract
Michio Uneda, Naoki Takahashi, Takashi Fujita, and Yutaro Arai
Paper: pp. 885-892
Tool Path Generation for Five-Axis Controlled Machining of Free-Form Surfaces Using a Barrel Tool Considering Continuity of Tool Postures
Abstract
Tomonobu Suzuki, Ken Okamoto, and Koichi Morishige

No.5

(Sep)

Special Issue on New Technologies for Robotic Manipulators and Their Industrial Applications

Special Issue on New Technologies for Robotic Manipulators and Their Industrial Applications

Editorial: pp. 565-566
New Technologies for Robotic Manipulators and Their Industrial Applications
Soichi Ibaraki and Andreas Archenti

The industrial robot is more precisely an “automatically controlled, reprogrammable, multipurpose manipulator, programmable in three or more axes, which can be either fixed in place or mobile” (ISO 8373:2012). According to the International Federation of Robotics, by 2018, more than 400,000 new units were being installed annually, and the global average robot density in the manufacturing industry was 99 robots per 10,000 employees. More than 30% of all installed robots were in the automotive industry, the biggest customer for robots.

Research on measuring and calibrating, modeling, programming and controlling, and integrating systems has been conducted to give robotic manipulators a wider variety of industrial applications. This special issue covers technical and academic efforts related to new technologies that improve the accuracy and facilitate the implementation of robotic manipulators in industrial applications.

The first paper, by Ibaraki et al., outlines technical issues and future research directions for the implementation of model-based numerical compensation schemes for industrial robots. The random forest method is used by Kato et al. to construct a calibration model for positioning errors and identify industrial robots’ positioning errors. A procedure for the quasi-static compliance calibration of serial articulated industrial manipulators is proposed by Theissen et al. A review of the kinematic modeling theory and a derived algorithm to identify error sources for a six-axis industrial robot are presented by Alam et al. Nagao et al. derive a forward kinematics model and identify the kinematics parameters for the calibration of a robot-type machine tool. A novel trajectory generation algorithm, including a corner smoothing method for high-speed and high-accuracy machining by industrial robots, is proposed by Tajima et al. Sato et al. study the vibration characteristics of an industrial robot and derive a mathematical model that represents the dynamic behavior of the system. In the context of smart manufacturing, a multilayer quality inspection framework including a measurement ...<more>

Review: pp. 567-580
Evaluation of Kinematic and Compliance Calibration of Serial Articulated Industrial Manipulators
Abstract
Soichi Ibaraki, Nikolas Alexander Theissen, Andreas Archenti, and Md. Moktadir Alam
Paper: pp. 581-589
Positioning Error Calibration of Industrial Robots Based on Random Forest
Abstract
Daiki Kato, Kenya Yoshitsugu, Naoki Maeda, Toshiki Hirogaki, Eiichi Aoyama, and Kenichi Takahashi
Paper: pp. 590-598
Quasi-Static Compliance Calibration of Serial Articulated Industrial Manipulators
Abstract
Nikolas Alexander Theissen, Monica Katherine Gonzalez, Asier Barrios, and Andreas Archenti
Technical Paper: pp. 599-610
Kinematic Modeling of Six-Axis Industrial Robot and its Parameter Identification: A Tutorial
Abstract
Md. Moktadir Alam, Soichi Ibaraki, and Koki Fukuda
Paper: pp. 611-620
Machining Performance of Robot-Type Machine Tool Consisted of Parallel and Serial Links Based on Calibration of Kinematics Parameters
Abstract
Keisuke Nagao, Nobuaki Fujiki, Hiroto Tanaka, Akio Hayashi, Hidetaka Yamaoka, and Yoshitaka Morimoto
Paper: pp. 621-630
Kinematic Tool-Path Smoothing for 6-Axis Industrial Machining Robots
Abstract
Shingo Tajima, Satoshi Iwamoto, and Hayato Yoshioka
Technical Paper: pp. 631-640
Vibration Mode and Motion Trajectory Simulations of an Articulated Robot by a Dynamic Model Considering Joint Bearing Stiffness
Abstract
Ryuta Sato, Yuya Ito, Shigeto Mizuura, and Keiichi Shirase
Paper: pp. 641-650
Multi-Layer Quality Inspection System Framework for Industry 4.0
Abstract
Victor Azamfirei, Anna Granlund, and Yvonne Lagrosen
Paper: pp. 651-660
High-Precision Mobile Robotic Manipulator for Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems
Abstract
Shinichi Inoue, Akihisa Urata, Takumi Kodama, Tobias Huwer, Yuya Maruyama, Sho Fujita, Hidenori Shinno, and Hayato Yoshioka
Paper: pp. 661-668
Reactive Scheduling Based on Adaptive Manipulator Operations in a Job Shop Configuration with Two Machines
Abstract
Ryo Yonemoto and Haruhiko Suwa
Paper: pp. 669-677
Imitation Learning System Design with Small Training Data for Flexible Tool Manipulation
Abstract
Harumo Sasatake, Ryosuke Tasaki, Takahito Yamashita, and Naoki Uchiyama
Paper: pp. 678-688
Experienced Challenges When Implementing Collaborative Robot Applications in Assembly Operations
Abstract
Staffan Karl Lennart Andersson, Anna Granlund, Jessica Bruch, and Mikael Hedelind

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 689-695
Online Monitoring Method for Mold Deformation Using Mahalanobis Distance
Abstract
Yoshio Fukushima and Naoki Kawada
Paper: pp. 696-705
Design, Fabrication, and Performance Analysis of a Vertically Suspended Soft Manipulator
Abstract
Mohamed Tahir Shoani, Mohamed Najib Ribuan, and Ahmad Athif Mohd Faudzi
Paper: pp. 706-714
Design Concept and Structural Configuration of Magnetic Levitation Stage with Z-Assist System
Abstract
Motohiro Takahashi
Technical Paper: pp. 715-727
In-Process Height Displacement Measurement Using Crossed Line Beams for Process Control of Laser Wire Deposition
Abstract
Shigeru Takushima, Nobuhiro Shinohara, Daiji Morita, Hiroyuki Kawano, Yasuhiro Mizutani, and Yasuhiro Takaya
Paper: pp. 728-739
Laser Cutting Defect Recognition Using Conversion of Processing Light Information into Spectrogram Images – Spectroscopic Measurements in Multiple Work Surface Conditions and Extraction of Spectral Data Features Based on Processing Principle –
Abstract
Mizuki Ishiguro, Rui Fukui, Shin’ichi Warisawa, Naoyasu Narita, and Hironobu Miyoshi

No.4

(Jul)

Special Issue on Advanced Manufacturing Science and Technologies

Special Issue on Advanced Manufacturing Science and Technologies

Editorial: p. 387
Advanced Manufacturing Science and Technologies
Takashi Matsumura and Norikazu Suzuki

In recent years, manufacturing technologies have been progressing with the high demands of industry. In the automobile and aircraft industries, for example, the manufacturing processes have been requiring for technologies that allow for high machining rates of lightweight and/or difficult-to-cut materials. Medical device production includes the machining of biocompatible materials that have high mechanical strength. Information devices require high quality in ultra-precision manufacturing processes. Measurement and characterization technologies in manufacturing have also been essential in the progress. Along with evolution of manufacturing technologies, scientific studies have been done on manufacturing phenomena and the control of processes, based on physical and/or mathematical aspects.

This special issue is promoted by the International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing/Materials & Processing (LEM&P2020), which was canceled to protect the health and wellness of our community from COVID-19, and by the Research Committee of Cutting Technologies in the Japan Society for Precision Engineering.

This special issue includes 17 papers that detail progress and innovations in the following areas:

- Characterization of materials

- Fundamental study and modeling of material removal process

- Manufacturing control and optimization

- Manufacturing processes for new/hard materials

- Micro-/Nano-scale manufacturing

- Tool manufacturing and performance

- Metrology and evaluation

- Surface characterization

This special issue also includes not only technical but also scientific discussions, suggesting new key technologies for future manufacturing. We hope this will help the readers to understand the manufacturing processes and improve their operations.

