Manufacturing Lab at CU-ICAR
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Books

B1. Salandro, W., Jones, J., Bunget, C., Mears, L., Roth, J.T. (2015), Electrically-Assisted Forming: Modeling and Control (Springer series in Advanced Manufacturing). ISBN 978-3-319-08878-5, London: Springer-Verlag, 355pp.

 

Refereed Journals

J45. Akhavan Niaki, F., Mears, L. (2016). “A Stochastic-Based Study on Fused Direct and Indirect Methods for Tracking Tool Flank Wear on Rene-108 Nickel-Based Alloy,” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Accepted.

J44. Mizanoor Rahman, S.M., Walker, I.D., Wang, Y., Mears, L., Pak, R., Remy, S. (2016), “Trust-Triggered Robot-Human Handovers Using Kinematic Redundancy in Human-Robot Collaborative Assembly in Manufacturing,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics, Submitted.

J43. Feng, L., Mears, L. (2016), “Energy Consumption Modeling and Analyses In Automotive Manufacturing Plant,” ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering: Special Issue on Sustainable Manufacturing, Paper No. MANU-15-1622, Submitted.

J42. Ruszkiewicz, B., Mears, L. (2016), “Temperature-Controlled Forming of 7075-T6 Aluminum Using Linearly Decaying Direct Electric Current,” ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering: Special Issue on Innovations in Materials Forming Processes, Paper No. MANU-15-1615, Submitted.

J41. Akhavan Niaki, F., Ulutan, D., Mears, L. (2015). “Stochastic Tool Wear Assessment in Milling Difficult to Machine Alloys,” International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems, Accepted. J

40. Akhavan Niaki, F., Feng, L., Ulutan, D., Mears, L. (2015). “A Wavelet Based Data-Driven Modeling for Tool Wear Assessment of Difficult to Machine Materials,” International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems, Accepted.

J39. Akhavan Niaki, F., Ulutan, D., Mears, L. (2015). “Mixed Metropolis-Gibbs method for Bayesian Parameter Identification in Mechanistic Tool Wear Model,”ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Submitted.

J38. Skovron, J., Mears, L., Ulutan, D., Detwiler, D., Paolini, D., Baemler, B., Claus, L. (2015). “Effect of Thermal Assistance on the Joint Quality of Al6063-T5A During Flow Drill Screwdriving,” ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Accepted.

J37. Mehta, P., Mears, L. (2015). “Adaptive control for multistage machining process scenario - bar turning with varying material properties,” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 78(5-8): 1265-1273; doi: 10.1007/s00170-014-6739-x.

J36. Skovron, J., Mears, L., Ulutan, D., Detwiler, D., Baemler, B., Claus, L. (2015). “Characterization of Flow Drill Screwing Process Parameters on Joint Quality,” SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing, 8(1):35-41; doi:10.4271/2014-01-2241.

J35. Mears, L., Kurfess, T., Kuttolamadom, M., Mehta, P. (2014). “The Correlation of the Volumetric Wear Rate of Turning Tool Inserts with Carbide Grain Sizes,” ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 137:011015-1 - 011015-8; doi:10.1115/1.4028129.

J34. Mears, L., Kurfess, T., Kuttolamadom, M., Mehta, P. (2014). “Correlation of the Volumetric Tool Wear Rate of Carbide Milling Inserts with the Material Removal Rate of Ti-6Al-4V,” ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 137:021021-1 - 021021-8; doi:10.1115/1.4028129.

J33. Jones, J.J., L. Mears (2013). “Alternative Control of an Electrically Assisted Tensile Forming Process Using Current Modulation,” ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering: Special issue on Thermally-Assisted Manufacturing, 135(6):061004-061011; doi:10.1115/1.4025566

J32. Mehta, P., Werner, A., Mears, L. (2013), “Condition based maintenance: Systems integration and intelligence using Bayesian classification and sensor fusion,” Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing; doi:10.1007/s10845-013-0787-1.

J31. Jones, J.J., Mears, L. (2013). “Thermal Response Modeling of Sheet Metals in Uniaxial Tension During Electrically-Assisted Forming,” ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 135(2):021011-1 - 021011-11; doi:10.1115/1.4023366.

J30. Martens, T., Mears, L. (2013), “Direct Sinter Bonding of Metal Injection-Molded Parts to Solid Substrate through Use of Deformable Surface Microfeatures,” In press for ASME Journal of Micro- and Nano-Manufacturing.

J29. Maier, J., Mears, M., Summers, J., (2012). “Design of an Apparatus to Detect Small Changes in Mass of Rotational Machine Components”, In press for International Journal of Modern Engineering.

J28. Montes, C., Wong, C., Ziegert, J., Mears, L. (2012). “Vision-based tracking of a dynamic target with application to multi-axis position control,” Journal of Real-Time Image Processing.; doi: 10.1007/s11554-012-0260-y.

J27. Morkos, B., Taiber, J., Summers, J., Mears, L., Fadel, G., Rilka, T. (2012). “Mobile devices within manufacturing environments: a BMW applicability study,” International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing. 6(2): 101-111; doi:10.1007/s12008-012-0148-x.

J26. Jones, J.J., Mears, L., and Roth, J.T. (2012) “Electrically-Assisted Forming of Magnesium AZ31: Effect of Current Magnitude and Deformation Rate on Forgeability,” ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering. 134: 034504-1 - 034504-7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4006547.

J25. Kuttolamadom, M., Jones, J., Mears, L., Kurfess, T., Funk, K. (2012), "Life-Cycle Integration of Titanium Alloys into the Automotive Segment for Vehicle Light-Weighting: Part II - Component Life-Cycle Modeling and Cost Justification," SAE Int. J. Mater. Manf. 5(1):260-269, doi:10.4271/2012-01-0785.

J24. Jones, J., Kuttolamadom, M., Mears, L., Kurfess, T., Funk, K. (2012), " Life-Cycle Integration of Titanium Alloys into the Automotive Segment for Vehicle Light-Weighting: Part I - Component Redesign, Prototyping, and Validation," SAE Int. J. Mater. Manf. 5(1):247-259, doi:10.4271/2012-01-0785.

