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This book presents a collection of quality chapters on the state-of-the-art of research efforts in the area of smart devices and novel machine design, as well as their practical applications to enable advanced manufacturing. The first section presents a broad-based review of several key areas of research in smart devices and machines. The second section is focused on presenting an in-depth treatment of a particular device or machine. The book will be of interest to a broad readership.
Lihui Wang is a professor of virtual manufacturing at the University of Skovde's Virtual Systems Research Centre in Sweden. He was previously a senior research scientist at the Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Institute, National Research Council of Canada. He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Western Ontario, and a registered professional engineer in Canada. His research interests and responsibilities are in web-based and sensor-driven real-time monitoring and control, distributed machining process planning, adaptive assembly planning, collaborative design, supply chain management, as well as intelligent and adaptive manufacturing systems. Dr Fengfeng (Jeff) Xi, is a Professor at Ryerson University, Canada, and an Adjunct Professor at the East China Jiao-Tong University. His research interests are in the area of manufacturing and automation.
Release date NZ
February 11th, 2008
Edited by Fengfeng Xi
Edited by Lihui Wang
Country of Publication
29 Tables, black and white; XIX, 390 p.
Springer London Ltd
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