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International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems
International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems


Special Issue on: "Advances in Multi-Axis Machining and Machine Tool Control"

Guest Editors:
Tugrul Özel, Rutgers University, U.S.A.
L. Norberto López de Lacalle, University of the Basque Country, Spain

Multi-axis machining is an umbrella term that covers several different machining concepts. The traditional "multi-axis" unit is a three-axis milling machine with two additional rotational axes, located either in the spindle head or on the machine table. Nowadays, however, any configurable combination of linear and rotational axes can be employed. Broader multi-axis concept includes robots and hexapod machines, which offer higher speeds, higher accelerations, and better stiffness at lower cost. Modern multi-axis complete machining refers to a machine concept that can perform both turning and five-axis milling.

This special issue invites the submission of high quality research articles related to advances in multi-axis machining and machine tool control systems.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Advanced control algorithms and strategies
  • Multi-axis electrical discharge machining
  • Multi-axis non-traditional machining
  • Multi-axis turning/milling
  • Multitask machines and machining
  • Novel CNC designs for multi-axis machine tool control
  • Open-architecture machine tool control systems
  • Optimisation for high-performance machining
  • Sensor-assisted machining
  • Simulation of machining systems
  • Workpiece and tool handling in multi-axis machining

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Submission: April 30, 2010 (extended)