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IJAT

International Journal of Automation Technology

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

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Vol.8 (2014)

No.6

(Nov)

Mini Special Issue on Machining Control and Process Monitoring

Mini Special Issue on Machining Control and Process Monitoring

: p. 791
Machining Control and Process Monitoring
Tojiro Aoyama

Control and process monitoring are key technologies supporting high machining accuracy and efficiency. This special issue features six papers taking novel approaches to controlling machine and cutting tools and monitoring the machining process. The motion control of machine tools and cutting tools are introduced. A new challenge for monitoring the machining process by referring to NC control servo signals implements a practical proposal. The precise identification of friction at driving elements of machine tool components is an important factor in improving machine tool control motion accuracy. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the authors and reviewers whose invaluable efforts have helped make the publication of this manuscript possible.

: pp. 792-800
Tool Motion Control Referring to Voxel Information of Removal Volume Voxel Model to Achieve Autonomous Milling Operation
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Tomokazu Kobayashi, Toshihiko Hirooka, Atsushi Hakotani, Ryuta Sato, and Keiichi Shirase
: pp. 801-810
Finished Surface Simulation Method to Predicting the Effects of Machine Tool Motion Errors
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Ryuta Sato, Yuki Sato, Keiichi Shirase, Gianni Campatelli, and Antonio Scippa
: pp. 811-819
Analysis of Measured Friction of Rolling Balls in Raceway Grooves
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Atsushi Matsubara, Atsuko Sayama, Taku Sakai, and Matthias Reuss
: pp. 820-826
Elliptical Vibration Cutting of Hardened Steel with Large Nose Radius Single Crystal Diamond Tool
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Yilong Wang and Eiji Shamoto
: pp. 827-836
Sensorless Tool Stiffness Monitoring in Buffing
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Ryo Koike, Ryo Kumakura, Takashi Arai, Eishiro Uchishiba, Makoto Murakami, Takahisa Sagara, and Yasuhiro Kakinuma
: pp. 837-846
Tool Failure Mechanism in High-Speed Milling of Inconel 718 by Use of Ceramic Tools
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Norikazu Suzuki, Risa Enmei, Yohei Hashimoto, Eiji Shamoto, and Yuki Hatano

Regular Papers

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

No.5

(Sep)

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

The Best Paper Award 2014

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

Special Issue on Design and Manufacturing for Environmental Sustainability

: p. 625
Design and Manufacturing for Environmental Sustainability
Yasushi Umeda

This issue focuses on design and manufacturing theories and methodologies aimed at achieving environmental sustainability. It has been two decades since environmental sustainability and related issues have been discussed as main issues in design and manufacturing. In these 20 years, theories and methodologies have been developed on environmentally conscious design, including the design of disassembly and life cycle assessment, and manufacturing techniques for saving energy and resources and low emission. In spite of these efforts, the seriousness of the environmental issues, e.g., global warming, is getting harder and harder and new issues continuously arise. It has gradually been recognized that essential problems reside within the manufacturing industry structure and the center of the manufacturing industry has shifted from developed countries such as Japan and US to developing countries with accelerating mass production and mass consumption. Based on this recognition, this special issues deals with rather novel topics emerging in the domain of design and manufacturing for environmental sustainability. The first five papers provide a global scope on the relationship between environmental sustainability and manufacturing industry, including global energy consumption patterns, manufacturing industry scenario writing, informative reviews on lean remanufacturing, urban mining, and education on resource scarcity. The second three papers focus on human recognition and behavior – emerging topics in this domain – including socially responsible investment, customer choice, and the routing of electric vehicles. The last five papers propose new methods or technologies of environmentally conscious design and sustainable manufacturing, including ecobusiness design, electric vehicle heating systems, and the sustainability evaluation of manufacturing processes. Some papers, revised and extended in response to the editor’s invitations, were originally presented at EcoDesign 2013: 8th International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing (Jeju, Korea). The editor sincerely thanks the authors and reviewers for their devoted work in making this special issue possible. We hope that these articles will encourage further research on design and manufacturing for environmental sustainability.

: pp. 626-633
Analysis of Energy Consumption Patterns and Climate Effects Using Panel Data
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Michinori Uwasu, Keishiro Hara, and Hideki Kobayashi
: pp. 634-643
Envisioning Sustainable Manufacturing Industries of Japan
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Yuji Mizuno, Yusuke Kishita, Shinichi Fukushige, and Yasushi Umeda
: pp. 644-652
Challenges and Opportunities of Lean Remanufacturing
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Jelena Kurilova-Palisaitiene and Erik Sundin
: pp. 653-663
Simulating the Formation of Urban Mines Considering the Rational Decisions of Distributed End-of-Life Stakeholders
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Hitoshi Komoto, Shinsuke Kondoh, and Keijiro Masui
: pp. 664-676
In the Loop – Sustainable, Circular Product Design and Critical Materials
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Katherine Whalen and David Peck
: pp. 677-687
A Study on How Investors Decide on Socially Responsible Investments: Classification of Investment Behavior According to Companies’ Environmental Activities
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Nariaki Nishino, Kaoru Kihara, Kenju Akai, Tomonori Honda, and Atsushi Inaba
: pp. 688-697
An Actual Purchasing Experiment for Investigating the Effects of Eco-Information on Consumers’ Environmental Consciousness and Attitudes Towards Agricultural Products
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Keiko Aoki, Kenju Akai, Kiyokazu Ujiie, Takeshi Shinmura, and Nariaki Nishino
: pp. 698-704
Route Search and Evaluation Method Including Charging Plan for Electric Vehicles
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Takuya Taguchi, Kei Matsumoto, Keita Imamura, Koichiro Goto, Kazuya Oizumi, Kenji Tanaka, and Kazuhiro Aoyama
: pp. 706-715
Toward a Pattern Language for Eco-Business Design
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Shinsuke Kondoh, Hitoshi Komoto, Yusuke Kishita, and Nobuo Nakamura
: pp. 716-722
Green Modular Design by the Concept of Chemical Activation Energy
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Shana S. Smith and Wei-Zhe Wang
: pp. 723-732
Fuel Operated Heaters Applied to Electric Vehicles
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Tetsushi Mimuro and Hiroyuki Takanashi
: pp. 733-744
Energy Efficiency Improvement of Water Hydraulic Fluid Switching Transmission
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Pha N. Pham, Kazuhisa Ito, and Shigeru Ikeo
: pp. 745-753
Analyzing the Sustainability of Bimetallic Components
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A. M. M. Sharif Ullah, Akiyoshi Fuji, Akihiko Kubo, and Jun’ichi Tamaki

Regular Papers

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

No.4

(Jul)

Regular papers

Regular Papers

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

No.3

(May)

Special Issue on CAD, CAM, and Digital Engineering

Special Issue on CAD, CAM, and Digital Engineering

: p. 303
CAD, CAM, and Digital Engineering
Satoshi Kanai and Keiichi Shirase

Advanced products demand advanced CAD, CAM, and digital engineering systems. This is the main consideration in this special issue. It is well understood by all manufacturers nowadays that CAD, CAM, and digital engineering systems behave as “Hidden factories” of engineering information processing and are indispensable to the accomplishment of their daily tasks. No products can be planned, designed, machined, and assembled without these hidden factories. The history of CAD/CAM goes back nearly five decades, yet the technologies are still immature: a lot of technical issues remain to be solved because new materials and structures have been introduced in products, new manufacturing technologies have been utilized, and new social needs, such as the need for ”eco-X” or ”human-oriented” products, have grown along with the dramatic changes in society. New high-performance computing resources, such asWeb-based computing or GPUcomputing, have also become available for implementation in these systems. Thirteen technical papers in this issue tackle these challenges, proposing solutions from utilizing technologies, including computer-aided geometric design (CAGD), CAD, CAE, CAPP, and CAM, as well as novel human interfaces for these systems. Some of the papers, revised and extended in response to the editors’ invitations, are versions of works presented at the Asian Conference on Design and Digital Engineering 2012 (Niseko, Japan) and 2013 (Seoul, Korea). In addition, two well-organized review papers in this issue provide informative and comprehensive surveys of aesthetic curve and surface design in CAGD and knowledge structuring and logic reasoning in CAPP, respectively. They include rich lists of references which will help the readers to quickly gain an overview of the current status and future research directions of these fields. Finally, the editors sincerely thank all the authors and anonymous reviewers for their devoted work, as they made this special issue possible. We expect that it will encourage further research on advanced CAD, CAM, CAE, CAPP, and digital engineering systems.

: pp. 304-316
Aesthetic Curves and Surfaces in Computer Aided Geometric Design
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Kenjiro T. Miura and R. U. Gobithaasan
: pp. 317-332
Review of Computer-Aided Process Planning Systems for Machining Operation – Future Development of a Computer-Aided Process Planning System –
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Mohammad Mi’radj Isnaini and Keiichi Shirase
: pp. 333-343
Robust Design Method Using Adjustable Control Factors
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Takeo Kato, Masatoshi Muramatsu, Suguru Kimura, and Yoshiyuki Matsuoka
: pp. 344-355
Study on Knowledge-Based Product Design Framework for Facilitating the Interaction of Model Based Development and Prototyping
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Yutaka Nomaguchi, Masashi Mizuta, Masaya Hirooka, and Kikuo Fujita
: pp. 356-364
Quadrilateral Meshing for Hexahedral Mesh Generation Based on Facet Normal Matching
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Hiroshi Kawaharada, Yusuke Imai, and Hiroyuki Hiraoka
: pp. 365-375
Topology Optimization for Polymeric Foam Shock-Absorbing Structure Using Hybrid Cellular Automata
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Wonho Lee, Jinhoon Kim, and Changbae Park
: pp. 376-387
Hand Modeling and Motion Reconstruction for Individuals
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Yui Endo, Mitsunori Tada, and Masaaki Mochimaru
: pp. 388-395
Integrated Information Model for Design, Machining, and Measuring Using Annotated Features
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Fumiki Tanaka, Hiroyuki Abe, Shinji Igari, and Masahiko Onosato
: pp. 396-405
Improvement of Computational Efficiency in Flexible Computer-Aided Process Planning
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Eiji Morinaga, Takuma Hara, Hiroki Joko, Hidefumi Wakamatsu, and Eiji Arai
: pp. 406-419
Feature-Based 3D Process Planning for MEMS Fabrication
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Satoshi Kanai, Takayuki Shibata, and Takahiro Kawashima
: pp. 420-427
Fast Estimation Method of Machinable Area of Workpiece Surface for 3+2-Axis Control Machining Using Graphics Device – Visualization Algorithm of Machinable Area and Minimum Shank Length with Texture Projection Technique –
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Jun’ichi Kaneko, Yuki Yamauchi, and Kenichiro Horio
: pp. 428-436
A Surface Parameter-Based Method for Accurate and Efficient Tool Path Generation
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Keigo Takasugi, Naoki Asakawa, and Yoshitaka Morimoto
: pp. 437-444
Using a Four-Dimensional Mesh Model to Represent a Tool Motion Trajectory in Five-Axis Machining
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Hirotaka Kameyama, Ikuru Otomo, Masahiko Onosato, and Fumiki Tanaka
: pp. 445-451
Development of Turning Machine Operation Interface that Uses Haptic Device
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Raiyo Oka and Koichi Morishige
: pp. 452-459
Use of 1DOF Haptic Device for Remote-Controlled 6DOF Assembly
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Ryoya Kamata, Ryosuke Tamura, Satoshi Niitsu, Hiroshi Kawaharada, and Hiroyuki Hiraoka

Regular Papers

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

No.2

(Mar)

Special Issue on Robotics for Innovative Industry and Society

Special Issue on Robotics for Innovative Industry and Society

: p. 139
Robotics for Innovative Industry and Society
Toshiro Noritsugu

Robotics has become one of the most important automation technologies for industry and society. Robot components such as actuators and sensors, together with mechanisms and control systems, are being more and more combined with intelligent sensors in innovative industry design and fabrication. Robot technology is being applied in such fields as welfare, education, agriculture, and energy. Robot technology for welfare and nursing is being promoted by the government to increase lifestyle creativity as society ages. This special issue focuses on robotics in fields from manufacturing industries to societal needs. Papers ranging from robotics theory to robot application have been invited. Among the topics covered are robot mechanisms, robot components, actuators, sensors, and controllers, robot control theory, robotic systems, energy saving, industrial applications, automation, vehicles, entertainment, medicine, welfare and nursing applications, and robotics education. The 15 papers presented in this issue include actuators such as rubber artificial muscles or phase-change actuators, pneumatics, power assist devices such as assist glove and upper-limb assist devices, robotic suits, sensor fusion, omnidirectional locomotion, underwater robots, force display apparatuses, meal assistant robots, manufacturing applications of parallel-link mechanisms, surface polishing, and agricultural applications. These papers bring readers the latest state-of-the-art robot technologies useful in everything from analysis and design to control and applications in innovative industries. We thank the authors for their invaluable contributions and the reviewers for their advice – all of which have made this special issue both informative and entertaining.

: pp. 140-146
Gas/Liquid Phase Change Actuator for Use in Extreme Temperature Environments
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Hiroki Matsuoka and Koichi Suzumori
: pp. 147-158
Motion Analysis of McKibben Type Pneumatic Rubber Artificial Muscle with Finite Element Method
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Takashi Nozaki and Toshiro Noritsugu
: pp. 159-168
Study on Control Performance with Consideration of Articulated Manipulators with Pneumatic Cylinders
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Eiji Murayama, Yoshiyuki Yogosawa, Yukio Kawakami, Akiyoshi Horikawa, Koji Shioda, and Masashi Ogawa
: pp. 169-176
Prototype Development of a Parallel-Link Robot Actuated by Pneumatic Linear Drives with Variable Inclination Mechanisms
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Takahiro Kosaki, Yoshihiro Morinaga, and Manabu Sano
: pp. 177-185
Control Method Based on EMG for Power Assist Glove Using Self-Organizing Maps
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Daisuke Sasaki, Toshiro Noritsugu, Masahiro Takaiwa, and Hidekazu Konishi
: pp. 186-192
Meal-Assistance Robot Using Ultrasonic Motor with Eye Interface
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Kanya Tanaka, Shenglin Mu, and Shota Nakashima
: pp. 193-200
Development of Upper-Limb Power-Assist Machine Using Linkage Mechanism – Mechanism and its Fundamental Motion –
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Hiroyuki Inoue and Toshiro Noritsugu
: pp. 201-207
Development of a Non-Exoskeletal Structure for a Robotic Suit
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Hirohito Tanaka and Minoru Hashimoto
: pp. 208-215
Fingertip Force Displaying Device Using Pneumatic Negative Pressure
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Masahiro Takaiwa, Toshiro Noritsugu, Daisuke Sasaki, and Takahiro Nogami
: pp. 216-221
Design of Two-Wheeled Self-Balancing Robot Based on Sensor Fusion Algorithm
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Jianhai Han, Xiangpan Li, and Qi Qin
: pp. 222-230
New Pneumatic Rubber Leg Mechanism for Omnidirectional Locomotion
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Mohamed Najib Ribuan, Koichi Suzumori, and Shuichi Wakimoto
: pp. 231-237
Motion Analysis of a Manta Robot for Underwater Exploration by Propulsive Experiments and the Design of Central Pattern Generator
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Masaaki Ikeda, Shigeki Hikasa, Keigo Watanabe, and Isaku Nagai
: pp. 238-242
Mobile Quality Evaluation Robot for Making Agricultural Products Traceable
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Mitsuji Monta and Kazuhiko Namba
: pp. 243-252
Burnishing Process Using Spherical 5-DOF Hybrid-Type Parallel Mechanism with Force Control
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Masato Okada, Hiroaki Kozuka, Hiroshi Tachiya, Taira Iwasaki, and Yorihiro Yamashita
: pp. 253-263
Evaluation of Metallic Mold Surfaces Polished by an Industrial Robot with Stick Whetstones
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Koji Shibuya and Shunsuke Issiki

Regular Papers

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

No.1

(Jan)

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

Special Issue on Measurement Technology for Process and Product Quality Control

: p. 3
Measurement Technology for Process and Product Quality Control
Yasuhiro Takaya and Tomohiko Maeda

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

: pp. 4-19
In-Process and On-Machine Measurement of Machining Accuracy for Process and Product Quality Management: A Review
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Yasuhiro Takaya
: pp. 20-27
Error Calibration for Five-Axis Machine Tools by On-the-Machine Measurement Using a Touch-Trigger Probe
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Soichi Ibaraki and Yusuke Ota
: pp. 28-33
Measurement of Cutting Edge Width of a Rotary Cutting Tool by Using a Laser Displacement Sensor
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So Ito, Sho Sekine, Yuki Shimizu, Wei Gao, Tsutomu Fukuda, Akira Kato, and Kouji Kubota
: pp. 34-42
Development of On-Machine Measurement Unit for Correction Processing of Aspheric Lens Mold with High Numerical Aperture
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Tomohiro Hirose, Yoshihiro Kami, Tatsuhito Shimizu, Makoto Yabuya, and Yoshitaka Morimoto
: pp. 43-48
Generalized Two-Point Method Using Inverse Filtering for Surface Profile Measurement – Theoretical Analysis and Experimental Results for Error Propagation –
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Eiki Okuyama and Hiromi Ishikawa
: pp. 49-56
Evaluation of the IWF-Wunder Reproduction Method for Generating Positive Replica
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Marcel Henerichs, Michael Egeter, Thomas Liebrich, Robert Voß, and Konrad Wegener
: pp. 57-61
Characteristics Analysis of Vacuum Gas Leak Detection Signals Based on Acoustic Emission
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Tao Zhang, Zhou-Mo Zeng, Yi-Bo Li, Wei-Kui Wang, and Xu Bian
: pp. 62-71
Quality Control in the Third Generation of ISO – New Quality Engineering for Biochemical Analysis –
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Yasuo Iwaki

Special Issue on Biomanufacturing

: p. 73
Biomanufacturing
Naohiko Sugita and Mamoru Mitsuishi

The development of medical devices and systems is essential for improving quality of life and reducing global healthcare costs. Machine tools are increasingly used in the medical, automotive, airplane, and electronics fields thanks to advances in manufacturing technology. The processing of artificial implants and biomaterials, for example, and parts of medical devices such as endoscopes are manufactured with multiaxis machine tools. This demand is expected to increase as society ages. Equipment used in diagnostics and surgery has also developed rapidly. Despite the use of advanced diagnostics such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), however, surgery still largely depends on the skill and sense of the surgeon. Advanced manufacturing technologies are thus needed to achieve these desired attributes. Biomanufacturing requires expertise in basic manufacturing processes such as cutting, electrophysical and chemical processes, forming, and abrasive processes. These, in turn, must be integrated into machine design, surface modification, precision engineering, and metrology within the overarching frameworks of design, life cycle engineering and assembly, production systems, and organization. Biomanufacturing is thus defined as the application of design and manufacturing technologies for reducing cost while advancing safety, quality, efficiency and speed in healthcare services and biomedical sciences. Biomanufacturing provides an excellent platform for converging innovations in precision engineering, nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, and cognitive sciences. This special issue presents the latest in research advances, practical and theoretical applications, and case studies on biomanufacturing. The papers featured in this issue provide aid in the development of next-generation manufacturing technologies. We thank the authors for their invaluable contributions and the reviewers for their ever- useful advice. We know you will find this special issue both fascinating and worthwhile.

: pp. 74-82
Effects of Morphology of Nanodots on Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance Property
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Truong Duc Phuc, Masahiko Yoshino, Akinori Yamanaka, and Takatoki Yamamoto
: pp. 83-94
Gripping Force Feedback System for Neurosurgery
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Yoshinori Fujihira, Takuya Hanyu, Yusuke Kanada, Takeshi Yoneyama, Tetsuyou Watanabe, and Hiroyuki Kagawa
: pp. 95-101
Three-Dimensional Microassembly of Cell-Laden Microplates by in situ Gluing with Photocurable Hydrogels
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Shotaro Yoshida, Koji Sato, and Shoji Takeuchi
: pp. 102-109
Improved Cytocompatibility of Nanosecond-Pulsed Laser-Treated Commercially Pure Ti Surfaces
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Masayoshi Mizutani, Ryo Honda, Yuta Kurashina, Jun Komotori, and Hitoshi Ohmori
: pp. 110-119
System Identification Method for Non-Invasive Ultrasound Theragnostic System Incorporating Mechanical Oscillation Part
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Norihiro Koizumi, Kouhei Oota, Dongjun Lee, Hiroyuki Tsukihara, Akira Nomiya, Kiyoshi Yoshinaka, Takashi Azuma, Naohiko Sugita, Yukio Homma, Yoichiro Matsumoto, and Mamoru Mitsuishi

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Effects of N-Face Finishing on Geometry of Double-Side Polished GaN Substrate
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Vol.7 (2013)

No.6

(Nov)

Special Issue on M4 Processes Micro/Meso Mechanical Manufacturing

Special Issue on M4 Processes Micro/Meso Mechanical Manufacturing

: p. 613
M4 Processes Micro/Meso Mechanical Manufacturing
Shigeka Yoshimoto and Toshiharu Tanaka

Highly complex nonsilicon submillimeter microparts such as glass waveguides, microlens arrays and holographic optical elements are coming increasingly into demand. These microparts feature such divergent properties as high hardness, high brittleness and high melting point. Despite the introduction of special technologies such as lithography and components such as lasers and electron beams, these unique properties make them particularly difficult to machine – and this comes at a time when micro manufacturing must provide processes that are maximally effective and efficient while remaining minimally expensive at the same time. These requirements call for innovations in mechanical manufacturing technologies that enable them to realize microfabrication, and these in turn require the discovery and implementation of such new processing principles as M4 – micro/meso mechanical manufacturing. These techniques are now at the frontier of manufacturing technology. The objective of this special issue is to address the latest in research advances, practical and theoretical applications, and various case studies on M4 processes. The papers featured in this issue provide help in development of next-generation manufacturing technologies. We thank the authors for their invaluable contributions and the reviewers for their always useful advice, which make this special issue both fascinating and worthwhile.

