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Welcome to ADAM with IT!

Hot Topics, News and R&D in Advanced Design And Manufacturing

with Information Technology & Information Systems

 An International R&D Journal Sponsored by Industry and Academia

Editor in Chief: Professor Paul G. Ranky, PhD

NJIT, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Public Research University, New Jersey, USA 

We provide quality data and information, that could be turned into knowledge and used for decisions...  


 ADAM with IT is an Internet Registered, 100% Electronically Published R&D Journal Listed in the Directory of Scholarly Electronic Journals and Academic Discussion Lists, Published by the Association of Research Libraries, Washington DC, USA and Indexed by The Edinburgh Engineering Virtual Library (EEVL)

ADAM with IT Publication ISBN 1 872631 36 3

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Introduction & Welcome!

Welcome to ADAM with IT! Hot Topics and Cyberspace Product & Service Reviews and R&D in "Advanced Design And Manufacturing with Information Technology" - A Professional, High Quality, Refereed International Technical R&D Journal Published Electronically over the Internet by CIMware USA Inc., and CIMware Ltd. UK.

Founding Editor in Chief: Professor Paul G. Ranky, Dr.-Techn/PhD

BSc &MS (with distinction) and Dr-Techn/PhD, IIE (USA), IEE(UK), SME(USA), ASME(USA), CEng, Euro Ing., Chartered Professional Engineer, Professor, Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, NJIT (New Jersey Institute of Technology), University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102-1982, USA. FMS Team Design Prize Winner, 1979, UK Teaching Company /Robotics Prize (team leader) winner, 1985, Swiss Innovation Team Prize winner, 1995. International Professional "Who is Who?" Member, 1999. Formerly at Nottingham Trent (UK), The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA), Surrey, and London, UK.

Professor of Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, NJIT (New Jersey Institute of Technology), Newark, NJ 07102, USA

If you are interested in submitting papers electronically to be reviewed for publication, please email to Professor Ranky (NJIT, USA): or directly to the publishers:

Topics Covered in ADAM with IT Include the Following...

Advanced Design and Manufacturing Systems with Information Technology, Flexible Automation, Cell Design and Implementation, Scheduling and Operation Control, Tooling & Fixturing, Robotics, Concurrent/ Simultaneous Engineering, Rapid Prototyping, Assembly and Disassembly (including Automobile, Electronic etc. Assembly and Disassembly), Diagnostics, Maintenance and Total Life-Cycle Engineering, Total Quality Management, Micro Electronic Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Medical Device Design and Manufacturing Engineering, Green Manufacturing, System Modeling, Object Oriented Techniques, Electronic Enterprise Engineering, Simulation, Virtual Reality Modeling, Engineering Multimedia as applied to Advanced Engineering and Management, including Education, and others.

As Professor Ranky states: " We will publish high quality, refereed technical papers electronically in full color, within a few days to 1- 3 months (versus 3 to 6 years), that will make a significant contribution to the R&D activities of the academic, professional engineering and engineering management community."

Indexing and Electronic Distribution

The Journal: ADAM is indexed and abstracted electronically on a world-wide basis by the Edinburgh Engineering Virtual Library / RAMB, (please feel free to look up EEVL is one of the largest providers of design and manufacturing engineering information services in the world and we are very pleased to be affiliated with them. ADAM is listed in the Directory of Scholarly Electronic Journals and Academic Discussion Lists, published by the Association of Research Libraries, Washington DC, USA.

ADAM is distributed 100% electronically by CIMware Ltd. UK and CIMware USA, Inc. worldwide at This means that several million people can have access to each electronically published paper, or product, or service review in ADAM simultaneously and literally real-time. The electronic media and the Internet enables us to report on new innovative products and publish and deliver quality R&D papers in a very short time to a very wide audience, world-wide! There is no time wasted on printing, shipping, distributing, filing, etc. (... and of course no trees are cut either...)