J23. Mears, L., Mehta, P., Kuttolamadom, M., Montes, C., Jones, J., Salandro, W., Werner, A. (2012), “Manufacturing Process Modeling and Application to Intelligent Control,” Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science, Governor’s special issue, 10(1):13-18.

J22. Kuttolamadom, M., Mears, L., Kurfess, T.R. (2012), “On the Volumetric Assessment of Tool Wear in Machining Inserts with Complex Geometries - Part 2: Experimental Investigation & Validation on Ti-6Al-4V,” ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 134(5): 051003-1 - 051003-9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4007294.

J21. Kuttolamadom, M., Mears, L., Kurfess, T.R. (2012), “On the Volumetric Assessment of Tool Wear in Machining Inserts with Complex Geometries - Part 1: Need, Methodology & Standardization,” ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 134(5): 051002-1 - 051002-8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4007184.

J20. Salandro, W.,  Bunget, C., Mears, L. (2012), “A Thermal-Based Approach for Determining Electroplastic Characteristics,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture . 225(5): 775-788. (winner of the SAGE Best Paper Prize 2012, 2013 George Stephenson Gold Medal from IMechE).


J19. Bunget, C., Salandro, W., Mears, L. (2011), “Several Factors Affecting the Electroplastic Effect During an Electrically-Assisted Forming Process,” ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering Special Issue on Forming Technologies, 133(6): 064503-1 - 064503-5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4004950.

J18. Salandro, W., Bunget, C., Mears , L. (2011), “Electroplastic Modeling of Bending Stainless Steel Sheet Metal Using Energy Methods,” ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 133(4):041008-1 - 041008-10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4004589.

J17. Bunget, C., Salandro, W., Mears, L. (2011), “Evaluation of Lubricants for Electrically-Assisted forming,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, doi:10.1177/0954405411401267.

J16. Martens, T., Mears , L., Dotson, M., Sanger , P., Graham, M. (2011), “Use of Fused Deposition Modeling of Polyphenylsulfone for Centrifugal Casting of Polyurethane: Material, Surface and Process Considerations,” ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 133(5), p. 051003-1 - 051003-10, doi:10.1115/1.4004848.

J15. Kuttolamadom, M., Hamzehlouia, S., Mears, L. (2010), “Effect of Machining Feed on Surface Roughness in Cutting 6061 Aluminum,” SAE International Journal of Materials Manufacturing, 3(1): 108-119.

J14. McDonnell, D., Mayorga, M., Benson, L., Mears, L. (2010), “Stepping out of Academics: The effect of Authentic Learning Experiences on Attitudes of Industrial Engineering Students,” Journal of Applications and Practices in Engineering Education, 1(2): 79-98.

J13. Salandro, W.A., McNeal, T.A., Mears, L., Roth, J.T. (2010), “Mechanical and Microstructural Effects Caused During Uniaxial Electrically-Assisted Manufacturing Tensile Deformation of MgAZ31B-O Sheet Metal,” ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology (accepted).

J12. Bunget, C., Salandro, W., Mears, L., Roth, J.T., (2010) “An Energy-Based Approach to Describe the Effect of Electrical Current on Compressive Forming,” Transactions of the North American Manufacturing Research Institute of SME, 38(1):647-654.

J11. Jones, J.J., Mears, L., Roth, J.T., (2010) “Empirical Modeling of the Stress-Strain Relationship for Upsetting Under Direct Electrical Current,” Transactions of the North American Manufacturing Research Institute of SME, 38(1): 451-458.

J10. Roth, J., Djurdjanovic, D., Yang, X., Mears, L., Kurfess, T. (2009), “Quality and Inspection of Machining Operations:  Tool Condition Monitoring,” ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 132(4):041015-1 - 011015-16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4002022.


J09. Mears, L., Omar, M., Kurfess, T. (2009), “Automotive Engineering Curriculum Development: Case study for Clemson University,” Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing: Special Issue on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems ISSN 0956-5515, doi:10.1007/s10845-009-0329-z.

J08.Mears, L., Roth, J., Djurdjanovic, D., Yang, X., Kurfess, T. (2009), “Quality and Inspection of Machining Operations:  CMM Integration to the Machine Tool,” ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 131(5): 051006-1 - 051006-13 http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.3184085.

J07. Omar, M., Mears, L., Kiggans, R., Kurfess, T. (2009) “Organizational Learning in Automotive Manufacturing: A Strategic Choice,” Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing: Special Issue on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, ISSN 0956-5515, doi:10.1007/s10845-009-0330-6.

J06. Montes, C.A., Ziegert, J.C., Mears, L. (2009), “Method to Measure Planar Displacement Using Centroid Calculation,” Transactions of the North American Manufacturing Research Institute of SME, 37(1): 525-532.

J05. Mears, L., Kurfess, T. (2008), “Open-Loop Velocity Planning to Mitigate the Effect of Stiction in Pushing Positioning,” Transactions of the North American Manufacturing Research Institute of SME, 36(1): 301-308.

J04. Grujicic, M., Sellappan, V., Mears, L., Seyr, N., Obieglo, A., Erdmann, M., Holzleitner, J. (2008), “Selection of the Spraying Technologies for Over-Coating of Metal Stampings with Thermoplastics for Use in Direct-Adhesion Polymer Metal Hybrid Load-Bearing Components,” Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 198(1-3): 300-312.

J03. Mears, L., Kurfess, T. (2007), “Impulsive-Actuation Part Positioning through Constrained Energy Balance Planning,” Transactions of the North American Manufacturing Research Institute of SME, 35(1): 521-528.

J02. Mears, M. L., Kolarits, F., Thompson, M., & Kurfess, T. R. (2007). “Design of a Flexible Centering Tooling System,” International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 28(1): 52-62.

J01. Mears, L., Kurfess, T. (2006), “Application of a Linear Center Identification Scheme to Deterministic Polar Positioning,” Transactions of the North American Manufacturing Research Institute of SME, 34(1): 619-625.

