The Key Words In Manufacturing Are Cost And Quality. While This Has Been Generally True Throughout The History Of Manufacturing, We Have Today Entered Into A Highly Competitive Stage Where Quality Has Assumed Overwhelming Importance. There Is No Survival Without It. Quality ``Just Does Not Happen, It Is Caused``. Quality Circles, Total Quality, Iso 9000, Etc. Are Some Measures To Improve Quality.The Broad Purpose Of The Present Book Is To Explain The Concept Of Part Accuracy And Machine Tool Accuracy And The Interaction Between Them. It Considers In Detail The Influence Of Various Factors Affecting Accuracy. The Factors Considered Are Stiffness, Vibrations, Thermal Effects, Tool Wear, Geometrical Inaccuracy Inherent In The Machine Tools Themselves, Cutting Conditions, Location And Others. The Interaction Of Dimensions In A Chain Of Machining Processes Is Also Included. The Standards Relevant To Accuracy Are Explained. Processes To Obtain Precision Parts Are Described. The Treatment Is Not Just Descriptive. Analytical Expressions And Numerical Examples Are Included. The Scope Of The Book Is Novel And The Subject Matter Will Be Highly Useful Not Only To An Academic In The Area Of Manufacturing But Also To An Engineer On The Shop Floor.
Manufacturing generates wealth, whereas high-precision manufacturing is even more lucrative. Mechanical engineers, professionals and students can turn to Precision Engineering for an in-depth understanding on manufacturing of optical, electronic and mechanical products. Starting with an introduction to precision engineering, the book describes theory and design of precision machines as well as mechanics of ultra-precision machining. It also discusses manufacturing based on atomic bit processes as well as topics like atomic force, scanning, electron and optical microscopy, surface finish and clean rooms. The book is designed as per the syllabi of NTU Singapore, UTM Johor Bahru, Malaysia and MMU Melaka, Malaysia.
10th International Conference on Precision Engineering (ICPE) July 18–20, 2001, Yokohama, Japan
Author: Ichiro Inasaki
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Faced with ever-increasing market demands, manufacturing industry is forced to seek innovation and technological breakthrough. This state-of-the-art text aims to integrate broad aspects of precision and production engineering to cope with rapid changes in market needs and technological developments as we enter the 21st century. It addresses basic theory, extensive research in advanced topics, industrial applications, and relevant surveys in related fields. Major subjects covered by this book include: Advanced manufacturing systems; Ultra-precision machining and micro machining; Nanotechnology for fabrication and measurement; Chemo-mechanical processes; Rapid prototyping technology; New materials and advanced processes; Computer-aided production engineering; Manufacturing process control; Planning. This volume contains the proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Precision Engineering (ICPE), which was held in July 2001, in Yokohama, Japan. ICPE is a well-established conference in the field of production and precision engineering, covering a wide range of topics for future-oriented manufacturing systems and processes; it is organized by the Japan Society for Precision Engineering (JSPE). This book can be used as a reference for graduate and undergraduate courses in precision and production engineering, and also for researchers and industrial engineers to capture current trends in this field.
Advances in engineering precision have tracked with technological progress for hundreds of years. Over the last few decades, precision engineering has been the specific focus of research on an international scale. The outcome of this effort has been the establishment of a broad range of engineering principles and techniques that form the foundation of precision design. Today’s precision manufacturing machines and measuring instruments represent highly specialised processes that combine deterministic engineering with metrology. Spanning a broad range of technology applications, precision engineering principles frequently bring together scientific ideas drawn from mechanics, materials, optics, electronics, control, thermo-mechanics, dynamics, and software engineering. This book provides a collection of these principles in a single source. Each topic is presented at a level suitable for both undergraduate students and precision engineers in the field. Also included is a wealth of references and example problems to consolidate ideas, and help guide the interested reader to more advanced literature on specific implementations.
In this important book, the author--a leading member of the respected Japanese Society for Precision Engineering--presents the first systematic view of the knowledge and principles needed to design, build, and test precision machinery. This information has previously been scattered among many individual papers and publications. By bringing together the subject in a systematic way the author has assisted in the task of teaching new generations of students about precision engineering, a subject of fundamental importance for supplying today's massively used electronic and optical components. The book is written in plain language with use of copious illustrations and examples rather than complicated mathematics in order to ensure that the principles of this important branch of engineering can be absorbed by as wide an audience of students and practising engineers as possible.
Microfabrication and precision engineering is an increasingly important area relating to metallic, polymers, ceramics, composites, biomaterials and complex materials. Micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS) emphasize miniaturization in both electronic and mechanical components. Microsystem products may be classified by application, and have been applied to a variety of fields, including medical, automotive, aerospace and alternative energy. Microsystems technology refers to the products as well as the fabrication technologies used in production. With detailed information on modelling of micro and nano-scale cutting, as well as innovative machining strategies involved in microelectrochemical applications, microchannel fabrication, as well as underwater pulsed Laser beam cutting, among other techniques, Microfabrication and Precision Engineering is a valuable reference for students, researchers and professionals in the microfabrication and precision engineering fields. Contains contributions by top industry experts Includes the latest techniques and strategies Special emphasis given to state-of-the art research and development in microfabrication and precision engineering
Proceedings of the 6th International Precision Engineering Seminar (IPES 6)/2nd International Conference on Ultraprecision in Manufacturing Engineering (UME 2), May, 1991 Braunschweig, Germany
Author: Peter Seyfried,Horst Kunzmann,Pat McKeown,Manfred Weck
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Technology & Engineering
by Professor Pat McKeown Cranfield Precision Engineering, UK Member of Joint Organising Committee IPES6/UME2 PROGRESS IN PRECISION ENGINEERING Metal working companies in tool making, prototype manu facture and subcontract machining often use the label "precision engineering" to indicate that they are accustomed to working to finer tolerances than is normally expected in series production. But what we are concerned with in this and our preceding international conferences is much wider and deeper than this. Precision engineering is a grouping of multidis ciplinary scientific and engineering skills and techniques, firmly based on dimensional metrology, by which a wide range of new advanced technology products is made possible. In the last 5 - 10 years we have witnessed dramatic progress in precision engineering, particularly by the rapid development of its important sub-sets, micro-engineering and nanotechnology. I t is a part icular pleasure for me and my colleagues on the Organising Committee to welcome you to Braunschweig on the occasion of this the first joint international meeting in high precision manufacturing/precision engineering to be held in Germany. Our aim is to bring together the world's leading precision engineering practitioners from areas of application as diverse as optics for astronomy, micro and nano machining process research, design and development of ul tra preclslon machine tools and metrology equipment, advanced materials, bio medical research and new sensor/transducer systems.
Proceedings of the 7th International Precision Engineering Seminar, Kobe, Japan, May 1993
Author: Fumiko Ikawa-Smith
Category: Technology & Engineering
International Progress in Precision Engineering documents the proceedings of the 7th International Precision Engineering Seminar held in Kobe, Japan, May 1993. The seminar brought together the world's leading precision engineering practitioners from areas of application as diverse as sensors, actuators, scanning tip microscopy, micro and nano machining (including bio-machining), ultra precision measuring machines, machine tools, and large optics for space technology. The seminar included 10 oral sessions that dealt with the following topics: (I) Metrology - The Science Base For Precision Engineering; (II) Sensors and Actuators in Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology; (III) New Materials - Applications and Ultra-Precision Energy Beam Processing; (IV) Nanotechnology Machining Processes; (V) New Developments In Ultra-Precision Machines; (VI) Ultra-Precision, Servo, and Control Technology; (VII) Precision Engineering in Space Technology; (VIII) X-Ray Technologies and Their Applications; (IX) Micromechanics and Micrometrology; and (X) New Developments n Precision Engineering. There were also poster sessions and an introductory keynote speech by Dr. H. Mizuno, Executive Vice-President of Matsushita/Panasonic, who talks on the symbiotic relationship between electronics and precision engineering.