International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Springer Verlag

Journal description

The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology aims to bridge the gap between pure research journals and the more practical publications on factory automation systems. It therefore provides an outstanding forum for international papers covering applications-based research topics spanning the entire manufacturing spectrum. Published papers will continue to be to a high standard of excellence. This is ensured by subjecting each paper to a strict assessment procedure by members of the international editorial advisory board. The objective is firmly to establish that papers submitted do meet the requirements especially in the context of proven applications-based research work. It is not acceptable that papers have a theoretical content alone. The journal covers the full range of advanced manufacturing technology. It therefore publishes papers on robotics; artificial intelligence including speech technology vision and tactile sensing; grippers; programmable controllers; lasers and other advanced processes; programmable assembly; flexible manufacturing systems; computer integrated manufacturing; inspection; automatic test equipment; simulation; motors controls and drives; local area networking; production planing and control; human factors; and economics.

Current impact factor: 1.78

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 1.779
2012 Impact Factor 1.205
2011 Impact Factor 1.103
2010 Impact Factor 1.068
2009 Impact Factor 1.128
2008 Impact Factor 0.743
2007 Impact Factor 0.378
2006 Impact Factor 0.418
2005 Impact Factor 0.406
2004 Impact Factor 0.352
2003 Impact Factor 0.446
2002 Impact Factor 0.376
2001 Impact Factor 0.39
2000 Impact Factor 0.374
1999 Impact Factor 0.333
1998 Impact Factor 0.31
1997 Impact Factor 0.184
1996 Impact Factor 0.144