 

Refereed Conferences

C83. Akhavan Niaki, F., Michel, M., Mears, L. (2016), “Extended Kalman Filter for Stochastic Tool Wear Assessment in Turning of INC718 Hard-to-Machine Alloy,” Proceedings of 2016 SME North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC44), Paper No. NAMRC44-23, Blacksburg, VA, USA, June 27 - July 1, 2016, Submitted.

C82. Pleta, A., Mears L. (2016), “Cutting Force Investigation of Trochoidal Milling in Nickel-Based Superalloy,” Proceedings of 2016 SME North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC44), Paper No. NAMRC44-XXXX, Blacksburg, VA, USA, June 27 - July 1, 2016, Submitted.

C81. Khal, A., Ruszkiewicz, B., Mears, L. (2016), “Springback Evaluation of 304 Stainless Steel in an Electrically Assisted Air Bending Operation,” Proceedings of 2016 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2016), Paper No. MSEC2016-8736, Blacksburg, VA, USA, June 27 - July 1, 2016, Submitted.

C80. Krugh, M., Mears, L. (2016), “Prediction of Defect Propensity for the Manual Assembly of Automotive Electrical Connectors,” Proceedings of 2016 SME North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC44), Paper No. NAMRC44-119, Blacksburg, VA, USA, June 27 - July 1, 2016, Submitted.

C79. Skovron, J., Ruszkiewicz, B., Mears, L., Abke, T. (2016), “Effect of Electrical Augmentation on the Joining of Al6063-T5 Using Flow Drill Screws,” Proceedings of 2016 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2016), Paper No. MSEC2016-8578, Blacksburg, VA, USA, June 27 - July 1, 2016, Submitted.

C78. Ruszkiewicz, B., Mears, L. (2016), “Temperature-Controlled Forming of 7075-T6 Aluminum Using Linearly Decaying Direct Electric Current,” Proceedings of 2016 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2016), Paper No. MSEC2016-8555, Blacksburg, VA, USA, June 27 - July 1, 2016, Submitted.

C77. Ruszkiewicz, B., Mears, L. (2016), “Electrically-Assisted Compression of Tungsten Carbide and its Implications for Electrically-Assisted Machining,” Proceedings of 2016 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2016), Paper No. MSEC2016-8554, Blacksburg, VA, USA, June 27 - July 1, 2016, Submitted.

C76. Kuttolamadom, M., Mears, L. (2016), “Force and Temperature-Triggered Wear Mechanism Behavior Patterns of Carbide Tools When Turning Ti-6Al-4V,” Proceedings of 2016 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2016), Paper No. MSEC2016-8847, Blacksburg, VA, USA, June 27 - July 1, 2016, Submitted.

C75. Krugh, M., Mears, L. (2016), “Statistical modeling of defect propensity in manual assembly as applied to automotive electrical connectors,” Proceedings of 6th CIRP Conference on Assembly Technologies and Systems (CATS), Gothenburg, Sweden, May 16-17, 2016, Submitted.

C74. Akhavan Niaki, F., Pleta, A., Mears, L. (2015), “Superalloy Machining Tool Wear: State Estimation and Alternative Path Planning for Mitigation,” Proceedings of International Conference on Precision, Meso, Micro and Nano Engineering (COPEN9), Mumbai, India, 10-12 December 2015.

C73. Akhavan Niaki, F., Ulutan, D., Mears, L. (2015), “Wavelet Based Sensor Fusion for Tool Condition Monitoring of Hard to Machine Materials,” Proceedings of 2015 IEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration, San Diego, California, 14-16 September 2015.

C72. Walker, I., Wang, Y., Rahman, S., Pak, R., Remy, S., Mears, L. (2015), "Robot - Human Handovers Based on Trust", Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Mathematics and Computers in Sciences and Industry (MSCI 2015), Paper no. 111646000005700000, Sliema, Malta, August 17-19, 2015, Accepted.

C71. Feng, L., Ulutan, D., and Mears, L. (2015), "Energy consumption modeling and analyses in automotive manufacturing final assembly process," Proceedings of 2015 IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech), Ogden, Utah, July 30-August 1, 2015.

C70. Akhavan Niaki, F., Ulutan, D., Mears, L. (2015), “In-Process Tool Flank Wear Estimation in Machining Gamma-Prime Strengthened Alloys Using Kalman Filter,” Proceedings of 43rd North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC43), Paper No. NAMRC43-0055, Charlotte, NC, USA, June 8-12, 2015.

C69. Pleta, A., Ulutan, D., Mears, L. (2015), “An Investigation of Alternative Path Planning Strategies for Machining of Nickel-Based Superalloys,” Proceedings of 43rd North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC43), Paper No. NAMRC43-0114, Charlotte, NC, USA, June 8-12, 2015.

C68. Ulutan, D., Pleta, A., Henderson, A., Mears, L. (2015), “Comparison and Cost Optimization of Solid Tool Life in End Milling Nickel-Based Superalloy,” Proceedings of 43rd North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC43), Paper No. NAMRC43-0108, Charlotte, NC, USA, June 8-12, 2015.

C67. Akhavan Niaki, F., Ulutan, D., Mears, L. (2015), “Parameter Estimation using Markov Chain Monte Carlo Method in Mechanistic Modeling of Tool Wear During Milling,” Proceedings of 2015 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2015), Paper No. MSEC2015-9357, Charlotte, NC, USA, June 8-12, 2015.

C66. Bardis, V., Akhavan Niaki, F., Ulutan, D., Mears, L. (2015), “Investigation of the Relationship Between Vibration Data and Tool Wear during End-Milling of Gamma Prime Strengthened Alloy,” Proceedings of 2015 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2015), Paper No. MSEC2015-9470, Charlotte, NC, USA, June 8-12, 2015.

C65. Feng, L., Mears, L. (2015), “Analysis of HVAC Energy in Automotive Paint Shop,” Proceedings of 2015 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2015), Paper No. MSEC2015-9281, Charlotte, NC, USA, June 8-12, 2015.

C64. Skovron, J., Ulutan, D., Mears, L., Detwiler, D., Paolini, D., Baemler, B., Claus, L. (2015), “Effect of Thermal Assistance on the Joining of Al6063 During Flow Drill Screwdriving,” Proceedings of 2015 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2015), Paper No. MSEC2015-9435, Charlotte, NC, USA, June 8-12, 2015.

