Papers Due Soon for Two Special Journal Issues

March 24, 2017


Authors who are interested in submitting papers for two upcoming special issues of the ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, which will cover topics related to grinding technology and enhanced process-machine interaction, should act now as the deadlines for both issues are just a week away.

The first of the special issues, “Grinding Technology — Commemorating the Scientific Contributions by Professor Stephen Malkin,” will honor the significant contributions to the field of grinding technology by Prof. Malkin, an ASME Fellow and recipient of the Society’s William T. Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award and Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award. The editors of the special issue are seeking papers that review his work, are inspired by, or are based on his findings and the application of his theories.

This special issue, which will be published in December 2017, will focus on how loose or fixed abrasive processes add value through enhanced product functionality, integrity, and sustainability. Researchers are also invited to submit papers covering new process design, simulation of physical mechanisms, and new applications possible through enhanced abrasive machining for the special issue.

The guest editors for the issue are seeking papers addressing a variety of topics, including enhancement of product life or performance through grinding; grinding of ductile and brittle materials; grinding of non-traditional materials such as biomaterials, high performance alloys, glasses and hard ceramics; tribological effects; grinding mechanics; sustainability of grinding processes; novel or hybrid grinding processes; and multi-scale/multi-physics modeling and analysis of grinding and abrasive machining processes.

A second special issue of the journal will concentrate on the subject of enhanced process-machine interaction through design, tooling, automation, and modeling. The issue will include research in such areas as computer-assisted cutting tool and die-mold design and analysis, including prediction of force, torque, power, vibrations and structural deformations during machining and metal forming operations; machine tools and metal forming presses; design characteristics of high speed spindles, dynamics, and thermal issues; design, control and optimization of high-performance feed drives; and computer numerical control (CNC) tool-path generation.

The issue, which is expected to be published in February 2018, will also cover virtual manufacturing, including simulation and optimization of machine tool motions for collision avoidance and energy consumption, material removal/addition considering process physics, machine tool dynamics and kinematics; active control of machine tool vibrations; machine tool metrology, surface metrology and tolerancing principles; diamond turning, fast tool servos, ultra-precision machining and machine tools; and in-situ measurement of force, temperature, residual stress, vibration, part dimensions, and tool wear.

The deadline to submit a manuscript for the special issue on grinding technology is March 31, while papers for the special issue on enhanced process-machine interactions are due April 1. For more information on the two special issues of Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, or to submit a paper, visit