Special Issue "Sustainable Manufacturing"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2011)
Prof. Dr. Dan Zhang
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario, Institute of Technology, 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, Ontario, L1H 7K4, Canada
Phone: +1 905 721 8668
Fax: +1 905 721 3370
Interests: sustainable/cleaner manufacturing; reconfigurable robotic systems; design for sustainability; reconfigurable manufacturing systems; modular robots; high efficiency machining; high performance robotic machine tools; decentralized robot control system
This special issue of Sustainable Manufacturing aims to present current research activities employing the concepts and technologies of sustainable manufacturing to advance and promote the development of modern manufacturing. In recent years, the need for system sustainability and a globally increasing manufacturing, drive a gigantic demand for technology and strategies which will reduce production costs. Sustainable manufacturing, as an important concept of modern manufacturing, represents the future trends for production method and process is sustainability, green, lean, higher efficiency and less consumption and contamination.
We welcome submissions of state-of-the-art research of theoretical or practical significance that will support and foster technology improvements related to sustainable manufacturing. Papers on theory, method, and modeling as well as on application topics are all invited. Topical areas for consideration include, but are not limited to, green manufacturing, sustainable/cleaner manufacturing, reconfigurable robotic systems, eco‑innovation, design for sustainability, reconfigurable manufacturing systems, modular robots, high efficiency machining, high performance robotic machine tools, decentralized robot control system, advanced energy technology, renewable and nonrenewable energy.
Prof. Dr. Dan Zhang
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
- green manufacturing
- sustainable/cleaner manufacturing
- reconfigurable robotic systems
- design for sustainability
- reconfigurable manufacturing systems
- modular robots
- high efficiency machining
- high performance robotic machine tools
- decentralized robot control system
Sustainability 2011, 3(9), 1323-1340; doi:10.3390/su3091323
Received: 14 June 2011; in revised form: 18 August 2011 / Accepted: 19 August 2011 / Published: 29 August 2011| Download PDF Full-text (613 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Toward a Heat Recovery Chimney
Sustainability 2011, 3(11), 2115-2128; doi:10.3390/su3112115
Received: 19 August 2011; in revised form: 19 October 2011 / Accepted: 26 October 2011 / Published: 7 November 2011| Download PDF Full-text (456 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Workspace Representation and Optimization of a Novel Parallel Mechanism with Three-Degrees-of-Freedom
Sustainability 2011, 3(11), 2217-2228; doi:10.3390/su3112217
Received: 22 August 2011; in revised form: 26 October 2011 / Accepted: 9 November 2011 / Published: 17 November 2011| Download PDF Full-text (2278 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Sustainable Micro-Manufacturing of Micro-Components via Micro Electrical Discharge Machining
Sustainability 2011, 3(12), 2456-2469; doi:10.3390/su3122456
Received: 8 October 2011; in revised form: 28 November 2011 / Accepted: 1 December 2011 / Published: 13 December 2011| Download PDF Full-text (810 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Sustainability 2012, 4(1), 92-105; doi:10.3390/su4010092
Received: 2 November 2011; in revised form: 19 December 2011 / Accepted: 20 December 2011 / Published: 4 January 2012| Download PDF Full-text (741 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Sustainability 2012, 4(2), 154-174; doi:10.3390/su4020154
Received: 6 January 2012 / Accepted: 21 January 2012 / Published: 24 January 2012| Download PDF Full-text (309 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Sustainable Product Service Systems in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs): Opportunities in the Leather Manufacturing Industry
Sustainability 2012, 4(2), 175-192; doi:10.3390/su4020175
Received: 1 November 2011; in revised form: 19 December 2011 / Accepted: 18 January 2012 / Published: 30 January 2012| Download PDF Full-text (6176 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 17 January 2011