Considering the fact that most paper-based engineering science oriented journal papers reach on average only 4 (yes, four!) readers, this FREE electronic access will offer great opportunities to all! (Note, that by February 2002 ADAM had over 182000 cyberspace readers!)

Another important benefit is that our Industrial Virtual Exhibition Hall visitors at ADAM can immediately review products using our CPR (Cyberspace Product Review) 3D web technology and get in touch with the appropriate vendors, authors and service providers and develop the required contacts and feedbacks via the cyberspace.

We'll keep you informed at this website on this very exciting development and we hope that you'll be part of it too!

ADAM: International Editorial Board

The International Editorial Board includes:

Professor Paul G. Ranky, Dr-Techn/PhD, Founding Editor in Chief, NJIT, USA

Philip Ashton, PhD, Manager, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd., UK

Jim Corlett, BSc(Hons), Technical Librarian, Nottingham Trent University, UK

Professor Graham Harvey, PhD, (Formerly at E. London and Teeside University, UK)

Esbjorn Hogmark, MSc, Product R&D Manager, ABB, Sweden

Professor John K. L. Ho, PhD, CIM Software Centre Director, City University of Hong Kong

Dr. Andrew Kaldos, BSc/MSc, MSc(ME), MSc (EE) Dr.-Techn/PhD, John Moores University, Liverpool, UK

Professor Henry W. Kraebber, PE, CPIM, Director of CIM/HE, Purdue University, USA

In Memoriam: Professor T. Pato (+1999), Vice President, ISBE, University of Applied Sciences Berne, Switzerland

Mick F. Ranky, BSc&MSc(Hons), MSc, Chief R&D Engineer, CIMware UK&USA

Gregory N. Ranky, Computer Graphics and Biomedical Engineering Editor

Mick L. Ranky, Internet Review and Applied Mathematics Editor

Richard G. Ranky, Computer Animation and Mechanical Engineering Editor

Marti Ranky BSc(Hons), Foreign Trade, BSc(Hons), Nutritional Science & Dietetics (Surrey, UK), CIMware UK&USA

Professor Yiming (Kevin) Rong, PhD, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, USA

Professor Kathryn E. Stecke, PhD, University of Michigan, Business School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Professor Don Sebastian, PhD, Director, Center for Manufacturing Systems, NJIT, USA

Professor William Swart, PhD, PE, Dean of Engineering, Old Dominion University, USA

Professor Murat M.Tanik, PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Alabama, USA

Dr. Steven J. Wilcox, BSc (Hons), PhD, CEng., MIMechE, The University of Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

Professor Zhiyan Wang, PhD, Director of AMTEC: Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, HIT (Harbin Institute of Technology), China

Professor Tohru Watanabe, PhD, Robotics and Systems Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Japan

Professor Chris Wong, PhD, Director, Industrial (Automation) Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Professor Leong Xiong, PhD, Department of Automation, National Project Leader, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Technical Product (Hardware & Software) Review Editors: Gregory N. Ranky, Richard G. Ranky, and Mick L. Ranky

Format Requirements of R&D Papers to be Published Electronically in ADAM with IT

In order to minimize the amount of time it takes to professionally referee the submitted papers, as well as to ensure that our papers turn out to be that of high quality on your computer too, we hereby kindly ask all of our contributors to follow our set standards - that actually don't differ at all that of the accepted international electronic publication standards.

Please note, that we will accept electronically emailed/ attached articles in PC or Mac compatible MS-Word, or Adobe PDF, or MS-PowerPoint, or .html formats, including text, equations, tables and good quality figures (in . jpg format) and photos (also in .jpg format), preferably all in color. If you have problems providing the figures, line diagrams, photos, etc. in color electronically, we will scan them. Furthermore, if you have problems with your equations and any maths notation in the text in your word-processor, we will scan your maths using your hard copy version. In any case please submit a high quality master of your article in hard-copy printed format in case we cannot fully process your 100 percent self contained, electronic format. (As you can see, we are trying to deal with 100 percent electronic versions only).