We thank the authors and the reviewers for their generous cooperation and the editing staffs for their many contributions.

Paper: pp. 388-395
Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of AlSi12CuNi Alloy Fabricated by Laser Powder Bed Fusion Process
Abstract
Akihiro Hirayama, Masaaki Kimura, Masahiro Kusaka, and Koichi Kaizu
Paper: pp. 396-403
Influence of Configuration Error in Bolted Joints on Detection Error of Clamp Force Detection Method
Abstract
Shinji Hashimura, Hisanori Sakai, Kai Kubota, Nozomi Ohmi, Takefumi Otsu, and Kyoichi Komatsu
Paper: pp. 404-412
Improvement of Machining Accuracy Through Support Method Using Magnetic Elastomer
Abstract
Nobuaki Usui and Akinori Saito
Paper: pp. 413-421
Development of High-Performance Polycrystalline CVD Diamond-Coated Cutting Tools Using Femtosecond Lasers
Abstract
Xiaoxu Liu, Osamu Konda, Hiroko Furuhashi, Kohei Natsume, Satoru Maegawa, and Fumihiro Itoigawa
Paper: pp. 422-430
Change in Edge Radius of Cutting Tool from Surface Tension Between Solid Materials
Abstract
Tohru Ihara, Yukio Takahashi, and Xiaoqi Song
Paper: pp. 431-447
Analytical Model for Studying the Influence of Thickness on the Protective Effect
Abstract
Xiaoqi Song, Yukio Takahashi, Weiming He, and Tohru Ihara
Paper: pp. 448-456
Machining Temperature and Accuracy of Magnesium Alloy AZ31 with Deep-Hole Small Drilling
Abstract
Takashi Inoue, Masahiro Hagino, Kazushige Tokuno, Ryo Tsuboi, and Kei Somaya
Paper: pp. 457-465
Effect of Vibration Direction of Ultrasonic Vibrating Cutting Edge on Internal Stress Fluctuation of Workpiece
Abstract
Hiromi Isobe, Masatoshi Okuda, Keisuke Hara, and Jun Ishimatsu
Paper: pp. 466-474
Control of Fine Cutting Chips to Improve the Processing Environment in CFRP Drilling
Abstract
Masahiro Hagino, Takashi Inoue, Kazushige Tokuno, Takeshi Nishiwaki, and Junji Miyamoto
Paper: pp. 475-482
Machinability Investigation for Cellulose Nanofiber-Reinforced Polymer Composite by Ultraprecision Diamond Turning
Abstract
Yu Kamada and Jiwang Yan
Paper: pp. 483-491
Morphology of Cleaved Surface and Observation of In Situ Crack Propagation During Cleaving
Abstract
Soshi Iwatsuki, Hirofumi Hidai, Souta Matsusaka, Akira Chiba, and Noboru Morita
Paper: pp. 492-502
First Step Toward Laser Micromachining Realization by Photonic Nanojet in Water Medium
Abstract
Reza Aulia Rahman, Tsutomu Uenohara, Yasuhiro Mizutani, and Yasuhiro Takaya
Technical Paper: pp. 503-511
Study on the SUAM Double Magnet System for Polishing
Abstract
Tatsuya Nakasaki, Yushi Kinoshita, Panart Khajornrungruang, Edmund Soji Otabe, and Keisuke Suzuki
Paper: pp. 512-520
Optimization in Milling of Polymer Materials for High Quality Surfaces
Abstract
Ryota Uchiyama, Yuki Inoue, Fumihiro Uchiyama, and Takashi Matsumura
Paper: pp. 521-528
Generation Method of Cutting Tool Paths for High-Speed and High-Quality Machining of Free-Form Surfaces
Abstract
Yuki Takanashi, Hideki Aoyama, and Song Cheol Won
Paper: pp. 529-536
Measurement Range Expansion of Chromatic Confocal Probe with Supercontinuum Light Source
Abstract
Hiraku Matsukuma, Ryo Sato, Yuki Shimizu, and Wei Gao
Technical Paper: pp. 537-545
A Study on Optimal Voltage of Electromagnet for Precision Measuring Robot During Surface Roughness Measurement by Vibration Analysis
Abstract
Kazuhide Tanaka, Dan Nakaya, Yuki Kondo, and Ichiro Yoshida

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 547-552
Electrical System Design and Fault Analysis of Machine Tool Based on Automatic Control
Abstract
Yiping Yang, Hongyan Wu, and Jianmin Ma

No.3

(May)

Special Issue on Digital Geometry Processing for Large-Scale Structures and Environments

Special Issue on Digital Geometry Processing for Large-Scale Structures and Environments

Editorial: p. 257
Digital Geometry Processing for Large-Scale Structures and Environments
Hiroaki Date, Tomohiro Mizoguchi, and Kiichiro Ishikawa

The application of digital geometry processing is undergoing an extension from small industrial products to large-scale structures and environments, including plants, factories, ships, bridges, buildings, forests, and indoor/outdoor/urban environments. This extension is being supported by recent advances in long-range 3D laser scanning technology. Laser scanners are mounted on various platforms, such as tripods, wheeled vehicles, airplanes, and UAVs, and the laser scanning systems are used to efficiently acquire dense and accurate digitized 3D data of the geometry, called point clouds, of large-scale structures and environments. As another technology for the acquisition of digital 3D data of structures and environments, 3D reconstruction methods from digital images are also attracting a great deal of attention because of their flexibility.

The utilization of digital 3D data for various purposes still has many challenges, however, in terms of data processing. The extraction of accurate and meaningful information from the data is an especially important and difficult problem, and many studies on object and scene recognition are being conducted in many fields. How to acquire useful and high-quality digital 3D data of large-scale structures and environments is another problem to be solved for digital geometry processing to be widely used.

This special issue addresses the latest research advances in digital geometry processing for large-scale structures and environments. It covers a broad range of topics in geometry processing, including new technologies, systems, and reviews for 3D data acquisition, recognition, and modeling of ships, factories, plants, forests, river dikes, and urban environments.

The papers will help the readers explore and share their knowledge and experience in technologies and development techniques in this area. All papers were refereed through careful peer reviews. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the authors for their excellent submissions and to the reviewers for their invaluable efforts in producing this special issue.

Paper: pp. 258-267
Extraction of Guardrails from MMS Data Using Convolutional Neural Network
Abstract
Hiroki Matsumoto, Yuma Mori, and Hiroshi Masuda
Paper: pp. 268-273
Classification of Grass and Forb Species on Riverdike Using UAV LiDAR-Based Structural Indices
Abstract
Naoko Miura, Tomoyo F. Koyanagi, Susumu Yamada, and Shigehiro Yokota
Paper: pp. 274-289
Research on Identification of Road Features from Point Cloud Data Using Deep Learning
Abstract
Yoshimasa Umehara, Yoshinori Tsukada, Kenji Nakamura, Shigenori Tanaka, and Koki Nakahata
Technical Paper: pp. 290-300
Development of Support System for Ship-Hull Plate Forming Using Laser Scanner
Abstract
Masahito Takezawa, Kohei Matsuo, and Takahiro Ando
Review: pp. 301-312
Introduction of All-Around 3D Modeling Methods for Investigation of Plants
Abstract
Nobuo Kochi, Sachiko Isobe, Atsushi Hayashi, Kunihiro Kodama, and Takanari Tanabata
Technical Paper: pp. 313-323
Forest Data Collection by UAV Lidar-Based 3D Mapping: Segmentation of Individual Tree Information from 3D Point Clouds
Abstract
Taro Suzuki, Shunichi Shiozawa, Atsushi Yamaba, and Yoshiharu Amano
Paper: pp. 324-333
Study on Real-Time Point Cloud Superimposition on Camera Image to Assist Environmental Three-Dimensional Laser Scanning
Abstract
Kenta Ohno, Hiroaki Date, and Satoshi Kanai

