Prof. Dr. Zhijie Xia
State Specially Recruited Expert of National 1000 Talent’s Plan
Innovation Center of Jiangsu Provincial Advanced CNC Machine and Intelligent Equipment, China
Dr. Zhijie Xia is a state specially recruited expert of National 1000 Talent’s Plan. His main research fields are robotics, intelligent manufacturing, industrial Internet and industrial big data. He is currently the director of the Innovation Center of Jiangsu Provincial Advanced CNC Machine and Intelligent Equipment, and the CEO of Jiangsu Nangao Intelligent Equipment Innovation Center Co., Ltd. He is also the specially invited representative of the 12th CPPCC Committee of Jiangsu Province, vice president of Jiangsu 1000 Talent’s Plan Expert Federation and the chairman of Intelligent Manufacturing Committee, standing director of Jiangsu European and American Students Association, adjunct professor of Southeast University, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), Yunnan University and Central South-Central Minzu University.
Industrial Internet and Intelligent
Speech Abstract: Industrial Internet technology enables the connection and communication of a large number of industrial equipment and products and makes it possible to collect massive industrial data and obtain industrial intelligence. The combination of industrial Internet and manufacturing technology will transform traditional manufacturing into intelligent manufacturing which will greatly improve production efficiency and rapidly increase productivity.
Prof. Dr. Mohd Hamdi Abdul Shukor
University of Malaya, Malaysia
Professor Ir Dr Mohd Hamdi bin Abd Shukor received his B.Eng. (Mechanical), with Honours from Imperial College London and his M.Sc. In Advanced Manufacturing Technology & System Management from University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology (UMIST). His Doctoral study was in the field of thin film coating for biomedical applications for which he was conferred Dr. Eng by Kyoto University. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineering, UK, and a professional engineer registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia. Prof Hamdi has devoted his career in nurturing research and innovation and has mentored over 130 postgraduate students, particularly in the field of machining, materials processing and biomaterials. He has authored more than 160 ISI journals and h-index of 26. He is also a director and founder of the Centre of Advanced Manufacturing & Materials Processing (AMMP Centre), in which has grown from modest-size team of researchers and engineers to an interdisciplinary research hub. Prof Hamdi has obtained recognition from various international and local organizations.
Recent advancement in the Electrical Discharge Machining
Speech Abstract: With the progress in material science, such as the introduction of high hardness alloys and nano-structured materials, machining processes face increasing demand to attain high productivity. Powder Mixed EDM (PMEDM) as one of the recent technologies to enhance Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) performance, facilitates producing parts with predominantly high surface quality and material removal rate (MRR). Introduction of a novel process of suspending micro-MoS2 powder in dielectric fluid and using ultrasonic vibration during micro-EDM process indicated a significant increase in MRR and improvement of surface quality by providing a flat surface free of black carbon spots. Similarly, ultrasonic vibration of dielectric fluid containing graphite powder as the cheapest and most common powder material was investigated in nano-size, which demonstrated significant reduction of machining time up to 35% as well as increasing the machining accuracy. Moreover, low-frequency vibration of workpiece in nanographite PMEDM was deployed to enhance the debris ejection from machining gap. The experimental results showed that combination of these techniques improved machining stability, assured continuous machining processes, and significant reduction of the machining time. In cutting extremely difficult-to-cut material of Inconel 718 due to short circuiting and arcing, the surface of micro-holes produced by micro-EDM has black traces and cones. Utilization of 50 nm MoS2 powder could produce higher quality micro-holes in machining Inconel 718. Most recently, addition of Ti nanopowder to dielectric in EDM resulted in substantial improvement of MRR, surface roughness and micro-defects formation on the machined surface due to discharge energy dispersion. The addition of powders in the process has improved the overall EDM performance.
Prof. Wirachman Wisnoe
Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Prof. Wirachman Wisnoe was born in Bandung, Indonesia in 1962. He is currently working as professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Shah Alam, Malaysia. He obtained his degree from University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France. He then took his further studies in Aeronautical Engineering at ENSICA, Toulouse, France. Prof. Wirachman Wisnoe received his Doctor of Philosophy in Fluid Mechanics from ENSAE/Sup’Aero, Toulouse, France in 1993. After graduated, he worked at the Indonesian Aerospace Industry (PT. IPTN) as Head of Mission Systems Department. In the year 2005, he joined UiTM. His research is focused on the aerodynamics of Blended-Wing-Body UAV and also in the area of thermofluids.
Prof. Puneet Tandon
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing Jabalpur, India
Prof. Puneet Tandon is
a joint Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Design
at Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design
and Manufacturing Jabalpur, India. He is also at present
serving as Dean of Research, Sponsored Projects &
Consultancy. His primary research interests are
Innovative Product Design, Computer Aided Design,
Computational Support to Product Design, and Hybrid
Manufacturing. He is mentor of deLOGIC Lab
(http://delogic.iiitdmj.ac.in), and Soln Lab
He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra, India. He received his Masters and Doctoral degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. He has authored more than 160 papers in referred journals and international conferences of repute. He has been to author to one text book titled “Cutting Tool Geometry: 3D Perspective” and a few conference proceedings. He was also organizer of International Conference on Innovations in Design and Manufacturing (InnDeM) 2012 and Design Workshop (DeW) 2010, 2013, 2014 and DeW 2015. Design Workshop, DeW is an international event organized in collaboration with Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Japan. He is also the Principal Coordinator of DeW 2016, to be organized from December 12-14, 2016 on ‘Internet of Process Centric Design and Manufacture’.
He was Principal Investigator of a joint Indo-Japan Project (DST-JSPS sponsored), besides being Principal Investigator to numerous projects sponsored by government of India funding agencies like Department of Science & Technology, Department of Atomic Energy, Ministry of Human Resource Development, etc., apart from various private funding agencies and a few international agencies. He is a member of the International Programme Committee of CAD Conferences, and on advisory committees of various international conferences. He is on editorial board of a few international journals on Manufacturing Technology and has been reviewer to several international journals. He has given many keynote and invited lectures at various forums worldwide, including national and international conferences and short-term programmes. He is member of ASME, IAENG and ISTE. He also participates actively in international academic organizations.