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    • Adaptive robotic control in cloud environments 

      Adamson, Goran; Wang, Lihui, 1959-; Holm, Magnus; Moore, Philip (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Many of the applications in the 3D printing market have been for manufacturing prototypes in an inexpensive and relatively fast manner. Today, 3D printers make this possible by no longer having to use third party manufacturers. ...
    • Manufacture and instrumentation of bio-mechanical shoulder testing rig for medical applications 

      Hughes, David; Nabhani, Farhad; Hodgson, Simon (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Manufacture of medical simulations and devices is complex as parameters are often complex and ill-understood. Until recently the accurate measurement of contact loads acting in the Glenohumeral joint have been difficult ...
    • Integrated monitoring and control system for production, supply chain and logistics operations 

      Mejjaouli, Sobhi; Babiceanu, Radu F. (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Meeting customers' demand with the minimum cost, the required quality, and within the expected timeframe is the ultimatum goal of producers and logistics companies alike. To achieve this goal, real-time supply chain systems ...
    • Analysis of CNC software modules regarding parallelization capability 

      Keinert, Matthias; Kaiser, Benjamin; Lechler, Armin; Verl, Alexander (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      The software design of current CNC systems is of limited suitability for real parallel execution on multicore systems. Even though CNC systems are rudimentarily designed in a modular way, a good load balancing and therefore ...
    • Hardware in the loop simulation-based training for automated manufacturing systems operators 

      Vergnano, Alberto; Pellicciari, Marcello; Berselli, Giovanni (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Simulation-Based-Training (SBT) allows to train the operators of complex machinery within a safe virtual environment by means of effective lifelike learning experiences. SBT has been efficiently used in medical, aerospace ...
    • Model for quality tracing of agricultural products using RFID and Internet systems 

      Yu, Meng; Zhang, Xiejun; Sarker, Bhaba R.; Yi, Hui zhi; Li, Cun Rong (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Due to nationwide health hazard problems and the development and prevalence of information industry, Internet of Things (IOT)-based traceability system has gradually been applied to agricultural products to monitor the ...
    • Advanced 3D robot simulation for flexible interactive manual robot guidance—an eRobotics approach 

      Kaigom, Eric Guiffo; Rossmann, Jürgen (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Manual robot guidance is an intuitive approach to teach robots with human’s skills in the loop. It is particularly useful to manufacturers because of the high flexibility and low programming efforts. However, manual robot ...
    • A fast and accurate recognition system for flexible grasping of electronic goods 

      Woegerer, Christian; Rooker, M.; Angerer, Alfred; Kopf, Ch.; Pichler, A. (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Automated packaging is becoming more and more interesting for various production sites even in Europe. However, in many companies the packaging process can only handle a limited amount of products. This leads to a very ...
    • Quality measurement in the supply chain 

      Espinoza, Omar; Buehlmann, Urs; Bond, Brian (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Supply Chain Management is the integration of business processes along the value chain, from suppliers to end customer. Performance measurement of these processes has so far received little attention from researchers and ...
    • A model for integrating shipment consolidation and pricing decisions in perishable product supply chains 

      Chen, Jing; Dong, Ming, Ph. D.; Chen, F. Frank (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      This paper focuses on a simple perishable product supply chain with a vendor and multiple retailers. These retailers, densely dispersed in a distribution zone, are sensitive to price, delivery time and product quality. ...
    • Genetic algorithm-based insulation box line layout optimization for LNG ship 

      Li, Shu-Xia; Fan, Ti-Jun; Li, Lin; Fang, Chen-Hao; Yang, Hao (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      To build the first LNG ship in china, production efficiency and cost pose an urgent problem when designs its layout. Considering the real logistics types in insulation box line for LNG ship, a multi-line facility layout ...
    • An integrated Web-based scheduling and quality decision support system (SQDSS) 

      Krishnaiyer, Krishnan; Chen, F. Frank (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Decision Support Systems (DSS) have evolved from being considered as a competitive edge to a survival strategy. In different echelons of a value chain, when DSS is combined with lean tools it drives out not only the non-value ...
    • Optimization of cutting parameters for parallel machine scheduling with constrained power demand peak 

      Wang, Yi-Chi; Wang, Ming-Jun; Lin, Sung-Chi (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Most of the past studies regarding machining optimization were based on machining science and economic considerations without the environmental dimension. Machining with higher cutting speed is usually desirable considering ...
    • Applying lean manufacturing tools to the management of operational and network risks 

      Rivera, Leonardo (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Risk management has become a growing concern for manufacturers. Academics in the field have classified risks into operational (internal), network (supply chain) and environmental (natural, political and external) risks. ...
    • A Bayesian network based decision support system 

      Chen, Wen-Hsin; Wang, Wei-Hua Andrew (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      In this highly dynamic environment, data and information are rapidly changing in time. For a decision support system, to capture continuum data and then to extract knowledge from data is in high demand. Our research work ...
    • Technologies guiding the future of robotics in manufacturing 

      Flannigan, William C; Evans, Paul T.; Edwards, Shaun M.; Hvass, Paul B. (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Industrial robots, both stationary and mobile, have been used in manufacturing applications for decades and are most often employed based on requirements for dedicated and repetitive manufacturing operations. Industrial ...
    • A techno-health study of the use of cutting fluids and future alternatives 

      Shokrani, Alborz; Dhokia, Vimal; Newman, Stephen T. (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      The health issues associated with exposure to cutting fluids is an increasing concern among occupational health researchers. However, this issue has been overlooked in manufacturing enterprises from engineering prospective. ...
    • Integration of machine learning and mathematical programming methods into the biomass feedstock supplier selection process 

      Mirkouei, Amin; Haapala, Karl R. (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Recent concerns over the use of and reliance on fossil fuels have stimulated research efforts in identifying, developing, and selecting alternative energy sources. Biofuels represent a promising replacement for conventional ...
    • Sustainable design and innovation for office furniture and its implementation 

      Seyajah, N.; Cheng K. (Kai); Bateman, R. (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      Products such as furniture are a combination of components that together provide the functionality required by the customer. For the designer, the product configuration has special importance. The impetus for new ideas ...
    • Development and implementation of value stream income statements in support of a company's lean transformation 

      Bain, Chris; Chen, F. Frank (Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014)
      The goal of this project was to provide lean income statements specific to Lancer corporation's 11 value streams. A Lean income statement, often referred to as a plain English Profit and Loss statement, is a very easy to ...