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 335-342
Monitoring of Vibrations in Free-Form Surface Processing Using Ball Nose End Mill Tools with Wireless Tool Holder Systems
Abstract
Takamasa Yamamoto, Ryo Matsuda, Masatoshi Shindou, Toshiki Hirogaki, and Eiichi Aoyama
Paper: pp. 343-349
Effect of Strain-Rate on Forming Limit Strain of Aluminum Alloy and Mild Steel Sheets Under Strain Path Change
Abstract
Minoru Yamashita, Shohei Komuro, and Makoto Nikawa
Paper: pp. 350-358
Prompt Estimation of Die and Mold Machining Time by AI Without NC Program
Abstract
Hiroki Takizawa, Hideki Aoyama, and Song Cheol Won
Paper: pp. 359-365
Evaluation of Residual Stress in Die Castings of Al-Si-Cu Alloy Considering Material Composition Change in Thickness Direction
Abstract
Makoto Nikawa, Daichi Sasai, Yoshiki Mizutani, and Minoru Yamashita
Paper: pp. 366-374
Design of an Arc-Core Moving Mechanism for Injection Molding Using a Link and Cam Mechanism
Abstract
Takashi Harada, Naomichi Tanaka, and Takayuki Fujitsuka

No.2

(Mar)

Special Issue on Application of Robot and AI

Special Issue on Application of Robot and AI

Editorial: p. 139
Application of Robot and AI
Naoki Asakawa

Due to changes in the global industrial structure, the number of employees in the manufacturing industry has decreased in developed countries. One of solutions to this situation offered in Industry 4.0 is “the utilization of robots and AI as alternatives to skilled workers.” This solution has been applied to various operations conventionally performed by skilled workers and has yielded consistent results. A skilled worker has two skills, namely, “physical operation skill” and “decision making skill,” which correspond to the utilization of robots and AI, respectively.

Conventionally, robots have simply played back programs they were taught. However, owing to feedback technologies using force, position, or various other sensors, robots have come to be able to perform smart operations. In some of these, the capabilities of robots exceed those of human workers. For example, while humans are highly adaptive to various operations, it is difficult for them to maintain a constant force or position for long periods of time.

Generally, humans make decisions about operations according to their experience, and this experience is gained from many instances of trial and error. Now, the trial-and-error learning of AI has become significantly superior to that of humans in terms of both number and speed. As a result, many systems can find operational strategies or answers much faster than humans can.

This special issue features papers on robot hands, path planning, kinematics, and AI. Papers related to robot hands present an actuator using new principles, new movements, and the realization of the precise sense of the human hand. Papers related to path planning present path generation on the basis of CAD data, path generation using image processing, automatic path generation on the basis of environmental information, and the prediction of error and correction. Path generation using VR technology and error compensation using an AI technique are also presented. A paper related to kinematics presents the analysis and evaluation of a new mechanism with the aim of new applications in th...<more>

Paper: pp. 140-148
Automated Screwing of Fittings in Pneumatic Manifolds
Abstract
Michele Gabrio Antonelli and Pierluigi Beomonte Zobel
Paper: pp. 149-157
Automated Process Planning System for End-Milling Operation by CAD Model in STL Format
Abstract
Isamu Nishida and Keiichi Shirase
Paper: pp. 158-167
Planning to Flip Heavy Objects Considering Soft-Finger Contacts
Abstract
Mohamed Raessa, Weiwei Wan, Keisuke Koyama, and Kensuke Harada
Paper: pp. 168-181
An Ontology-Based Method for Semi-Automatic Disassembly of LCD Monitors and Unexpected Product Types
Abstract
Gwendolyn Foo, Sami Kara, and Maurice Pagnucco
Paper: pp. 182-190
Localization System for Indoor Mobile Robot Using Large Square-Shaped Reflective Marker
Abstract
Hiroaki Seki, Ken Kawai, and Masatoshi Hikizu
Report: pp. 191-196
Deburring of Resin Molded Products by Sensorless Shape-Tracing Deburring Technology (On the Principle of Sensorless Shape-Tracing Deburring)
Abstract
Norio Tanaka
Technical Paper: pp. 197-205
Offline Direct Teaching for a Robotic Manipulator in the Computational Space
Abstract
Satoshi Makita, Takuya Sasaki, and Tatsuhiro Urakawa
Paper: pp. 206-214
Predicting Positioning Error and Finding Features for Large Industrial Robots Based on Deep Learning
Abstract
Daiki Kato, Kenya Yoshitsugu, Toshiki Hirogaki, Eiichi Aoyama, and Kenichi Takahashi
Paper: pp. 215-223
Forward Kinematics Model for Evaluation of Machining Performance of Robot Type Machine Tool
Abstract
Akio Hayashi, Hiroto Tanaka, Masato Ueki, Hidetaka Yamaoka, Nobuaki Fujiki, and Yoshitaka Morimoto

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 225-233
Profile Measurement Using Confocal Chromatic Probe on Ultrahigh Precision Machine Tool
Abstract
Hao Duan, Shinya Morita, Takuya Hosobata, Masahiro Takeda, and Yutaka Yamagata
Technical Paper: pp. 234-242
Study on Polishing Method Using Magnetic Levitation Tool in Superconductive-Assisted Machining
Abstract
Hidetaka Nakashima, Tatsuya Nakasaki, Tatsuhiro Tanaka, Yushi Kinoshita, Yuki Tanaka, Panart Khajornrungruang, Edmund Soji Otabe, and Keisuke Suzuki
Technical Paper: pp. 243-248
Design of an Intelligent Greenhouse Remote Control System Based on a Fuzzy Neural Network
Abstract
Yajuan Jia

No.1

(Jan)

Special Issue on Advances in Abrasive Technology

Special Issue on Advances in Abrasive Technology

Editorial: p. 3
Advances in Abrasive Technology
Kazuhito Ohashi, Hirofumi Suzuki, and Takazo Yamada

As abrasive technologies are currently indispensable for production processes in the automotive, aerospace, optics, telecommunications, and healthcare industries, among others, it is essential that the application of abrasive processing to production be optimized and improved. To those ends, it is necessary to understand how to approach the task, as there are many processing factors to consider. However, priority is given to understanding the abrasive processing mechanism that determine finishing results, as well as the relationship between the processing factors and individual conditions. Measurement, analysis, and evaluation technologies are also important. Furthermore, the development of new abrasive tools or machining fluids and the active use of physicochemical phenomena are key to the development of advanced abrasive technologies.

Cutting-edge studies focusing on advanced abrasive technologies were collected for this special issue, which includes 12 papers covering the following topics:

- Quantitative evaluation of surface profile of grinding wheel

- Elucidation of grinding mechanism, based on grinding force

- Novel grinding wheel

- High-efficiency and high-accuracy grinding of difficult-to-cut materials

- Polishing technology using magnetic fluid slurry

- Application of ultrasonic waves or ultra-fine bubbles to coolants, and their effects on them

- Planarization technology for single-crystal silicon carbide

This issue is expected to help its readers to understand recent developments in abrasive technologies and to lead to further research.

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

Paper: pp. 4-16
Investigation of Optimum Grinding Condition Using cBN Electroplated End-Mill for CFRP Machining
Abstract
Shinnosuke Yamashita, Tatsuya Furuki, Hiroyuki Kousaka, Toshiki Hirogaki, Eiichi Aoyama, Kiyofumi Inaba, and Kazuna Fujiwara
Paper: pp. 17-23
Investigation on Polishing of Zirconia Ceramics Using Magnetic Compound Fluid: Relationship Between Material Removal and Surface Roughness
Abstract
Ming Feng, Youliang Wang, and Yongbo Wu
Paper: pp. 24-33
Effect of Cutting Speed on Shape Recovery of Work Material in Cutting Process of Super-Elastic NiTi Alloy
Abstract
Hao Yang, Katsuhiko Sakai, Hiroo Shizuka, Yuji Kurebayashi, Kunio Hayakawa, and Tetsuo Nagare
Paper: pp. 34-40
Investigation on Feasibility of Polishing Concave Surfaces Using Magnetic Compound Fluid Slurry
Abstract
Ming Feng, Yingrui Xie, Leran Chen, and Yongbo Wu
Technical Paper: pp. 41-48
Development of a Forward-Reverse Rotating cBN Electroplated End Mill Type Tool for Cutting and Grinding CFRP
Abstract
Fumiya Muto, Toshiki Hirogaki, Eiichi Aoyama, Tatsuya Furuki, Kiyofumi Inaba, and Kazuna Fujiwara
Paper: pp. 49-56
Development of Resin Fibrous Grinding Wheels Using Twin Nozzle PELID and Analysis of Their Grinding Performance
Abstract
Satoshi Kashimura, Katsufumi Inazawa, Hitoshi Ohmori, and Nobuhide Itoh
Paper: pp. 57-64
Evaluation of Grinding Wheel Surface Shape on Difference Multiple Helical Dressing Condition
Abstract
Gen Uchida, Takazo Yamada, Kouichi Ichihara, Makoto Harada, Kohichi Miura, and Hwa-Soo Lee
Paper: pp. 65-73
Improvement of Removal Rate of Tape Lapping by Applying Fluid with Ultrasonic Excited Cavitation
Abstract
Hiromi Isobe, Soutarou Tsuji, Keisuke Hara, and Jun Ishimatsu
Paper: pp. 74-79
Photoelectrochemical Oxidation Assisted Catalyst-Referred Etching for SiC (0001) Surface
Abstract
Daisetsu Toh, Pho Van Bui, Kazuto Yamauchi, and Yasuhisa Sano
Paper: pp. 80-88
Measurements of Non-Grinding Forces and Power
Abstract
Zhongde Shi and Helmi Attia
Technical Paper: pp. 89-98
Study on Grinding of Hypocycloid-Curved Rotor Made of Alumina Ceramics with a Small-Diameter Ball-End Electroplated Diamond Grinding Wheel
Abstract
Takumi Imada, Tadashi Makiyama, Heisaburo Nakagawa,Yoshihide Hasegawa, Kenji Tomoda, and Keiji Ogawa
Paper: pp. 99-108
Effect of Ultrafine Bubbles on Pseudomonas Aeruginosa and Staphylococcus Aureus During Sterilization of Machining Fluid
Abstract
Hiroko Yamada, Kensuke Konishi, Keita Shimada, Masayoshi Mizutani, and Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 109-122
Fault-Tolerant Aircraft Control Based on Self-Constructing Fuzzy Neural Network for Quadcopter
Abstract
Dejie Li, Pu Yang, Zhangxi Liu, Zixin Wang, and Zhiqing Zhang
Paper: pp. 123-130
Investigation of the Surface Roughness in Infeed Centerless Grinding of SCM435 Steel
Abstract
Do Duc Trung and Nhu-Tung Nguyen

Vol.14 (2020)

No.6

(Nov)

The Best Paper Award 2020
Special Issue on Design and Manufacturing for Environmental Sustainability

The Best Paper Award 2020

Award: pp. 853-854
Congratulations! The Best Paper Award 2020
Editorial Office

Special Issue on Design and Manufacturing for Environmental Sustainability

Editorial: pp. 855-856
Design and Manufacturing for Environmental Sustainability
Yasushi Umeda

This is the fifth Special Issue on Design and Manufacturing for Environmental Sustainability. The first Special Issue on this topic was issued in 2009, and the previous one was in 2018. The acceptance of sustainability has been increasing, as evidenced by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), various carbon neutral movements, and, among others, the gradual recognition of potential impacts of the EU’s “Circular Economy,” which promotes circulation-based businesses to increase the employment and market competitiveness of the EU. This increase in acceptance has brought with it increased activity in the research area of design and manufacturing for environmental sustainability, with the result that this fifth Special Issue includes seventeen well-written papers, a significant increase over the six that appeared in the fourth.

The first paper “Potential Impacts of the European Union’s Circular Economy Policy on Japanese Manufacturers” overviews the EU’s Circular Economy and points out key enabling technologies. To approach environmental sustainability, we should promote various technologies related to ecodesign, process technologies, business strategy, and digital technology. At the same time, we must focus on life cycle design and management, an indispensable technology which synthesizes a sustainable circulation system by integrating the technologies mentioned above. Accordingly, this Special Issue covers both aspects, with the seventeen manuscripts in it organized as follows. The first three papers, authored by Y. Umeda et al., K. Halada, and M. Kojima, give overviews and discuss requirements for technological development. The next two manuscripts by K. Fujimoto et al. and Y. Kikuchi et al. discuss modeling, simulation, and assessment of circulation systems. Papers six to eight, written by W.-H. Chung et al., S. Yamada et al., and K. Yoda et al. develop life cycle design methods. The remaining manuscripts advance fundamental technologies. Manuscripts nine to eleven, by R. Yonemoto et al., T. Samukawa et al., and Y. Yaguchi et al., deal with sustain...<more>

Paper: pp. 857-866
Potential Impacts of the European Union’s Circular Economy Policy on Japanese Manufacturers
Abstract
Yasushi Umeda, Kazunori Kitagawa, Yayoi Hirose, Keiko Akaho, Yuko Sakai, and Makoto Ohta
Technical Paper: pp. 867-872
Activities of Circular Economy in Japan - Towards Global Multi-Value Circulation –
Abstract
Kohmei Halada
Review: pp. 873-881
The Impact of Recyclable Waste Trade Restrictions on Producer Recycling Activities
Abstract
Michikazu Kojima
Paper: pp. 882-889
Data Assimilation Mechanism for Lifecycle Simulation Focusing on Process Behaviors
Abstract
Kazuho Fujimoto, Shinichi Fukushige, and Hideki Kobayashi
Review: pp. 890-908
Defining Requirements on Technology Systems Assessment from Life Cycle Perspectives: Cases on Recycling of Photovoltaic and Secondary Batteries
Abstract
Yasunori Kikuchi, Aya Heiho, Yi Dou, Izuru Suwa, I-Ching Chen, Yasuhiro Fukushima, and Chiharu Tokoro
Paper: pp. 909-918
Packaging Evaluation of Consumer Electronics Products from Economic, Logistical, and Environmental Perspectives
Abstract
Wu-Hsun Chung and Pei-Cheng Wu
Paper: pp. 919-929
Decision Support Method for Upgrade Cycle Planning and Product Architecture Design of an Upgradable Product
Abstract
Shuho Yamada, Shogo Miyajima, Tetsuo Yamada, Stefan Bracke, and Masato Inoue
Paper: pp. 930-942
Remanufacturing Option Selection with Disassembly for Recovery Rate and Profit
Abstract
Kazuki Yoda, Hayate Irie, Yuki Kinoshita, Tetsuo Yamada, Shuho Yamada, and Masato Inoue
Paper: pp. 943-950
Task Scheduling of Material-Handling Manipulator for Enhancing Energy Efficiency in Flow-Type FMS
Abstract
Ryo Yonemoto and Haruhiko Suwa
Paper: pp. 951-958
Estimation of In-Process Power Consumption in Face Milling by Specific Energy Consumption Models
Abstract
Tetsuo Samukawa, Kazuki Shimomoto, and Haruhiko Suwa
Paper: pp. 959-965
Durability Evaluation of an Additive Manufactured Biodegradable Composite with Continuous Natural Fiber in Various Conditions Reproducing Usage Environment
Abstract
Yuta Yaguchi, Kenji Takeuchi, Tadashi Waragai, and Toshitake Tateno
Paper: pp. 966-974
Copper/Silver Recovery from Photovoltaic Panel Sheet by Electrical Dismantling Method
Abstract
Chiharu Tokoro, Soowon Lim, Yukihiro Sawamura, Masataka Kondo, Kazuhiro Mochidzuki, Taketoshi Koita, Takao Namihira, and Yasunori Kikuchi
Paper: pp. 975-983
Evaluation of Environmental Impact of Car Sharing in Consideration of Uncertainty of Influential Variables
Abstract
Katsuya Tsuji, Kiyo Kurisu, Jun Nakatani, and Yuichi Moriguchi
Paper: pp. 984-998
Environmental and Economic Evaluation of a Mechanical Biological Treatment System for a Small and Medium-Sized Waste Treatment Facility Considering the Karatsu Smart Disaster-Resilience Base Construction Project
Abstract
Akihisa Ogawa, Andante Hadi Pandyaswargo, Daiki Yoshidome, and Hiroshi Onoda
Development Report: pp. 999-1004
Environmentally Sound Recovery of Gold from Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Using Organic Aqua Regia
Abstract
Akihiro Yoshimura, Kota Takatori, and Yasunari Matsuno
Paper: pp. 1005-1012
Model-Based Deterioration Estimation with Cyber Physical System
Abstract
Tomoaki Hiruta and Yasushi Umeda
Paper: pp. 1013-1024
Method of Priority Order for Simultaneous Solar-Derived Power Usage at a Solar-Powered House and Neighborhood
Abstract
Satoko Nasu, Shota Tajima, and Yasuo Sugai