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Material Removal During Ultrasonic Machining Using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics
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Jingsi Wang, Keita Shimada, Masayoshi Mizutani, and Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa
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Fabrication of Microstructures on RB-SiC by Ultrasonic Cavitation Assisted Micro-Electrical Discharge Machining
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Pay Jun Liew, Keita Shimada, Masayoshi Mizutani, Jiwang Yan, and Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa
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Characteristics of Thick Film Deposition in Powder Jet Machining
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Chihiro Nishikawa, Naohide Mizukuchi, Akihiko Tomie, Keita Shimada, Masayoshi Mizutani, and Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa
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Machining of Acrylic Resin Using Monocrystalline Diamond Endmill with Cutting Edges Formed by Focused Ion Beam
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Tsunehisa Suzuki and Hiroshi Saito
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Study on the Mechanical Properties of Lithium Tantalate and the Influence on its Machinability
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Wei Hang, Libo Zhou, Jun Shimizu, Julong Yuan, and Takeyuki Yamamoto
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Development of an Ultrasonically-Assisted Electrolytic Grinding System
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Satoshi Kobayashi, Keita Shimada, Chikashi Murakoshi, Kazunori Koike, Masayuki Takahashi, Toru Tachibana, and Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa
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Mirror Surface Finishing of Silicon Wafer Edge Using Ultrasonic Assisted Fixed-Abrasive CMP (UF-CMP)
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Yongbo Wu, Weiping Yang, Masakazu Fujimoto, and Libo Zhou
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Development of Finishing System Using Acoustically Levitated Abrasive
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Tomohiro Inada, Libo Zhou, Hirotaka Ojima, and Jun Shimizu
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Ultraprecision Glass Molding Press for Microgrooves with Different Pitch Sizes
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Ryuichi Kobayashi, Tianfeng Zhou, Keita Shimada, Masayoshi Mizutani, and Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa
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Mold Pattern Fabrication by Nanoscratching
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Jun Shimizu, Libo Zhou, Takeyuki Yamamoto, Hirotaka Ojima, Teppei Onuki, and Han Huang
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Development of Transfer System for Micropress
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Ichiro Ogura, Kiwamu Ashida, and Tetsuo Koga
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Development of Non-Destructive Technology for Detecting Grinding Burns
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Takayuki Azuma, Ryo Ito, Shinji Soma, Shinji Murakami, and Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa
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Development of a Micro-Sized Thermal Contact Sensor for Inspection of Surface Defects
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Yuki Shimizu, Wenjian Lu, Yuta Ohba, and Wei Gao
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An Electrostatic Force Probe for Surface Profile Measurement in Noncontact Condition
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So Ito, Zhigang Jia, Shigeaki Goto, Keiichiro Hosobuchi, Yuki Shimizu, Gaofa He, and Wei Gao
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Fabrication of Titanium-Based Hard Coatings by Atmospheric Microplasma-Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition Using Titanium Tetraisopropoxide
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Tsunehisa Suzuki, Mutsuto Kato, and Yoshiki Shimizu

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Product Identification by Machined Micro Patterns
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Berend Denkena, Jörn Ostermann, Jens Köhler, Tobias Mörke, and Benjamin Spitschan
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Temperature Measurement in CFRP Milling Using a Wireless Tool-Integrated Process Monitoring Sensor
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Kevin Kerrigan and Garret E. O’Donnell
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Generation of Regularly Aligned Dimples on Triangular Pyramidal Patches Using Patch Division Milling
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Kai Xu and Hiroyuki Sasahara
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A Framework for Systematizing Machine Tool Engineering
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Hidenori Shinno, Hayato Yoshioka, and Hiroshi Sawano

No.5

(Sep)

Best Paper Award & Best Review Award 2013
Special Issue on Precision Positioning Technology

Best Paper Award & Best Review Award 2013

: p. 473
Congratulations! Best Paper Award & Best Review Award 2013
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Special Issue on Precision Positioning Technology

: p. 475
Precision Positioning Technology
Shigeka Yoshimoto and Toshiharu Tanaka

The 5th InternationalConference on Positioning Technology (ICPT2012) held at Garden Villa in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on November 14-16, 2012, attracted over 100 participants, who engaged in intense, enthusiastic discussions on positioning technologies. Dr. Toshiharu Tanaka, who coedited this special IJAT issue, planned to feature ICPT2012 presentations and asked presenters to submit papers. 14 papers have been submitted and evaluated by two reviewers. Of these, 12 papers have been accepted for publication. Given the excellent quality of the papers in this special issue, readers are certain to find invaluable nuggets of knowledge in positioning technologies. I sincerely thank the authors for submitting their papers and would like to express my deep gratitude to the reviewers for their invaluable comments.

: pp. 476-481
Sensing and Control of Friction in Positioning
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Masatake Shiraishi and Hideyasu Sumiya
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Effect of Multilayering on Thrust Force Characteristics in Compact Linear Switched Reluctance Motors with a Simple Layer Structure
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Kaiji Sato
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Contact-Type Profile Measuring Device Using Laser Interferometry System Incorporating Hybrid Actuating System
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Yung-Tien Liu, Han-Lin Wu, Je-Yi Wang, and Yutaka Yamagata
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Pneumatic Servo Bearing Actuator with Multiple Bearing Pads for Ultraprecise Positioning
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Shuhei Tsujimura, Yusuke Hashimoto, Takashi Matsuoka, Tomoko Hirayama, and Katsumi Sasaki
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Spindle Error Motion Measurement Using Concentric Circle Grating and Phase Modulation Interferometers
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Muhummad Madden, Masato Aketagawa, Shuhei Uesugi, Takuya Kumagai, and Eiki Okuyama
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Cross Coupling Controller for Accurate Motion Synchronization of Dual Servo Systems
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Kosuke Ishizaki, Burak Sencer, and Eiji Shamoto
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Fundamental Study of the On-Machine Measurement in the Machining Center with a Touch Trigger Probe
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Yukitoshi Ihara and Takehiro Nagasawa
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Design of a Semi-Oval Shaped Ultrasonic Motor
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Shine-Tzong Ho and Yan-Jhang Shin
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Reduction of Thermal Deformation in a Motor Precision Positioning Device Cooled by Peltier Elements
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Takashi Nozaki and Jiro Otsuka
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New Method Using Piezoelectric Jerk Sensor to Detect Roller Bearing Failure
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Nobuhiko Henmi and Shingo Takeuchi
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Development of Shock-Wave-Powered Actuators for High Speed Positioning (Second Report: Characteristics of Diaphragmless Shock Tube and Responsiveness of Actuator)
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Akira Kotani, Toshiharu Tanaka, and Akira Hirano
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Decrease of Thermal Expansion of Ball Screw Used for Precision Positioning Devices by Peltier Module Cooling Based on Feedback Method
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Ning Zhu, Shigeomi Koshimizu, Takashi Nozaki, Kenichi Taneishi, Jiro Otsuka, Takeki Shirai, Tetsuhiro Nishide, and Tsutomu Togashi

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Optimal Scheduling of Automatic Guided Vehicle System via State Space Realization
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Kenji Sawada, Seiichi Shin, Kenji Kumagai, and Hisato Yoneda
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Influence of the Anode Material and the Flushing Gas on the Dry Electrical Discharge Machining Process
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Raoul Roth, Beck Lukas, Hartmi Balzer, Friedrich Kuster, Eduardo Weingärtner, Konrad Wegener
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Development of a System for Measuring the Thickness of Free Curved Plates – Measurement Posture Planning Using C-Space –
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Yurie Okugawa, Naoki Asakawa, and Masato Okada

No.4

(Jul)

Special Issue on Process Machine Interactions

Special Issue on Process Machine Interactions

: p. 377
Process Machine Interactions
Eiji Shamoto

Machining, such as cutting, grinding and polishing, is involved in the production of many industrial parts as one of manufacturing’s most important processes. Some of the parts are made directly by machining, and many other parts are mass-produced indirectly by machining through dies and molds. The accuracy of these components thus depends strongly on the machining process.

Machining is not an easy process, of course, since it generates large force and heat. Although machine tools are controlled to move precisely, the force and heat cause practical problems such as vibration, the displacement and deformation to mechanical structures, failure and wear in tools, errors of machining, measurement and control, etc. In many cases, these problems adversely affect or even change the process, which may cause further problems.

It is difficult but necessary to understand these mutual interactions to solve the problems and improve the machining process itself.

This special issue contains interesting papers that help answer important questions in machining, including the control, monitoring, simulation, and development of new fabrication processes. These papers promise to help improve machining accuracy and efficiency and to realize fully automated machining in the future.

We thank the authors for their insightful contributions and the reviewers for their invaluable advice that have made this special issue both fascinating and worthwhile.

