The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology

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List of Papers (Total 422)

A dynamic order acceptance and scheduling approach for additive manufacturing on-demand production

Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, has been called a disruptive technology as it enables the direct production of physical objects from digital designs and allows private and industrial users to design and produce their own goods enhancing the idea of the rise of the “prosumer”. It has been predicted that, by 2030, a significant number of small and medium...

Production logistics and human-computer interaction—state-of-the-art, challenges and requirements for the future

Current concept, development, and testing applications in production concerning Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), Industry 4.0 (I40), and Internet of Things (IoT) are mainly addressing fully autonomous systems, fostered by an increase in available technologies regarding distributed decision-making, sensors, and actuators for robotics systems. This is applied also to production...

Anomaly detection in Skin Model Shapes using machine learning classifiers

The concept of Skin Model Shapes has been proposed as a method to generate digital twins of manufactured parts and is a new paradigm in the design and manufacturing industry. Skin Model Shapes use discrete surface representation schemes, such as meshes and point clouds, to represent surfaces, which makes them enablers to perform an accurate tolerance analysis and surface...

Integrated modelling and analysis of micro-cutting mechanics with the precision surface generation in abrasive flow machining

Abrasive flow machining (AFM) technology is attracting more and more attention and keeps expanding into more areas by the industry and research community particularly in the context of increasing demands for post-processing of the complex aerofoil structures and additively manufactured components. It is fundamentally vital to develop an industrial feasible approach to controlling...

Industrial robotic machining: a review

For the past three decades, robotic machining has attracted a large amount of research interest owning to the benefit of cost efficiency, high flexibility and multi-functionality of industrial robot. Covering articles published on the subjects of robotic machining in the past 30 years or so; this paper aims to provide an up-to-date review of robotic machining research works, a...

Experimental determination of the viscoelastic parameters of K-BKZ model and the influence of temperature field on the thickness distribution of ABS thermoforming

This study investigated an influence of the temperature field on thickness distribution of thermoformed products using complex and high-aspect-ratio mold. The optimum temperature field was obtained to achieve a more uniform thickness distribution in the thermoformed products by using finite element simulation. The material properties of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS...

Powder interlayer bonding of titanium alloys: Ti-6Al-2Sn-4Zr-6Mo and Ti-6Al-4V

This study introduces powder interlayer bonding (PIB) as a novel joining technique, for the high integrity repair of components, fashioned from two titanium alloys commonly employed in the aerospace industry. The PIB technique in this study utilised a metallic powder interlayer between the two faying surfaces. Heating was provided via induction to create a bond in an inert...

Cross-wire projection welding of aluminium alloys—pneumatic and electromechanical electrode force systems

The article discusses the optimisation of the conventional resistance welding process performed using the pneumatic (electrode) force system (PFS) by applying the electromechanical force system (EFS) and a new algorithm enabling the control of the force and/or displacement of welding machine electrodes, particularly during the flow of current. The research work described in the...

Parametric optimization and process capability analysis for machining of nickel-based superalloy

The manufacturing of parts from nickel-based superalloy, such as Inconel-800 alloy, represents a challenging task for industrial sites. Their performances can be enhanced by using a smart cutting fluid approach considered a sustainable alternative. Further, to innovate the cooling strategy, the researchers proposed an improved strategy based on the minimum quantity lubrication...

Adaptive control of the filler wire rate during laser beam welding of squared butt joints with varying gap width

Adding filler wire control to autogenous laser beam welding of squared butt joints offers a means to widen up the tight fit-up tolerances associated with this process. When the gap width varies, the filler wire rate should be controlled to assure a constant geometry of the resulting weld seam. A dual mode sensing system is proposed to estimate the joint gap width and thereby...

Effect of heat treatment and laser surface remelting on AlSi10Mg alloy fabricated by selective laser melting

The selective laser melting (SLM) of aluminium alloys is of interest to researchers because of these alloys’ potential applications in the aerospace and automotive domains. Post-processing is generally required in order to enhance the mechanical properties of devices that involve moving parts, where surface mechanical properties are significant factors. This paper describes a...

An experimental investigation on surface generation in ultraprecision machining of particle reinforced metal matrix composites

Ultraprecision machining of metal matrix composites (MMCs) is observed as a scientific challenge, due to their hard-to-machine property and often the poor surface finish. This paper presents an experimental investigation on surface generation in ultraprecision machining of Al/B4C/50p MMCs. The machining trials using straight flute polycrystalline diamond (PCD) tools are conducted...

Weld process model for simulating metal active gas welding

Generally, optimum welding variables and conditions of manufacturing are currently mainly determined by experiments for standardized production. Virtual manufacturing and virtual testing of weldments using finite element method provide a sustainable solution for advanced applications. The aim of the current research work is to develop a weld process model, using a three...

Minimum invasive production-related SLS specimen manufacturing for interface characterization of hybrid materials made by RTM

This work shows a new way of single lap shear specimen production for hybrid metal-composite materials, which can be used to characterize process-induced interface property variations. Due to this special procedure, the specimen manufacturing can be done production-related and with a homogenization of the thermal stresses occurring in the joint area of the hybrid at each specimen...

Elastodynamic modeling and parameter sensitivity analysis of a parallel manipulator with articulated traveling plate

This paper deals with the elastodynamic modeling and parameter sensitivity analysis of a parallel manipulator with articulated traveling plate (PM-ATP) for assembling large components in aviation and aerospace. In the elastodynamic modeling, the PM-ATP is divided into four levels, i.e., element, part, substructure, and the whole mechanism. Herein, three substructures, including...

Multi-state decision of unreliable machines for energy-efficient production considering work-in-process inventory

Energy-efficient operation of manufacturing systems is critical for industrial enterprises in current environmentally conscious society. Decreasing the idle time of a machine is one of the main methods to achieve energy-efficient production. From the system level, when and how long a machine can be turned into standby state with lower energy consumption is still a difficult...