Introduction

The 5th CIRP International Workshop on Modeling of Machining Operations is a day and a half workshop scheduled to be held just prior to the North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC) at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN on May 20-21, 2002.

The workshop, initiated at the 1998 NAMRC, is the fifth in the series and is sponsored by CIRP, SME/NAMRI and National Science Foundation. The workshop aims to foster an open discussion of the state of development and application of machining models and to identify the most promising directions for future research. In particular, a major objective of the workshop is to establish a dialogue between those who apply machining models to production processes and problems and the model developers. To achieve this, both formal presentations and breakout group discussions are scheduled to promote opportunities for active interaction by researchers and representatives from academic institutions, government agencies and industry.

A bound volume of formal presentations will be available to participants at the workshop. Summaries of the discussions and conclusions will be available shortly after the workshop.