Manufacturing Systems and Technologies for the New Frontier

The 41st CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems May 26–28, 2008, Tokyo, Japan

  • Mamoru Mitsuishi
  • Kanji Ueda
  • Fumihiko Kimura

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Plenary and Keynote Papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Engelbert Westkämper
      Pages 11-14
    3. J. W. Sutherland, J. L. Rivera, K. L. Brown, M. Law, M. J. Hutchins, T. L. Jenkins et al.
      Pages 15-18
    4. László Monostori, Balázs Csanád Csáji
      Pages 19-24
    5. Tamio Arai, Tatsunori Hara, Yoshiki Shimomura
      Pages 25-30
  3. Manufacturing System Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Mathias Jönsson, Carin Andersson, Jan-Eric Ståhl
      Pages 33-38
    3. Mathias Jönsson, Carin Andersson, Jan-Eric Ståhl
      Pages 39-44
    4. Malin Löfving, Christer Johansson, Mats Winroth
      Pages 51-56
    5. Nozomu Mishima, Shinsuke Kondou, Keijiro Masui
      Pages 61-64
    6. Hirohisa Narita, Nelfa Desmira, Hideo Fujimoto
      Pages 65-68
    7. Jürgen Fleischer, Jan Wieser, Matthias Schopp, Alexander Broos
      Pages 69-74
  4. Manufacturing System Organization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Christoph Herrmann, Sebastian Thiede, Julian Stehr, Lars Bergmann
      Pages 83-88

About these proceedings


Manufacturing systems and technology stand on a new frontier, facing up to the challenges posed by the ever-evolving requirements of global sustainability. Value-creation is taking its place alongside more traditional production-process priorities.

Collected here are over a hundred papers concerned with all manner of new directions in manufacturing systems and given at the 41st CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems. The high-quality material presented in this volume includes reports of work from both scientific and engineering standpoints and several invited and keynote papers addressing the current cutting edge and likely future trends in manufacturing systems. Among others, the book’s subjects include:

• new trends in manufacturing systems design: sustainable design, ubiquitous manufacturing, emergent synthesis, service engineering, value creation, cost engineering, human and social aspects of manufacturing, etc.;

• new applications for manufacturing systems – medical, life-science, optics, NEMS, etc.;

• intelligent use of advanced methods and new materials – new manufacturing process technologies, high-hardness materials, bio-medical materials, etc.;

• integration and control for new machines – compound machine tools, rapid prototyping, printing process integration, etc.

Manufacturing Systems and Technologies for the New Frontier is a valuable source of knowledge and a good basis for future work for researchers, scientists engineers and managers in industries interested in manufacturing technologies and will also be a useful source of reference for graduate students of manufacturing.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mamoru Mitsuishi
    • 1
  • Kanji Ueda
    • 2
  • Fumihiko Kimura
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Engineering SynthesisThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Research into Artifacts Center for EngineeringThe University of TokyoChibaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Precision Machinery EngineeringThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84800-266-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84800-267-8
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