VOL. 20 January ISSUE YEAR 2019

From Editor's Desk

in Vol. 20 - January Issue - Year 2019
To Announce INCASE2019 In Singapore
Hong Minghui

Hong Minghui

It is my great pleasure to announce the first International Conference on Advanced Surface Enhancement (INCASE) that will be held in Singapore from September 10th to 12th, 2019. The conference is being jointly organized by the Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC), Metal Finishing News (MFN) and Coventry University. It is my honor to have been asked to chair this exciting new event.

There are five broad discussion themes that encompass the latest developments in specific areas of surface enhancement, including advances in measurement techniques, surface finishing, and conventional as well as novel processing methods for fatigue enhancement. As manufacturing rapidly moves towards higher automation and Industrie 4.0, another key focus of INCASE2019 will be on evaluating whether the surface enhancement community is adequately prepared for this transformation. With active participation of industry and academia, and several keynote lectures from renowned experts in the field already planned, I am sure that INCASE2019 will bring forth innovative ideas to address the challenges that industry faces today, and inspire future inventions.

Although 2019 may seem to lie somewhat far ahead, our team has already started working on the conference organization, and we shall do our best to make it a success. I encourage you to make a note in your diary to attend this event in Singapore, a vibrant global city with many attractions and places to visit.

I look forward to welcoming you at INCASE2019 in Singapore!

Special Guest Editor for January 2019
Prof. Hong Minghui
Full Professor and Director of Optical
Science and Engineering Centre (OSEC)
Chairman of an NUS spun-off company: Phaos Technology Pte. Ltd.
E-mail: elehmh@nus.edu.sg