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.42
Cited half-life 5.00
Immediacy index 0.11
Eigenfactor 0.02
Article influence 0.34
Website International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology website
Other titles International journal of advanced manufacturing technology (Online), Advanced manufacturing technology
ISSN 0268-3768
OCLC 43068796
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Vertical rolling has been widely used in the roughing stand of hot strip rolling to improve the precision of slab width which influences the finished product quality significantly in actual production. Double parabolic dog-bone function model and corresponding velocity and strain rate fields are firstly proposed based on the incompressibility condition and stream function. They are successfully applied to three-dimensional vertical rolling. Using the first variation principle of rigid-plastic material, an analytical solution of slab total power functional in vertical rolling is obtained. Then, the shape parameters and the rolling force are received by minimizing the power functional. The error of shape and power parameters is within 4 % compared with finite element method (FEM) simulation’s result and less than 9.5 % compared with other models’ result.
    International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 09/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00170-015-7393-7
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    ABSTRACT: Nickel-based alloys are attractive materials for industrial applications owing to their good mechanical properties and excellent resistance to corrosion and oxidation, even under extreme conditions. In this paper, the behavior of an INCONEL 600 alloy has been studied using electrical discharge machining (EDM). The response parameters selected are the material removal rate (MRR), the electrode wear (EW), and the surface roughness (SR). All of them have been studied in terms of current intensity supplied by the generator (I), duty cycle (η), pulse time (t i ), and polarity. To carry out the experiments, design of experiment (DOE) techniques have been used in order to obtain mathematical models to predict the most influential factors by using a small number of experiments. The experimental results confirm that positive polarity leads to higher MRR whereas negative polarity leads to lower Ra values.
    International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 09/2015; 80(1-4). DOI:10.1007/s00170-015-6974-9
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    ABSTRACT: This paper is devoted to the design and implementation of a novel moiré-based optical head mounted on the robotic arm of a coordinate measuring machine. The optical components of the recently developed two-projector moiré setup were miniaturized and integrated in the optical head. Special care was taken in minimizing the weight of the resulting structure so as to reduce as much as possible the forces acting on the robotic arm. The prototype of the optical head was tested by contouring the shape of different objects and measuring the displacements of a metallic bar subjected to compression loading. Measurements conducted with the proposed optical head were consistent with those obtained via a coordinate measuring machine (CMM). The values of the dimensions found fell always within the average ± standard deviation interval measured with the CMM. The optical head appears very suited for contouring the shape of objects and for determining the out-of-plane displacement field of mechanical components subjected to specific boundary and loading conditions. Furthermore, the system can be easily implemented inline in an industrial context to perform measurements as a product is being manufactured.
    International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 09/2015; 80(1-4). DOI:10.1007/s00170-015-7002-9
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    ABSTRACT: Flame forming is one of the famous methods for the forming of ship hull plates. In this work, two different irradiating schemes are used and compared for flame forming of a bowl-shaped surface. In the first scheme, spiral irradiating path is used while in the second method, combined irradiating path is used. The results show using both two irradiating schemes, a bowl shape is produced successfully in the flame forming process. However, a comparison on characteristics of the obtained bowl-shaped surfaces such as curvature, symmetry, and residual stresses shows that spiral irradiating scheme is a better and more suitable method than combined irradiating scheme. It is proved that the obtained bowl-shaped surface with spiral irradiating scheme has larger curvatures and symmetry and also lower residual stresses in comparison with the obtained bowl-shaped surface with combined irradiating scheme.
    International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 09/2015; 80(1-4). DOI:10.1007/s00170-015-6977-6
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    ABSTRACT: Hole-flanging which is the manufacturing operation used to form an integral collar around the periphery of a hole in a metal sheet is investigated. In this work, a 2-mm-thick 1000 series aluminium alloy sheet which is widely used in industrial applications was considered. The process is studied by means of numerical simulations and compared with experimental data. Three-dimensional elastic-plastic finite element models using various anisotropy assumptions (i.e., isotropy, normal, and orthotropic anisotropy) and based on isotropic yield criterion (von Mises) and anisotropic yield criterion (Hill 1948) were used. For the orthotropic anisotropy assumption, two approaches were tried to identify the r values, (i.e., the direct measurement of strains and the fitting of stress-strain curves). Experiments were conducted to assess the numerical accuracy of the different anisotropy assumptions. The study focused on the comparison of the geometrical and forming parameters predicted by the different models. It was found that the model based on the orthotropic anisotropy assumption with r values determined by fitting the stress-strain curves precisely predicts the experimental results (e.g., circularity error, thinning, punch load, critical value of the clearance-thickness ratio). However, a numerical model based on the normal anisotropy assumption can also be pertinent to accurately predict the forming parameters (e.g., punch load and critical value of the clearance-thickness ratio). In conclusion, the use of the Hill 1948 yield criterion can lead to accurate results for the majority of geometrical and forming parameters allowing accurate designs of many parts obtained by the hole-flanging process.
    International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 09/2015; 80(1-4). DOI:10.1007/s00170-015-6980-y
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    ABSTRACT: Integration of disassembly operations during product design is an important issue today. As known, the number of possible disassembly sequences increases significantly with the number of parts in a product. Thus, generating proper disassembly sequences is critical. Most existing methods often require tremendous computational resources, while, at the same time, they often fail to find realistic and optimal solutions for complex product disassembly. For selective disassembly, for instance, it is important to eliminate the components which are unrelated with the target prior to sequence generation. In order to address this configuration, this paper deals with a method for generating the feasible disassembly sequences for selective disassembly. It is based on the lowest levels of a disassembly product graph. Instead of considering the geometric constraints for each pair of components, the proposed method considers the geometric contact and collision relationships among the components in order to generate the proposed disassembly geometry contacting graph (DGCG). The generation of the disassembly sequences is based on the investigated three cases called micro-units, which consider all the possible situations of relationships among the components in the DGCG. The latter is then used for disassembly sequence generation, thus allowing decreasing the number of possible disassembly sequences. For this purpose, a mixed Virtual Reality Disassembly Environment (VRDE) is developed based on Python programming language using mixed Visualization Toolkit (VTK) and Open Dynamics Engine (ODE) libraries. It is applied for automatic generation of the selective disassembly sequences and is illustrated within two examples.
    International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 09/2015; 80(1-4). DOI:10.1007/s00170-015-6861-4
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    ABSTRACT: Job shop scheduling (JSS) problems have been studied for over six decades. Many of them are proved to be non-deterministic polynomial-time (NP) hard, which means that they are intractable and the computation time increases exponentially with the problem size goes up. Some assumptions have been made in the previous studies about JSS problems in order to simplify the model and solve it. One of those assumption is that the transferring times of jobs between different machines are negligible. However, it is highly not practical not to model the material handling activities in a typical shop floor scheduling problems in reality, especially when the movements of jobs on shop floor are completely relying on the material handling equipment and the transferring times are comparable to the production times. Omitting the transferring times will make the result of scheduling impossible to be implemented. Therefore, many recent studies have been done about Job shop scheduling with material handling (JSPMH/JSSMH). The problem has been defined into two different categories: offline and online scheduling problems. Offline scheduling means solving JSSMH problem as static scheduling problem that is solved before shop floor starts its production with known or predicted information of orders, while online scheduling is dynamic scheduling problem that is solved to generate schedules in real time as orders arrive on the shop floor. In both methods, the simulation modeling tool has been widely used with its ability of efficiently searching for optimal solution as well as evaluating the results. In articles that study the JSSMH problems as the dynamic scheduling, simulation method has been popularly used to factor in various scenarios of production. Our review will comprehensively summarize how JSSMH problems are solved in dynamic and static problem settings, as well as how simulation models play a useful role in solving this type of problems.
    International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 09/2015; 80(1-4). DOI:10.1007/s00170-015-6981-x
  • International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 08/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00170-015-7732-8
  • International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 08/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00170-015-7673-2
  • International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 08/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00170-015-7714-x
  • International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 08/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00170-015-7585-1
  • International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 08/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00170-015-7654-5