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This paper introduced planning and control of a hybrid vacuum-forming machine system (HAVES). The HAVES was developed to integrate CAD/CAM, screw-pin tooling, CNC, vacuum forming and optical measurement device together to produce vacuum forming components. The screw-pin tooling was employed to replace traditional dedicated solid tooling and its(More)
This paper addresses the development of an error reduction strategy for an inertial-sensor-based system for measuring the displacement of parallel kinematic machine (PKM) struts and hence the tool centre point pose. The error reduction strategy can significantly improve the performance of low-cost accelerometers and has many potential generic inertial(More)
This paper describes the implementation of an integrated monitoring system for a CNC machine tool and its machining processes such as drilling, milling, turning and grinding. The monitoring system uses a variety of sensors such as force, torque, vibration, acoustic emission, and temperature to monitor the machining processes and the physical condition of(More)
We present a simple method to prepare hexagonally packed metallic nanocylinders based on gold nanoparticles embedded in a copolymeric matrix. The gold nanoparticles are generated selectively within the P4VP-rich cylindrical domains of a polystyrene-b-poly-4-vinylpyridine (PS-b-P4VP) diblock copolymer. In order to achieve this selectivity, a gold precursor(More)
Machining of thin-walled components has increasingly become a difficulty for manufacturers. Advanced digital analyses have been developed by many researchers to model, predict and reduce errors induced by machining processes. Fixtures for thin-walled components to increase the rigidity of components, improve dynamic performance and reduce machining cost(More)
A simple and effective nonlithographic method to produce a novel organization of noble metal nanoparticles into horseshoe-like nanostructures via self-assembly is described. The adsorption of Au nanoparticles stabilized with the dendrimer 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexakis[(3',5'-bis(benzyloxy)benzyl)sulfanylmethyl]benzene (S(6)G(1)) on hydrophilic surfaces (native(More)