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Review Tracks

Track 1: Manufacturing Systems – General Submission
  • Biomedical manufacturing systems
  • Nano and micro manufacturing systems
  • Modelling and simulation of complex manufacturing systems
  • Computer-aided manufacturing and robotics
  • Wireless sensors and sensor networks for manufacturing
  • Manufacturing systems of renewable energy devices, electric vehicles, roll-to-roll fabrication
  • Human factors and man-machine interactions in manufacturing
  • Quality and reliability
Track 2: Manufacturing Processes – General Submission
  • Mechanics, tribology and technology of material forming, powder consolidation, casting, joining and polymer and composites processing
  • Dimensional and surface metrology, and part surface integrity
  • Biomedical manufacturing processes
  • Hybrid manufacturing processes
  • Manufacturing processes of renewable energy devices, electric vehicles, roll-to-roll fabrication
  • Laser-based processes
  • Lightweight metals manufacturing processes
  • Dynamics and control of high-precision machine tools and structures
Track 3: Material Removal
  • Technology of conventional and non-traditional materials removal processes
  • Biomedical material removal processes
  • Laser-based material removal processes
  • Lightweight metals material removal processes
  • Prediction of chip formation and tool wear
  • Assessment of machined surface quality and integrity
  • Material removal modelling techniques
Track 4: Additive Manufacturing
  • Lightweight and efficient structures using AM
  • Fabrication of advanced material systems by AM
  • Microstructure and mechanical properties of materials and structures fabricated by AM
  • Embedded sensors and integrated functionalities using AM
  • Bio-AM and applications of AM in medical device manufacturing
  • AM as enabling technology in surface tailoring, and part repair and restoration
  • Multi-scale, physics-based modelling of AM processes
  • Design for AM and topology optimisation
  • Next generation of AM technologies and process planning
Track 5: Smart Manufacturing and Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Cyber security
  • Remote monitoring and control in cyber workspace
  • Cloud-enabled CPS in production planning, control and execution
  • Real-time sensing, diagnosis and prognosis for distant maintenance
  • Big data analytics for manufacturing planning and control
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and applications
  • Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet
  • Digital Twins for industry digitisation
  • Machine learning in smart manufacturing
  • Industrial applications of CPS/IoT/Cloud in manufacturing environment
Track 6: Manufacturing Education and Case Studies
  • Innovative manufacturing education and workforce development programs
  • Innovative tools for manufacturing education
  • Professional development in the manufacturing community
  • Manufacturing and ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology)
  • Workforce development through federal initiatives, e.g., Manufacturing USA
  • Manufacturing methods for new materials or product features
  • Process monitoring, control, and traceability technologies
  • Novel measurement and visualisation methods applied to manufacturing
  • Predictive maintenance methods
  • Digital Manufacturing
  • Industrial applications in real-world environments
Track 7: Sustainable Manufacturing (NEW!)
  • Improving energy and material efficiencies of manufacturing processes and systems
  • Reducing industrial resource utilization, wastes, and toxic emissions
  • Recovering recycling materials and end-of-life products
  • Reusing recovered/reprocessed materials and resources (circular economy)
  • Redesigning next generation sustainable products and processes
  • Remanufacturing
  • Life cycle assessment of manufactured products and services
  • Applying smart manufacturing technologies for sustainable manufacturing
  • Developing novel product, process, and systems analysis metrics methods and tools for sustainability assessment (6-R initiatives)
  • Policy/regulatory issues for sustainable manufacturing
  • Socio-economic and health and safety issues
  • Alternative materials and energy sources