Special Issue "Metals for Additive Manufacturing"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2017)
Additive manufacturing is expected to revolutionize the production of metallic components, particularly for application fields, where complex geometries, highly customized parts, small part production numbers and/or lead-time saving, play a decisive role. Nevertheless, the metallurgical conditions under which materials are processed differ substantially from those taking place in conventional processing methods. This can lead to the formation of microstructures and, consequently, materials properties that yield lower performances than, e.g., forged or cast alloys. It is, therefore, of prime importance to focus research and development activities on the production of new alloys specifically designed for additive manufacturing methods. Activities encompassing the whole production chain, i.e., from powder production to post-processing of components are being currently carried out throughout the globe. This Special Issue is dedicated to disseminate these scientific efforts.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit contributions that may take into account any of the materials aspects involved in the development of new alloys for additive manufacturing, e.g., microstructure formation and evolution, effects of defects, processing strategies, alloys’ composition, and alloys’ performance.
Prof. Dr. Guillermo Requena
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 1500 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.
- additive manufacturing
- new alloy
- processing strategies
- microstructure formation
- microstructure evolution
- effect of defect