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Aims & Scope


Precision Mechanics & Digital Fabrication (PMDF) is a premier scholarly platform committed to advancing the boundaries of knowledge at the confluence of precision engineering, mechanical processes, and digital fabrication techniques. The journal is rooted in the recognition of the pivotal role that precise mechanical engineering and digital fabrication methods play in modern manufacturing, design, innovation, and the broader industrial landscape. PMDF aims to explore the intricate relationship between cutting-edge mechanical precision and digital technologies, understanding how this synergy drives innovation, efficiency, and sustainability in fabrication processes.

PMDF is particularly interested in how advancements in precision mechanics and digital fabrication technologies foster new manufacturing paradigms, enhance product design and functionality, and contribute to the sustainability and resilience of production processes. The journal aspires to illuminate the challenges and opportunities presented by the integration of high-precision engineering with digital technologies, including 3D printing, CNC machining, and other digital manufacturing processes.

By encouraging the submission of research that breaks new ground, offers critical insights, or provides empirical evidence that propels forward theoretical frameworks, PMDF aims to be the definitive source for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers seeking to grasp the nuances of how precision mechanics and digital fabrication shape the future of manufacturing, design, and technology.

Furthermore, PMDF highlights the following features:

  • Every publication benefits from prominent indexing, ensuring widespread recognition.

  • A distinguished editorial team upholds unparalleled quality and broad appeal.

  • Seamless online discoverability of each article maximizes its global reach.

  • An author-centric and transparent publication process enhances submission experience.


The scope of PMDF encompasses, but is not limited to, the following areas:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Technologies: Investigating cutting-edge manufacturing processes, including 3D printing, CNC machining, laser cutting, and their impact on design, efficiency, and sustainability.

  • Precision Engineering and Metrology: Delving into the principles of precision engineering, metrology, and their applications in enhancing manufacturing accuracy and quality.

  • Digital Fabrication and Design: Exploring the integration of digital tools in the design and manufacturing process, including CAD/CAM, simulation, and prototyping.

  • Materials Science in Precision Manufacturing: Examining the role of advanced materials and composites in precision manufacturing, focusing on material properties, processing, and application.

  • Automation and Robotics in Manufacturing: Analyzing the deployment of automation, robotics, and AI in enhancing precision, productivity, and flexibility in manufacturing processes.

  • Sustainable Manufacturing Practices: Investigating sustainable and green manufacturing practices within the context of precision mechanics and digital fabrication.

  • Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0: Exploring the implications of smart manufacturing practices, IoT, and Industry 4.0 technologies on the future of precision mechanics and digital fabrication.

  • Microfabrication and Nanotechnology: Delving into the challenges and innovations in microfabrication and nanotechnology for applications in electronics, healthcare, and materials engineering.

  • Additive Manufacturing Strategies: Studying additive manufacturing strategies for complex geometries, customization, and novel applications across industries.

  • Digital Twin Technologies: Examining the role and impact of digital twin technologies in optimizing manufacturing processes and product lifecycle management.

  • Cyber-Physical Systems in Manufacturing: Investigating the integration and impact of cyber-physical systems in the manufacturing environment for enhanced control, monitoring, and decision-making.

  • Customization and Personalization in Production: Analyzing trends and technologies enabling customization and personalization at scale through digital fabrication methods.

  • Supply Chain Integration and Logistics: Exploring the impact of precision mechanics and digital fabrication on supply chain optimization, logistics, and global manufacturing networks.

  • Workforce Development and Skills Training: Assessing the implications of advanced manufacturing technologies on workforce development, skill requirements, and education.