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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)
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 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)
High technology enterprises must now continually reduce costs and develop better products and services in order to sustain a competitive advantage in an endlessly changing business environment. High research and development (R&D) costs force high technology enterprises to select more carefully which technologies to invest in. Advanced technology planning(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)
A simple concept is proposed to metallise polyamide 66 (PA66) spherulite structures with in situ synthesised gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) using a wet chemical method. This cost-effective approach, applied to produce a PA66/Au NP hybrid material, offers the advantages of controlling the nanoparticle size, the size distribution and the organic-inorganic(More)
Sensors & Transducers Journal (ISSN 1726-5479) is a peer review international journal published monthly online by International Frequency Sensor Association (IFSA). Available in electronic and CD-ROM. Abstract: Near-infrared (NIR) diffuse reflectance spectroscopy represents a feasible and promising approach to the noninvasive prediction of blood glucose(More)
Controlling the assembly of individual nanoparticles into welldefi ned nanostructures by self-assembled hybrid materials is a powerful technique to fabricate novel functional nanomaterials. [ 1 ] This type of nanofabrication facilitates the formation of different anisotropic nanostructures. [ 2 ] Among these types of nanostructures, 1D nanostructured hybrid(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)