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International Journal of Abrasive Technology
International Journal of Abrasive Technology


Special Issue on: "Micro/Meso Mechanical Manufacturing (M4 Process)"

Guest Editors:
Professor Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa, Tohoku University, Japan
Associate Professor Libo Zou, Ibaraki University, Japan
Assistant Professor Nobuhito Yoshihara, Tohoku University, Japan

The 21st century is said to be the century of the aging society. This society will require more advanced devices and systems to ensure comfort, safety and high quality of life. There is no doubt that devices will become more complicated and more compact. Therefore, development of micro/meso mechanical manufacturing (M4 process) technologies must be improved.

The aim of this special issue of the IJAT is to promote the M4 process technologies as a contribution to meeting the challenge of forthcoming society

Subject Coverage
The topics of this special issue cover the technologies in nano-precision micro/meso mechanical manufacturing and include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Micro/nano machining and fabrication
  • Grinding
  • Cutting
  • Finishing, lapping and polishing
  • Beam-aided processing
  • Measurement and monitoring
  • Abrasive jet machining
  • ELID
  • Advanced abrasive technology
  • Machine tool and system
  • EDM, ultrasonic machining and laser machining
  • Process modelling and simulation

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

Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 30 June 2007

Notification of peer review to authors: 31 August 2007

Deadline for submitting revised manuscripts: 30 September 2007