The papers selected for this special issue cover a wide range of topics. They come from seven technical tracks of the ASME MED, including additive manufacturing, biomanufacturing, life cycle engineering, manufacturing equipment and automation, manufacturing processes, manufacturing systems, and nano/micro/meso manufacturing. As a leading international conference held annually on manufacturing process technology, MSEC acts as a global bridge between industries, government laboratories, and academic institutions. This special issue showcases recent manufacturing research advancements presented in MSEC 2023. This special issue also provides a platform for researchers and practitioners to widely disseminate their research findings and innovative practices that may inspire future scientific and technological breakthroughs.
We would like to thank all the symposium organizers of MSEC 2023 for their dedicated management of the symposia and for guarding the quality of the papers to be fast-tracked, which has contributed a great deal to the success of this special issue. We would also like to thank all the reviewers of the paper submissions for their detailed suggestions to improve the papers’ quality. Special thanks are due to the ASME MED Executive and Technical Committees and the ASME staff, especially Lori Lee and Emily Bosco, throughout the paper review and production processes. Their outstanding contributions in managing the submitted technical papers ensure the high-quality publication of this special issue for MSEC 2023.
This special issue marks another small but important step for JMSE to connect with MED and MSEC. Future Technical Program Chairs and JMSE Editors will continue to make this a seamless process. JMSE seeks top research papers from our colleagues and strives to serve our community as a platform for timely publication of high-impact research work. In closing, we want to encourage you to plan and submit your top manufacturing research papers to MSEC 2024.