International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing

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Editor in Chief: Associate Prof. Bahram Asiabanpour
ISSN online: 1757-8825
ISSN print: 1757-8817
4 issues per year
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Organisations now succeed or fail based upon their ability to respond quickly to changing customer demands and to utilise innovative technologies. In this environment, the advantage goes to the firm offering greater varieties of new products with higher performance and greater overall appeal. As a direct result, industry is required to apply new engineering philosophies such as Rapid Response to Manufacturing (RRM). IJRapidM addresses the advancement of RRM, especially engineering design and rapid manufacturing in an integrated form.


 Topics covered include

  • Advanced methods in design, prototyping, manufacturing
  • New engineering paradigms/philosophies for advanced engineering design
  • Solution methodologies in integrated design/manufacturing
  • Principles, applications, implementation strategies/technologies
  • Product lifecycle development/analysis for ease of manufacture/assembly
  • Geometric modelling/dimensioning/tolerancing, feature-based/parametric design
  • Process optimisation, quality, control
  • Impact of rapid manufacturing on the design process
  • Material/mechanical properties, solidification processes for powder/solids/liquids
  • Traditional and rapid prototyping/manufacturing processes/capabilities
  • Rapid manufacturing and MEMS, rapid tooling
  • Medical applications
  • Economic aspects/justification, rapid prototyping/tooling/manufacturing benefits
  • Mass customisation, intelligent/lean/agile manufacturing
  • Collaborative/web-based engineering, information management, e-commerce

More on this journal...

The objective of IJRapidM is to provide a comprehensive collection of the latest research and technical work in the area of rapid tooling and manufacturing especially in an integrated engineering design environment The main goal is to serve as a resource for both researcher and practitioners.


Individuals with interest in the following are the primary audiences:

  • Rapid response manufacturing
  • Development life cycle
  • Life cycle cost issues
  • Mechanical design and materials
  • Rapid manufacturing
  • Reconfigurable manufacturing

IJRapidM will attempt to bring these topics under the same roof. It is the journal’s goal to gather peer-reviewed research papers that are of interest to this. The contributions made to IJRapidM are expected to be from academic and research institutions, industries and government agencies.


IJRapidM will publish:

  • Original full length articles reporting experimental and theoretical research
  • Original applications reported with scholarly values
  • General survey and critical reviews
  • Book reviews
  • Occasional Special Issues devoted to important topics in engineering design and rapid manufacturing



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Honorary Editor

  • Wysk, Richard A., North Carolina State University, USA

Editor in Chief

  • Asiabanpour, Bahram, Texas State University, USA


    • Kamrani, Ali K., University of Houston, USA

    Associate Editors

    • Al-Ahmari, Abdulrahman M., King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
    • Gibson, Ian, Deakin University, Australia

    Editorial Assistant

    • Azimi, Maryam, University of Houston, USA
    • Samadi, Hazem, University of Houston, USA

    Advisory Board

    • Bernard, Alain, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France
    • Bruccoleri, Manfredi, University of Palermo, Italy
    • Choobineh, Fred, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA
    • Jamshidi, Mo, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
    • Khoshnevis, Behrokh, University of Southern California, USA
    • Montreuil, Benoit, Université Laval, Canada
    • Salhieh, Sa'Ed M., University of Jordan, Jordan
    • Sercombe, Tim, University of Western Australia, Australia
    • Stecke, Kathryn E., University of Texas at Dallas, USA
    • Umeda, Shigeki, Musashi Unversity, Japan
    • Usher, John M., Mississippi State University, USA
    • Vojdani, Nina, Universitaet Rostock, Germany
    • Wilhelm, Micky R., University of Louisville, USA
    • Zeid, Abe, Northeastern University, USA


    A few essentials for publishing in this journal


    • Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
    • Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written (taken to mean more than 50%) and the author has cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owner if it has been previously copyrighted.
    • All our articles are refereed through a double-blind process.
    • All authors must declare they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted article. A full statement of our Ethical Guidelines for Authors (PDF) is available.


    Submission process


    All articles for this journal must be submitted using our online submissions system.

    Read our Submitting articles page.



    Journal news

    • New Editor for IJ Rapid Manufacturing


      Associate Prof. Bahram Asiabanpour from Texas State University in the USA has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing. He will be taking the place of Ali K. Kamrani, who will remain with IJRapidM as an Editor.