The 8th International Conference on Micro Manufacturing (ICOMM 2013) focuses on the processes, equipment, and systems for fabricating miniature parts with micro-scale features. Papers are sought to address theoretical and applied research issues related to manufacture, assembly, and metrology for components and systems with micro-scale features. Papers are also sought that describe interesting applications of both current and emerging micromanufacturing methods and equipment, including those that bridge the nano- and macro- worlds.
Topics may include, but are not limited to, mechanics and dynamics of process behavior at the microscale; the miniaturization of machines and equipment as well as associated issues such as tooling, fixturing, positioning, motion generation, sensors systems, and control; the microfactory paradigm; new concepts and methods for micro-scale metrology; materials handling, joining, and assembly at the micro-scale; multi-scale modeling and simulation; design for micro-scale manufacturing; and materials-related issues at the micro-scale. A broad range of processes will be considered including machining, forming, EDM and ECM, laser-based processing, casting and moulding, and others.