Department of Mechanical Engineering


IIMS research


Key research areas


The following is a list of our ongoing and previous (italicized) research projects.

Smart machining solutions

  • STEP-NC enabled intelligent machining 
  • Cyber physical machine tools for smart manufacturing 
  • Mode-based design and manufacturing based on STEP
  • Research on design method of CNC machining energy consumption knowledge platform based on ontology 
  • Intelligent 3D printing strategy
  • The key technologies research for 3D printing on wood
  • A novel approach towards energy 
  • A novel approach towards high-fidelity machining simulation 
  • STEP-NC enabled machine condition monitoring 
  • Development of a STEP-NC controller 
  • Intelligent machining with online inspection 
  • New control strategy for CNC machines via STEP-NC 
  • A CNC system based on real-time Ethernet and Windows NT 
  • A database driven collaborative CAPP system 
  • STEP-based total simulation for CNC machining processes 
 
Service-oriented manufacturing
  • Dynamic resource service scheduling in cloud manufacturing 
  • STEP-NC enabled intelligent machining
  • Development of a hybrid cloud manufacturing system
  • Cloud manufacturing for modern industry: An Industrie 4.0 perspective 
  • Ontology for Cloud-based manufacturing 
  • PRSS-based production control in Cloud manufacturing
  • Adaptive production scheduling system 
  • Development of an intelligent and interoperable manufacturing platform 
  • The pricing mechanism and optimal model for service-oriented manufacturing 
 
Customer-centric product design
  • Cognitive environment for intellignet manufacturing systems 
  • Product configuration system in cloud manufacturing environments 
  • Design for additive manufacturing in a cloud environment 
  • Product conceptual deisgn for mass personalisation in OKP companies
  • Information retrieval in case-based design 
  • Design and development of novel hearing technology devices 
  • Product knowledge management tools, methods, and techniques for one-of-a-kind production 
  • Knowledge management technologies to support product development in medium-sized, high-technology enterprises 
 
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Research partners


We collaborate with a range of organisations throughout the world. They include:
 

Research institutions

 

Companies

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Publications


Authored books 

Y. Zhao, R. Brown, T.R. Kramer, Xun Xu. Information Modeling for Interoperable Dimensional Metrology, 304 pages. Springer Veralag. September, 2011. ISBN (print): 978-1-4471-2166-4. ISBN (eBook): 978-1-4471-2167 1. http://www.springer.com/engineering/production+eng/book/978-1-4471-2166-4

 

Edited books

S. Yu, X. Xu, Development of a Product Configuration System for Cloud Manufacturing, in:  Advances in Production Management Systems: Innovative Production Management Towards Sustainable Growth, Springer, 2015, pp. 436-443.

P. Zheng, X. Xu, S.Q. Xie, Integrate Product Planning Process of OKP Companies in the Cloud Manufacturing Environment, in:  Advances in Production Management Systems: Innovative Production Management Towards Sustainable Growth, Springer, 2015, pp. 420-426.

Y. Lu, X. Xu, Protecting Intellectual Property in a Cloud Manufacturing Environment: Requirements and Strategies, in:  Advances in Production Management Systems: Innovative Production Management Towards Sustainable Growth, Springer, 2015, pp. 404-411.

Ou, L, Xu, X., Towards a Cognitive Assembly System. New Development of Manufacturing Robotic Systems and Automation, edited by D. Zhang and Z. Gao. 2011, Bentham Science. ISBN: 978-1-60805-281-3

 

Conference papers

Y. Lu, X. Xu, Process and Production Planning in a Cloud Manufacturing Environment, in:  ASME 2015 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2015, pp. V002T004A018-V002T004A018.

X.V. Wang, X. Xu, Cloud manufacturing in support of sustainability, in:  ASME 2014 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2014 Collocated with the JSME 2014 International Conference on Materials and Processing and the 42nd North American Manufacturing Research Conference, 2014.

X. Xu, Cloud technology for service-oriented manufacturing, in:  20th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, CE 2013 - Proceedings, 2013, pp. 539-549.

