Special Issue "Mechanical Properties of Additive Structures in Materials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2017)
Additive layer manufacturing (ALM) is a rapidly-growing technology, receiving widespread attention from a multitude of industrial sectors for component repair and manufacturing. The emergence of ALM is linked to the significant benefits that the process can offer, compared to more conventional manufacturing processes, such as forging or casting. These include considerable cost savings due to less material wastage, short lead times and improved buy-to-fly ratios. ALM is a process that involves the net-shape fabrication of a three-dimensional structure by fusing powders with a high-energy heat source on a layer-by-layer basis to enable the production of highly intricate components that would not be possible with more traditional methods.
Now there is a considerable drive to realise the successful implementation of these technologies into high level critical parts but a comprehensive assessment is still required of the relationships between key process variables, geometries, resultant transient microstructures, and mechanical properties for any given component.
This Special Issue will collate a series of contributions from scientists around the world currently studying the mechanical behaviour of a variety of additive based materials and structures. It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Dr. Robert Lancaster
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- additive manufacturing
- 3D printing
- powder bed
- material deposition
- material addition
- blown powder
- mechanical properties
- damage mechanisms