Special Issue "Metals for Additive Manufacturing"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2017)
Prof. Dr. Guillermo Requena
Department of Metallic Structures and Hybrid Materials Systems, Institute for Materials Research, German Aerospace Centre, Linder H?he, 51147, Cologne, Germany
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Interests: light alloys, metals for additive manufacturing, three dimensional materials characterization, synchrotron tomography, high energy synchrotron diffraction, aluminium alloys, titanium alloys, magnesium alloys, titanium aluminides, metal matrix composites, phase transformations, relationships microstructure-properties, thermo-mechanical behaviour of metals
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
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- additive manufacturing
- new alloy
- processing strategies
- microstructure formation
- microstructure evolution
- effect of defect