Radmehr Monfared

Radmehr Monfared
Loughborough University | Lough · Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

PhD, FIMechE, SMIEEE, FHEA

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The manufacturing industry is undergoing a major transformation based on the emerging industry 4.0 technologies, such as cloud computing, big data, internet of things and cyber-physical systems. These novelty technologies aim at providing central management for the user’s flexible manufacturing requirements and information. Also, the advent of thes...
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Currently, changes in the customer’s mindset and increased flexibility in manufacturing shifted competition between companies to focus on the product’s value rather than its cost. In this context, Product-Service Systems (PSSs) are an alternative to traditional value propositions (i.e. pure products, pure services) by combining services with produc...
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Currently, changes in the customer’s mindset and increased flexibility in manufacturing shifted competition between companies to focus on the product’s value rather than its cost. In this context, Product-Service Systems (PSSs) are an alternative to traditional value propositions (i.e. pure products, pure services) by combining services with produc...
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Most information sources in the current technological world are generating data sequentially and rapidly, in the form of data streams. The evolving nature of processes may often cause changes in data distribution, also known as concept drift, which is difficult to detect and causes loss of accuracy in supervised learning algorithms. As a consequenc...
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In Industry 4.0, trends on Servitisation are intertwined with increased use of “smart technologies”, bringing light to Smart Product-Service Systems. Currently, Smart-PSSs need to cope with dynamic customer’s needs, which generates system requirements in a higher frequency, resulting in reconfiguration of such system. This research aims to study cu...
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Although many manual operations have been replaced by automation in the manufacturing domain in various industries, skilled operators still carry out critical manual tasks such as final assembly. The business case for automation in these areas is difficult to justify due to increased complexity and costs arising out of process variabilities associa...
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Robotic applications are commonly used in industrial automation systems. Such systems are often comprised of a series of equipment, including robotic arms, conveyors, a workspace, and fixtures. While each piece of equipment may be calibrated with the highest precision, their alignment in relation to each other is an important issue in defining the...
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Over the past two decades, a major part of the manufacturing and assembly market has been driven by the increasing demand for customised products. This has created the need for smaller batch sizes, shorter production times, lower costs, and the flexibility to produce families of products—or to assemble different parts—with the same sets of equipmen...
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The blockchain technology as a foundation for distributed ledgers offers an innovative platform for a new decentralized and transparent transaction mechanism in industries and businesses. The inherited characteristics of this technology enhance trust through transparency and traceability within any transaction of data, goods, and financial resource...
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Advancements in robotic and automation industries have influenced many manual manufacturing operations. With a great level of success, robots have taken over from man in many processes such as part manufacturing, transfer and assembly. However, in other traditionally manual operations such as polishing, automation has only partially been successful...
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Industrial robots arms are widely used in manufacturing industry because of their support for automation. However, in metrology, robots have had limited application due to their insufficient accuracy. Even using error compensation and calibration methods, robots are not effective for micrometre (μm) level metrology. Non-contact measurement devices can...
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Manual forming of sheet metal parts through traditional panel beating is a highly skilled profession used in many industries, particularly for sample manufacturing or repair and maintenance. However, this skill is becoming gradually isolated mainly due to the high cost and lack of expertise. Nonetheless, a cost-effective and flexible approach to fo...
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Virtual engineering (VE) environment helps to verify process and resource design through visualisation. By using VE, the impacts of re-configurability and new-process additions in the machine stops can be viewed down to the component level. On the other hand, discrete event simulation (DES) typically forecasts the system behaviour over a period of...
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Increasing the cost of electricity and the global obligations for efficient use of energy have added additional pressure to industrial companies in an already challenging market. Manufacturing companies are adopting methods to have a greater agility to respond quicker to the market dynamics and varying demands by changing production configurations....
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Manufacturing companies need greater capabilities to respond quicker to market dynamics and varying demands. Paradigms such as mass customization, global manufacturing operations and competition provide a platform to meet these needs. Therefore a continuous restructuring and re-engineering of the processes is seen in the manufacturing industries. T...
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Presently, the automotive industry is facing enormous pressure due to global competition and ever changing legislative, economic and customer demands. Product and process development in the automotive manufacturing industry is a challenging task for many reasons. Current product life cycle management (PLM) systems tend to be product-focussed. Thoug...
