Special Issue "Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Metallic Alloys Produced by Additive Manufacturing"

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Maurizio Vedani

Dipartimento di Meccanica, Politecnico di Milano, Via Giuseppe La Masa 1, 20156 Milano, Italy
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Interests: metallurgy of light alloys; additive manufacturing of metals; plastic deformation of steels and non-ferrous alloys; thermomechanical and surface treatments of metals

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Additive manufacturing (AM) of metals is revolutionizing the way of conceiving parts and structures. It enables a high degree of design freedom, allowing the production of objects with optimized shapes for specific applications. Several processes have been developed in the last few decades, belonging the group of Additive Layer Manufacturing (e.g., selective laser melting, electron beam melting) and to that of Direct Metal Deposition.

From the material perspective, the peculiar solidification conditions induced by AM processes allow to generate specific microstructures and properties that still need to be investigated deeply. In addition, large opportunities are available for the design of new dedicated alloys showing an improved ability to be processed, as well as higher performances.

The aim of this Special Issue is to highlight recent innovations related to additive manufacturing of metals with a special emphasis on new properties and innovative materials tailored for this processing technique.

Prof. Dr. Maurizio  Vedani
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • additive manufacturing
  • selective laser melting
  • electron beam melting
  • direct metal deposition
  • microstructure
  • texture
  • mechanical behavior
  • solidification condition

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.

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