VMPT 2019 is sponsored by the Canadian Network for Research and Innovation in Machining Technology (CANRIMT2) and is integrated with its annual general assembly. VMPT2019 builds on previous successful VMPT conferences held in Canada and Taiwan and attended by both academia and industry.

Industry requires the rapid development, prototyping, testing and deployment of machining strategies in order to reduce costs and achieve the highest quality. A key tool in achieving this goal is the modelling of product development and manufacturing in a digital environment using science-based approaches in which the complete machining process can be simulated and optimized before resorting to costly and time-consuming physical trials on the shop floor.

Digital models must now be integrated into the manufacturing environment as a digital twin  to allow an autonomous and continuously optimized production of quality certified parts. The conference will cover digital modeling of manufacturing processes, machine tools, and the integration of virtual and on-line, sensor assisted machine tool monitoring and machining process control.

VMPT 2019 will focus on the following five themes:

Theme I: Digital machining; hybrid additive/machining processes
Theme II: Virtual model-assisted machining; control; monitoring and fault diagnosis; on-machine and in-process metrology; error compensation
Theme III: Machining of composite parts including metal and other matrix
Theme IV: Adaptive tooling/processes & novel manufacturing processes/applications
Theme V: Virtual machining technology integration