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


Special Issue on: “Digital Manufacturing”

Guest Editor: Dr Lidong Wang, Mississippi State University, USA

Digital manufacturing is an initiative to define every aspect of the design-to-manufacture process digitally. The foundation of digital manufacturing is built upon an open data management platform that can support multiple disciplines, including product design, analysis, manufacturing, data sharing and communication, etc. Digital manufacturing relies on advanced technologies such as CAD, real time 3D simulations, CAM, PDM, and CAPP, etc. One of the biggest obstacles in the widespread implementation of digital manufacturing is the weak interoperability between various systems in product design, manufacturing engineering, and production floor departments. Breaking down the walls between these departments and maintaining the crucial digital continuity of the product lifecycle will greatly foster digital manufacturing, and therefore help manufacturers improve manufacturing efficiency and quality of products.

The objective of this special issue is to publish the state-of-the-art in digital manufacturing.

Subject Coverage
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Integrated CAD/CAE/CAM
  • CAPP and PDM (Product Data Management)
  • CMM (Coordinate Measurement Machine) measuring and CAI (Computer Aided Inspection)
  • Digital geometry processing
  • Manufacturing documentation, shop-floor instruction and collaboration
  • Manufacturing systems based on the Internet
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Nano manufacturing and Nano CAD

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

Submission of full papers: 20 October, 2006

Notification of acceptance: 30 November, 2006

Submission of revised and final manuscripts: 30 December, 2006