Special Issue "Surface Preparation and Treatments for Enhancing the Coating Performance"

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Jon Iñaki Arrizubieta

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Plaza Torres Quevedo 1, Bilbao 48013, Bizkaia, Spain
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Luis Norberto López de Lacalle

Centre of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies for Aeronautics CFAA; Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of the Basque Country; EIB, Alameda de Urquijo s/n, 48013 Bilbao, Spain
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Interests: machining of superalloys; additive manufacturing; welding; coatings; machining; manufacturing of aeroengine components; vibrations in manufacturing processes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue on "Surface Preparation and Treatments for Enhancing Coating Performance" aims to collect and disseminate knowledge for improving the generated coatings of metallic parts. The proper coating of a surface does not only involve the deposition of a determined layer that enhances certain surface properties. In order to guarantee desired results, the surface to be coated must be prepared: Cleaned and even shaped with a specifically-designed surface pattern that ensures the correct binding of a coating to the base material, such as sand blasting or texturing. Moreover, in many cases, a post treatment must be included to guarantee the coating's desired surface properties. For example, edge rounding of cutting tools has an enormous influence on the performance of coated tools.

The coating procedure must be considered as a whole process. Nevertheless, many publications omit the above-mentioned pre- and post-treatments, and this lack of information does not allow the achievement of proper coatings. Moreover, in many cases, published papers are headed in the opposite direction from what is expected by companies, and, consequently, they are not of interest.

This Special Issue of Coatings invites manuscripts of original articles, especially those related with latest advances and innovations in surface preparations and treatments for the achievement of proper coatings. The scope of this Special Issue includes different coating treatments, where PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition), CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition), Electrolytic Plating, thermal spray, and laser cladding are included.

In particular, the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Pre- and post-treatments of surfaces and their effects on coating performance

  • New coatings for space applications

  • The new nanostructured coatings: performance and applications

  • Coatings and sustainability: Elimination of coolants, disposals, etc. Benefits of the usage of coated tools in machining

  • New applications of coatings

  • Coatings on ceramic and sintered surfaces

  • Coatings and additive manufacturing, where laser cladding is included

  • The effect of residual stresses on coating performance.

Dr. Arrizubieta
Prof. Dr. López de Lacalle

Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Coatings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 850 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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