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Special Issue "Special Issue of the Manufacturing Engineering Society (MES)"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Manufacturing Processes and Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 July 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Eva M. Rubio

Department of Manufacturing Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Juan del Rosal 12, E28040-Madrid, Spain
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Interests: machining; lightweight materials (magnesium alloys, aluminum alloys, titanium alloys); metal forming technology and processing; sustainable manufacturing; industrial metrology; virtual reality; e-learning; innovation in distance teaching
Guest Editor
Prof. Ana M. Camacho

Department of Manufacturing Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Juan del Rosal 12, E28040-Madrid, Spain
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Interests: metal forming of metallic materials (lightweight alloys, advanced high strength steels); additive manufacturing; industrial metrology; materials technology; development of virtual labs

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Special Issue on the Manufacturing Engineering Society is dedicated to publishing high-quality and original research in the field of Manufacturing Engineering and it is promoted by the Manufacturing Engineering Society.

The main objective of this Special Issue is to publish outstanding papers presenting cutting-edge advances in the field of Manufacturing Engineering and materials processing.

The journal aims to explore the evolution of traditional manufacturing models towards the new requirements of the Manufacturing Industry 4.0 and how manufacturing professionals should face the resulting competitive challenges, in the context of an ever-increasing use of digital information systems and communication technologies. Contributions on emerging methods and technologies, such as those related to additive manufacturing will have special relevance within this Special Issue, as well as those ones where sustainability and environmental issues play a fundamental role in manufacturing.

The main topics covered by this Special Issue are scientific contributions on the following manufacturing research topics:

  • Additive manufacturing and 3D printing
  • Advances and innovations in manufacturing processes
  • Sustainable and green manufacturing
  • Micro and nano-manufacturing
  • Manufacturing of new materials
  • Manufacturing systems: machines, equipment and tooling
  • Robotics, mechatronics and manufacturing automation
  • Metrology and quality in manufacturing
  • Industry 4.0
  • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) technologies
  • Design, modeling and simulation in manufacturing engineering
  • Production planning
  • Manufacturing engineering and Society

The above list is not exhaustive and papers on other topics associated with advances in manufacturing engineering are also welcome.

Excellent papers selected from the Manufacturing Engineering Society International Conference can be also be part of this Special Issue, provided that the degree of novelty of the contribution is guaranteed and the paper has been not published elsewhere.

It is our pleasure to invite professionals from industry, academic institutions and research centers from around the world to submit their contributions to this Special Issue.

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Prof. Eva M. Rubio
Prof. Ana M. Camacho
Guest Editors

  • Members of the Manufacturing Engineering Society will benefit from a 15% discount (approx. 200 €) on the article processing charges. If you are not a member yet, please find more information on how to join the society (here). Regular individual member fee 75 €/year, student fee 35 €/year.

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. Materials 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 1600 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.

Keywords

  • Additive manufacturing
  • 3D printing
  • Machining
  • Forming
  • Moulding
  • Non-traditional manufacturing processes
  • Welding
  • Joining
  • Assembly processes
  • Friction
  • Wear
  • Sustainable manufacturing
  • Green manufacturing
  • Micro-manufacturing
  • Nano-manufacturing
  • Manufacturing systems
  • Robotics
  • Mechatronics
  • Manufacturing automation
  • Metrology
  • Quality in manufacturing
  • Industry 4.0
  • Digital manufacturing
  • Smart manufacturing
  • Virtual manufacturing
  • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Production planning
  • Ergonomy
  • Safety and risks
  • Heritage

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Research

Open AccessArticle Effect of Temperature Distribution in Ultrasonically Welded Joints of Copper Wire and Sheet Used for Electrical Contacts
Materials 2018, 11(6), 1010; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma11061010
Received: 31 May 2018 / Revised: 9 June 2018 / Accepted: 12 June 2018 / Published: 14 June 2018
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Abstract
The temperature distribution occurring at the interface while joining a simple electrical contact comprising of a copper wire and a copper sheet using ultrasonic metal welding was analyzed using finite element method. Heat flux due to plastic deformation and friction was calculated and
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The temperature distribution occurring at the interface while joining a simple electrical contact comprising of a copper wire and a copper sheet using ultrasonic metal welding was analyzed using finite element method. Heat flux due to plastic deformation and friction was calculated and provided as input load for simulation of temperature distribution. The results of temperature obtained from simulation are found to be in good agreement with the results of temperature from experiments measured using thermocouple. Special focus was given to how the heat generated at the wire–sheet interface affect the strength of the joint in tension. With the knowledge of heat generated at the interface while welding, it is possible to control the strength of the joint and produce defect free joints. Based on the results from finite element analysis and experiments, it is observed that the influence of heat developed due to friction and plastic deformation of metallic specimens has a significant effect on the progress of welding and strength of the joint. Full article
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