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


Special Issue on: "Manufacturing Processes and Systems for Micro and Nano Applications"

Guest Editors:
Aldo Attanasio and Elisabetta Ceretti, University of Brescia, Italy

The analysis of all phenomena involved in micro and nano manufacturing processes and systems is strategic for production fields where miniaturised components are fundamental for satisfying product requirements. Much knowledge of the fundamental principles of some of these manufacturing processes and systems has been consolidated, while other knowledge, processes and systems are now emerging due to improvements in tools, machine tools, control systems, etc.

The aim of this special issue will be to present state-of-the-art, current research and future trends in manufacturing processes for realising micro and nano features and components. Process performance, process characterisation, applications, modelling, simulations, system dynamics, surface texturing, monitoring and assembly are examples of aspects of interest to the issue.

True to IJMMS’s aims and scope, a high-quality and balanced focus on both the scientific and practical impacts in selected papers will bridge the gap between research and successful industrial applications.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Laser micro processing
  • Abrasive water jet and abrasive flow machining
  • Micro/nano EDM/ECM
  • Micro/nano machining processes (milling, turning, drilling)
  • Metal forming
  • Micro tubehydroforming
  • Micro injection molding
  • Hot embossing of micro components
  • Additive manufacturing of micro components
  • Metrology
  • MEMS
  • Micro machines and systems
  • Process optimisation
  • Other related topics, or combinations of the above topics

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 has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Submission of Manuscripts: 15 March, 2016