X.V. Wang, X.W. Xu, Virtualize manufacturing capabilities in the cloud: Requirements and architecture, in:  ASME 2013 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference Collocated with the 41st North American Manufacturing Research Conference, MSEC 2013, 2013.

Z. Sang, X. Xu, Development of a smart computer numerical control system, in:  ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE), 2013.

T. Peng, X. Xu, J. Heilala, Energy-efficient machining via energy data integration, in:  IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, 2013, pp. 17-24.

Y. Lu, J. Xu, X. Xu, A new paradigm shift for manufacturing businesses, in:  ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE), 2013.

J. Xu, X. Xu, S.Q. Xie, A new system for resource capability evaluation, in:  Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference, APPEEC, 2011.

M. Hardwick, F. Zhao, F. Proctor, S. Venkatesh, D. Odendahl, X. Xu, A roadmap for STEP-NC enabled interoperable manufacturing, in:  ASME 2011 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2011, 2011, pp. 23-32.

 

Journal papers

P. Zheng, Y. Lu, X. Xu, S.Q. Xie, A system framework for OKP product planning in a cloud-based design environment, Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, (2016).

C. Yu, X. Xu, Y. Lu, Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Cyber-Physical Systems and Cloud Manufacturing–Concepts and relationships, Manufacturing Letters, 6 (2015) 5-9.

S. Yu, Q. Yang, J. Tao, X. Xu, Incorporating quality function deployment with modularity for the end-of-life of a product family, Journal of Cleaner Production, 87 (2015) 423-430.

X.V. Wang, X.W. Xu, A collaborative product data exchange environment based on STEP, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 28 (2015) 75-86.

X. Xu, A concerted endeavour toward intelligent machining solutions, International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, 48 (2014) 95-115.

X. Wang, X. Xu, Virtualise manufacturing capabilities in the cloud: Requirements, architecture and implementation, International Journal of Manufacturing Research, 9 (2014) 348-368.

T. Peng, X. Xu, L. Wang, A novel energy demand modelling approach for CNC machining based on function blocks, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 33 (2014) 196-208.

T. Peng, X. Xu, A holistic approach to achieving energy efficiency for interoperable machining systems, International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, 7 (2014) 111-129.

T. Peng, X. Xu, Energy-efficient machining systems: A critical review, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 72 (2014) 1389-1406.

Y. Lu, X. Xu, J. Xu, Development of a Hybrid Manufacturing Cloud, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 33 (2014) 551-566.

Y. Lu, Q. Shao, C. Singh, X. Xu, X. Ye, Ontology for manufacturing resources in a cloud environment, International Journal of Manufacturing Research, 9 (2014) 448-469.

X.V. Wang, X.W. Xu, Virtual function block mechanism in the cloud manufacturing environment, in:  Advanced Materials Research, 2013, pp. 2438-2441.

X.V. Wang, X.W. Xu, An interoperable solution for Cloud manufacturing, Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 29 (2013) 232-247.

K. Wang, C. Zhang, X. Xu, S. Ji, L. Yang, A CNC system based on real-time Ethernet and Windows NT, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 65 (2013) 1383-1395.

D. Stevenson, G. Searchfield, G. Dodd, X. Xu, An experimental study on multiple acoustic venting for hearing aid applications, Acta Acustica united with Acustica, 99 (2013) 598-606.

F. Ridwan, X. Xu, Advanced CNC system with in-process feed-rate optimisation, Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 29 (2013) 12-20.

L.M. Ou, X. Xu, Relationship matrix based automatic assembly sequence generation from a CAD model, CAD Computer Aided Design, 45 (2013) 1053-1067.

M. Hardwick, Y.F. Zhao, F.M. Proctor, A. Nassehi, X. Xu, S. Venkatesh, D. Odendahl, L. Xu, M. Hedlind, M. Lundgren, L. Maggiano, D. Loffredo, J. Fritz, B. Olsson, J. Garrido, A. Brail, A roadmap for STEP-NC-enabled interoperable manufacturing, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 68 (2013) 1023-1037.