Artwork should preferably be in JPEG (meaning.jpg) format (due to file size and speed issues on the current net), which is the Internet standard format.

At present some articles will appear in html code, as well as some following the better (print) quality and more accurate .pdf standard.

Articles published by ADAM with IT at, are © Copyright by CIMware Ltd. UK and CIMware USA, Inc. Please feel free to download and/or print these papers with their full contents FREE of charge but always mention the authors and the website: as the source!

PLEASE do NOT FORGET to sign the CIMware Copyright Transfer Form at and then fax the signed copy to us (Fax Number: USA (201) 493 0522). Thank you for your kind collaboration. The Editor.

ADAM wit IT Article Format Summary:

The Title of the article should be clear and should describe the topic well

The Abstract should be about 200 words or less

Keywords should describe the contents well, following a "top down" approach (e.g. CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing), Networking, Intranets, CAD/CAM integration case study, automotive industry). Note, that the keyword list is the basis for our own index-search list (for searching the entire website).

Typical mini feature, or news oriented article: around 1200 words and 1to 3 (preferably) color illustrations.

Typical short R&D paper: around 2500 words and 3 to 4 illustrations, preferably in good quality color

Typical full R&D paper: around 4000-5000 words and 6 to 8 illustrations, preferably in color, although if you wish to write longer R&D articles, that is great, as long as there is sustained quality in the works...

Text PC or Mac compatible MS-Word, or Adobe PDF, or MS-PowerPoint, or .html formats, including text, equations, tables and good quality figures (in . jpg format) and photos (also in .jpg format), preferably all in color. For special alphabets we use .pdf, Adobe Acrobat files.

Text Font preferably Arial, or similar

Mathematical equations should be printed clearly so that they can be scanned in or turned into .pdf files easily and accurately. Alternatively Adobe Acrobat .pdf is most preferred, or as .jpg images embedded in .html text.

All line diagrams and tables should be that of high quality, electronic format, such as .jpg, or PICT, or .tif, or if in print, preferably in high quality color, so that they could be scanned in.

All photos should be that of high quality, in electronic format, such as Adobe Photoshop RGB, or .jpg, or if in print, preferably in high quality color, so that they could be scanned in. In order to reduce file sizes, try to save .jpg files at high quality, around 600 x 800 pixels.

References should be numbered in square brackets (e.g. [1], [2]) and listed in growing order at the end of the paper. The Cambridge style referencing is acceptable too, e.g. (Ho, 1994).

Preferably the article should follow the ISO standard numbering system for major headings, headings and subheadings (e.g. 1.0, 1.1, 1.1.1, 2.0, 2.1, 2.11, and so on).

Language and spelling: English or US English spelling is accepted.

If anything is unclear, please email to Professor Ranky (NJIT, USA): or directly to the publishers:

Any Suggestions? Interested in Contributing? The Reviewing Process

Articles sent to ADAM for the purpose of being considered to be published are reviewed by the Editor, and/or by one or more of the Editorial Board members. Each article is reviewed by at least two, often by three professionals. Comments and suggestions for improvements (or rejection) is communicated between the reviewers and the authors by the editor (to maintain confidentiality) preferably by email, and/ or FAX, or voice mail.

Please email your proposal with your full address as per the Copyright Transfer Form, to Professor Ranky (NJIT, USA): or directly to the publishers:

Copyright Issues

Full Research articles, mini feature articles, news and any other material submitted to ADAM for publication should be original and should not be under consideration for other publication at the same time. Authors submitting any material for publication warrant that the work is not an infringement of any existing copyright and will indemnify the publisher against any breach of such warranty.

The Copyright Transfer Form should be downloaded from here, printed at your site, then filled in in ink, signed by the author(s) and then mailed and/or faxed back to us PRIOR to publication! Please note, that without having received this form we cannot publish your article(s) in ADAM even if the article passes the reviewing process with high marks.

Access/ print the Copyright Transfer Form.

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