Summary and Info
This special volume is part 2 of a mini-series on, “Materials Manufacturing Science and Technology XII”. It covers three topics: Modern design theory & methodology, MEMS & nanotechnology, Materials science & technology in manufacturing. Presented here is a collection of 125 papers selected from over 510 papers originally submitted by universities and industrial concerns all over the world. All of the papers have been peer-reviewed. The papers selected for this volume were chosen on the basis of their quality and their relevance to the topic. This work reflects the latest developments in this field; running the gamut from fundamentals to new techniques and applications.This book thus provides a valuable reference work for researchers in the materials manufacturing science and technology fields who wish to understand further the underlying mechanisms and to create new and practical technologies, systems and processes.It covers topics such as: Advanced manufacturing technology and equipment, Modern design theory and methodology, MEMS and nanotechnology, Materials science and technology in manufacturing, Manufacturing systems and automation. It should also be particularly useful to practicing engineers in precision manufacturing who are responsible for ensuring efficient and effective operations.