Special Issue "Smart Manufacturing Processes in the Context of Industry 4.0"
A special issue of Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing (ISSN 2504-4494).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 July 2018).
Prof. Dr. George-Christopher Vosniakos
Manufacturing Technology Section, School of Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Heroon Polytehneiou 9, 15780 Athens, Greece
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Interests: intelligence in Industry 4.0, 3D printer design and control, CNC machine tools, robotics in manufacturing, optimal process planning, VR in manufacturing
Industry 4.0 is one of the most talked-about topics in building the factory of the future, largely involving digitalization of industry towards supporting a cross-functional global value chain, shared by many companies from many countries. Manufacturing processes are at the heart of all industrial activity. Their digitalization employs a synergetic combination of major innovations, currently being at different stages of maturity, e.g. sensors, Internet of Things (IoT), Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Big data analytics in real time, Cloud computing, etc. Most known paradigms in Industry 4.0 refer to the support of manufacturing operations and so-called intra-logistics in production and distribution sites, rather than manufacturing processes as such. In this light, there is a strong need for defining, demonstrating and establishing Industry 4.0 paradigms in the focused context of manufacturing processes: material removal, forming, casting, additive manufacturing, laser-based, etc. This Special Issue is seeking paradigms and applications of pertinent systems including cyber-physical systems. These are expected to fuse together, amongst others, some of the following: traditional process mechanics models, control models, process monitoring schemes, real-time quality monitoring, real-time data and intelligent information processing methods, information conveying interfaces, cloud computing, etc. Industrial case studies, pilot projects and demonstrators are particularly welcome and so are position papers on concepts concerning so-called ‘smart’ and ‘digital’ factories focusing on the manufacturing process as such. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Data and information-driven schemes and their real-time implementation for control of manufacturing processes, both stand-alone and chains thereof.
- Sensor-based data collection for monitoring manufacturing processes as well as the pertinent equipment, such as machine tools, tools, jigs and fixtures, etc.
- Intelligent algorithms, tools and IT infrastructure, for assessing manufacturing process and product quality in real time, including computer vision.
- Self-correction of manufacturing process setup in real-time based on models, sensors and/or large data.
- Virtual and Augmented Reality for designing, planning, monitoring or supporting the execution of manufacturing processes.
- Sensor and software-based real-time reconfiguration of machine tools.
- Smart machine tools, with internet-enhanced functionality, including 3D printers, hybrid material addition-removal machines and photonics-based machines.
Prof. Dr. George-Christopher Vosniakos
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- Industry 4.0
- Manufacturing processes
- Intelligent Manufacturing
- Cyber-physical systems
- Smart controllers
- Smart machine tools
- Condition Monitoring
- Process Monitoring
- Preventive maintenance
- Manufacturing Execution System
- Big data
- Real time analytics
- Internet of things
- Virtual Reality
- Decision systems