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Mechatronics and Manufacturing Engineering

Book Description

This book, the first in the Woodhead Publishing Reviews: Mechanical Engineering Series, is a collection of high quality articles (full research articles, review articles and cases studies) with a special emphasis on research and development in mechatronics and manufacturing engineering. Mechatronics is the blending of mechanical, electronic, and computer engineering into an integrated design. Today, mechatronics has a significant and increasing impact on engineering with emphasis on the design, development and operation of manufacturing engineering systems. The main objective of this interdisciplinary engineering field is the study of automata from an engineering perspective, thinking on the design of products and manufacturing processes and systems. Mechatronics and manufacturing systems are well established and executed within a great number of industries including aircraft, automotive and aerospace industries; machine tools, moulds and dies product manufacturing, computers, electronics, semiconductor and communications, and biomedical.

  • A collection of high quality articles with a special emphasis on research and development in mechatronics and manufacturing engineering
  • Presents a range of views based on international expertise
  • Written by a highly knowledgeable and well-respected expert in the field

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. List of figures
  6. List of tables
  7. Preface
  8. About the contributors
  9. Chapter 1: Implementation of light-scattering instrumentation: innovation, design and development
    1. Abstract:
    2. Glossary
    3. 1.1 Introduction
    4. 1.2 Application and need
    5. 1.3 Innovation
    6. 1.3.1 Innovation strategies
    7. 1.4 Do the right thing
    8. 1.5 Funding
    9. 1.6 The prototype
    10. 1.7 How to keep ahead of the competition – design in saleability!
    11. 1.8 The evolutionary history of the NS4910 protein aggregation monitor (PAM)
    12. 1.9 Conclusions
    13. 1.11 Acknowledgements
  10. Chapter 2: Planar micromanipulation on microconveyor platforms: recent developments
    1. Abstract:
    2. 2.1 Introduction
    3. 2.2 Microconveyor platforms for micromanipulation
    4. 2.3 Manipulation of parts on microconveyor platforms: an integrated approach for programmable force field design and platform programming
    5. 2.4 Future research directions and conclusions
  11. Chapter 3: Single-axis arm designed with an ultrasonic motor: basic active/passive joint torque control
    1. Abstract:
    2. 3.1 Introduction
    3. 3.2 Single-axis arm designed with an ultrasonic motor
    4. 3.3 Control system
    5. 3.4 Example of application
    6. 3.5 Conclusions
  12. Chapter 4: Signal processing for tool condition monitoring: from wavelet analysis to sparse decomposition
    1. Abstract:
    2. 4.1 Overview of tool condition monitoring and signal processing issues
    3. 4.2 Signal space, linear system and Fourier transform
    4. 4.3 Wavelet analysis
    5. 4.4 Sparse coding
    6. 4.5 Applications
    7. 4.6 Conclusions
  13. Chapter 5: ANN modelling of fractal dimension in machining
    1. Abstract:
    2. 5.1 Introduction
    3. 5.2 Basic considerations
    4. 5.3 CNC end milling
    5. 5.4 CNC turning
    6. 5.5 Cylindrical grinding
    7. 5.6 Electrical discharge machining
    8. 5.7 Conclusion
  14. Chapter 6: Predicting forces and damage in drilling of polymer composites: soft computing techniques
    1. Abstract:
    2. 6.1 Drilling of polymer composites
    3. 6.2 Soft computing techniques
  15. Chapter 7: Minimising burr size in drilling: integrating response surface methodology with particle swarm optimisation
    1. Abstract:
    2. 7.1 Introduction
    3. 7.2 Response surface methodology
    4. 7.3 Particle swarm optimisation
    5. 7.4 Experimental details
    6. 7.5 Results and discussion
    7. 7.6 Conclusions
  16. Chapter 8: Single-point incremental forming of polymers
    1. Abstract:
    2. 8.1 Introduction
    3. 8.2 Theoretical framework
    4. 8.3 Experimental background
    5. 8.4 Results and discussion
    6. 8.5 Conclusions
    7. 8.6 Acknowledgment
  17. Index