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
- 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.