SME Logo





North American Manufacturing Research Conference

Since 1973, NAMRC has served as the premier international forum for academic research and industrial applications in manufacturing where global academic and industrial leaders in manufacturing interact with each other and advance the field.

Conference Information

NAMRC 44 Logo
June 27–July 1, 2016 | Virginia Tech | Blacksburg, Virginia 
NAMRC Conference Web site 

2016 NAMRC Papers

Procedure for Submitting Papers

Submit the completed paper here. The deadline for full-length manuscript (paper) submissions is Dec. 1. Note: No abstract-only submissions. Full papers are to be submitted and will only be accepted via the conference website. You can contact the NAMRI/SME Scientific Committee Chair, Albert J. Shih, PhD, FSME, for questions only. Please do not use this email for submission of papers.

Dates and Deadlines

Dec 1: Submission of full manuscript for review. 
Nov. 25: Panel session proposals approved, notification sent. 
Feb. 15: Notification of paper acceptance/conditional acceptance/rejection to authors. 
March 15: Revised conditionally accepted papers due to scientific committee chair. 
March 25: Final notification to authors of conditionally accepted papers. 
April 15: Author registration deadline (for inclusion of paper in proceedings).

Presentations and Special Sessions

Proceedings of NAMRI/SME

NAMRC 43 Proceedings

2015 "Proceedings of NAMRI/SME," Now Available Online for Free Access


NAMRI LogoThe "Proceedings of NAMRI/SME" disseminates critical research results in the manufacturing technical field in a journal-format publication of the North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME (NAMRI/SME). Many important scientific and technological milestones have been reported in these volumes by renowned researchers. The publication of the proceedings has both stimulated and faithfully documented the tremendous evolution of manufacturing science and technology. Search the Proceedings of NAMRI/SME.


History of NAMRC

Research presented at the North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC) is often implemented in industry with significant impact. Concepts such as geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, finite element modeling of sheet metalforming and open-architecture control were first presented at NAMRC. Read more