Special Issue "Tribology in Metal Forming"

A special issue of Lubricants (ISSN 2075-4442).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Zhengyi Jiang

School of Mechanical, Materials and Mechatronic Engineering, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia
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Interests: rolling; micro forming; manufacturing of composites; tribology in materials manufacturing; contact mechanics; computational contact mechanics; numerical simulation of metal manufacturing; novel lubricants in rolling; oxidation in metal manufacturing
Guest Editor
Dr. Dongbin Wei

School of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia
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Phone: 61-2-95147528
Interests: micro forming, numerical modeling of material processing, tribology in metal forming, additive manufacturing, advanced materials testing technology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Metal forming is the metalworking process of fashioning metal parts and objects through mechanical deformation. The workpiece is reshaped without adding or removing material, and its mass remains unchanged. Forming operates on the materials science principle of plastic deformation, where the physical shape of a material is permanently deformed. The ability to produce a variety of shapes from a block of metal at high rates of production has been one of the real technological advances of the current century. With these forming processes, it is possible to mechanically deform metal into a final shape with minimal material removal. The use of metal forming processes is widely spread over many different industries.

Tribology is the science and engineering of interacting surfaces in relative motion. It includes the study and application of the principles of friction, lubrication and wear. Tribology plays an important role in metal forming operations. Friction between metal and forming tools has essential influence on the process performance and on the final product properties. Friction increases tool wear and the power required to work a piece. This results in increased costs due to more frequent tool replacement, loss of tolerance as tool dimensions shift, and greater forces required to shape a piece. The use of lubricants which minimise direct surface contact reduces tool wear and power requirements.

This Special Issue aims the latest research on tribology in metal forming. Contributions are welcome from both academic researchers and their industrial peers dealing with various issues of tribology in metal forming including bulk forming, sheet forming, micro forming, powder process, etc.

Prof. Zhengyi Jiang
Dr. Dongbin Wei
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. Lubricants is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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  • Tribology
  • Metal Forming
  • Rolling
  • Forging
  • Extrusion
  • Wire and Bar Drawing
  • Sheet Forming
  • Micro Forming
  • Powder Process

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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