: pp. 378-384
Adaptive Cutting Force Control with a Hybrid Axis System
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Berend Denkena and Felix Flöter
: pp. 385-390
Fabrication of Thin-Film Fresnel Optics by Combining Diamond Turning and Photolithographic Processes
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Jiwang Yan, Kenta Watanabe, and Yutaro Nakagawa
: pp. 391-400
Fast Cutter Workpiece Engagement Estimation Method for Prediction of Instantaneous Cutting Force in Continuous Multi-Axis Controlled Machining
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Jun’ichi Kaneko and Kenichiro Horio
: pp. 401-409
Surface Roughness Control Based on Digital Copy Milling Concept to Achieve Autonomous Milling Operation
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Toshihiko Hirooka, Tomokazu Kobayashi, Atsushi Hakotani, Ryuta Sato, and Keiichi Shirase
: pp. 410-417
The Use of Machine Tool Internal Encoders as Sensors in a Process Monitoring System
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Tomas Beno, Jari Repo, and Lars Pejryd

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: pp. 419-425
Influence of Gap Phenomenon on Various Kinds of Powder-Suspended EDM
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Hideki Takezawa, Tadashi Asano, and Naotake Mohri
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Drilling of CFRP/Ti6Al4V Stack Board
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Junsuke Fujiwara, Ryuichi Nagaura, and Tetsuya Tashiro
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Influence of Tungsten-Carbide and Cobalt on Tool Wear in Cutting of Cemented Carbides with Polycrystalline Diamond Tool
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Junsuke Fujiwara, Keisuke Wakao, and Takeshi Miyamoto
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Modeling the Process of Animation Production
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Hisato Nakanishi, Naohiro Shichijo, Masao Sugi, Taiki Ogata, Tatsunori Hara, and Jun Ota

No.3

(May)

Special Issue on Difficult-to-Cut Materials

Special Issue on Difficult-to-Cut Materials

: p. 255
Difficult-to-Cut Materials
Yasuo Yamane

Nickel-based super alloys, Ti alloys, CFRP, hardened steels, etc., are widely used in aerospace, automobile, chemical, and other industries because of such superior properties as high operating temperature, superior specific strength, outstanding hardness and/or great toughness. These properties, however, also present difficulties in machining, cutting temperature, cutting, adhesiveness, chip controllability and wear. Other distinguishing properties include instable tool life, surface finishing and chip control in machining. This means that the stabilization of cutting is very important, especially when machining NC machine tools. Metal machining involves many parameters, such as cutting tools, cutting oil, cutting speed, feed rate, depth of cut, and machine use. A metal machining engineer therefore must decide all of these parameters to ensure their most suitable values under boundary conditions such as machining time, accuracy and the surface roughness of machined parts. Machining, especially of difficult-to-cut materials, is an optimization problem occurring under specified boundary conditions. Choosing machining parameters, including tool geometry and the most favorable features of work materials, must thus be figured out and optimum cutting conditions selected based both on metal machining theory and on practice. This special issue covers recent development in the machining of difficult-to-cut materials, including hardened steel, stainless steel, titanium alloys, Inconel 718, hard brittle materials and CFRP. All of the papers in this special issue are of great interest and value in machining these materials. We thank the authors for their invaluable submissions and the reviewers for their earnest efforts, without which this special issue would not have been possible.

: pp. 256-262
Fabrication of Miniature Shell Structures of Stainless Steel Foil and Their Forming Limit in Single Point Incremental Microforming
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Toshiyuki Obikawa and Tsutomu Sekine
: pp. 263-269
Restraint of Thermal Crack on Rake Face of Cermet Tool in Intermittent Cutting
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Akira Mizobuchi, Masahiro Masuda, Teruo Nogami, Hitoshi Ogawa, and Tohru Ishida
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Study on Performance of Radius End Milling Titanium Alloy (Analysis of Cutting Cross-Sectional Area Using 3D-CAD and Experiments of Inclined Surface with Contouring)
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Hiroyasu Iwabe, Masanori Futakawa, Masashige Fujiwara, Tsuyoshi Fujita, and Kyouhei Kikuchi
: pp. 278-284
Applying Constant Pressure Unit to Ductile Mode Cutting of Hard and Brittle Materials
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Kunitaka Kuriyama, Masahiko Fukuta, Katsuhiko Sekiya, Keiji Yamada, and Yasuo Yamane
: pp. 285-291
Cutting Characteristics of CFRP Materials with Carbon Fiber Distribution
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Takashi Inoue and Masahiro Hagino
: pp. 292-299
Effect of Carbon Fiber Orientation and Helix Angle on CFRP Cutting Characteristics by End-Milling
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Masahiro Hagino and Takashi Inoue
: pp. 300-305
Development of Polishing Fluids for Titanium Alloy Using Lapping Tape – Effects of Components in the Polishing Fluids on Polishing Characteristics –
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Hideyuki Tomoda and Koichi Kitajima
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Machining of Inconel 718 with Lubricant-Coated Tool
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Hiroshi Usuki, Kazutake Uehara, Masakazu Isaka, and Kazuyuki Kubota
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Effects of Tool Edge Geometry on Cutting Temperature in Continuous Cutting of Case Hardened Steel
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Ryutaro Tanaka, Akira Hosokawa, Tatsuaki Furumoto, and Takashi Ueda
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Study on High-Efficiency Finish Turning of Carburized Hardened Steel with Driven Rotary Cutting
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Hideharu Kato, Tatsuya Shikimura, Yoshitaka Morimoto, Kazuhiro Shintani, Kazuyuki Kubota, and Katsuhiro Nakagaki
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Analytical Approach for Optimization of Chamfered Cutting Tool Preparation Considering Built-Up Edge Extrusion Behavior
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Hiroki Kiyota, Fumihiro Itoigawa, Shota Endo, and Takashi Nakamura
: pp. 337-344
Using Pulse Laser Processing to Shape Cutting Edge of PcBN Tool for High-Precision Turning of Hardened Steel
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Daisuke Suzuki, Fumihiro Itoigawa, Keiichi Kawata, and Takashi Nakamura
: pp. 345-352
A Basic Study on the Relations Between Machining Conditions and the Static and Dynamic Components of Forces in Drilling
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Jie Xu, Keiji Yamada, Katsuhiko Seikiya, Ryutaro Tanaka, and Yasuo Yamane

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: pp. 353-358
Modeling and Analysis of the Droplet Landing Process in Cell Direct-Writing
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Cai Renye and Huang Jin
: pp. 359-366
Development of a Tactile Sensor to Measure Tire Friction Coefficients in Arbitrary Directions
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Taisei Ise, Masahiro Higuchi, and Hiroshi Tachiya

No.2

(Mar)

Special Issue on Precision Positioning and Measurement Technologies

Special Issue on Precision Positioning and Measurement Technologies

: p. 147
Precision Positioning and Measurement Technologies
Dante Jorge Dorantes-Gonzalez

The design and analysis of highly accurate measurement systems and positioning devices play a strategic key role in such application fields as aeronautics, machine tools, microelectromechanical systems, and life sciences needing increasingly effective noncontact testing, detailed characterization, and accurate performance. This makes it vital for us to update our knowledge with new contributions involving both scientific cuttingedge investigations and the latest industrial developments. This special issue addresses the latest research and development advances in the design and analysis of MEMS precision positioning and micropump systems, the development and calibration of stereo vision systems for infrared measurement and object recognition tasks, optomechatronics technologies for surface planeness and tolerance dimension measurement, non-contact light-probe precision measurement, optic fiber sensors and surface acoustic wave techniques for nondestructive testing monitoring and collision avoidance tasks in welding robots. This is to thank the authors for their enthusiastic contributions and the editing staff for its efficient support. We hope you will find this special issue both interesting and useful.

: pp. 148-155
Positioning Characteristics of a MEMS Linear Motor Utilizing a Thin Film Permanent Magnet and DLC Coating
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Ryogen Fujiwara, Tadahiko Shinshi, and Minoru Uehara
: pp. 156-162
Development of a Non-Contact Focusing Probe for the Measurement of Micro Cavities
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Kuang-Chao Fan, Ke Zhang, You-Liang Zhang, and Qing Zhang
: pp. 163-170
Calibration Method for Stereovision Measurement of High-Temperature Components Using Two Infrared Cameras
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Le Song and Zi-Hui Zhang
: pp. 171-175
Planeness Measurement of Computer Harddisk Surface Based on Opto-Mechatronics Technology
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Rui-Yin Tang, Zhou-Mo Zeng, Hong-Kun He, and Zhi-Kun Chen
: pp. 176-181
Improving the Measurement Reliability of the End Gaps of Piston Rings
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Luhua Fu, Heng Zhang, Yan Sun, Na Zhao, and Zhong Wang
: pp. 182-189
Contour Object Generation Method for Object Recognition Using FPGA
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M. Peña-Cabrera, V. Lomas-Barrie, I. López-Juárez, and R. Osorio-Comparán
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Collision Avoidance of a Welding Robot for a Large Structure (Application of Potential Field)
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Naoki Asakawa and Yoshihiro Kanjo
: pp. 196-204
Design and Analysis of a Thin Film Permanent Magnet Actuated Micro Pump
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Chao Zhi, Tadahiko Shinshi, and Minoru Uehara
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Acoustic Emission Based Tank Bottom Floor Corrosion Detection
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Tao Zhang, Hao Feng, and Zhou-Mo Zeng
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Laser-Generated Surface Acoustic Wave Technique for Crack Monitoring – A Review
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Kun Chen, Xing Fu, Dante J. Dorantes-Gonzalez, Yanning Li, Sen Wu, and Xiaotang Hu

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: pp. 221-227
Identification Method of Dynamic Characteristics of Joints in Jointed Structures
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Shinji Shimizu, Yoshiaki Kabaya, Haruhisa Sakamoto, and Kenichi Yamashita
: pp. 228-236
Design of Wearable Power Assist Wear for Low Back Support Using Pneumatic Actuators
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Xiangpan Li, Toshiro Noritsugu, Masahiro Takaiwa, and Daisuke Sasaki
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The Statics Analysis and Verification of 3-DOF Parallel Mechanism Based on Two Methods
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Guangda Lu, Aimei Zhang, Jing Zhou, Shigang Cui, and Li Zhao

No.1

(Jan)

Special Issue on Process Simulation
Special Issue on Progress in Welding Processes

Special Issue on Process Simulation

: p. 5
Process Simulation
Takashi Matsumura

High production rates and low costs in manufacturing process should be considered in the manufacturing design divisions. Process simulation, therefore, plays an important role in implementing high performance manufacturing. Simulation is expected to improve the manufacturing processes and the human activities without production faults and downtime of the manufacturing facilities. The production simulation has become diversified with requirements for the manufacturing processes. Then, the effective use of the simulation is also an important issue for the simulation users considering investment returns. Recently advanced materials have been applied to products with developments in material science. The machining systems have also become complicated with progress in the machine tools. Therefore, the process simulations should be developed in terms of materials and machine tools. This special issue includes 9 papers for providing innovative approaches to advanced modeling and simulations in manufacturing technologies and machine tool systems. The special issue also includes discussions in the simulation with the advanced materials for future manufacturing processes. I thank the authors for their generous cooperation and the editing staff for its many contributions.

: pp. 6-15
Simulation Technologies for the Development of an Autonomous and Intelligent Machine Tool
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Keiichi Shirase and Keiichi Nakamoto
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Simulation of Microstructure Evolution and Deformation Behavior for Dual-Phase Steel by Multi-Phase-Field Method and Elastoplastic Finite Element Method
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Akinori Yamanaka and Tomohiro Takaki
: pp. 24-29
Basic Study on Laser Forming of Curved Surfaces with Simulation
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Keisuke Kishida, Toshihiko Nakamura, Hideki Aoyama, Naohisa Matsushita, and Akihiko Ushimaru
: pp. 30-38
Predictive Cutting Force Model and Cutting Force Chart for Milling with Cutter Axis Inclination
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Takashi Matsumura, Motohiro Shimada, Kazunari Teramoto, and Eiji Usui
: pp. 39-44
A Determination Method of Cutting Coefficients in Ball End Milling Forces Model
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Hirohisa Narita
: pp. 45-51
Experimental Verification of Chatter-Free Ball End Milling Strategy
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Lin Lu, Masahiko Sato, and Hisataka Tanaka
: pp. 52-70
Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization of Machining Polymer Infiltrated Calcium Polyphosphate
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Theodoros Vasilopoulos, Kaan Erkorkmaz, Fathy Ismail, and Robert M. Pilliar
: pp. 71-82
A Low Contact Force Polishing System for Micro Molds that Utilizes 2-Dimensional Low Frequency Vibrations (2DLFV) with Piezoelectric Actuators (PZT) and a Mechanical Transformer Mechanism
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Sze Keat Chee, Hirofumi Suzuki, Junchi Uehara, Takeshi Yano, Toshiro Higuchi, and Weimin Lin
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A Study on Analytical Modeling for Machine Tool Production
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Keiichi Ota, Atsushi Matsubara, and Hajime Mizuyama

Special Issue on Progress in Welding Processes

: p. 87
Progress in Welding Processes
Seiji Katayama

Welding is one of the most versatile joining methods for constructing products and structures in nearly all industrial fields. Arc has been widely used as a cheap heat source for welding since carbon arc fusion welding was first applied to join Pb plates in about 1880. New welding technologies have been developed according to social needs or changes since 1960. Therefore, half-automated welding, automatic welding and highefficient welding have been developed for saving man-power and afterward full automation. First, tandem one-side SAW (submerged arc welding), high-speed rotational arc, high-heat input SAW, tandem wire MAG, etc. have been introduced as highly efficient welding processes. On the other hand, as gas-shielding arc welding processes, CO2 gas, MAG, man-power saving automatic welding, the use of a flux-cored wire, AC MIG, MIG with two wires, laser-arc hybrid welding, CMT process have been developed and most widely employed in the industries in conjunction with an advance in the welding heat sources from thyristor to inverter and nowadays digital inverter. Furthermore, robotization has been developed from spot welding robot to squire robot, multi-axes GAM robot, mobile robot, portable many-axes robot and 7 axes robot together with the development in welding sensors such as probe sensor, one-touch sensor, magnetic sensor, arc sensor, laser-slit light sensor, stereo CCD, etc. Recently, novel arc sources are not developed, but deep weld penetration and geometry are controllably obtained in TIG welding by active flux pasted on the plate surface, good use of an active gas and narrow oxidation treatment. Clean MIG process for steels is also developed by use of a unique solid-wire of double layers with different melting temperatures, and different hybrid heat sources of plasma and GMA or laser and MIG. Hybrid welding processes with CO2 laser and MAG, disk laser and MAG, fiber laser and CO2 arc or MAG has recently been applied in the shipbuilding industry. I thank the authors for their generous cooperation to the publication of new development in the welding technologies.

: pp. 88-94
Collision Avoidance of a Welding Robot for a Large Structure (Application of Human Experience)
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Naoki Asakawa and Yoshihiro Kanjo
: pp. 95-102
Newly Developed Controls for Arc Welding Robot
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Yukinori Hirota, Yasushi Mukai, Atsuhiro Kawamoto, and Junji Fujiwara
: pp. 103-108
Blowhole Generation Phenomenon and Quality Improvement in GMAW of Galvanized Steel Sheet
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Shun Izutani, Kei Yamazaki, Reiichi Suzuki, Yuji Ueda, Kazuki Nakamura, and Toshiro Uezono
: pp. 109-113
Improvement of Welding Stability and Toughness Using Gas Metal Arc Welding in Pure Ar Shielding Gas
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Terumi Nakamura and Kazuo Hiraoka
: pp. 114-119
Single-Side Resistance Spot Welding Process for Joining Pipes and Sheets
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Hitomi Nishibata, Shota Kikuchi, Manabu Fukumoto, and Masato Uchihara

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: pp. 121-127
Development of Deburring Technology with Whirling EDM
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Vitchuda Lertphokanont, Atsushi Nakayama, Minoru Ota, Kai Egashira, Keishi Yamaguchi, and Naomi Kawada
: pp. 128-135
Flexible Multi-Layered Dynamic Supply Chain Models with Cooperative Negotiation
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Yoshitaka Tanimizu, Chisato Ozawa, Yusuke Shimizu, Buntaro Orita, Koji Iwamura, and Nobuhiro Sugimura

Vol.6 (2012)

No.6

(Nov)

Regular papers

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: pp. 697-703
Toolpath Generation Method Based on Control Characteristics of Machine Tool for High-Speed and High-Accuracy Machining
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Kosuke Saito, Hideki Aoyama, and Noriaki Sano
: pp. 704-709
High-Efficiency Machining Strategy for Non-Uniformly Shaped Workpiece Using On-Machine Measurement
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Keiji Ogawa, Heisaburo Nakagawa, and Toshihiro Iwao
: pp. 710-716
Tool Path Generation for Five-Axis Controlled Machining with Consideration of Structural Interference
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Tomoyuki Kanda and Koichi Morishige
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Computer-Aided Operation Planning for an Actual Machine Tool Based on Updatable Machining Database and Database-Oriented Planning Algorithm
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Shinji Igari, Fumiki Tanaka, and Masahiko Onosato
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Analysis of Measurement Errors of a Diffuse-Reflection-Type Laser Displacement Sensor for Profile Measurement
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Yoshihiro Kimura, Atsushi Matsubara, and Yusuke Koike
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Fast Detection of Chatter in End-Milling Using Pseudo Auto-Correlation Function
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Kenji Shimana, Eiji Kondo, Hiroko Karashima, and Norio Kawagoishi
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Development of an Intelligent Stage with Sensor-Less Cutting Force and Torque Monitoring Function
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Takafumi Kamigochi and Yasuhiro Kakinuma
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Analysis of 3 Dimensional Micro Plastic Deformation Phenomenon Using Indentation Method
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Yoshitaka Uehara, Minoru Ota, and Toshikazu Nanbu
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A Multiple Level of Detail Approach to the Tactical Movement Problem
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Peter Beasley and P. Ross McAree
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Trends in Industrial Automation and Academic Initiatives in the Philippines: Assessment and Analysis of Mechatronics-Enabling Technologies, Skill Set Demands, and Academic Relevance
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Ruvel J. Cuasito, Sr. and Consorcio S. Namoco, Jr.
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Application of Automated Context-Based DSS for Determining CNC Machining Parameter
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Wikan Sakarinto, Setyawan Bekti Wibowo, Hiroshi Narazaki, and Keiichi Shirase
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Workpiece Fixture Planning Method for Continuous Multi-Axis Machining with Consideration of Motion on Translational Axis
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Jun’ichi Kaneko and Kenichiro Horio
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Development of Inspection Machine that Detect Small Particles Added on Surface with Precise Pattern by Capturing Backwards Scattered Polarized Light
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Tsuyoshi Nomura, Tatsuo Nagasaki, and Masami Ito
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Motion Planning Method for Two Stacker Cranes in an Automated Storage and Retrieval System
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Hisato Hino, Yoshimasa Kobayashi, Toshimitsu Higashi, and Jun Ota
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Micro Hole Piercing for Ultra Fine Grained Steel
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Takafumi Komatsu, Hitoshi Kobayashi, Shiro Torizuka, and Shin-ichi Nagayama
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Factory Tour of Nakashima Propeller Co., Ltd.
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No.5

(Sep)

Best Paper Award 2012
Special Issue on Rapid Prototyping

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: p. 568
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Special Issue on Rapid Prototyping

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

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

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

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Electroless Nickel Plating Technique for Depositing a Nano-Scale Layer
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Tune-Hune Kao, Meng-Chi Huang, Ying-Tsun Su, Jian-Shian Lin
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Cutting Path Design to Minimize Workpiece Displacement at Cutting Point: Milling of Thin-Walled Parts
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Yusuke Koike, Atsushi Matsubara, Shinji Nishiwaki, Kazuhiro Izui, and Iwao Yamaji
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Tool Posture Planning Method for Continuous Multi Axis Control Machining with Consideration of Shortening Shank Length of End Mill
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Jun’ichi Kaneko and Kenichiro Horio
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Contour Tracking of Soft Sheet Materials Using Local Contour Image Data
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Fumiaki Osawa and Kazunori Kano
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Repeated Positioning of a Pneumatic Cylinder with Enhancing Use of Proximity Switches
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Real-Time Cutting Force/Torque Prediction During Turning
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Kazuto Enomoto, Masaya Takei, and Yasuhiro Kakinuma
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Accuracy Evaluation of 5-Axis Machining Center Based on Measurements of Machined Workpiece – Evaluation of Accuracy of 5-Axis Controlled Machining Center –
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No.4

(Jul)

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

Special Issue on Sustainable Design for Hydraulic Systems

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

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

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

Special Issue on Die and Mold Technology

: p. 521
Die and Mold Technology
Masahiro Anzai

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

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

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

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

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

Regular Papers

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

No.3

(May)

Special Issue on Green Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Special Issue on Green Manufacturing and Supply Chain

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

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

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

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

No.2

(Mar)

Special Issue on Machine Tool Evaluation

Special Issue on Machine Tool Evaluation

: p. 109
Machine Tool Evaluation
Atsushi Matsubara

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

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

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

No.1

(Jan)

Special Issue on Robotic Technologies Towards Industrial Applications

Special Issue on Robotic Technologies Towards Industrial Applications

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

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

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

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

Vol.5 (2011)

No.6

(Nov)

Special Issue on Precision Positioning Technology
Special Issue on Mechatronics

Special Issue on Precision Positioning Technology

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special Issue on Mechatronics

: p. 891
Mechatronics
Marcelo H. Ang Jr.

