International Conference on Micromanufacturing

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Many fields, including medical, aerospace, military/defense, optics, automotive, consumer products, and communications, have been increasingly demanding miniature devices and components with complex micro-scale features made from a wide selection of materials. Some current applications of miniature parts - with dimensions ranging from a few micrometers to tens of millimeters - include miniature motors and turbines, micro-satellites, implantable medical devices, minimally invasive surgery equipment, micro robots, and miniature molds and dies. It is expected that miniature parts will be increasingly demanded in the future.

The 7th International Conference on MicroManufacturing (ICOMM 2012) 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.

All papers must be technical in nature and include original work. Copyrights remain with the authors.

We look forward to seeing you at Northwestern University.

Topics to be Covered

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 molding, and others.

Important Deadlines

The deadline for early registration has been extended to Feburary 24.

The deadlines for reserving hotel rooms at the ICOMM rates have been extended. See the Travel & Lodging page for the new dates.

Extended abstract submissions due:
October 16, 2011
Authors notified of acceptance:
November 18, 2011
Full papers due:
February 10, 2012
Author registration deadline: February 10, 2012
Student support applications due:
February 16, 2012

Download the call for papers (PDF Format)

Upcoming ICOMM Conferences:

  • ICOMM 2013, University of Victoria, Canada

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