MESIC Conferences

The Manufacturing Engineering Society International Conference (MESIC) was born in the shelter of the Manufacturing Engineering Society to fulfill one of the main founding objectives: the creation of forums to exchange expertise in Manufacturing Engineering field.

ejemplo mesic 2011 (640 x 480)This event is biannual and has international scope, its first edition(named Manufacturing Engineering Society International Conference, CISIF-MESIC’05), took place in Calatayud on september 2005. The preceding venues have been Madrid (2007), Alcoy (2009), Cádiz (2011), Zaragoza (2013),  Barcelona  (2015), Vigo (2017), Madrid (2019) and Gijón (2021).

The Conferences are a meeting point between Manufacturing Engineering researchers and teachers. The structure is traditionally organized around this symposiums or areas:

1 Advances and innovations in manufacturing processes

  • Moulding & Forming
  • Material removal
  • Non-traditional manufacturing
  • Welding, joining and assembly
  • Micro and nano-manufacturing
  • Additive manufacturing processes and technologies (AM)
  • Hybrid manufacturing processes
  • Equipment and Tooling
  • Emerging manufacturing processes

2 Trends in manufacturing systems

  • Integrated development of products and processes
  • Design for manufacturing and assembly (DFMA)
  • Adaptive and intelligent manufacturing systems
  • Rapid product development and manufacturing
  • Holonic manufacturing systems (HMS)
  • Knowledge-based engineering systems (KBE)
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Energy efficiency, sustainability and green manufacturing
  • Ergonomics in manufacturing

3 Precision engineering and Metrology

  • Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • Inspection and Testing
  • Measurement systems and techniques
  • Industrial Quality
  • Monitoring, sensing and control for manufacturing and inspection
  • Virtual Metrology

4 Technologies for supporting manufacturing engineering and systems

  • CAD/CAPP/CAM/CAE/CAx/CIM
  • PDM-PLM
  • BPM, BPLM, BIM
  • Mechatronics, automation and robotic applications in manufacturing
  • Sensors, actuators, equipment development, tooling and control for enhancing manufacturing processes

5 Factory of the future and Industry 4.0

  • Methodologies and techniques towards Industry 4.0
  • Technologies for the integration of manufacturing systems in Industry 4.0
  • Methods and tools for organization and management of manufacturing systems in Industry 4.0
  • Digital integration of engineering activities through the whole value chain
  • Vertical integration and networked manufacturing systems

6 Manufacturing engineering in society

  • Training and education in manufacturing engineering
  • Development of manufacturing engineering learning environments
  • New trends and training strategies in manufacturing education
  • History and evolution of manufacturing technologies
  • Industrial heritage in Manufacturing
  • Social impact of Manufacturing
  • Occupational health, safety and welfare in Manufacturing

The MESIC editions have enjoyed great national and international response, receiving a lot of communications from Europe, United States, Ibero-America and Asia.