Smart manufacturing multiplex

Bhaskar Botcha, Ashif S. Iquebal, Satish T.S. Bukkapatnam

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This letter introduces a concept smart manufacturing multiplex (SMM) capable of executing multiple process chains and thermodynamic pathways to control the geometric, morphological as well as microstructural integrity of custom components. A proof-of-concept based on hybrid machine tools consisting of additive and subtractive processes integrated with high resolution sensors via a novel sensor wrapper to track the spatiotemporal evolution of the process states is implemented. The value of SMM to discrete part manufacturing in realizing low-volume, high variety parts and its ability to handle multiple processing pathways in a single machine is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)102-106
Number of pages5
JournalManufacturing Letters
StatePublished - Aug 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Hybrid manufacturing
  • Manufacturing forensics
  • Manufacturing multiplex
  • Sensor wrapper
  • Smart manufacturing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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