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Intelligent Energy Field Manufacturing

Interdisciplinary Process Innovations, 1st Edition

Edited by Wenwu Zhang

CRC Press

728 pages | 525 B/W Illus.

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Edited by prominent researchers and with contributions from experts in their individual areas, Intelligent Energy Field Manufacturing: Interdisciplinary Process Innovations explores a new philosophy of engineering. An in-depth introduction to Intelligent Energy Field Manufacturing (EFM), this book explores a fresh engineering methodology that not only integrates but goes beyond methodologies such as Design for Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, Concurrent Engineering, TRIZ, green and sustainable manufacturing, and more. This book gives a systematic introduction to classic non-mechanical manufacturing processes as well as offering big pictures of some technical frontiers in modern engineering.

The book suggests that any manufacturing process is actually a process of injecting human intelligence into the interaction between material and the various energy fields in order to transfer the material into desired configurations. It discusses technological innovation, dynamic M-PIE flows, the generalities of energy fields, logic functional materials and intelligence, the open scheme of intelligent EFM implementation, and the principles of intelligent EFM. The book takes a highly interdisciplinary approach that includes research frontiers such as micro/nano fabrication, high strain rate processes, laser shock forming, materials science and engineering, bioengineering, etc., in addition to a detailed treatment of the so called "non-traditional" manufacturing processes, which covers waterjet machining, laser material processing, ultrasonic material processing, EDM/ECM, etc.

Filled with illustrative pictures, figures, and tables that make technical materials more absorbable, the book cuts across multiple engineering disciplines. The majority of books in this area report the facts of proven knowledge, while the behind-the-scenes thinking is usually neglected. This book examines the big picture of manufacturing in depth before diving into the details of an individual process, demonstrating how innovations are achieved. It lowers barriers to technical innovation, meets new engineering challenges, and systematically introduces manufacturing processes.

Table of Contents

Fundamentals of Intelligent Energy Field Manufacturing

Technology Innovations and Manufacturing Processes, W. Zhang

Introduction to Intelligent Energy Field Manufacturing, W. Zhang

Evolution of Engineering Philosophies and the General Strategy of Intelligent EFM, W. Zhang

Representative Principles and Techniques in Intelligent EFM, W. Zhang

Classic Nonmechanical Manufacturing Processes

Energy Fields in Waterjet Machining, M. Hashish

Electrical and Electrochemical Processes, M.M. Sundaram and K.P. Rajurkar

Micro Electrical Discharge Machining of Spray Holes for Diesel Fuel Systems, C.-C. Kao and A. Shih

Ultrasonic Machining, R. Gilmore

Laser Material Processing, A. Ostendorf, S. Claußen, and M.G. Jones

Laser-Induced Plastic Deformation and Its Applications, G.J. Cheng, W. Zhang, and Y.L. Yao

Energy Field Interactions in Hybrid Laser/Nonlaser Manufacturing Processes, L. Li

Interdisciplinary Process Innovations

Selected Process Innovations in Materials Science, J.S. Marte

Processes and Methodologies in Nanotechnology, T. Deng

Nanofabrication and Nanocharacterization Using Near-Field Optics, K. Yi and Y. Lu

Coatings and Surface Technologies, D. Zhong

Methodology and Process Innovations in Additive Fabrication, L. Xue

Selected Topics in Biomedical Engineering, R. Xu

Selected Innovative Processes

Energy Field Methods and Electromagnetic Sheet Metal Forming, G. Daehn

Electrically Assisted Manufacturing, W.A. Salandro and J.T. Roth

Laser-Assisted Machining, S. Lei, Y.C. Shin, and F.E. Pfefferkorn

Polishing and Magnetic Field–Assisted Finishing, T. Sato and H. Yamaguchi

Tribology and Surface Engineering: Scientific and Technological Bases for Energy Efficiency, Q.J. Wang, D. Zhu, and J. Cao

Toward Intelligent EFM

Metrology and Quality Control, K. Harding

Microsensors for Manufacturing Processes, X. Li

Engineering Design and Design for Manufacturing, Z. Zhao

Epilogue: The Implementation and the Future of Intelligent Energy Field Manufacturing, W. Zhang


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Energy
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering