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International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management
International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management


Special Issue on: “Computer Based Design and Manufacturing”

Guest Editors: Professor Ali K. Kamrani, Professor Hamid R. Parsaei and Dr. Emad S. Abouel Nasr, University of Houston, USA

The progressive opportunity of international markets has led to significant new competitive pressures on industry. Recently, this has seen changes in organisational structures at the product design level through the prologue of computer integrated manufacturing and concurrent engineering philosophy, and is now seeing changes in industry structures as companies build worldwide manufacturing relationships. Taking these issues into consideration leads to recognition that the integration between design and manufacturing needs to be made to ensure business competitiveness. If such integration succeeds, the product life cycle will decrease, leading to low manufacturing costs.

In order to achieve the integration of design and manufacturing, an understanding of how the manufacturing information can be obtained directly from the CAD system must be addressed. Computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacturing (CAM) systems are based on modelling geometric data. The usefulness of CAD/CAM systems lies in the ability to visualise product design, support design analysis and link to the generation of part programmers for manufacturing.

The purpose of this IJMTM special issue is to promote and disseminate research that deals with managing the integration problem in both design and manufacturing domains. It will offer researchers and practitioners the most recent concepts, methodologies, and techniques in this important field of enquiry. The issue is also targeted towards professors and research associates within universities and colleges in Industrial engineering, manufacturing engineering, mechanical engineering, automotive engineering and engineering managements.

Subject Coverage
Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
  • Intelligent design and manufacturing
  • Integrated design and manufacturing
  • Concurrent and collaborative engineering
  • Rapid prototyping and manufacturing
  • Reverse engineering
  • Product life cycle
  • Axiomatic design
  • Mass customisation
  • E-manufacturing
  • Simulation modelling
  • Data exchange
  • Networking and distributed design
  • Case studies and other related topics

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 abstract submission by prospective authors: 15 September, 2006

Paper submission by prospective authors: 1 December, 2006

Communication of results of peer review to authors: 1 February, 2007

Final manuscript submission: 1 March, 2007