Y.F. Zhao, X.W. Xu, Integration of machining and inspection, International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology, 4 (2012) 1-31.

Y. Zhang, X. Xu, Y. Liu, X. Bai, Service-oriented, cross-platform and high-level machining simulation, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 25 (2012) 280-295.

Y. Zhang, X.L. Bai, X. Xu, Y.X. Liu, STEP-NC based high-level machining simulations integrated with CAD/CAPP/CAM, International Journal of Automation and Computing, 9 (2012) 506-517.

X. Xu, H.H. Hsiao, W.W.L. Wang, FuzEmotion as a backward kansei engineering tool, International Journal of Automation and Computing, 9 (2012) 16-23.

X. Xu, From cloud computing to cloud manufacturing, Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 28 (2012) 75-86.

X.V. Wang, X.W. Xu, DIMP: An interoperable solution for software integration and product data exchange, Enterprise Information Systems, 6 (2012) 291-314.

F. Ridwan, X. Xu, G. Liu, A framework for machining optimisation based on STEP-NC, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 23 (2012) 423-441.

F. Ridwan, X. Xu, F.C.L. Ho, Adaptive execution of an NC program with feed rate optimization, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 63 (2012) 1117-1130.

F. Ridwan, X. Xu, Realization CNC controller enable machine condition monitoring architecture based on STEP-NC data model, in:  Advanced Materials Research, 2012, pp. 990-994.

F. Ridwan, X. Xu, Development of a surface roughness predictive model for STEP-compliant machining optimisation, International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology, 4 (2012) 206-228.

T. Peng, X. Xu, The state of the art in energy consumption model-the key to sustainable machining, in:  Applied Mechanics and Materials, 2012, pp. 592-599.

B.M. Li, S.Q. Xie, X. Xu, A STEP-based product knowledge model for One-of-a-Kind Production, in:  IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, 2012, pp. 737-741.

Y. Zhao, X. Xu, T. Kramer, F. Proctor, J. Horst, Dimensional metrology interoperability and standardization in manufacturing systems, Computer Standards and Interfaces, 33 (2011) 541-555.

Y. Zhang, X. Xu, Y. Liu, Numerical control machining simulation: A comprehensive survey, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 24 (2011) 593-609.

Y. Zhang, M. Rauch, H. Xie, Y. Zhao, X. Xu, Y. Liu, Machining simulation - A technical review and a proposed concept model, International Journal of Internet Manufacturing and Services, 3 (2011) 59-75.

W. Yang, X.W. Xu, A new approach for integrating process planning with scheduling, International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 42 (2011) 253-266.

X. Xu, L. Wang, S.T. Newman, Computer-aided process planning - A critical review of recent developments and future trends, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 24 (2011) 1-31.

J. Xu, X. Xu, S.Q. Xie, Recent developments in Dual Resource Constrained (DRC) system research, European Journal of Operational Research, 215 (2011) 309-318.

S. Shah, H. Guo, X. Xu, Development of a web-based quality function deployment system, International Journal of Internet Manufacturing and Services, 3 (2011) 16-31.

X.L. Qiu, X. Xu, X.J. Liu, Interoperable STEP-NC Enabled process planning for intelligent machining, in:  Advanced Materials Research, 2011, pp. 850-855.

A. Mokhtar, X. Xu, Machining precedence of 21/2D interacting features in a feature-based data model, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 22 (2011) 145-161.

B.M. Li, S.Q. Xie, X. Xu, Recent development of knowledge-based systems, methods and tools for One-of-a-Kind Production, Knowledge-Based Systems, 24 (2011) 1108-1119.

A.A. Kadir, X. Xu, Towards high-fidelity machining simulation, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 30 (2011) 175-186.

T. Dipper, X. Xu, P. Klemm, Defining, recognizing and representing feature interactions in a feature-based data model, Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 27 (2011) 101-114.

A. Abdul Kadir, X. Xu, E. Hämmerle, Virtual machine tools and virtual machining-A technological review, Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 27 (2011) 494-508.

 

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IIMS publications
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