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 1025-1035
The Detection of Unfused Powder in EBM and SLM Additive Manufactured Components
Abstract
Ahmed Tawfik, Mohamed Radwan, Mazen Ahmed Attia, Paul Bills, Radu Racasan, and Liam Blunt
Paper: pp. 1036-1044
Automated Tool Path Generation for Roughing Using Flat Drill
Abstract
Isamu Nishida, Hidenori Nakatsuji, and Keiichi Shirase
Paper: pp. 1045-1050
High Speed Machining of Inconel 718 with High Pressure Coolant Focusing on Material Structures of CBN Tools
Abstract
Liu Chi Hsin, Tatsuya Sugihara, and Toshiyuki Enomoto
Paper: pp. 1051-1061
Theoretical Verification of Film Forming in Local Electroplating Process with Electrolyte Suction Tool
Abstract
Atsushi Sato and Wataru Natsu

No.5

(Sep)

Special Issue on Value Creation in Production

Special Issue on Value Creation in Production

Editorial: p. 677
Value Creation in Production
Toshiya Kaihara and Nariaki Nishino

With the recent development of new technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), and cloud-based systems, the smart manufacturing concept based on ICT or AI is expected to have tremendous potential to realize a digital transformation with customer involvement in production. The role of production will need to change accordingly, as it is obvious that the traditional business model based on process chains for production functionality has limitations for further growth. In production, it is necessary to consider value chains with service factors for adding innovative value to products. Value creation is an important concept to the realization of a sustainable ecosystem in production.

This special issue addresses the latest research on value creation in production and service systems. Including ten advanced research papers and one development report, it covers a wide range of topics, including smart factories, logistics, distribution with value chains; product service systems; sustainable ecosystems with value in production and service industries; the sharing economy in production systems with cloud computing; the application of digital transformations in production and service systems.

All papers and reports were refereed through careful peer reviews with experts. The editors deeply appreciate the authors for their careful work and the reviewers for their invaluable efforts, without which this special issue would not have been possible. Finally, we hope this special issue provides valuable information to our interested readers and encourages further research on value creation in production.

Paper: pp. 678-689
A Strategic Design Guideline for Open Business Models
Abstract
Yusuke Tsutsui, Nao Yamada, Yuya Mitake, Mar’atus Sholihah, and Yoshiki Shimomura
Paper: pp. 690-699
Ontological Descriptions for Integrating Design Information of Product-Service Systems
Abstract
Koji Kimita, Keiichi Muramatsu, and Yutaro Nemoto
Paper: pp. 700-712
Digital Twin of Artifact Systems: Models Assimilated with Monitoring Data from Material Microstructures to Social Systems
Abstract
Taira Okita, Tomoya Kawabata, Hideaki Murayama, Nariaki Nishino, and Masaatsu Aichi
Paper: pp. 713-722
Automatic Construction of Virtual Supply Chain as Multi-Agent System Using Enterprise E-Catalogues
Abstract
Tatsushi Nishi, Michiko Matsuda, Mao Hasegawa, Roghayyeh Alizadeh, Ziang Liu, and Takuto Terunuma
Paper: pp. 723-733
Collaboration Strategy for a Decentralized Supply Chain Using Linear Physical Programming
Abstract
Tomoaki Yatsuka, Aya Ishigaki, Surendra M. Gupta, Yuki Kinoshita, Tetsuo Yamada, and Masato Inoue
Paper: pp. 734-743
Computational Study on Strategyproofness of Resource Matching in Crowdsourced Manufacturing
Abstract
Takafumi Chida, Toshiya Kaihara, Nobutada Fujii, Daisuke Kokuryo, and Yuma Shiho
Paper: pp. 744-756
Development of Production Internet Framework for Value Creation
Abstract
Stanisław Strzelczak, Rong Kang, and Fernando Castaño
Paper: pp. 757-768
Simultaneous Determination of Theatrical Casting and Ticket Distribution Using Scheduling Auction
Abstract
Shota Suginouchi, Yuna Takahashi, Yosuke Kurihara, and Hajime Mizuyama
Paper: pp. 769-778
Patterns for Living Lab Practice: Describing Key Know-How to Promote Service Co-Creation with Users
Abstract
Fumiya Akasaka, Mika Yasuoka, Momoko Nakatani, Atsunobu Kimura, and Masayuki Ihara
Paper: pp. 779-790
Text Mining to Support Consulting Services for Client Company State Recognition
Abstract
Ruriko Watanabe, Nobutada Fujii, Daisuke Kokuryo, Toshiya Kaihara, and Yoichi Abe
Development Report: pp. 791-799
Continuous Efforts Leads to a Value for Hypertensive Patients: Development of a Casual Smart Na/K Meter and Smart Na/K Application Linked by NFC to Android
Abstract
Kenju Akai, Tetsuya Hirotomi, Aoi Mishima, Keiko Aoki, Tsunetaka Kijima, and Toru Nabika

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 801-807
Transcriptional Characteristics of Quadrant Glitches on Machined Surface – Influence of Tool Diameter and Feed Rate –
Abstract
Tadahiro Nishiguchi
Paper: pp. 808-815
Tool Path Generation for 5-Axis Rough Cutting Using Haptic Device
Abstract
Koichi Morishige and Satoshi Mori
Paper: pp. 816-823
Improved Algorithm to Trace Boundary Curves on Two-Dimensional Square Meshes
Abstract
Masatomo Inui, Munekazu Kawano, Issei Watanabe, and Nobuyuki Umezu
Paper: pp. 824-834
Relationship Between Forced Vibration Method and Residual Stress in Die Materials
Abstract
Masashi Kurose, Hiromasa Anahara, Takeshi Tane, Yoshihide Kuwabara, Kenta Aoshima, and Tetsushi Kaburagi
Paper: pp. 835-842
Solid Fraction Examination at Flow Cessation and Flow Cessation Mechanism of Al-Si-Mg Alloy
Abstract
Makoto Nikawa, Yu Iba, and Minoru Yamashita

No.4

(Jul)

Special Issue on Laser-Based/Assisted Manufacturing

Special Issue on Laser-Based/Assisted Manufacturing

Editorial: p. 533
Laser-Based/Assisted Manufacturing
Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa and Masayoshi Mizutani

The “process chain” concept for the integration of multiple manufacturing processes has been attracting attention in the field of manufacturing in recent years. In a number of specialized fields, laser-based processes in particular are actively being studied, as their high flexibility allows them to be used not only as individual manufacturing processes but also in combination to develop new ones.

Most of the practical laser technologies involve heat, which can be used for thermal processing to change surface properties or for removal processing. In recent years, lasers have also been used as a heat source for additive manufacturing, as well as ultra-short-pulsed lasers being applied to non-thermal processes.