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

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

No.5

(Sep)

Best Paper Award 2011

Best Paper Award 2011

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

: pp. 621-628
Development of Flexible Sensors for Measuring Human Motion and Displacement of Novel Flexible Pneumatic Actuator
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Tetsuya Akagi, Shujiro Dohta, Hiroaki Kuno, and Akimasa Fukuhara
: pp. 629-633
Ink Droplet Position Compensation Based on Extended State Observer
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Xiaoyang Zhao and Jin Huang
: pp. 634-638
Drop-on-Demand Printer for Micro Ion-Selective Electrode Fabrication
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Mana Saedan
: pp. 639-647
Motion Planning of Biped Robot Equipped with Stereo Camera Using Grid Map
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Atsushi Yamashita, Masaaki Kitaoka, and Toru Kaneko
: pp. 649-654
Gait of Quadruped Robot Including Positioning Control Using Linear Visual Servoing
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Yukinari Inoue and Noriaki Maru
: pp. 655-662
A Decision Support System for Capturing CNC Operator Knowledge
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Wikan Sakarinto, Hiroshi Narazaki, and Keiichi Shirase
: pp. 663-668
A Higher-Order Formula of Path Interval for Tool-Path Generation
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Toshiyuki Obikawa and Tsutomu Sekine
: pp. 669-678
A Compressed Annealing Approach with Pre-Process for the Asymmetric Traveling Salesman Problem with Time Windows
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Tadanobu Mizogaki, Masao Sugi, Masashi Yamamoto, Hidetoshi Nagai, Yusuke Shiomi, and Jun Ota
: pp. 679-687
Compensation of Thermo-Dependent Machine Tool Deformations Due to Spindle Load Based on Reduced Modeling Effort
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Christian Brecher and Adam Wissmann
: pp. 688-693
Instability Phenomenon in Dip-Coating Process for Self-Assembly of Fine Particles and Design Countermeasures
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Manabu Nishio, Nobuyuki Moronuki, and Arata Kaneko
: pp. 694-699
Measurement and Decapsulation of IC Molding Resin Using YAG Laser for Failure Analysis
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Nagayoshi Kasashima and Tsuneo Kurita
: pp. 700-707
Flexible Process Planning Method for Milling
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Eiji Morinaga, Masayuki Yamada, Hidefumi Wakamatsu, and Eiji Arai
: pp. 708-714
Development of On-Machine Measurement System Utilizing Line Laser Displacement Sensor
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Go Abe, Masatoshi Aritoshi, Tomoki Tomita, and Keiichi Shirase
: pp. 715-721
Design of a Six Degree-of-Freedom Tripod Parallel Mechanism for Flight Simulators
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Yuichi Shiga, Yutaka Tanaka, Hiroyuki Goto, Hiroshi Takeda
: pp. 722-728
Development of an Interactive Assistance System for Machine Tool Structure Design Considering of Sliding Joint Damping
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Zhangyong Yu, Keiichi Nakamoto, and Yoshimi Takeuchi
: pp. 729-737
Tool Posture Planning Method for Continuous 5-Axis Control Machining on Machine Tool Coordinate System to Optimize Motion of Translational Axes
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Jun’ichi Kaneko and Kenichiro Horio
: pp. 738-745
Comparison of Pose Correspondence Methods of Master-Slave Manipulators for Neurosurgical Robotic Systems
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Tsubasa Yonemura, Yasuhide Kozuka, Young Min Baek, Naohiko Sugita, Akio Morita, Shigeo Sora, Ryo Mochizuki, Mamoru Mitsuishi
: pp. 747-751
Factory Tour of the Ashikaga Plant of Hamai Co., Ltd.
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Sadaji Hayama

No.4

(Jul)

Special Issue on Pneumatics for Innovative Machine Design

Special Issue on Pneumatics for Innovative Machine Design

: p. 471
Pneumatics for Innovative Machine Design
Toshiro Noritsugu

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

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

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: pp. 569-574
Linear Visual Servoing-Based Control of the Position and Attitude of Omnidirectional Mobile Robots
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Atsushi Ozato and Noriaki Maru
: pp. 575-586
A Knowledge-Based Model for Capturing and Managing the Knowledge of CNC Operators for Integrating CAM-CNC Operation
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Wikan Sakarinto, Hiroshi Narazaki, and Keiichi Shirase
: pp. 587-593
Hybrid Control for Machine Tool Table Applying Sensorless Cutting Force Monitoring
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Masaya Takei, Daisuke Kurihara, Seiichiro Katsura, and Yasuhiro Kakinuma
: pp. 594-600
A Study on Semi-Active Magnetic Bearing Position-Controlled by Piezoelectric Actuators
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Jung-Ho Park, Hu-Seung Lee, Young-Bog Ham, and So-Nam Yun
: pp. 601-605
Drive of Piezoelectric Actuators Using an Electrical Depoling Process
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Hideaki Aburatani

No.3

(May)

Special Issue on High Performance Cutting and Related Manufacturing Technologies

Special Issue on High Performance Cutting and Related Manufacturing Technologies

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

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

: pp. 270-276
Investigation of Profile Cutting on Glass Plates Using a Pulsed UV Laser System
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Shih-Feng Tseng, Wen-Tse Hsiao, Kuo-Cheng Huang, Chien-Yao Huang, and Chang-Pin Chou
: pp. 277-282
Precision Cutting of Structured Ceramic Molds with Micro PCD Milling Tool
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Hirofumi Suzuki, Tatsuya Furuki, Mutsumi Okada, Katsuji Fujii, and Takashi Goto
: pp. 283-288
Diamond Tool Wear in the Ultra-Precision Cutting of Large Electroless Nickel Coated Molding Dies
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Akira Shinozaki and Yoshiharu Namba
: pp. 289-293
Patterned Self-Assembly of Fine Particles as a Proposal of Precisely Allocated Cutting-Edge Tool
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Nobuyuki Moronuki, Arata Kaneko, and Ken’ichiro Takada
: pp. 294-299
Influences on Occurrence of Magnetism During Cutting Processes
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Dirk Bähre, Kirsten Trapp, and Ralf Tschuncky
: pp. 300-306
Micro Cutting of Glass with Multiedge Tool
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Takashi Matsumura and Tatsuya Namiki
: pp. 307-312
Effect of Nanoparticle Lubrication in Diamond Turning of Reaction-Bonded SiC
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Jiwang Yan, Zhiyu Zhang, and Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa
: pp. 313-319
Residual Stresses in High Speed Turning of Thin-Walled Cylindrical Workpieces
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Ekkard Brinksmeier, Carsten Heinzel, Martin Garbrecht, Jens Sölter, and Griet Reucher
: pp. 320-325
Ultra-Precision Machining of Tungsten-Based Alloys by Cutting and Burnishing
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Naohiko Sugita, Kazuhiko Nishioka, and Mamoru Mitsuishi
: pp. 326-333
Numerical Analyses of Turning-Induced and Mapped Ti6Al4V Residual Stresses for a Disc Subjected to Centrifugal Loading
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Shukri Afazov, Svetan Ratchev, Adib Becker, Shulong Liu, and Joel Segal
: pp. 334-341
Effect of Grain Size in Stainless Steel on Cutting Performance in Micro-Scale Cutting
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Takafumi Komatsu, Takashi Matsumura, and Shiro Torizuka
: pp. 342-348
Prevention of Depth-of-Cut Notch Wear in CBN Tool Edge by Controlling the Built-up Edge
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Hiroki Kiyota, Fumihiro Itoigawa, Atsushi Kakihara, and Takashi Nakamura
: pp. 349-352
Fabrication of Less than 20-nm-Diameter Nanodot Arrays Using Inorganic Electron Beam Resist and Post Exposure Bake
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Jun Taniguchi, Tetsuro Manabe, and Kiyoshi Ishikawa
: pp. 353-361
Modification of the Tool-Workpiece Contact Conditions to Influence the Tool Wear and Workpiece Loading During Hard Turning
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Berend Denkena, Jens Köhler, Roland Meyer, and Jan-Hendrik Stiffel
: pp. 362-368
A Proposed Ultraprecision Machining Process Monitoring Method Using Causal Network Model of Air Spindle System
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Hiroshi Sawano, Ryosuke Kobayashi, Hayato Yoshioka, and Hidenori Shinno
: pp. 369-376
On-Machine Optical Surface Profile Measuring System for Nano-Machining
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Hiroshi Sawano, Motohiro Takahashi, Hayato Yoshioka, Hidenori Shinno, and Kimiyuki Mitsui
: pp. 377-386
Identification of 5-Axis Machine Tools Feed Drive Systems for Contouring Simulation
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Burak Sencer, and Yusuf Altintas
: pp. 387-394
Motion Trajectory Measurement of NC Machine Tools Using Accelerometers
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Ryuta Sato and Kotaro Nagaoka
: pp. 395-402
Scanning Type Microprobe for Displacement Measurement Based on Standing Wave Detection Using an Optically Trapped Particle
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Yasuhiro Takaya, Masaki Michihata, and Terutake Hayashi
: pp. 403-411
Process Monitoring and Control of Machining Operations
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Fritz Klocke, Stephan Kratz, Thomas Auerbach, Sascha Gierlings, Guido Wirtz, and Dražen Veselovac
: pp. 412-419
Tool Path Generation for Five-Axis Controlled Machining with Consideration of Motion of Two Rotational Axes
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Koichi Morishige and Makoto Kaneko
: pp. 420-426
Grey Prediction of CBN Grinding Process
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Neng-Hsin Chiu and Jie-Wei Lee
: pp. 427-432
Ultrasonic-Assisted Grinding of Ultra-High Purity SUS 316L
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Keita Shimada, Nobuhito Yoshihara, Jiwang Yan, Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa, Yuichiro Sueishi, and Hideshi Tezuka
: pp. 433-438
Simulation of Cylindrical Plunge Grinding Processes Considered Successive Change of Workpiece Shape
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Tohru Onozaki, Akira Saito, and Masashi Yoritsune
: pp. 439-444
Residual Stress Model for Speed-Stroke Grinding of Hardened Steel with CBN Grinding Wheels
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Michael Duscha, Fritz Klocke, and Hagen Wegner

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

No.2

(Mar)

Special Issue on Measurement and Quality Control

Special Issue on Measurement and Quality Control

: p. 85
Measurement and Quality Control
Yasuhiro Takaya

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

: pp. 86-90
Mechanical Design and Control of 3-DOF Active Scanning Probe Using Parallel Link Mechanism
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Takashi Harada and Ke Dong
: pp. 91-96
Surface Encoders for a Mosaic Scale Grating
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Koji Hosono, WooJae Kim, Akihide Kimura, Yuki Shimizu, and Wei Gao
: pp. 97-101
Software Datum Design for Cross-Axis Motion Measurement of X-Stage Based on Least Uncertainty Criterion
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Eiki Okuyama, Hiroshi Takahashi, and Hiromi Ishikawa
: pp. 102-108
Development of Micro Contact Detection Probe for Microhole Quality Control
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Ichiro Ogura and Yuichi Okazaki
: pp. 109-114
Calibration of Articulated Arm Coordinate Measuring Machine Considering Measuring Posture
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Hiroyuki Hamana, Mitsushi Tominaga, Miyu Ozaki, and Ryoshu Furutani
: pp. 115-119
Verification of Interim Check Method of CMM
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Yusuke Asano, Ryoshu Furutani, and Miyu Ozaki
: pp. 120-125
Measurement of Long-Term Dimensional Stability of Glass Ceramics Using a High-Precision Line Scale Calibration System
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Akira Takahashi
: pp. 126-131
Two-Wavelength Laser Interferometer System Which Reduces the Uncertainty Caused by the Fluctuation of the Refractive Index of Air
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Kaoru Miyata, Hidekazu Oozeki, Hideyuki Nakagawa, Hiroki Masuda, and Hisayoshi Sakai
: pp. 132-137
Evaluation of Pitch Deviations with Comprehensive Representation Suitable for Engagement Evaluation in Different Types of Gears
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Syuhei Kurokawa, Yasutsune Ariura, and Toshiro Doi
: pp. 138-143
Novel Artifacts Using Simple Geometries for Evaluation of a Gear Measuring Instrument
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Sonko Osawa, Osamu Sato, Yohan Kondo, Masaharu Komori, Fumi Takeoka, and Toshiyuki Takatsuji
: pp. 144-149
Laser Interferometric Measuring Method of Involute Artifact and Stabilization of Measurement
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Masaharu Komori, Fumi Takeoka, Aizoh Kubo, Hiroshige Fujio, Takehiro Ito, Sonko Osawa, Osamu Sato, and Toshiyuki Takatsuji
: pp. 150-155
Efficient Multiple-Measurement Technique for Rotationally Symmetric Measurands
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Osamu Sato, Yohan Kondo, Sonko Osawa, and Toshiyuki Takatsuji
: pp. 156-161
3D Measurement of the Inner Shape of a 1-Cell Accelerator Cavity
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Kazuhiro Enami, Tatsuya Kume, Yasuo Higashi, and Kenji Ueno
: pp. 162-166
Surface Shape Measurement for Small Lens Using Phase Shift Shearing Interferometer
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Ryohei Hanayama and Katsuhiro Ishii
: pp. 167-172
Simulation-Based Analysis of Influence of Error on Super-Resolution Optical Inspection
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Ryota Kudo, Shin Usuki, Satoru Takahashi, and Kiyoshi Takamasu
: pp. 173-178
Evaluation Method Applying Fourier Transform Analysis for Conditioned Polishing Pad Surface Topography
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Keiichi Kimura, Panart Khajornrungruang, Takahisa Okuzono, and Keisuke Suzuki
: pp. 179-184
Profile Measurement of Polished Surface with Respect to a Lattice Plane of a Silicon Crystal Using a Self-Referenced Lattice Comparator
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Hiroyuki Fujimoto, Atsushi Waseda, and Xiaowei Zhang
: pp. 185-189
Generation and Assessment of Random Surface Texture over a Wide Area
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Yoshikazu Kobayashi, Kenji Shirai, Yasuhiko Hara, Tomohiro Mizoguchi, and Kiyotaka Kawasaki
: pp. 190-194
The Simulation and Inspection for the Starting Phenomenon of Slit Coating Process on Glass Substrate
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Ta-Hsin Chou, Wen-Hsien Yang, Kuei-Yuan Cheng, Yu-Chen Chang, and Thomas Luo
: pp. 195-200
Investigation on Slurry Flow and Temperature in Polishing Process of Quartz Glass Substrate
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Panart Khajornrungruang, Nagisa Wada, Keiichi Kimura, Ryuji Yui, and Keisuke Suzuki
: pp. 201-205
Current Situation and Problems for Representation of Tolerance and Surface Texture in 3D CAD Model
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Fumiki Tanaka
: pp. 206-211
High-Resolution Tolerance Against Noise Imaging Technique Based on Active Shift of Optical Axis
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Shin Usuki and Kenjiro T. Miura
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Roll-to-Roll Embossing of Sunlight Guide Film with Wide Outgoing Angle
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Perspective Sensory Measurement Method Using Multi Viewpoint 3D Glass-Free Display
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Yoshihito Kikuchi and Takahiro Yamanoi
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QA for Blood Chemical Analysis by ISO-GUM
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Yasuo Iwaki
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New Detection Technique for Timing of Contact and Noncontact of Athlete’s Foot with the Ground in Sports
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Koichi Kurita
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Thin Film Thickness Measurement by Surface Plasmon Resonance Using a Modified Otto’s Configuration Combined with Ellipsometry
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Full Leg Control of a Quadruped Robot Using Linear Visual Servoing with a Stereo Omnidirectional Camera
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Yukinari Inoue and Noriaki Maru
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Development of Table-on-Table-Type Five-Axis Machining Center: New Structure and Basic Characteristics
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No.1

(Jan)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vol.4 (2010)

No.6

(Nov)

Regular papers

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

No.5

(Sep)

Best Paper Award 2010
Special Issue on Die and Mold Technology

Best Paper Award 2010

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

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Die and Mold Technology
Masahiro Anzai

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

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

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

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

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

No.4

(Jul)

Special Issue on Parallel Structures in Manufacturing and Robotics

Special Issue on Parallel Structures in Manufacturing and Robotics

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Parallel Structures in Manufacturing and Robotics
Pham Anh Tuan

The first parallel robot – a hexapod – although invented and built in 1947 by Dunlop Tyres’ Dr. Eric Gough, is still commonly known as the Steward Platform after Dr. D. Steward, who published the first research paper on the parallel structure. This opened a new era in parallel structures, which find applications in numerous industries thanks to their many advantages over their serial counterparts, including high-speed, high-accuracy operations, high rigidity, and use in limited workspace. The most noticeable of these are flight and vehicle simulators and high-speed, high-precision machining applications.

After decades of use limited due to the structure’s close-loop nature, however, challenges remain, including optimizing layouts, finding optimal workspace, determining structural manipulability, ascertaining structural validation, and developing robust control. This special issue of Automation Technology addresses these vital issues.

The seven articles present here deal with research on parallel structures including proposals of mechanisms for extending workspace for existing structures and their new applications, proposals, and kinematic analyses of new structures with enlarged workspace and calibration proposals for parallel machine tool mechanisms. The control of redundant mechanisms, which provide ways to increase mechanism workspace and flexibility, is also explored.

These articles are sure to provide researchers in parallel structures with stateof- the-art information useful in their own work. They are also certain to prove both interesting and informative to general readers and specialists in other fields.

I would like to express my deep appreciation to the authors, reviewers, and editors for their invaluable contributions for this issue.

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

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

No.3

(May)

Special Issue on Modeling and Simulation of Cutting Process

Special Issue on Modeling and Simulation of Cutting Process

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Modeling and Simulation of Cutting Process
Keiichi Shirase

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

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

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

No.2

(Mar)

Special Issue on Microfactory

Special Issue on Microfactory

: p. 81
Microfactory
Yuichi Okazaki

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No.1

(Jan)

Special Issue on Deburring, Chamfering, and Edge Quality

Special Issue on Deburring, Chamfering, and Edge Quality

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

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

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

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

Vol.3 (2009)

No.6

(Nov)

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

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

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

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

: pp. 643-652
Skill-Assist Safety and Intelligence Technology
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Suwoong Lee and Yoji Yamada
: pp. 653-662
Human-Robot Cooperative Handling Using Variable Virtual Nonholonomic Constraint
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Tomohito Takubo, Hirohiko Arai, Kazuo Tanie, and Tatsuo Arai
: pp. 663-670
Kinesthetic Assistance for Improving Task Performance -The Case of Window Installation Assist-
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Naoyuki Takesue, Hideyuki Murayama, Kousyun Fujiwara, Kuniyasu Matsumoto, Hitoshi Konosu, and Hideo Fujimoto
: pp. 671-680
Operational “Feel” Adjustment by Reinforcement Learning for a Power-Assisted Positioning Task
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Tetsuya Morizono, Yoji Yamada, and Masatake Higashi
: pp. 681-691
Weight-Perception-Based Model of Power Assist System for Lifting Objects
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S. M. Mizanoor Rahman, Ryojun Ikeura, Masaya Nobe, Soichiro Hayakawa, and Hideki Sawai
: pp. 692-699
Development of Industry Oriented Power-Assisted System and Comparison with Conventional Machine
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Takanori Miyoshi, Ayumu Niinuma, Kazuhiko Terashima, and Yuuki Miyashita
: pp. 700-708
Assist Control Method Based on Operating Property for Task from Automated Transfer to Manual Positioning of Flexible Parts
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Atsushi Ohzawa, Yoshifumi Morita, Yosuke Suzuki, and Susumu Hara
: pp. 709-715
Muscle Suit Development and Factory Application
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Hiroshi Kobayashi, Takamitsu Aida, and Takuya Hashimoto
: pp. 716-722
Upper-Limb Power-Assist Control for Agriculture Load Lifting
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Eiichi Yagi, Daisuke Harada, and Masaaki Kobayashi
: pp. 723-730
Assist Force Control of Smart Suit for Horse Trainers Considering Motion Synchronization
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Takashi Kusaka, Takayuki Tanaka, Shun’ichi Kaneko, Yoshihito Suzuki, Munenobu Saito, and Hidekazu Kajiwara
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Flexible Sensor for McKibben Pneumatic Artificial Muscle Actuator
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Shinji Kuriyama, Ming Ding, Yuichi Kurita, Jun Ueda, and Tsukasa Ogasawara
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Xia Zhang and Minoru Hashimoto

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Control Variables for Food Slicing Supporting Cooking and Improved Operation
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Fumiaki Osawa
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Man-Machine Interface for Human-Robot Collaborative Cellular Manufacturing System
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No.5

(Sep)

Special Issue on Biomanufacturing

Special Issue on Biomanufacturing

: p. 493
Biomanufacturing
Mamoru Mitsuishi

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

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Dental Treatment with Laser Beam -Monitoring Enabling Safe Hard-Tooth-Tissue Removal-
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Keiji Yamada, Takashi Ueda, Akira Hosokawa, Tatsuaki Furumoto, and Ryutaro Tanaka
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On-Demand Production of Emulsion Droplets Using Magnetically Driven Microtool
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Yoko Yamanishi, Yuki Kihara, Shinya Sakuma, and Fumihito Arai
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Manufacturing of Artificial Bones Using 3D Inkjet Printing Technology
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Ung-il Chung/Yuichi Tei
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Interference Free Tool Path Generation in Multi-Axis Milling Machine for Orthopedic Surgery
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Taiga Nakano, Naohiko Sugita, Takeharu Kato, Kazuo Fujiwara, Nobuhiro Abe, Toshifumi Ozaki, Masahiko Suzuki, and Mamoru Mitsuishi
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Medical and Nuclear Applications of Micro Electron-Beam Linear Accelerator X-Ray Sources
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Eiko Hashimoto, Tomohiko Yamamoto, Takuya Natsui, Kazuyoshi Koyama, Kazuyuki Demachi, Mitsuru Uesaka, Naoki Nakamura, Masashi Yamamoto, and Eiji Tanabe
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Human Blood Pressure Simulation for Stress Analysis in Model of Vasculature Using Photoelastic Effect
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Carlos Tercero, Seiichi Ikeda, Erick Tijerino, Motoki Matsushima, Toshio Fukuda, Makoto Negoro, and Ikuo Takahashi
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Robot Vision Technology for Technologizing and Digitalization of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Skills
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Norihiro Koizumi, Hiroyuki Tsukihara, Shinichi Takamoto, Hiroyuki Hashizume, and Mamoru Mitsuishi
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Clinical Tests for Detecting Synergy Movements and Clinical Understanding of Stroke Patients Using PLEMO System with Sensor Grip Device
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Takuya Ozawa, Takehito Kikuchi, Junji Furusho, Kazuki Fukushima Takahiro Fukuda, Sosuke Tanida, Takamitsu Fujikawa, and Shigeaki Kano
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Proposed Isocontraction Training with Muscle Strengthening and Evaluation Using MR Fluid Brakes
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Kunihiko Oda, Takehito Kikuchi, Yuki Oyama, and Junji Furusho
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Assessment of Mental Stress on Human Operators Induced by the Assembly Support in a Robot-Assisted “Cellular Manufacturing” Assembly System
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Ryu Kato and Tamio Arai

