The International Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology is a peer-reviewed journal. The International Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology serves as a means for the prompt broadcasting of original theoretical and applied research results of enduring interest in all branches of manufacturing science. All papers published are peer-reviewed full-length articles of substantial depth. The Journal also publishes technical briefs, design innovation papers, reviews, discussions of published papers, book reviews, and editorials. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: manufacturing process and instrumentation development, modeling and simulation of various processes such as material processing, food processing, petrochemical processing, nano-scale manufacturing, MEMS, metalcasting, polymer processing, rapid prototyping, nano/micro/meso-scale manufacturing, joining, medical/biomedical device manufacturing and others; computer manufacturing; sensors for manufacturing processes and machines; computer control of processes and machines; precision engineering; manufacturing automation; assembly operations and robotics; material handling; production systems; design for manufacturing and assembly; life cycle analysis; pulp and paper manufacturing; textile manufacturing. The Editorial Board consists of a team of international experts who provide expertise and conduct the peer-review process for the different topical areas covered by the Journal.