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Pressure on the powertrain sector of the automotive industry is mounting as market demand for higher variety and lower-cost automation systems increases. To maintain the market competitiveness, design-to-market time for new products should be significantly shorter and considerable cost saving needs to be made during the design and manufacture of pr...
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Autonomous and intelligent control devices within the context of factory automation are seen as an essential ingredient in making time and cost savings in factory automation environments. In moving to mass customisation scenarios where production lines are subjected to frequent changes and mixed types of products, the agility and reconfigurability...
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The prediction and capturing of defects in low-volume assembly of electronics is a technical challenge that is a prerequisite for design for manufacturing (DfM) and business process improvement (BPI) to increase first-time yields and reduce production costs. Failures at the component-level (component defects) and system-level (such as defects in de...
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The Market for the automation industry is rapidly changing and there is tougher competition and greater demand for higher quality products with lower cost and faster delivery to market. However in today's economy, the extra cost for higher quality has to be supported by lowering the production costs and optimizing the resources. In this regard, the...
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The European funded Radically Innovative Mechatronics and Advanced Control Systems (RI-MACS) research project was initiated to address some of the challenges in the future automation systems. Its mission is to bring the innovation offered by the Information Technology (IT) domain into the production life cycle, improving some of the existing inflex...
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This paper presents an approach at improving Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) in large scale multinational manufacturing companies using Ford Motor Company as a case study. The solution builds a software layer around an existing PLM infrastructure that uses Semantic Web Services (SWSs) to enable a new generation of PLM. This new PLM is then integ...
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Modern manufacturing companies have been forced to face a demanding environment due to global pressures like dynamic markets, globalisation and competition. Simulation has become an essential tool to respond to these challenges by supporting continuous improvement of manufacturing systems for different applications. Different kinds of simulation to...
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Early recognition of defects during manufacturing of printed circuit boards is essential for optimised and efficient electronics manufacturing systems. An innovative approach and an application tool to enable real time recording and analysis of defects in electronics manufactured products in production and assembly operations have been developed by...
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Given the global pressures and demanding requirements for high value added electronics manufacturing, it is vital to make the right decisions on the shop floor. One of the main shop floor level decisions in the domain is the selection of the most appropriate scheduling strategy for the available manufacturing system. Simulation has proved to be a p...
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In order to design and implement the information systems and modules that could comprise an ldquoindustrial strongrdquo knowledge-based tool, links to shop floor systems containing real-time production data and PCA customer information (e.g. bill of materials (BOM), CAD drawings) are required. Details of the issues of implementing the tool in an in...
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Surface mount technology (SMT) involves the printing of solder paste on to printed circuit board (PCB) interconnection pads prior to component placement and reflow soldering. This paper focuses on the solder paste deposition process. With an approximated cause ratio of 50 - 70% of post assembly defects, solder paste deposition represents the most s...
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A new flexible soldering system for small to medium European electronics manufacturers is proposed by a group of European industrialists and academics as part of an EC-funded research project. The proposed soldering facility is intended to assist electronics small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in tackling the ever growing market need for lower...
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The factory automation community is looking toward the devices profile for Web services (DPWS) set of Web service standards to provide a service orientated architecture (SOA) enablement of factory elements. This paper examines the issues surrounding the application and future development of DPWS on production line machines and their integration wit...
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A new generation of soldering facility for small to medium-sized European electronics enterprises has been designed, prototyped, and investigated in a collaborative effort by a number of European manufacturers and research groups. The prototyped soldering cell was designed to improve the agility of small electronics manufacturers to cope with the g...
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This paper presents research from the process definition tools implementation at Loughborough University, which is an automated manufacturing testbed that has been integrated into a service orientated architecture (SOA). The enablement of this SOA in terms of digital business ecosystem (DBE) research presents new applications to SMEpsilas that supp...
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The purpose of this research was to evaluate and select a suitable technique for identifying, capturing and presenting information relating to computer integrated exercise systems. Existing systems modelling techniques were found to be complex, unstructured and semantically imprecise. A review of general systems modelling approaches resulted in the...
