Special Issue "Metallic Additive Manufacturing: Design, Process and Post-processing"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Ian Gibson

Professor of Industrial Design, School of Engineering, Deakin University, CADET Building, Waurn Ponds Campus, Geelong, Victoria 3216, Australia
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Interests: additive manufacturing; medical modeling; rapid prototyping; 3D printing; industrial design
Guest Editor
Dr. Amir Mahyar Khorasani

School of Engineering, Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, Australia
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Interests: additive manufacturing; machining; machine tools

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Metals provide a forum for publishing original papers that advance the in-depth understanding of metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) comprising, design, process and post-processing. Papers that have a high impact potential and/or substantially advance knowledge in AM are sought. Emphasis is on design, process and post-processing of additive manufactured materials, but is not limited to these areas.


The following aspects of the science and engineering of AM metallic materials are of particular interest:

  • Design for metal AM.

  • Optimization in design and its effect on the mechanical properties.

  • AM process control and modeling.

  • Topology optimization for industrial and medical purposes.

  • Characterization of the structure as it relates to the understanding of the process.

  • Post-processing to achieve the desired mechanical properties for different applications.

  • Surface quality, morphology, and machinability.

  • Thermal phenomena and mass transfer in solidification of the process.


This Special Issue of Metals welcomes papers that use theory or simulation that substantially advance our understanding of the AM of metals. Submitted papers should demonstrate relevance to the AM community.


Prof. Ian Gibson
Dr. Amir Mahyar Khorasani
Guest Editors

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. Metals 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 1000 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

  • Post processing

  • Design optimization

  • Topology optimization

  • Mechanical properties

  • Characterization

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.

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