1st Edition

Functional Reverse Engineering of Machine Tools

    352 Pages 110 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    350 Pages 110 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The purpose of this book is to develop capacity building in strategic and non-strategic machine tool technology. The book contains chapters on how to functionally reverse engineer strategic and non-strategic computer numerical control machinery. Numerous engineering areas, such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, control engineering, and computer hardware and software engineering, are covered. The book offers guidelines and covers design for machine tools, prototyping, augmented reality for machine tools, modern communication strategies, and enterprises of functional reverse engineering, along with case studies.


    • Presents capacity building in machine tool development

    • Discusses engineering design for machine tools

    • Covers prototyping of strategic and non-strategic machine tools

    • Illustrates augmented reality for machine tools

    • Includes Internet of Things (IoT) for machine tools

    Part 1. The cybernetics. 1. Microprocessors and microcontrollers : past, present, and future. 2. Selection of sensors, transducers, and actuators. Part 2. Sensor development. 3. Reverse engineering of titanium to form TiO2 for humidity sensor applications. Part 3. Re-manufacturing. 4. Manufacturing, remanufacturing, and surface repairing of various machine tool components using laser-assisted directed energy deposition. Part 4. Metrology. 5. Investigation on dynamical prediction of tool wear based on machine vision and support vector machine. 6. In-process measurement in manufacturing processes. Part 5. Design of mechanisms and machines. 7. The convex hull of two closed implicit surfaces. 8. Design of multi-DOF micro-feed platform based on hybrid compliant mechanism. 9. Metal forming presses : technology, structure, and engineering design. Part 6. Decision making. 10. Modular approach of writing MATLAB code for a Markov decision process. 11. A smart microfactory design : an integrated approach. 12. Reverse engineering the original processes : a multiformalism approach. Part 7. Next-generation communication. 13. Next-generation national communication infrastructure (NCI) : emerging future technologies - challenges and opportunities.


    Wasim Ahmed Khan, Ghulam Abbas, Khalid Rahman, Ghulam Hussain, Cedric Aimal Edwin