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

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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.

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Keywords

  • Additive manufacturing

  • Post processing

  • Design optimization

  • Topology optimization

  • Mechanical properties

  • Characterization

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Open AccessArticle Permeability Study of Austenitic Stainless Steel Surfaces Produced by Selective Laser Melting
Metals 2017, 7(12), 521; doi:10.3390/met7120521
Received: 20 October 2017 / Revised: 6 November 2017 / Accepted: 17 November 2017 / Published: 24 November 2017
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Selective laser melting (SLM) is emerging as a versatile process for fabricating different metal components with acceptable mechanical properties and geometrical accuracy. The process has been used in the manufacturing of several parts (e.g., aerospace or biomedical components), and offers the capability to
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Selective laser melting (SLM) is emerging as a versatile process for fabricating different metal components with acceptable mechanical properties and geometrical accuracy. The process has been used in the manufacturing of several parts (e.g., aerospace or biomedical components), and offers the capability to tailor the performance of several surface and mechanical properties. In this work, permeability properties and surface roughness of stainless steel (SS316L) surfaces were evaluated through experimentation with three different laser scanning patterns (chessboard, meander, and stripe), and different sloping angles between the fabricated surface and the laser beam incident on the process. Results showed that for each scanning pattern, the roughness decreased as the sloping angle increased consistently in all experimental trials. Furthermore, in the case of the permeability evaluation, the manufactured surfaces showed changes in properties for each series of experiments performed with different scanning patterns. The chessboard pattern showed a change of 67° to 107° in contact angle, while the meander and stripe patterns showed a variation in contact angle in a range of 65° to 85°. The different scanning strategies in the SLM process resulted in an alternative method for surface enhancement with different hydrophobicity properties, valuable for designing the most appropriate permeability characteristics for specific applications. Full article
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