C63. Ulutan, D., Pleta, A., Mears, L. (2015), “Electrically-Assisted Machining of Titanium Alloy Ti-6Al-4V and Nickel-Based Alloy IN-738: An Investigation,” Proceedings of 2015 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2015), Paper No. MSEC2015-9465, Charlotte, NC, USA, June 8-12, 2015.

C62. Feng, L., and Mears, L. (2015), "Time Series Analysis and Forecasting of Manufacturing Energy Demand," Proceedings of the 2015 Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, May 30 - June 2, 2015.

C61. Skovron, J., Mears, L., Ulutan, D., Detwiler, D., Baemler, B., Claus, L. (2014). “Characterization of Flow Drill Screwing Process Parameters on Joint Quality,” Proceedings of 2014 SAE Aerospace Manufacturing & Automated Fastening Conference (AMAF), Paper number 2014-01-2241, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, September 23-25, 2014.

C60. Kuttolamadom, M., Mears, L. (2014), “Analysis of the Bulk Wear Volume of Turning Inserts for Different Carbide Grain Sizes,” Proceedings of 2014 Int’l Conference on Materials and Processing (ICMP2014), Paper No. ICMP2014-5043, Detroit, MI, USA, June 9-13, 2014.

C59. Stanley, C., Ulutan, D., Mears, L. (2014), “Prediction of Tool Wear Based on Cutting Forces when End Milling Titanium Alloy Ti-6Al-4V,” Proceedings of 2014 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2014), Paper No. MSEC2014-4140, Detroit, MI, USA, June 9-13, 2014.

C58. Ulutan, D., Pleta, A., Mears, L. (2014), “Multi-Objective Particle Swarm Optimization of Machining Parameters for End Milling Titanium Alloy Ti-6Al-4V,” Proceedings of 2014 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2014), Paper No. MSEC2014-4145, Detroit, MI, USA, June 9-13, 2014.

C57. Pleta, A., Ulutan, D., Mears, L. (2014), “Investigation of Trochoidal Milling in Nickel-Based Superalloy Inconel 738, and Comparison with End Milling,” Proceedings of 2014 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2014), Paper No. MSEC2014-4151, Detroit, MI, USA, June 9-13, 2014.

C56. Feng, L., Mears, L., Zhu, Q., Beaufort, C., Schulte, J. (2014), “Plant-Level Energy Supply Analysis and Optimization in Energy, Economy, and Environment,” Proceedings of 2014 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2014), Paper No. MSEC2014-4014, Detroit, MI, USA, June 9-13, 2014.

C55. Antani, K., Pearce, B., Mears, L., Renu, R., Kurz, E., Schulte, J. (2014), “System Learning for Manufacturing Process Planning,” Proceedings of 2014 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2014), Paper No. MSEC2014-3906, Detroit, MI, USA, June 9-13, 2014. (winner of ASME MSEC third place Best Paper Award)

C54. Pearce, B. Kurz, M. Antani, K., Mears, L. (2014), “Finding Maximum Subsets of Relational Objects using SAT Decomposition,” Proceedings of Institution of Industrial Engineers Annual Conference, Montréal, Canada, May 31-June 4, 2014, Paper No. 1987.

C53. Ulutan, D., Arisoy, Y.M., Özel, T., Mears, L. (2014) “Mathematical Modeling of Residual Stress Profile in Machining Nickel-Based Superalloys,” Proceedings of 2nd CIRP Conference on Surface Integrity, Nottingham, UK, 28th-30th May 2014.

C52. Ulutan, D., Pleta, A., Mears, L. (2014) “Modeling and Analysis of Residual Stresses after Machining a Nickel-Based Superalloy,” Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Virtual Machining Process Technology (VMPT), Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May 20-23, 2014.

C51. Sudhish, S., Kuttolamadom, M., Mears, L. (2014), “The Correlation of Part Surface Roughness to Cutting Power & Material Removal Rate,” Proceedings of Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress 2014, Detroit, MI, USA, April 8-10, 2014. Paper No. 2014-14M-0368.

C50. Antani, K., Pearce, B., Kurz, E., Mears, L., Funk, K., Mayorga, M. (2013), “Manual Precedence Mapping and Application of a Novel Precedence Relationship Learning Technique to Real-World Automotive Assembly Line Balancing,” Proceedings of 2013 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2013), Paper No. MSEC2013-1235, Madison, WI, USA, June 10-14, 2013.

C49. Chen, Y., Milner, J., Bunget, C., Mears, L., Kurfess, T. (2013), “Investigations on Performance of Various Ceramic Tooling while Milling Nickel-Based Superalloys,” Proceedings of 2013 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2013), Paper No. MSEC2013-1220, Madison, WI, June 10-14, 2013.

C48. Chen, Y., Bunget, C., Mears, L., Kurfess, T. (2013), “An Improved Empirical Constitutive Model for γ’-Strengthened Nickel-Based Superalloys,” Proceedings of 41st North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC41), Paper No. NAMRC41-1598, Madison, WI, June 10-14, 2013.

C47. Henderson, A., Bunget, C., Mears, L., Kurfess, T. (2013), “Adaptive Tool Wear Estimation Using On-Machine Touch Probes,” Proceedings of 41st North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC41), Paper No. NAMRC41-1597, Madison, WI, June 10-14, 2013.

C46. Jones, E., Jones, J., Mears, L., (2013), “Empirical Modeling of Direct Electric Current Effect on Machining Cutting Force,” Proceedings of 2013 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2013), Paper No. MSEC2013-1229, Madison, WI, June 10-14, 2013.

C45. Jones, J., Mears, L., (2013), “Alternative Control of an Electrically-Assisted Tensile Forming Process Using Current Modulation,” Proceedings of 2013 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2013), Paper No. MSEC2013-1197, Madison, WI, June 10-14, 2013.

C44. Mehta, P., Mears, L., (2013), “Model Learning in a Multistage Machining Process: Online Identification of Force Coefficients and Model Use in the Manufacturing Enterprise,” Proceedings of 2013 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2013), Paper No. MSEC2013-1144, Madison, WI, June 10-14, 2013.

C43. Potluri, H., Jones, J., Mears, L., (2013), “Comparison of Electrically-Assisted and Conventional Friction Stir Welding Processes by Feed Force and Torque,” Proceedings of 2013 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2013), Paper No. MSEC2013-1192, Madison, WI, June June 10-14, 2013.

C42. Pearce, B., Kurz, M., Mears, L., Antani, K. “Multi-Zone Assembly Line Balancing with Line-Side Storage Constraints,” Accepted to 2013 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC2013), Paper No. 1144, San Juan, PR, May 18-22, 2013.

C41. Mehta, P., Mears, L. (2012), “Cutting Force Control in Machining: Bayesian Update of Mechanistic Force Model,” Proceedings of the 5th Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA, October 17-19, 2012.

C40. Antani, K., Madadi, A., Kurz, E., Mears, L., Mayorga, M., Funk, K. (2012), “Robust Work Planning And Development Of A Decision Support System For Work Distribution On A Mixed-Model Automotive Assembly Line,” Proceedings of 2012 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2012), Paper No. MSEC2011-7350, Notre Dame, IN, June 10-13, 2012.

C39. Bunget, C., Salandro, W., Mears, L., (2012), “Sensitivities when Modeling Electrically-Assisted Forming,” Proceedings of 2012 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2012), Paper No. MSEC2011-7334, Notre Dame, IN, June 10-13, 2012.

C38. Jones, J., Mears, L., (2012), “Thermal Response Characterization of Sheet Metals During Electrically-Assisted Forming (EAF),” Proceedings of 2012 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2012), Paper No. MSEC2011-7349, Notre Dame, IN, June 10-13, 2012.

C37. Kuttolamadom, M., Mehta, P., Mears, L., Kurfess, T. (2012), “The Correlation of Volumetric Tool Wear & Wear Rate of Machining Tools with the Material Removal Rate of Titanium Alloys,” Proceedings of 2012 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2012), Paper No. MSEC2011-7338, Notre Dame, IN, June 10-13, 2012.

C36. Mehta, P., Kuttolamadom, M., Mears, L., (2012), “Machining Process Power Monitoring: Bayesian Update of Machining Power Model,” Proceedings of 2012 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2012), Paper No. MSEC2011-7277, Notre Dame, IN, June 10-13, 2012.

C35. Salandro, W., Bunget, C., Mears, L., (2012), “Modeling the Electroplastic Effect During Electrically-Assisted Forming of 304 Stainless,” Proceedings of 2012 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2012), Paper No. MSEC2012-7241, Notre Dame, IN, June 10-13, 2012.

C34. Kuttolamadom, M., Jones, J., Mears, L., Kurfess, T., Funk, K. (2012), "Life-Cycle Integration of Titanium Alloys into the Automotive Segment for Vehicle Light-Weighting: Part II - Component Life-Cycle Modeling and Cost Justification," Proceedings of Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress 2012, Paper No. 2012-01-0785.

C33. Jones, J., Kuttolamadom, M., Mears, L., Kurfess, T., Funk, K. (2012), " Life-Cycle Integration of Titanium Alloys into the Automotive Segment for Vehicle Light-Weighting: Part I - Component Redesign, Prototyping, and Validation," Proceedings of Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress 2012, Paper No. 2012-01-0785.

C32. Jones, J., Mears, L., (2011), “Constant-Current Density Compression Behavior of 304 Stainless Steel and Ti-6Al-4V During Electrically-Assisted Forming,” Proceedings of 2011 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2011), Paper No. MSEC-2011-50287, Corvallis, OR, June 13-17, 2011.

C31. Kuttolamadom, M., Mears, L., (2011), “On the Volumetric Assessment of Tool Wear in Machining Inserts with Complex Geometries: Need, Methodology and Validation,” Proceedings of 2011 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2011), Paper No. MSEC-2011-50278, Corvallis, OR, June 13-17, 2011.

C30. Martens, T., Mears, L., (2011), “Microfeature-Enhanced Sinter Bonding of Metal-Injection Molded (MIM) Parts to Solid Substrate,” Proceedings of 2011 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2011), Paper No. MSEC-2011-50129, Corvallis, OR, June 13-17, 2011.

C29. Mehta, P., Mears, L., (2011), “Model-Based Prediction and Control of Machining Deflection Error in Turning Slender Bars,” Proceedings of 2011 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2011), Paper No. MSEC-2011-50154, Corvallis, OR, June 13-17, 2011.

C28. Salandro, W., Bunget, C., Mears, L., (2011), “Thermo-Mechanical Investigations of the Electroplastic Effect,” Proceedings of 2011 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2011), Paper No. MSEC-2011-50250, Corvallis, OR, June 13-17, 2011.

C27. Werner, A., Mears, L., Clark, A. (2011), “Dynamic Evaluation of a Nanocomposite Force Sensor,” Proceedings of 2011 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2011), Paper No. MSEC-2011-50059, Corvallis, OR, June 13-17, 2011.

C26. Werner, A., Mehta, P., Mears, L., (2011), “Development of a Condition-Based Maintenance Program for a Computer-Numerically Controlled Machine: Signal Acquisition, Processing and Network Communication,” Proceedings of 2011 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2011), Paper No. MSEC-2011-50132, Corvallis, OR, June 13-17, 2011.

C25. Montes, C., Wong, C., Ziegert, J., Mears, L., (2011), “Hybrid Command Issuing in a 2-Degree-of-Freedom Servomechanism Operated under Vision-Based Feedback Control,” Proceedings of 2011 International Conference on Sustainable Automotive Technologies (ICSAT), Greenville, SC, April 5-6, 2011.

C24. Dubey, M., Mears, L., Cannon, A., Hulseman, R. (2011), “Injection Mold Process Optimization for Surface Microfeature Control,” Proceedings of ASPE Spring Topical Conference, Paper No. 3222.

C23. Kuttolamadom, M., Jones, J., Mears, L., Ziegert, J., Kurfess, T. (2011), “A Systematic Procedure for Integrating Titanium Alloys as a Lightweight Automotive Material Alternative,” Proceedings of Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress 2011, Paper No. 2011-01-0429.

C22. Namouz, E., Mears, L., Mocko, G., Summers, J. (2011), “Lazy Parts Indication Method: Application to Automotive Components,”  Proceedings of Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress 2011, Paper No. 2011-01-0428.

C21. Wong, C., Montes, C., Mears, L., Ziegert, J. (2010), “Model Based control to Enhance a Novel Visual Control Positioning System,” Proceedings of International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems 2010, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, Oct. 27-30, 2010.

C20. Montes, C., Ziegert, J., Wong, C., Mears, L., Tucker, T. (2010), “2-D Absolute Positioning System for Real-Time Control Applications,” Proceedings of the 2010 American Society for Precision Engineering Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, September 13-15, 2010.

C19. Bunget, C., Salandro, W., Mears, L. (2010), “Tribological Aspects in Electrically-Assisted Forming,” Proceedings of the 2010 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2010), Erie, PA, October 12-15, 2010.

C18. Jones, J., Mears, L. (2010), “A process Comparison of Simple Stretch Forming Using Both Conventional and Electrically-Assisted Forming Techniques,” Proceedings of the 2010 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2010) , Erie, PA, October 12-15, 2010.

C17. Salandro, W., Bunget, C., Mears, L. (2010), “Modeling and Quantification of the Electroplastic Effect when Bending Stainless Steel Sheet Metal,” Proceedings of the 2010 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2010) , Erie, PA, October 12-15, 2010.

C16. McElreath, M., Mayorga, M., Mears, L. (2010), “Assigning Storage Locations in an Automated Warehouse,” Proceedings of Industrial Engineering Research Conference.

C15. Morkos, B., Summers, J.D., Mears, L., Rilka, T., Taiber, J., Fadel, G. (2010), “Applicability Evaluation of Mobile Devices for Use Within Manufacturing Environments,” Proceedings of IDMME - Virtual Concept, Bordeaux, FRANCE, 1-8 June 2010.

C14. Vimalnathan, S., Mears, L. (2010), “Finite Element Simulation of Ring Rolling Process,” Proceedings of Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress 2010, Paper No. 2010-01-0270.

C13. Kuttolamadom, M., Chorogudai, A., Mears, L., Kurfess, T.R. (2010), “Investigation of Machining of Titanium Components for Lightweight Vehicles,” Proceedings of Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress 2010, Paper No. 2010-01-0022.

C12. Kuttolamadom, M., Hamzehlouia, S., Mears, L. (2010), “Effect of Machining Speed on Surface Roughness in Cutting 6061 Aluminum,” Proceedings of Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress 2010, Paper No. 2010-01-0218 (reported also in SAE Special Publications book SP-2294, Advances In Light Weight Materials – Aluminum, Casting Materials, and Magnesium Technologies, 2010, ISBN 978-0-7680-3428-8).

C11. Martens, T., Mears , L., Dotson, M., Sanger , P., Graham, M. (2009), “Requirements Selection for Rapid Prototyping: Polyphenylsulfone as a Mold Material for Spin Casting Polyurethane Resin,” Proceedings of the 2009 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2009).

C10. Wong, C., Mears, L., Ziegert, J.C. (2009), “Dead Time Compensation for a Novel Positioning System via Predictive Control and Virtual Intermittent Setpoints,” Proceedings of the 2009 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2009).

C09. Bryan, A., Burger, U., Kuttolamadom, M., Mears, L., Kurfess, T.R. (2009), “Volumetric Flank Wear Characterization for Titanium Milling Insert Tools,” Proceedings of the 2009 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2009).

C08. Grubb, M., Berger, A., Browning, D., Mayorga, M., Mears, M.L. (2009) “WARNING!   Engineers in Training.” May 2009, IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2009, Miami, FL.

C07. Teppa, S., Mears, L. (2009), “Bonding Strength Modeling of Polyurethane to Vulcanized Rubber,” Proceedings of Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress 2009, Paper No. 2009-01-0605.

C06. Chimalapati, S., Mears, L., Clark, A. (2008), “Characterization of a Nanocomposite Force Sensor in Multiple Environmental Domains,” International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference 2008, MSEC2008: 111-117.

C05. Wong, C., Montes, C., Mears, L., Ziegert, J. (2008), “A New Position Feedback Method for Manufacturing Equipment,” International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference 2008, MSEC2008: 67-74.C04.

C04. Roth, J. T., Mears, L., et al. (2007). "Quality and inspection of machining operations: Review of condition monitoring and CMM inspection techniques 2000 to present." Proceedings of the ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference 2007, MSEC2007: 861-872.

C03. Mears, L., Falcon, J. (2007) “Real-Time System Identification for Impact-Based Part Positioning.” International Conference on Smart Machining Systems, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, March 13-15, 2007.

C02. Mears, L., Falcon, J., Kurfess, T. (2006) “Real-Time Identification of Sliding Friction Using LabVIEW FPGA.” Proceedings of the 2006 American Control Conference, Minneapolis, June 14-16, 2006, ACC2006: 1410-1415.

C01. Mears, L., Kurfess, T. (2005) “Design of a Flexible and Agile Centering Preprocessing System.” Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Agility (ICAM 2005), Int’l Soc. of Agile Manufacturing, Helsinki, Finland, July 27-28, 2005: 307-313. (Best presentation award)

 

Magazine Articles

Martens, T., Mears, L. (2010) “New Method of Bonding PIM Compacts to Solid Substrates,” Powder Injection Moulding International, December 2010.

Mears, L., Falcon, J., Kurfess, T. (2008) “Real-Time Sliding Friction Identification and Analysis: Applications of Control,” IEEE Control Systems Magazine special issue on Modeling and Control of Systems with Friction, 28(6): 20-28.

 

Reports

Ulutan, D., Pleta, A., Bardis, V., Akhavan Niaki, F., Mears, L., “Machining Process Monitoring on Nickel-Based Superalloys, Phase VIII Final Report,” Report No. CUICAR/GE-2014-12.

Ulutan, D., Pleta, A., Bardis, V., Akhavan Niaki, F., Mears, L., “Machining Process Monitoring on Nickel-Based Superalloys, Phase VII Final Report,” Report No. CUICAR/GE-2013-07.

Bunget, C., Chen, Y., Henderson, A., Rokvam, M., Wilson, G., DeVol, N., Milner, J., Kurfess, T., Mears, L., “Machining Process Monitoring on Nickel-Based Superalloys, Phase VI Progress Report,” Report No. CUICAR/GE-2012-02.

Mears, M.L., Kurfess, T.R., Ziegert, J.C., Kuttolamadom, M.K., Joshua, J.J. (2012) “Cutting Performance & Tool Wear Simulation in Titanium Machining through High Performance Computing - Final Report (Part 2),” National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS)/Department of Energy (DOE) - National Energy Technology Lab (NETL).

Mears, M.L., Kurfess, T.R., Ziegert, J.C., Joshua, J.J., Kuttolamadom, M.K., (2012) “Automotive Component Manufacture in Titanium - Final Report (Part 1),” National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS)/Department of Energy (DOE) - National Energy Technology Lab (NETL).

Mears, L., Mehta, P. (2012), “CAREER: Model-Based Control of Machining Processes and Scalability for Manufacturing System Control,” Proceedings of NSF CMMI Grantees Conference, Boston, MA, July 9-12, 2012.

Mears, L., Mehta, P. (2011) “CAREER: Model-Based Control of Machining Processes and Scalability for Manufacturing System Control,” Proceedings of NSF CMMI Grantees Conference, Atlanta, GA, January 4-7, 2011.

Wong, C., Montes, M., Mears, L., Ziegert, J.C. (2011) “Machining Accuracy Improvement Through Visual Control of an Active Display,” Proceedings of NSF CMMI Grantees Conference, Atlanta, GA, January 4-7, 2011.

Wong, C., Montes, M., Mears, L., Ziegert, J.C. (2009) “Machining Accuracy Improvement Through Visual Control of an Active Display,” Proceedings of NSF CMMI Grantees Conference, Honolulu, HI, June 22-25, 2009.

 

Presentations

Mears, L. (2015). “Automotive Industry: Research (R)evolution and new Educational Paradigms,” (invited presentation and panel session) Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay (IITB), December 9, 2015.

Mears, L. (2015). “Digital Manufacturing: The Human Effect,” (invited presentation and panel session) Carnegie Mellon University, September 17, 2015.

Mears, L., (2015). “Digital Manufacturing and Industrie 4,0: Future Directions,” (invited talk) BMW AG, Munich, July 14, 2015. Mears, L., (2015). “Manufacturing Plant Energy Optimization,” (invited talk) BMW AG, Munich, July 14, 2015.

Mears, L., Summers, J., Mocko, G., Kurz, M. (2015). “Improving Assembly Systems Data and Decision-Making,” (invited talk) BMW AG, Munich, July 14, 2015. Mears, L., Apon, A., Venayagamoorthy, K. (2015). “Big Data: Big Opportunities without Big Costs,” (invited panelist) BMW AG, Munich, July 14, 2015.

Akhavan Niaki, F., Mears, L. (2015) “Stochastic State and Parameter Estimation for Intelligent Manufacturing Processes” Poster Presentation at Advanced Mammalian Biomanufacturing Innovation Center NSF I/UCRC Planning Grant Meeting, Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD, July 30-31, 2015.

Akhavan Niaki, F., Mears, L., “Parameter Estimation in Mechanistic Tool Wear Model: A Bayesian Approach,” Presentation at 2015 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, March 15-19, 2015, Orlando, Florida.

Date, H., Pleta, A., Mears, L. (2015). “Electrically Assisted Augmentation of the Forming Process,” Poster presentation at ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, June 8-12, 2015, Accepted.

Prasad, R., Bardis, V., Skovron, J., Mears, L. (2015). “Effect of Torque Holding Time on Sheet Separation in Flow Drill Screwing,” Poster presentation at ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, June 8-12, 2015, Accepted.

Akhavan Niaki, F., Mears, L. (2014). “Online Parameter Estimation Using Square Root Unscented Kalman Filter (SR-UKF) in Turning of a Slender Bar,” Poster presentation at ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, Detroit, MI, June 10-13, 2014.

Skovron, J., Mears, L., Ulutan, D., Detwiler, D., Baemler, B., Weitzel, S. (2014). “Characterization of Flow Drill Screwing Process Parameters on Joint Quality,” Poster presentation at ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, Detroit, MI, June 10-13, 2014.

Mears, L., (2013). “Electrically-Assisted Forming of High-Strength Steels,” (invited talk) Universitat de València, October 2, 2013.

Kuttolamadom, M., Mazgaonkar, N., Mears, L., Kurfess, T. (2013). “Adaptation of the Volumetric Wear Metrology for Turning Tool Inserts,” Poster presentation at ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, Madison, WI, June 10-14, 2013.

Jones, E., Mears, L. (2013). “Characterization of Electrically Assisted Machining,” Poster presentation at ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, Madison, WI, June 10-14, 2013.

Barrett, A., Mears, L. (2013). “Investigation of subsurface damage in machining nickel-based superalloys,” Poster presentation at ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, Madison, WI, June 10-14, 2013.

Mears, L., (2013). “Model-Based Control and Automated Learning through Bayesian Updating: Applications Across the Time Scale,” (invited talk) University of North Carolina-Charlotte, June 6, 2013.

Mears, L., Kuttolamadom, M., Jones J. (2013). “Manufacturing using Lightweight Metals,” (invited talk) Southern Advanced Materials Research Exchange II, Clemson University, February 28, 2013.
Mears, L., (2012). “Model-Based Control of Machining Processes and Extension to Condition-Based Maintenance Systems,” (invited talk) University of North Carolina-Charlotte, May 7, 2012.

Mears, L., Kuttolamadom, M., Jones J. (2012). “Lightweight Material Manufacturing Approaches for the Automotive Industry,” (invited talk) Southern Advanced Materials Research Exchange, Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, TN, May 31, 2012.

Kuttolamadom, M. Mears, L. (2012). “Integrating AdvantEdge FEM on a HPC Cluster for Simulation of Ti-6Al-4V Machining,” 11th annual Third Wave Systems International User’s Conference, Minneapolis, MN, May 16-17, 2012.

Mears, L. (2011), “Case Study to Predict Failure: An Integrated Condition-Based Monitoring System,” (invited talk), Interactive Manufacturing Experience, Las Vegas, NV, September 12-13, 2011.

Mears, L. (2011), “Improving Cost of Ownership: A Planned Maintenance Approach,” (invited talk), Interactive Manufacturing Experience, Las Vegas, NV, September 12, 2011.

Mears, L. (2011), “Integration of a Predictive Maintenance System to the Machine Tool,” (invited talk), Okuma America Partners Group, August 15, 2011.

Kuttolamadom, M. Mears, L., Kurfess, T. (2011). “Modeling & Simulation of Tool Wear in AdvantEdge FEM using High-Performance Computing when Machining Ti-6Al-4V: Challenges & Advances,” 10th annual Third Wave Systems 2011 International User’s Conference, Jacksonville, FL, May 25-26, 2011.

Martens, T., Mears, L. (2011). “Micro feature-enhanced sinter bonding of Metal Injection Molded parts to solid substrates,” Poster session presented at MIMA Metal Injection Molding 2011, Orlando, FL, March 14-16, 2011.

Martens, T., Mears, L. (2011). “Microfeature enhanced bonding of Metal Injection Molded parts,” (invited talk). Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA, March 9, 2011.

Warrick, T., Rusly, R., Mears, L. Desjardins, J. (2010). “Assessment of Femoral/Tibial Bearing Laxity in Total Knee Replacements Using a Robotic Manipulator.”  Poster session presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Southeast Biomedical Engineering Career Conference, October 29, 2010, Clemson, SC, October 29, 2010.

Mears, L. (2010), “Electrification of the Transportation Industry” Presentation followed by hosting of panel session, ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2010), Erie, PA, October 15, 2010.

Martens, T., Mears, L. (2010). “Sinter Joining in Metal Injection Molding.”  Poster session presented at the 2010 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2010), Erie, PA, October 13-15, 2010.

Kuttolamadom, M., Jones, J., Mears, L., Ziegert, J., Kurfess, T. (2010). Integrating Lightweight Materials - Component Manufacture in Titanium.  Poster session presented at the 2010 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2010), Erie, PA, October 13-15, 2010.

Mears, L. (2010) “Preparing for and writing proposals to NSF - with additional thought on the CAREER” (invited talk), 2010 NSF Proposal Writing Workshop, Lincoln, NE, September 1-2, 2010.

Böker, A., Mayorga, M.E. Mears, L. (2010), “Multivariate Throughput Analysis of a Sub-Assembly Line in the Automotive Industry.”  INFORMS Southern Regional Conference 2010, Huntsville AL.

Gunn, G., Mayorga, M.E., Mears, L. (2010), “A Simulation Approach to Allocation of Flexible Servers when Switching Time is Included,” INFORMS Southern Regional Conference 2010, Huntsville AL.

Mears, M.L. (2009) “Real-Time Prototyping and Deployment Controls for Automotive and Manufacturing Applications,” (invited talk) NI-Week, Austin, TX, August 4, 2009.

Mears, M.L. (2008) “Quality Integration in the Automotive Supply Chain,” (invited talk) Lang-Mekra Supplier Day, Columbia, SC, September 16, 2008.

Mears, M.L. (2008) “Simulation and Model-Based Machining to Support Titanium Use in the Commercial Automotive Industry,” (invited talk) National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS)Automotive Summit, Ann Arbor, MI, July 23, 2008.

Mears, M.L. (2008) “Energy-Based Precision Positioning and Its Application to Automotive Manufacturing,” (invited talk) Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, March 6, 2008.

Mears, M.L. (2007) “Employment in the Automotive Industry,” (invited talk) Greenville Technical College, Greenville, SC, November 29, 2007.

Mears, M.L. (2007) “Training and Keeping the Technical Future of SC in Lightweight Composite Manufacturing,” (invited talk) South Carolina Composite Economic Cluster Conference, Spartanburg, SC, November 11, 2007.

Mears, M.L. (2007) “Precision Machining and Measurement with Adaptive Control and Online System Identification,” (invited talk) NI-Week, Austin, TX, August 19, 2007.

Mears, M.L. (2007) “Real-Time Identification of Sliding Friction Using LabVIEW FPGA,” (invited talk) Applied Control and Technology Consortium (ACTC) Automotive Control Workshop, Auburn Hills, MI, March 19, 2007.

Mears, M.L. (2006) “Opportunities in Automotive Education in South Carolina,” (invited talk) Concours d’Elegance Motoring Show Education Symposium, Hilton Head, SC, November 4, 2006.

Mears, M.L. (2005) “Multi-Input Control with Integral Adaptation,” (invited talk) National Instruments Symposium, U. of Alabama and Mississippi State U., June 2005.

Mears, L. (2005) “Cost Modeling of Positioning Systems for Manufacturing and Metrology,” General Motors Scholar Final Presentation, Warren, MI, February 2005.

Mears, M.L. (2005) “Control Design Utilizing LabVIEW Real-Time Deterministic Looping,” (invited talk) National Instruments Real-Time Symposium, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, February 2005.

Mears, M.L. (2005) “Control Design Utilizing LabVIEW Real-Time Deterministic Looping,” (invited talk) National Instruments Real-Time Symposium, University of Toronto, February 2005.

Mears, M.L. (2005) “Control Design Utilizing LabVIEW Real-Time Deterministic Looping,” (invited talk) National Instruments Real-Time Symposium, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, February 2005.

Mears, M.L. (2005) “Control Design Utilizing LabVIEW Real-Time Deterministic Looping,” (invited talk) National Instruments Real-Time Symposium, Mississippi State University, Starkeville, MS, February 2005.

Mears, M.L. (2004) “Design of a Centering Control System for Precision Measurement of Bearing Rings,” Georgia Tech Industrial Advisory Board presentation and poster session, Atlanta, October 20, 2004.

Mears, M.L. (2001) “Flow Testing Cycle Time Reduction Using Statistical Approximation Techniques,” Unisia-JECS Engineering Summit, Atsugi, Japan, September 21, 2001.

 

 

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