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Improving the UK train services has been the subject of many debates in the last few years particularly after the privatization of the rail network in 1993. Within the network's complex structure, the train maintenance industry plays a major role in keeping trains in safe condition with a high standard of customer service. The results of a research...
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Much research has been carried out to understand the impact of lead-free soldering on electronics manufacture. The magnitude of the impact extends to the business, mechanics, product and processes supported by companies. Surveys have showed that most companies may be able to cope with the new legislation if they can meet the cost of process changes...
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Despite the technological advancements within the last few decades in computer aided design and manufacturing systems, the existing solutions are still fragmented and typically target only small fragments of the production lifecycle. The engineering support required for the design and lifecycle management of manufacturing systems is not sufficientl...
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The difficulties of maintaining and growing business for European small and medium sized electronics manufacturers have been multiplying in the recent years. This is mainly due to customer demands for small batch orders, new environmental legislation, and competition with giant international corporations. An innovative soldering unit that improves...
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The adoption of a set of enterprise modelling diagrams as a formal representation of the processes involved in developing a system based on a component-based approach is described in this paper. Illustration is given on how the information, resources, and events within the systems and the activities involved are abstracted, captured, and represente...
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Current evaluations of manufacturing automation and systems technology are often focused on cost savings and the impact on resources such as information and human resources are often not given sufficient attention. Furthermore, evaluations are still largely ad-hoc. A structured method for evaluating the implementation of Component-Based manufacturi...
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A multi perspective modelling method is described that was developed and used to support an international consortium of businesses concerned with realizing automobile engine production on a global scale. The modelling method provides a capability of documenting, communicating and analysing various dependent aspects of multiple threads of engineerin...
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A new component-based control system has been developed at Loughborough University and tested by a number of European companies. The method is expected provide significant enhancements for design, implementation and monitoring of control system elements. In spite of a general consensus on the technical advantages of the new control paradigm, the un...
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The development and application of a business process modelling approach to comprehend, formalize, simulate and assess a particular domain within the automotive industry are described in this paper. Within an ongoing project carried out by Loughborough University, the design and implementation of a new generation of component-based machine control...
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This paper reports on the development and implementation of a user-oriented interface methodology for Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) on transfer lines and engine assembly machines. This approach to HMI implementation has been developed in conjunction with a Fully Distributed machine Control System (FDCS) that its potential to replace conventional...
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A method to enable the impact of a novel component based approach to the implementation of production machinery design and build processes from the perspectives of the manufacturing engineering partners within the automotive industry is reported in this paper. The assessment method is based upon the representation (using CIMOSA based constructs) an...
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A method to enable the impact of a novel component based approach to the implementation of production machinery design and build processes from the perspectives of the manufacturing engineering partners within the automotive industry is reported in this paper. The assessment method is based upon the representation (using CIMOSA based constructs) an...
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The specification and deployment of enterprise modelling and component-based system concepts to facilitate the distributed engineering of automotive manufacturing machines is reported in this paper. The main areas of research reported in the article cover (a) the design and prototype development of new forms of component-based engine assembly and t...
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Manufacturing industry needs ‘change-capable’ cell control systems. This in turn requires new enterprise modelling methods and tools that support the (re)configuration and (re)engineering of cells. This paper describes how an enterprise modelling toolset based on the CIMOSA enterprise modelling framework and constructs has been extended to structur...
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Computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) systems with a significant level of human-computer interaction are often inefficient. This is particularly problematical for those users who have to interact with multiple subsystem interfaces. These difficulties can be traced back to the fact that representation of the user in existing manufacturing models a...
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A new approach to the design and reconfiguration of change capable manufacturing cells is described. The approach is based on (i) the development of particular models of cells, where the use of CIMOSA modelling constructs is structured and informed by a semi-generic model of similar manufacturing cells and (ii) the use of new constructs and tools t...
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Computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) systems are complex in terms of performing a variety of activities, maintaining a range of information and involving various classes of users with differing levels of knowledge and skills, and different levels and time spans of decision making. Much investment and effort has been made to formalize and automat...
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Contemporary approaches to the design and construction of manufacturing systems often results in inflexible enterprises that cannot readily be sharply tuned to changing business goals. Manufacturing cells represent a typical domain in which the existence of hard, inflexible links between tasks and resources will result in suboptimal performance and...

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