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International Journal of Materials and Product Technology
International Journal of Materials and Product Technology


Special Issue on: “Digital Material Machining and Process Quality Control: A Chinese Perspective”

Guest Editor: Professor Pingyu Jiang, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

Since 2005, a national basic research programme, entitled “Fundamental Researches on Digital Manufacturing”, has been running in China. Seven projects have been set up under the framework of this programme. Huazhong University of Science and Technology is in charge of this large programme. Research teams from six leading universities in China are working together to solve not only technical problems but also scientific problems concerning digital manufacturing. The ultimate objective is to create a set of theoretic methodologies, enabling technologies, key hardware, and software toolkits in order to use digital manufacturing technology in practice.

With the help of this first special issue, we will report our current research progress on digital material machining and process quality control. Here, the research outcome related to the process quality control is specifically highlighted, taken mainly from the work done by Xi’an Jiaotong University.

In addition, we also invite paper submissions from other Chinese scholars. Furthermore, we take this opportunity to provide a forum for professionals, academics, researchers and engineers around the world interested in studying and using the digital manufacturing, to exchange information with each other.

Subject Coverage
The topics of contributions may include, but are not limited to:
  • Statistic process quality control with digital measurement
  • Digital maintenance for machining equipment and process flow
  • Material machining error modelling with dynamics
  • Digital manufacturing cells and executive systems
  • Fault diagnosis for digital equipment
  • Material machining process simulation with dynamics
  • Efficiency analysis for manufacturing systems
  • Digital manufacturing for sculptured surfaces
  • Sensor network, digital sampling, data processing, etc
  • CNC/STEP NC controllers
  • vRFID applications in the information tracking of machining process flow
  • Production planning and scheduling with soft computing
  • Virtual reality applications in digital machining and assembling
  • Wireless technology in digital machining and process quality control
  • Collaboration in digital manufacturing
  • Mathematical methods in digital material machining and process quality control

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

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

Paper submission: 31 August 2006

Notification of acceptance: 15 October 2006

Final paper submission: 30 November 2006