This special issue features various studies and reports that present the latest advances as well as current challenges in laser-based/assisted manufacturing. It includes nine related papers that indicate the possibilities and future of new laser processing technologies.

We deeply appreciate all the authors and reviewers for their efforts and contributions, and we also hope this special issue will encourage further research on laser-based/assisted manufacturing.

Paper: pp. 534-545
Processing with Application of High-Power Semiconductor Laser – Theoretical Analysis of Heat Source and Application to Surface Processing –
Abstract
Takeji Arai
Paper: pp. 546-551
Fabrication of a Two-Dimensional Diffraction Grating with Isolated Photoresist Pattern Structures
Abstract
Hiraku Matsukuma, Masanori Matsunaga, Kai Zhang, Yuki Shimizu, and Wei Gao
Paper: pp. 552-559
Effects of Pulse Duration and Heat on Laser-Induced Periodic Surface Structures
Abstract
Shuhei Kodama, Keita Shimada, Masayoshi Mizutani, and Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa
Technical Paper: pp. 560-567
A Novel Platform for Smart 3D Manufacturing System
Abstract
Gianluca Melis, Paolo Sirianni, Andrea Porceddu, Massimiliano Messere, Michele Perlo, Luca Orbech, Stefano Mauro, Matteo Gaidano, Leonardo Sabatino Scimmi, Matteo Melchiorre, Francesco Perrucci, and Luciano Scaltrito
Paper: pp. 568-574
Evolution of Chip-Deformation Mechanisms with Increasing Temperature in Laser-Assisted Microcutting of Amorphous Alloy
Abstract
Qingrui Gong, Pei Qiu, and Shaolin Xu
Paper: pp. 575-581
Generation of Biocompatible Titanium Alloy Surfaces Including Calcium and Phosphorus Elements by Laser-Induced Mist Spraying Wet Treatment
Abstract
Atsushi Ezura, Kazutoshi Katahira, and Jun Komotori
Paper: pp. 582-591
Porosity and Tensile Properties of Rhizoid Porous Structure Fabricated Using Selective Laser Melting
Abstract
Shinji Ishibashi, Keita Shimada, Hiroyasu Kanetaka, Masaki Tsukuda, Takumi Mizoi, Masataka Chuzenji, Shoichi Kikuchi, Masayoshi Mizutani, and Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa
Technical Paper: pp. 592-600
Influence of Grooved Plate Cross-Sectional Shape on Bending Phenomena in Laser-Quenching Forming Process
Abstract
Yuki Manabe, Hiromichi Nishida, Toshiki Hirogaki, and Eiichi Aoyama
Paper: pp. 601-613
Study on the Creation of Fine Periodic Structure on V-Shaped Groove with Short-Pulsed Laser
Abstract
Ryohei Takase, Shuhei Kodama, Keita Shimada, Holger Mescheder, Kai Winands, Jan Riepe, Kristian Arntz, Masayoshi Mizutani, and Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 615-624
Experimental Analysis and Anti-Sway Control of Jigiri Behavior in a Nursing Lift
Abstract
Kazuhiro Funato, Yuichiro Kenmotsu, Ryosuke Tasaki, Toshio Sakakibara, Kiyoaki Kakihara, and Kazuhiko Terashima
Paper: pp. 625-632
Hydraulic Micro Device with Force Sensing for Measurement of Mechanical Characteristics
Abstract
Tohru Sasaki, Yudai Fujiwara, Kaoru Tachikawa, Kenji Terabayashi, and Kuniaki Dohda
Paper: pp. 633-643
Study of the Warp Removal Process for a Thin Substrate: Development of a Correction Processing System Using a Freezing Pin Chuck
Abstract
Kenichiro Yoshitomi and Atsunobu Une
Paper: pp. 644-653
Effective Optical System Assembly Using Ultra-Precise Manufactured References
Abstract
Andreas Gebhardt, Matthias Beier, Erik Schmidt, Thomas Rendel, Ute Gawronski, and Eyk Gebhardt
Paper: pp. 654-664
Measurement and Compensation of Tool Contour Error Using White Light Interferometry for Ultra-Precision Diamond Turning of Freeform Surfaces
Abstract
Kodai Nagayama and Jiwang Yan

No.3

(May)

Special Issue on Machine Accuracy Evaluation

Special Issue on Machine Accuracy Evaluation

Editorial: p. 359
Machine Accuracy Evaluation
Soichi Ibaraki and Andreas Archenti

The accuracy of a three-dimensional (3D) positioning system can ultimately be evaluated via measurement of a 3D vector between command and actual end-effector positions at arbitrary points over the entire workspace. This is a simple, yet challenging, metrological problem. The motion accuracy of a machine tool is traditionally evaluated on an axis-to-axis basis, with every error motion of every axis being independently measured as part of a one-dimensional measurement process in a different setup. Toward the ultimate goal of 3D position measurement over the entire workspace, research efforts have offered several new, practical measurement technologies.

This special issue covers the technical and academic efforts regarding the evaluation of machine tool accuracy. The papers in this special issue clarify the latest research frontiers regarding machine tool accuracy from a metrological viewpoint. In the first paper, by Montavon et al., error calibration technologies and their management are reviewed within the Internet of production concept. Long-term accuracy monitoring and management are clearly among the most crucial technical challenges faced regarding machine tools, and the work by Xing et al. is related to them. Ibaraki et al. presented machining tests to evaluate the thermal distortion of a machine tool. Peukert et al. studied the dynamic interaction between machine tools and their foundations. Various 3D measurement schemes for determining machine error motions have been investigated by many researchers, and some have been implemented in industrial applications. Kenno et al. and Florussen et al. investigated 3D measurement using the R-test for five-axis machines. Miller et al. studied simultaneous measurement of six-degree-of-freedom error motions of a linear axis. Nagao et al. presented an error calibration method for a parallel kinematic machine tool.

The editors appreciate the contributions of all the authors, as well as the work of the reviewers. We are confident that this special issue will further encourage research and engineering work for improving the accuracy and performance of machine tools.

Review: pp. 360-368
A Digital Perspective on Machine Tool Calibration
Abstract
Benjamin Montavon, Philipp Dahlem, Martin Peterek, and Robert H. Schmitt
Paper: pp. 369-379
Impact of Model Complexity in the Monitoring of Machine Tools Condition Using Volumetric Errors
Abstract
Kanglin Xing, J. R. R. Mayer, and Sofiane Achiche
Paper: pp. 380-385
Machining Tests to Evaluate Machine Tool Thermal Displacement in Z-Direction: Proposal to ISO 10791-10
Abstract
Soichi Ibaraki and Rin Okumura
Paper: pp. 386-398
Dynamic Interaction Between Precision Machine Tools and Their Foundations
Abstract
Bernd W. Peukert and Andreas Archenti
Paper: pp. 399-408
Identification Method of Error Motions and Geometric Errors of a Rotary Axis by R-Test
Abstract
Takaaki Kenno, Ryuta Sato, Keiichi Shirase, Shigemasa Natsume, and Henny Spaan
Technical Paper: pp. 409-416
Automating Accuracy Evaluation of 5-Axis Machine Tools
Abstract
Guido Florussen, Koen Houben, Henny Spaan, and Theresa Spaan-Burke
Paper: pp. 417-428
Simultaneous Constant Velocity Measurement of the Motion Errors of Linear Axes
Abstract
Jonathan Miller, Simon Fletcher, Andrew Longstaff, and Simon Parkinson
Technical Paper: pp. 429-437
Calibration Method of Parallel Mechanism Type Machine Tools
Abstract
Keisuke Nagao, Nobuaki Fujiki, Yoshitaka Morimoto, and Akio Hayashi

