The development history of manufacturing technology was introduced briefly. Then the manufacturing science and engineering, as one subject of science, was investigated in its forming, development and trends. Four parts of the manufacturing science and engineering, the fundamental theory of manufacturing, the advanced manufacturing technology, the novel interdisciplinary manufacturing branches and the engineering applications of manufacturing technology, were suggested as the content of the subject. The features of the subject were summed up as the systematicness, the complexity, the interdisciplinarity, the innovativeness and the practicality, etc. Finally, the eleven up to date or highlighted research directions were presented in the manufacturing science and engineering.
Liu Qiang, Li Zhehao, Tang Xiaoqing.Development of manufacturing science and engineering and its up-to-date research directions[J] JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF AERONAUTICS AND A, 2004,V30(04): 283-289