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Optimization of Double-Sided Polishing Conditions to Achieve High Flatness: Consideration of Relative Motion Direction
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Kenji Hirose and Toshiyuki Enomoto
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Elementary Study on the Creation of Cross Section’s Changing Holes by Means of Electrical Discharge Machining
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Tohru Ishida, Yuichi Mochizuki, and Yoshimi Takeuchi
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Processing Micro Reactor by Non-Rotational Cutting Tool with Ultrasonic Vibration
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Design of an Automated Container-Handling System in a Seaport Terminal Considering Operating Machine Performance
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Factory Tour to ShinMaywa Industries, Ltd.
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No.4

(Jul)

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

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

: p. 377
Measurement and Control in Machine Tools and Machining Process
Atsushi Matsubara

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

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

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

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

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

: pp. 378-384
Development of a High-Performance Spindle for Multitasking Machine Tools
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Taku Yamazaki, Toshiyuki Muraki, Atsushi Matsubara, Mitsuho Aoki, Kenji Iwawaki, and Kazuyuki Kawashima
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Development of a High Precision Machining Center and its Motion Accuracy
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Isao Oshita, Hisashi Otsubo, Masatoyo Sogabe, Yasusuke Iwashita, and Yoshiaki Kakino
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Analysis Method of Motion Accuracy Using NC System with Synchronized Measurement of Tool-Tip Position
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Kotaro Nagaoka, Atsushi Matsubara, Tomoya Fujita, and Tomonori Sato
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Reduction of Consumed Energy and Control Input Variance in Machine Tool Feed Drives by Contouring Control
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Naoki Uchiyama, Takaya Nakamura, and Kazuo Yamazaki
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On-Machine Measurement of Tool Cutting Edge Profiles
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Takemi Asai, Sayeda Ferdous, Yoshikazu Arai, Yi Yang, and Wei Gao
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Sensorless Cutting Force Monitoring Using Parallel Disturbance Observer
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Daisuke Kurihara, Yasuhiro Kakinuma, and Seiichiro Katsura
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Status Monitoring of Ultraprecision Machining Using Micro Thermo Sensor and AE Sensor
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Hayato Yoshioka, Mamoru Hayashi, and Hidenori Shinno
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Figure Error Control for Microgrooving on Ordinary Lateral Milling Machines Using a Reference Surface to Control Cutting
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Takanori Yazawa, Yousuke Hattori, Yasuhiko Ogiya, and Tatsuhiro Kojima
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Nano-Mirror Surface Generation for Hardened Steel Using Ultra-Low Pressure Super-Finishing
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Sachiko Ogawa, Eiichi Aoyama, Toshiki Hirogaki, Yoshiaki Onchi, and Kentarou Oku
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Monitoring and Control of Cutting Forces in Machining Processes: A Review
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Atsushi Matsubara and Soichi Ibaraki

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

No.3

(May)

Special Issue on Precision and Ultraprecision Positioning

Special Issue on Precision and Ultraprecision Positioning

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

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

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

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

The XY stages in the 1980s consisted of a DC servomotor, either a ball or sliding screw plus a linear guide way consisting of either rollers or a slide guide. Current scanning type consists of a linear motor and pneumatic hydrostatic guide way (Fig. 1(b)). Reticle and wafer stages travel in opposite directions and the relative positioning error is about 1 nm.
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Multi-Axis Controlled Ultraprecision Machining and Measurement
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Hirofumi Suzuki
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Fast Precision Positioning of a Ball Screw Mechanism Based on Practical NCTF Control
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Kaiji Sato and Guilherme Jorge Maeda
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Sub-Nanometer Positioning Combining New Linear Motor with Linear Motion Ball Guide Ways
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Jiro Otsuka, Toshiharu Tanaka, and Ikuro Masuda
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Development of Pneumatic Servo Bearing Actuator for Nanometer Positioning
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Masato Kadotani, Takakazu Kitagawa, Satoshi Katto, Tomoko Hirayama, Takashi Matsuoka, Hiroshi Yabe, and Katsumi Sasaki
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Fast Positioning of Cutting Tool by a Voice Coil Actuator for Micro-Lens Fabrication
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Young Jin Noh, Masayuki Nagashima, Yoshikazu Arai, and Wei Gao
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Cutting Force Adapted Control Application in Micropositioned Machining
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Joon Hwang and Eui-Sik Chung
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A Study on Tool Position and Posture Measurement Device by Using Parallel Mechanism
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Yukitoshi Ihara and Shozo Matsushita
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Head-Positioning Control of Hard Disk Drives Through the Integrated Design of Mechanical and Control Systems
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Takenori Atsumi
: pp. 286-291
Development of Axial Encoder to Measure Spindle Axial Motion
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Mitsuyoshi Nomura, Takahiro Kawashima, Takayuki Shibata, Yoshihiko Murakami, Masami Masuda, and Osamu Horiuchi
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Control Method of Motion Error Compensation for NC Machine Tools
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Kotaro Nagaoka
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Linear Measurement and Training Device for Leg Evaluation
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Katsushi Furutani, Hiroshi Tachi, and Mitsuru Saito
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Amplifying Mechanism Vibration Settling by External Impact Damper
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Nobuhiko Henmi and Michihiko Tanaka
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Application of Liquid Bridging Force in Manipulation and Assembly of Microparts
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Shigeomi Koshimizu
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Influence of Matrix Circuit Switching Device Junction Capacitance on Piezoelectric Actuator Drive Performance
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Katsushi Furutani and Taizo Makino
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Positioning Accuracy of a Planer Multi-Joint Positioning System and Improvement Thereof
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Shigeo Fukada
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Precision Positioning Control by Modeling Frictional Behaviors of Linear Ball Guideway
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Toshiharu Tanaka, Jiro Otsuka, and Takaaki Oiwa
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High Performance Rotary Table for Machine Tool Applications
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K. M. Muditha Dassanayake and Masaomi Tsutsumi
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Study on Visual Servosystems for Optical Microscopes to Observe a Moving Microorganism
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Hirotoshi Ibe, Jiro Otsuka, and Hajime Onda

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Unmanned Production Using Intelligent Robots
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Kazuo Yamafuji

No.2

(Mar)

Regular papers

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Intelligent Home-Automation Security System
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Ting-Li Chien, Kuo-Lan Su, and Jr-Hung Guo
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Polishing Process Automation by Industrial Robots with Polished Surface Quality Judged Based on Imaging Processing
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Tomoya Ito and Koichi Morishige
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Basic Image Measurement for Laser Welding Robot Motion Control
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Akihiko Matsushita, Masahiro Yamanaka, Shun'ichi Kaneko, Hitoshi Ohfuji, and Kaoru Fukuda
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Study of Printed Circuit Board Inspection System
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Masanori Noguchi, Tadaatsu Satomi, Yukio Saito, and Okitoshi Tsunoda
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Submillimeter Micropart Feeding Along an Asymmetric Femtosecond-Laser-Microfabricated Surface
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Atsushi Mitani and Shinichi Hirai
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Path Planning and Control for Multiple AGVs Based on Improved Two-Stage Traffic Scheduling
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Lou Peihuang, Wu Xing, and Wang Jiarong
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A Fast Scheduler for Multiagent in a Warehouse
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Jose Ildefonso U. Rubrico, Toshimitsu Higashi, Hirofumi Tamura, Makoto Nikaido, and Jun Ota
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Dynamic Scheduling in Inpatient Nursing
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Mingang Cheng, Hiromi Itoh Ozaku, Noriaki Kuwahara, Kiyoshi Kogure, and Jun Ota
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Cutting Tool Protects for Soft Tissues in Bone-Milling Machining
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Naohiko Sugita, Taiga Nakano, Takayuki Osa, Yoshikazu Nakajima, Kazuo Fujiwara, Nobuhiro Abe, Toshifumi Ozaki, Masahiko Suzuki, and Mamoru Mitsuishi
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A Machine Tool Spindle Achieving Real-Time Balancing Using Magnetic Fluid
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Keiichi Nakamoto, Shinya Mitsuhashi, Kazuhiko Adachi, and Keiichi Shirase
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Development of a Cutting Tool with a Textured Surface for Dry Cutting of Aluminum Alloys
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Tatsuya Sugihara and Toshiyuki Enomoto
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A Pledge from Automation to Intellimation
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Fred Po-Chih Huang
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Factory Tour of Nidec Servo Co. Ltd.
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Hiroyuki Kojima

No.1

(Jan)

Special Issue on Design and Manufacturing Toward Sustainability

Special Issue on Design and Manufacturing Toward Sustainability

: pp. 1-2
Design and Manufacturing Toward Sustainability
Yasushi Umeda

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: pp. 84-88
A Uniform Pressure Apparatus for Micro/Nanoimprint Lithography Equipment
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Jian-Shian Lin, Chieh-Lung Lai, Ya-Chun Tu, Cheng-Hua Wu, and Yoshimi Takeuchi
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New Daylight Panel Design Using Ultra-Precision Machining
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Jian-Shian Lin, Wei-Lun Tai, Chieh-Lung Lai, and Yoshimi Takeuchi
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Quasi-Minimum Time Trajectory Planning Method of Robot Arm with Electromagnetic Attraction Hand Using Genetic Algorithm and Experiments
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Yusuke Mutsuura, Hiroyuki Kojima, Yuuichi Takeuchi, and Hiroki Saitou
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Factory Tour of Komatsu Oyama Plant
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Vol.2 (2008)

No.6

(Nov)

Special Issue on Dies and Molds

Special Issue on Dies and Molds

: p. 417
Dies and Molds
Koichi Morishige

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

: pp. 418-424
Real-Time Five-Axis Control Based on Digital Copy Milling Concept to Achieve Autonomous Milling
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Keiichi Shirase , Keiichi Nakamoto , Eiji Arai , and Toshimichi Moriwaki
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Tool Life of Small Diameter Ball End Mill for High Speed Milling of Hardened Steel – Effects of the Machining Method and the Tool Materials –
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Hiroyasu Iwabe and Kazufumi Enta
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Experimental Analysis of Chatter Vibration in End-Milling Using Laser Doppler Vibrometers
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