As the organizers of the NAMRC44/MSEC2016, and on behalf of the entire manufacturing research and education group at Virginia Tech, we welcome you to Blacksburg and are excited to share our world-class facilities with you.
The conference is the result of the outstanding efforts of many people. We would like to thank all of the authors for their technical paper and poster submissions, the host Organizing Committee, the Conference Coordinating Committee, the NAMRI/SME Scientific Committee, and the ASME MED Executive and Technical Committees, along with the National Science Foundation. We would also like to thank our keynote speakers: Mike Molnar, Dr. Shridhar Kota, Professor Fritz Klocke, and Nanci Hardwick.
We hope you enjoy your visit to Virginia Tech, and find the conference useful in expanding your technical knowledge, as well as your network of contacts within the manufacturing research community. Enjoy the conference!
Rolls-Royce Commonwealth Professor of Advanced Manufacturing
Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering