The Springer Reference Work Handbook of Manufacturing Engineering and Technology provides overviews and in-depth and authoritative analyses on the basic and cutting-edge manufacturing technologies and sciences across a broad spectrum of areas. These topics are commonly encountered in industries as well as in academia. Manufacturing engineering curricula across universities are now essential topics covered in major universities worldwide.
Andrew Y.C. Nee is a Professor in the Department of Engineering at the National University of Singapore.
Volume 1: Forming and Joining.- Section 1: Forming of Polymer and Composite Materials.- Fundamentals of polymers and polymercomposite.- Properties and Applications of Polymer Nanocomposites.- Polymer Surface Treatment and Coating Technologies.- Polymer Foam Technology .- Section 2: Metal forming.- Bulk Metal Forming Processes in Manufacturing.- Materials in Metal Forming.- Roll Forming.- Metal Casting.- Incremental Metal Forming processes in manufacturing.- Combined Sheet and bulk forming of high value added components in manufacturing.- Powder processing of bulk components in manufacturing.- Section 3: Materials Joining.- Solid state welding processes in manufacturing.- Manufacturing process: Arc welding.- High energy beam welding processes in manufacturing.- Solid state microjoining processes in manufacturing.- Process of Nanojoining.- Solder Joint Technology.- Adhesive bonding technology.- Volume 2: Machining and Tolerancing Systems.- Section 4: Machining.- Science of Machining.- Machine tools for machining.- Machining Dynamics in Manufacturing.- Machinability of Engineering Materials.- Machining process monitoring.- Coolant and lubrication in machining.- Fixed Abrasive Machining.- Loose abrasive machining.- Mechanical Micro-machining.- Hybrid Machining Process.- Environmentally friendly machining.- Simulation and modeling in machining.- Virtual machining.- Section 5: Tolerancing system.- Computer aided angular tolerance charting system: Implementation.- Volume 3: Nanomanufacturing and Non-Traditional Machining.- Section 6: Nanomanufacturing using ion beam technology.- Introduction to Nanomanufacturing Using Ion Beam Technology.- State-of-the-Art for Nanomanufacturing using Ion Beam Technology.- Ion Beam Instruments Used for Nanomanufacturing.- Ion Beam Figuring Technology.- Focused Ion Beam Nanofabrication Technology.- Nanometric Cutting of Crystal Surfaces Modified by Ion Implantation.- Micro Tools Fabrication by Focused Ion Beam technology.- Nano-gap Electrodes Developed using Focused Ion Beam Technology.- Plasma-based Nanomanufacturing Under Atmospheric Pressure.- Section 7: Non-traditional machining processes.- Electrical Discharge Machining processes.- Chemical Mechanical Machining process.- Process of Laser Machining.- Process of Ultrasonic Machining.- WaterJet Machining process.- Process of Biological Machining.- Volume 4: Robotics and Automation.- Section 8: Robotics and Automation.- Rigid-body Motions.- Manipulator Kinematics.- Manipulator Velocities and Static Forces.- Manipulator Dynamics.- Trajectory Planning.- Motion Control.- Force Control.- Actuation.- Robot Work Cell Calibration and Error Compensation.- Grippers and End-effectors.- Simulation and Offline Programming.- Parallel Robots.- Modular Robots.- Cable-Driven Robots.- Complaint Manipulators.- Autonomous In-door Vehicles.- Robotic Assembly.- Robotic Welding.- Robotic Finishing.- Volume 5: Additive Manufacturing and Surface Technology.- Section 9: Additive manufacturing.- Rapid Manufacturing.- Reverse Engineering for Additive Manufacturing.- Rapid Prototyping in Manufacturing.- Rapid Tooling in Manufacturing.- Micro Prototyping and Fabrication in Manufacturing.- Micro- And Bio- Rapid Prototyping Using Drop-On-Demand 3D Printing.- Section 10: Surface technology.- Foresight of the Surface Technology in Manufacturing.- Laser Surface Engineering.- Laser Surface Treatment in Manufacturing.- Physical Vapor Deposition in Manufacturing.- Chemical Vapor Deposition in Manufacturing.- Thermal and Cold Spraying Technology in Manufacturing.- Electrochemical Processes in Manufacturing.- Electrochemical Deposition and Characteristics of the Deposits.- Magnetron sputtering technique.- ALD: atomic layer deposition - precise and conformal coating for better performance.- Surface Modification of Semiconductor via Simultaneous Thermal Oxidation and Nitridation Technique.- Surface Treatments for Magnesium Alloys.- Thermal Stress Analysis and Characterization of Themo-Mechanical Properties of thin films on an elastic substrate.- Volume 6: Product Life Cycle and Manufacturing Simulation.- Section 11: Product life cycle and green manufacturing.- Remanufacturing and Remaining Useful Life Assessment.- Product Design for Remanufacturing.- Product service supply-chain design.- Product Characteristic Based Method for End-of-Life Product Recovery.- Use of Embedded Smart Sensors in Products to Facilitate Remanufacturing.- Pricing Strategies of Remanufacturing Business with Replacement Purchase.- Diesel engine block remanufacturing: Life cycle assessment.- Sustainable Value Creation in Manufacturing at Product and Process Levels: Metrics-based Evaluation.- Data Driven Modeling for Decision Making in Remanufacturing.- Life Cycle Management of LCD TV - A case study.- Section 12: Manufacturing simulation and optimization.- Resource scalability in networked manufacturing system: Social network analysis based approach.- Improved Intelligent Water Drops Optimization Algorithm for Achieving Single and Multiple Objective Job Shop Scheduling Solutions.- Process plan and scheduling integration for networked manufacturing using mobile-agent based approach.