Bio-Engineering Fabrication of Bio-mimetic Artificial Bone Scaffolds Using a Novel Rapid Prototyping-based Technique A Robotic System for Non-invasive Treatment of Urological Organs Accessible Through Abdominal Window Improving Noninvasive Blood Glucose Measurement Accuracy by Applying Genetic Algorithm to Partial Least Square Regression Model Robotic System for Ablation of Deep-seated Skull Base Cancers - A Feasibility Study Computer-Aided Engineering and Process Planning A Web-based Collaborative Feature Modeling System Framework Extendible Detection, Classification and Process Planning of Machining Features A STEP-Complaint 'Adaptor' for Linking CAPP with CNC A Method of Clamping Optimisation for Machining Fixture Web-based Distributed Process Planning for Turning Operations in Small and Medium Enterprises Unified Feature Based Integration of Design and Process Planning A Graph Theoretic Operations Sequencing Approach for Progressive Die Design Data Segmentation Using Implicit Surfaces Virtual Knowledge Repository for Intelligent and Distributed Feature-driven Product Realization Cutting High Speed Dry Machining of Aerospace Aluminium Alloys Selected Aspects of High Speed Milling Process Wear and Failure of High-Speed Steel Bimetal Bandsaws When Cutting Ball-Bearing Steel Tool Wear Behaviour of Micro-Tools in High Speed CNC Machining Chip Morphology and Cutting Forces in High Speed End Milling of Titanium 6Al-4V Alloy On Effect of Cryogenic Cooling on Tool Wear in Turning Ti-TAl-4V Alloy Wear Characteristics of PCD When Machining Wood Based Composites Electro-Physical and Chemical Processes System Identification and Controller Design for the Tool Position Control System of an Electro-Chemical Discharge Machining (ECDM) Machine Mathematical Modelling for Wire Electrical Discharge Machining of Aluminium-Silicon Carbide Composites A Fuzzy Logic Control Approach to Electrochemical Machining (ECM) A Fuzzy Logic Approach for the Pulse Classification of Electro-Chemical Discharge Machining (ECDM) Forming Principles for on-line Monitoring of Tool Wear During Sheet Metal Punching Effects of Hot Rolling Conditions on Warm Formability of Cast Magnesium Alloy Sheets Manufactured by Continuous Strip Casting Process The Application of Thermal Hydroforming in the Automotive Industry Dieless Drawing for Flexible Processing of Microstructure and Mechanical Properties An Intelligent Approach for Friction Surfacing Applications An Unequal Diameter Twin Roll Caster for Aluminium Alloys Casting Optimisation of the Joining Process Selection in the Early Phase of the Automotive Development Process New Bending Technologies for the Automobile Manufacturing Industry Deep Cryogenic Treatment Electrodes Life and Microstructure for Spot Welding Hot Dip Galvanised Steel Laser Processing Effect of High Power Diode Laser Surface Melting on Corrosion Resistance of Magnesium Alloys Shell Assisted Layer Manufacturing (SALM) Achieving Low-Porosity Aerospace Welds in Aerospace Aluminium Alloy Ultrafast Pulse Laser Interference for Sub-micromachining CO2 and Diode Laser Welding of 5182 Sheet Aluminium Alloy Laser Surface Treatment of Laser Welded Duplex Stainless Steel Laser Assisted Jet Electrochemical Machining of Hard to Cut Alloys Modelling the Effects of Laser Beam Geometry on Laser Surface Treatment of Metallic Materials Machine Tool Accuracy and Component Inspection A Novel 3D Laser Ball Bar for the Accuracy Assessment of Multi-axis Machine Tools Intelligent Tools - Novel Technology for In-process Measurement of Pressure Distribution on Optical Functional Surfaces A Simulated Investigation on Surface Texture/Topography Generation in Precision Turning Processes Taking Digitised Points Quality into Account in Geometrical Specification Measurement by Laser Sensor Simulation of Precision Grinding Process for Predicting Surface Roughness Co-operative Eng
Presented here are 73 refereed papers given at the 34th MATADOR Conference held at UMIST in July 2004. The MATADOR series of conferences covers the topics of Manufacturing Automation and Systems Technology, Applications, Design, Organisation and Management, and Research. The 34th proceedings contains original papers contributed by researchers from many countries on different continents. The papers cover both the technological aspect of manufacturing processes; and the systems, business and management features of manufacturing enterprise.
The papers in this volume reflect:
- the importance of manufacturing to international wealth creation;
- the necessity of responsiveness and agility of manufacturing companies to meet market-led requirements and international change;
- the role of information technology and electronic communications in the growth of global manufacturing enterprises;
- the impact of new technologies, new materials and processes, on the ability to produce goods of higher quality, more quickly, to meet markets needs at a lower cost.
Some of the major generic developments which have taken place in these areas since the 33rd MATADOR conference was held in 2000 are reported in this volume.
The changing nature of manufacturing with increased automation and the continuing integration of intelligent systems, together with cut-throat competition on economic grounds means that every advance possible will be in demand from industry itself and from academic institutions doing research in the are and funded by industry.