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Conference Tracks

Track 1: Manufacturing Systems – General Submission
  • Biomedical manufacturing systems.
  • Sustainable manufacturing systems.
  • Nano and micro manufacturing systems.
  • Modelling and simulation of complex manufacturing systems.
  • Computer-aided manufacturing and robotics.
  • Wireless sensors and sensor networks for manufacturing.
  • Manufacturing systems of renewable energy devices, electric vehicles, roll-to-roll fabrication.
  • Human factors and man-machine interactions in manufacturing.
  • Quality and reliability.
  • Product lifecycle management.

 Track 2: Manufacturing Processes – General Submission

  • Technology of conventional and non-traditional materials removal processes.
  • Mechanics, tribology and technology of material forming, powder consolidation, casting, joining and polymer and composites processing.
  • Dimensional and surface metrology, and part surface integrity.
  • Biomedical manufacturing processes.
  • Sustainable manufacturing processes.
  • Hybrid manufacturing processes.
  • Manufacturing processes of renewable energy devices, electric vehicles, roll-to-roll fabrication.
  • Laser-based processes.
  • Lightweight metals manufacturing processes.
  • Dynamics and control of high-precision machine tools and structures.

 Track 3: Additive Manufacturing

  • Lightweight and efficient structures using additive manufacturing.
  • Fabrication of advanced material systems by additive manufacturing.
  • Microstructure and mechanical properties of materials and structures fabricated by additive manufacturing.
  • Sustainability of additive manufacturing (energy consumption).
  • Embedded sensors and integrated functionalities using additive manufacturing.
  • Bio-additive manufacturing and applications of additive manufacturing in medical device manufacturing.
  • AM as enabling technology in surface tailoring, and part repair and restoration
  • Multiscale, physics-based modelling of additive manufacturing processes.
  • Design for additive manufacturing and topology optimization.
  • Next generation of additive manufacturing technologies and process planning.

 Track 4: Smart Manufacturing and Cyber-Physical Systems

  • Cybersecurity.
  • Remote monitoring and control in cyber workspace.
  • Cloud-enabled CPS in production planning, control and execution.
  • Real-time sensing, diagnosis and prognosis for distant maintenance.
  • Big data analytics for manufacturing planning and control.
  • Industrial internet of things (IIoT) and applications.
  • Industry 4.0 and industrial internet.
  • Digital twins for industry digitization.
  • Machine learning in smart manufacturing.
  • Industrial applications of CPS/IoT/cloud in manufacturing environment.

 Track 5: Manufacturing Education, Workforce Development and Outreach

  • Innovative manufacturing education and workforce development programs.
  • Innovative tools for manufacturing education.
  • Professional development in the manufacturing community.
  • Manufacturing and ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology).
  • Workforce development through federal initiatives, e.g., Manufacturing USA.

 Track 6: Industrial Applications and Manufacturing Implementation

  • Manufacturing methods for new materials or product features.
  • Sustainable and energy-efficient manufacturing.
  • Process monitoring, control, and traceability technologies.
  • Novel measurement and visualisation methods applied to manufacturing.
  • Predictive maintenance methods.
  • Industrial applications in real-world environments.

Track 7: A Symposium on Manufacturing Public Policy: Influence R&D Investment

  • ASME and SME official positions on manufacturing public policy issues.
  • Recent and proposed new legislation relating to manufacturing, e.g., RAMI Act, Manufacturing Universities Act, American Innovation and Competitiveness Act, Chief Manufacturing Officer Act, Made in America Deduction Enhancement, etc.
  • Roles for federal, state and local governments; national laboratories; academia; public-private partnerships.
  • Priorities for Federal agency research and development investment in manufacturing in coming years.
  • Effects of automation on jobs and the economy.
  • Impacts of existing federal manufacturing programs on the private sector, academia, innovation and U.S. competitiveness.
  • Impacts of intellectual property (IP) on manufacturing research and development.
  • Effects of public policy on start-ups and small and medium businesses/enterprise.
  • Manufacturing’s relation to other public sectors and society on: food/water, energy, health/biosciences, cyber security, defense, etc.
  • The importance of being an engaged citizen: How to and why you should share your success stories.

NAMRC Student Research Presentations

Award selection procedure:

  • Student co-authors of their accepted NAMRC papers shall express interests in entering into the contest, to Lihui Wang, PhD, FSME, NAMRI/SME Scientific Committee chair, by March 31 of the conference year.
  • Scientific Committee will prepare a short list of student presenters based on the quality of the papers and notify the candidates in early April.
  • Winners will be selected from the short-listed student presenters at NAMRC based on the aforementioned award criteria.

View complete award criteria here.