Regular Papers

Paper: pp. 439-446
Development of an Additive Manufactured Artifact to Characterize Unfused Powder Using Computed Tomography
Abstract
Ahmed Tawfik, Paul Bills, Liam Blunt, and Radu Racasan
Paper: pp. 447-458
Solution of the Rectangular Strip Packing Problem Considering a 3-Stage Guillotine Cutting Constraint with Finite Slitter Blades
Abstract
Masao Sugi, Yusuke Shiomi, Tsuyoshi Okubo, Hidetoshi Nagai, Kazuyoshi Inoue, and Jun Ota
Paper: pp. 459-466
Machining Time Reduction by Tool Path Modification to Eliminate Air Cutting Motion for End Milling Operation
Abstract
Isamu Nishida and Keiichi Shirase
Technical Paper: pp. 467-474
Investigation of Internal Thread Cutting Phenomena in Three Axes by Controlling Helical Interpolate Motion Considering Tool Position Information from Servo-Drive
Abstract
Shota Matsui, Nobutoshi Ozaki, Toshiki Hirogaki, Eiichi Aoyama, and Takamasa Yamamoto
Paper: pp. 475-483
Thermal Error Minimization of a Turning-Milling Center with Respect to its Multi-Functionality
Abstract
Martin Mareš, Otakar Horejš, and Jan Hornych
Paper: pp. 484-490
Investigation of Temperature-Induced Errors in XCT Metrology
Abstract
Marko Katić, Nenad Ferdelji, and Danijel Šestan
Paper: pp. 491-499
Development of Scanning Line Tool Path Generation Algorithm Using Boundary Position Information of Approximate Polyhedron of Complex Molds
Abstract
Yuki Saito, Jun’ichi Kaneko, Takeyuki Abe, and Kenichiro Horio
Paper: pp. 500-511
Hilbert-Huang Transform Analysis of Machining Stability in Ball-Nose End-Milling of Curved Surface
Abstract
Muizuddin Azka, Keiji Yamada, Mahfudz Al Huda, Kyosuke Mani, Ryutaro Tanaka, and Katsuhiko Sekiya
Paper: pp. 512-520
Development of Tool Shape Estimation Method Integrating Multidirectional Optical Measurement
Abstract
Mayumi Kaneko, Takahiro Kaminaga, Jun’ichi Kaneko, Kiyohiko Katano, Takeyuki Abe, and Kenichiro Horio

No.2

(Mar)

Special Issue on Novel Fabrication Processes for Tailored Functional Materials and Surfaces
Special Issue on Advanced Material Driven Design of Machine Tools

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

Editorial: p. 147
Novel Fabrication Processes for Tailored Functional Materials and Surfaces
Masahiko Yoshino and Nobuyuki Moronuki

The properties of a mechanical material depend not only on its chemical components but also on the micro/nano structures of its surface and interior. Attempts have been made in recent years to develop new surface/material functions through mechanical processes. For example, technologies to control various characteristics, such as friction, water repellency, and optical properties, have been developed by constructing micro/nano periodic structures on the surfaces of materials. Since these properties depend on the geometry of the surface morphology, micro/nano fabrication processes can produce a variety of properties. This indicates that the surface properties and material properties of portions of the materials can be controlled to reach optimal conditions required by machine product design. This technology is expected to lead to the advanced production of products integrating design, manufacturing, and materials in an organic way. Here, we call the materials and surfaces with their properties arbitrarily controlled in accordance with machine design “tailored functional materials and surfaces.”

This special issue features various studies and reports related to tailored functional materials and surfaces, and it includes 12 related papers and a review. They cover processing technologies that create and control various surface functions, such as water repellency, friction, biological and chemical reactions, and optical properties. They indicate the possibilities and future of new precision processing technologies.

We deeply appreciate all the authors and reviewers for their efforts and contributions. We also hope that this special issue will encourage further research on tailored functional surfaces.

Review: pp. 148-158
Functional Superhydrophobic Coating Systems for Possible Corrosion Mitigation
Abstract
Sarah F. Jurak, Emil F. Jurak, Md. Nizam Uddin, and Ramazan Asmatulu
Paper: pp. 159-166
Fabrication of Superhydrophobic Stainless Steel Nozzles by Femtosecond Laser Micro-/Nano-Texturing
Abstract
Tatsuhiko Aizawa, Tadahiko Inohara, and Kenji Wasa
Paper: pp. 167-174
Fabrication of Poly-Pyrrole Membrane Actuator for Cell Stimulation
Abstract
Kodai Kawaguchi, Yuto Fujita, Kenta Kato, and Arata Kaneko
Paper: pp. 175-183
Investigation of Corrosion Resistance Enhancement for Biodegradable Magnesium Alloy by Ball Burnishing Process
Abstract
Chenyao Cao, Jiang Zhu, Tomohisa Tanaka, and Dinh Ngoc Pham
Paper: pp. 184-189
Fabrication of SiO2-ZnO Core-Shell Urchin-Like Structure by Hydrothermal Method Using Self-Assembled Particles as Nuclei and Application to UV-Activated Gas Sensors
Abstract
Daiki Funakawa and Nobuyuki Moronuki
Paper: pp. 190-199
New Droplet Removal Polishing Method for Diamond-Like Carbon with Carbon Fiber Brush
Abstract
Motoyuki Murashima, Yusuke Imaizumi, Noritsugu Umehara, and Takayuki Tokoroyama
Paper: pp. 200-207
Fabrication of Optimally Micro-Textured Copper Substrates by Plasma Printing for Plastic Mold Packaging
Abstract
Tatsuhiko Aizawa, Yasuo Saito, Hideharu Hasegawa, and Kenji Wasa
Paper: pp. 208-216
Development of Surface Roughness Generation Model for CFRTP Manufactured by LFT-D
Abstract
Motoyuki Murashima, Takaharu Murooka, Noritsugu Umehara, and Takayuki Tokoroyama
Paper: pp. 217-228
Predicting Surface Roughness of Dry Cut Grey Cast Iron Based on Cutting Parameters and Vibration Signals from Different Sensor Positions in CNC Turning
Abstract
Jonny Herwan, Seisuke Kano, Oleg Ryabov, Hiroyuki Sawada, Nagayoshi Kasashima, and Takashi Misaka
Paper: pp. 229-237
Chemical Lift-Off Process Using Acetone Ink for Easy Fabrication of Metallic Nano/Microstructures
Abstract
Potejana Potejanasak, Truong Duc Phuc, Motoki Terano, Takatoki Yamamoto, and Masahiko Yoshino
Paper: pp. 238-244
Ultrasonic-Assisted Face Milling for Fabricating Hierarchical Microstructures
Abstract
Keita Shimada, Ziqi Chen, Masayoshi Mizutani, and Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa
Paper: pp. 245-252
Surface Formation Behaviors in Wavy Microgroove Cutting on Various Workpiece Materials
Abstract
Toshitaka Terabayashi and Jiwang Yan
Paper: pp. 253-259
Effect of Tool Rake Angle and Crystal Orientation on Ductile Mode Cutting of Hard/Brittle Materials
Abstract
Abdallah Abdelkawy, Masahiko Yoshino, and Yuki Nakagawa

Special Issue on Advanced Material Driven Design of Machine Tools

Editorial: pp. 261-263
Advanced Material Driven Design of Machine Tools
Konrad Wegener and Atsushi Matsubara

The design of machine tools strongly depends on the materials chosen. Increasing requirements on machine tools require the joint optimization of material and design and thus also drive the development of new materials in this field. Digital technologies finally creating a digital shadow of the machine in development also enable the required co-development taking into consideration dynamic, thermal and long term influences and behavior, enabling state and health monitoring to increase the performance of the machine tool to the maximum possible. The choice of material for the different components of machine tools is today even more difficult than ever. The recent review paper by Möhring et al. [1] sheds light on the vast field of properties and decision opportunities of combining materials at hand with design features. In former times, cast iron was the predominant material for machine bodies and has left its footprints on the design of machine tool bodies lasting still up to now. Because massive machine bodies have been the wealth of good properties, high accuracy, stiffness, good material damping properties have been attributed to cast iron design, then with increasing strength requirements higher strength cast irons came into fashion having much less material damping and finally lead to welded frames. Today requirements of dynamics and thermal behavior change the scene again. The goal is to achieve high productivity with high accuracy, which typically is a contradiction. But increasing dynamics requires distinguishing between moving bodies and their non-moving counterparts, and opens the floor for multimaterial design. For moving parts, which have to move with high dynamics meaning, high speed, high acceleration, high jerk, light weight design prevailed with the utilization of standard materials. Because manufacturability plays a major role, the bionic structures have to be degraded to thin walled rib structures as demonstrated in Fig. 1, while in future additive manufacturing will remove that restriction and enable some real bionic structures.

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Paper: pp. 264-273
Investigation of Production of Nanofiber Nonwoven Fabric and its Thermal Properties
Abstract
Wei Wu, Kenichi Urabe, Toshiki Hirogaki, Eiichi Aoyama, and Hiroyoshi Sota
Paper: pp. 274-279
Evaluation of Dynamic Characteristics of a Hybrid Guideway System
Abstract
Isao Oshita, Atsushi Matsubara, and Tsuneto Sumida
Technical Paper: pp. 280-293
Driving Performance of Natural Fiber Gears Made Only from Bamboo Fibers Extracted with a Machining Center
Abstract
Tetsuya Kawabata, Toshiki Hirogaki, Eiichi Aoyama, and Hiromichi Nobe
Paper: pp. 294-303
Evaluation of Machine Tool Spindle Using Carbon Fiber Composite
Abstract
Ryo Kondo, Daisuke Kono, and Atsushi Matsubara
Development Report: pp. 304-310
Latest Machine Tool Structural Design Technology for Ultra-Precision Machining
Abstract
Ryota Shindo and Shinji Nishiwaki
Paper: pp. 311-325
Utilization of CFRP in High-Speed Stamping Presses and its Gigacycle Fatigue Testing at Resonance Frequency
Abstract
Eduard Relea, Varun Urundolil Kumaran, Alberto Sanchez Cebrian, Christian Gschnitzer-Bärnthaler, Markus Zogg, Lukas Weiss, and Konrad Wegener
Paper: pp. 326-335
Design of Lightweight Cutting Tools
Abstract
Andreas Häusler, Kim Torben Werkle, Walther Maier, and Hans-Christian Möhring

No.1

(Jan)

Special Issue on the Latest Research in Precision Engineering

Special Issue on the Latest Research in Precision Engineering

Editorial: p. 5
the Latest Research in Precision Engineering
Yasuhiro Kakinuma, Takashi Matsumura, and Keiichi Nakamoto

Multidisciplinary study and practice of high-precision engineering, metrology, and manufacturing have made a direct contribution to industrial and economic development in the world, providing new value creation and enhancing productivity and product quality. This special issue focuses on the latest studies in the field of precision engineering. The special issue especially features advanced technologies in the manufacturing process, metrology, machine tools, machine elements, and nano/micro mechanisms. Besides these technologies, to enhance reliability and safety in the production processes, there is a need for usability and functionality based on IoT-related technology, which is represented by Industrie 4.0 or the Industrial Internet. Therefore, many researchers have now begun to focus on cyber-physical production systems (CPPS), which can detect anomalies and self-optimize the production process by comparing actual results extracted from sensors and simulation results. From this viewpoint, advanced research related to CPPS, such as simulation-based technique, sensor-based technology, and in-depth understanding and modeling of the manufacturing process, is covered in this special issue.

In this special issue of IJAT, there are 14 research papers on precision-engineering-related topics as mentioned above. The papers, revised and extended according to the editors’ request, were originally presented at the 17th International Conference on Precision Engineering (ICPE2018), held in Kamakura, Japan, in 2018. We express our sincere thanks to the authors and reviewers for their meticulous work in helping publish this special issue. We hope these articles will encourage further research on precision engineering.

Paper: pp. 6-17
Process Knowledge Integrated Assembly Sequence Planning for Control Panel
Abstract
Atsuko Enomoto, Noriaki Yamamoto, Yoshio Yamamura, and Yoshio Sugawara
Paper: pp. 18-25
Applicability of Diamond-Coated Tools for Ball End Milling of Sintered Tungsten Carbide
Abstract
Haruhiko Suwa, Soushi Sakamoto, Masafumi Nagata, Kazuhiro Tezuka, and Tetsuo Samukawa
Paper: pp. 26-37
Experimental Investigations on Cutting Phenomena in Shoulder Cutting of Hardened Die Steel with Small Diameter End Mill: Effects of Left Hand Helical Tool
Abstract
Takumi Imada, Keiji Ogawa, Haruki Kino, Heisaburo Nakagawa, and Hitomi Kojima
Paper: pp. 38-45
Proposal of Contour Line Model for High-Speed End Milling Simulation
Abstract
Isamu Nishida and Keiichi Shirase
Paper: pp. 46-51
Cutting Features Between Surface Roughness in Feed Direction and Machining State of Radius End Mill Against Inclined Surfaces (In Case of Contour Machining and Five-Axis Machining with Constant Tilt Angle)
Abstract
Hirohisa Narita
Paper: pp. 52-58
Angle Detection Using Gyro Signals Rotating Around Four Orthogonally Aligned Axes
Abstract
Tatsuya Kume, Masanori Satoh, Tsuyoshi Suwada, Kazuro Furukawa, and Eiki Okuyama
Paper: pp. 59-65
Grinding Energy Distributions and Wear Behaviors of Grain Cutting Edges in cBN Deep Grinding
Abstract
Masakazu Fujimoto, Yuka Hiraizumi, Kazutaka Hirata, and Susumu Ohishi
Paper: pp. 66-72
Compensation Method for Tool Setting Errors Based on Non-Contact On-Machine Measurement
Abstract
Meng Xu, Keiichi Nakamoto, and Yoshimi Takeuchi
Paper: pp. 73-79
Relationship Between Fluid Properties and Bearing Stiffness in Water Hydrostatic Bearing
Abstract
Hiroshi Sawano
Paper: pp. 80-90
Positioning Performance Evaluation for Light-Weight Rotary Stage CFRP Application
Abstract
Makoto Kato, Yasuhiro Kakinuma, Yuki Shirakawa, Kazunori Iijima, and Yasusuke Iwashita
Paper: pp. 91-98
Development of a Microprobing System for Side Wall Detection Based on Local Surface Interaction Force Detection
Abstract
So Ito, Yusuke Shima, Daichi Kato, Kimihisa Matsumoto, and Kazuhide Kamiya
Paper: pp. 99-108
Using Textured-DLC Coating to Improve the Wear Resistance of Stainless Steel Plate Under Dust-Containing Lubricant Condition
Abstract
Takuya Osawa, Makoto Matsuo, Yuya Eyama, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Shinji Tanaka, Masao Kikuchi, Yuki Hirata, Hiroki Akasaka, and Naoto Ohtake
Paper: pp. 109-116
Mitigation of Channel Clogging in a Microfluidic Device for Capturing Circulating Tumor Cells
Abstract
Tomoki Konishi, Yuki Jingu, Tatsuya Yoshizawa, Masaru Irita, Toshihiro Suzuki, and Masanori Hayase
Paper: pp. 117-127
A Puncturing Device that Mimics the Mechanism of Mosquito’s Proboscis and Labium - Verification of the Effect of Skin Deformation / Needle Buckling Prevention Mechanism and Puncture Experiment on Artificial Skin and Experimental Animals –
Abstract
Shunki Yamamoto, Seiji Aoyagi, Masahiro Yamada, Tomokazu Takahashi, Masato Suzuki, Toshio Nagashima, Atsushi Kunugi, Makoto Chiyonobu, Takeshi Kuroiwa, Ryota Hosomi, Kenji Fukunaga, Daisuke Uta, Tomonori Takazawa, Tomoyuki Hikitsuchi, Yumi Kawajiri, and Koji Nakayama

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Paper: pp. 129-134
Utilization of Reluctance Electromagnetic Force of Inner-Mover-Type Rotary-Linear Motor
Abstract
Fumiaki Osawa

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