Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Precision Machining, Non-Traditional Machining and Intelligent Manufacturing (PNTIM 2019)

The International Conference on Precision Machining, Non-Traditional Machining and Intelligent Manufacturing (PNTIM 2019) has been held at Xi’an Jiaoda NanYang Hotel on November 22-24, 2019, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China. Xi’an is located in China’s central region; it is recognized as one of the most important cities in China with Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses. The conference venue is at Xi’an Jiaotong University, near the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and its premises is facing the old building, donating to the conference a touch of fascination and a thick cultural background.

This is the first occurrence of PNTIM and it will be a series of conferences, which will be held annually. This conference is a high level international forum for scholars to share views and experiences in Precision Machining, Non-Traditional Machining and Intelligent Manufacturing, and other related areas, to disseminate innovative ideas, excellent designs, experiences and skills. For this conference, there are 286 manuscripts submitted, and 98 papers accepted, the acceptance rate is about 35%, covering all the different topics.

To ensure the quality of the conference, all submitted manuscripts were reviewed by the program committee first and then sent to the related experts. All reviewers are associate professors or above, and they are all related professional experts. After two rounds of double-blind reviews for each paper, 98 papers were accepted for publication.

This conference is sponsored by the State and provincial joint engineering research center of precision and ultra-precision machining and measurement, Xi’an China. School of Mechanical & Electronic Engineering, Xi'an Technological University, Department of Engineering Technology, Missouri Western State University, USA, College of Science and Engineering,Belarusian State University of Transportation, Republic of Belarus, Advanced Manufacturing & Enterprise Engineering (AMEE), College of Engineering, Brunel University of London, UK. , University of California, Merced (UCM), USA.

On behalf of the organizing committee, we would like to express our thanks to the keynote speaker, the conference has invited five keynote speakers on Precision Machining, Intelligent Manufacturing, Non-Traditional Machining, and Electronics and Information science, to state their innovative ideas and research results. They will give excellent speeches to the conference; they are Dr. Yola Halavachou, Belarusian State University of Transport, Republic of Belarus; Ph. D Natalia Bogach Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia; Dr. Ma Baoji, Prof., and Dean of School of Mechanical & Electronic Engineering, Xi’an Technological University (XATU), Xi'an, CHINA, and Director of Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Special Processing; Dr. Cheng Kai College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences, Brunel University London; Dr. George Yang, Department of Engineering Technology, Missouri Western State University.

The local organizing committee has been playing a fundamental role in the conference preparation; each of our members gave an outstanding contribution. We sincerely thank all the authors for preparing and submitting their papers to the conference, it is their dedication that makes this event a reality. Finally, the smooth publication would not be possible without the timely support and assistance from the Atlantis Press, particularly from Drs. Zeger Karssen, the Publishing Director. His contribution to the conference is gratefully recognized.

Finally, we are very grateful to the personnel of the conference venue who made smooth and considerate organization of all events.

The Organizing Committee of PNTIM 2019