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Special Issue "Micro-Machining: Challenges and Opportunities"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2018).
Dr. Jining Sun Website E-Mail
Insitute of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering, School of Engineering and Physical Science, Heriot Wat University, Edinburgh, UK
Interests: FIB micro- and nano-machining; micro-grinding; numerical simulation; applications of micro/nano machining in smart surfaces; photonics and quantum sciences
Micromachining is an enabling technology for manufacturing micro-products of which functional features, or at least one dimension, are in the order of μm. It is pivotal to our economy, as micro-products, such as micro displays, micro batteries, micro fluidics, etc., are becoming established in all major areas of our daily lives, and can already be found across a broad spectrum of application areas, especially in sectors such as automotive, aerospace, photonics, renewable energy and medical instruments.
Nowadays, micromachining technologies are clearly advancing towards the economical manufacturing of customized high-precision 3D micro-products made of a variety of materials, including difficult-to-machine materials, such as glass, sappier, ceramics, hard steels, and CoCr. They propose significant research challenges from the aspects of fundamental machining mechanisms, micro-tooling technologies, machine dynamics, machining dynamics, thermal control, etc., but, meanwhile, provide great opportunities to research and develop new advanced micromachining technologies, such as multi-scale modelling, hybrid micromachining, and dynamic error compensation to name a few.
Therefore, we invite contributions to showcase recent novel technological advances in micromachining technologies. Papers in all areas of micromachining technologies will be considered; including, but not limited to, micro-cutting, micro-milling, micro-grinding, polishing, micro-EDM, micro-ECM, laser micromachining, FIB micromachining, and hybrid micromachining. Original research papers, review articles and short communications are all welcome.
Prof. Xichun Luo
Dr. Wenlong Chang
Dr. Jining Sun
Manuscript Submission Information
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