Mechatronics and Manufacturing Engineering - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780857091505, 9780857095893

Mechatronics and Manufacturing Engineering

1st Edition

Research and Development

Editors: J Paulo Davim
Hardcover ISBN: 9780857091505
eBook ISBN: 9780857095893
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 10th January 2012
Page Count: 388
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Table of Contents

List of figures

List of tables


About the contributors

Chapter 1: Implementation of light-scattering instrumentation: innovation, design and development



1.1 Introduction

1.2 Application and need

1.3 Innovation

1.3.1 Innovation strategies

1.4 Do the right thing

1.5 Funding

1.6 The prototype

1.7 How to keep ahead of the competition – design in saleability!

1.8 The evolutionary history of the NS4910 protein aggregation monitor (PAM)

1.9 Conclusions

1.11 Acknowledgements

Chapter 2: Planar micromanipulation on microconveyor platforms: recent developments


2.1 Introduction

2.2 Microconveyor platforms for micromanipulation

2.3 Manipulation of parts on microconveyor platforms: an integrated approach for programmable force field design and platform programming

2.4 Future research directions and conclusions

Chapter 3: Single-axis arm designed with an ultrasonic motor: basic active/passive joint torque control


3.1 Introduction

3.2 Single-axis arm designed with an ultrasonic motor

3.3 Control system

3.4 Example of application

3.5 Conclusions

Chapter 4: Signal processing for tool condition monitoring: from wavelet analysis to sparse decomposition


4.1 Overview of tool condition monitoring and signal processing issues

4.2 Signal space, linear system and Fourier transform

4.3 Wavelet analysis

4.4 Sparse coding

4.5 Applications

4.6 Conclusions

Chapter 5: ANN modelling of fractal dimension in machining


5.1 Introduction

5.2 Basic considerations

5.3 CNC end milling

5.4 CNC turning

5.5 Cylindrical grinding

5.6 Electrical discharge machining

5.7 Conclusion

Chapter 6: Predicting forces and damage in drilling of polymer composites: soft computing techniques


6.1 Drilling of polymer composites

6.2 Soft computing techniques

Chapter 7: Minimising burr size in drilling: integrating response surface methodology with particle swarm optimisation


7.1 Introduction

7.2 Response surface methodology

7.3 Particle swarm optimisation

7.4 Experimental details

7.5 Results and discussion

7.6 Conclusions

Chapter 8: Single-point incremental forming of polymers


8.1 Introduction

8.2 Theoretical framework

8.3 Experimental background

8.4 Results and discussion

8.5 Conclusions

8.6 Acknowledgment



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.

Key Features

  • 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


Aircraft, automotive and aerospace industries; machine tools, molds and dies product manufacturing, computers, electronics, semiconductor and communications, and biomedical.


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About the Editors

J Paulo Davim Editor

J. Paulo Davim received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Porto in 1997, the Aggregate title from the University of Coimbra in 2005 and a DSc from London Metropolitan University in 2013. Currently, he is Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro. He has about 30 years of teaching and research experience in Manufacturing, Materials and Mechanical Engineering with special emphasis in Machining & Tribology. Recently, he has also interest in Management/Industrial Engineering and Higher Education for Sustainability.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal