Next Article in Journal
Energy Transfer from Photosystem I to Thermally Reduced Graphene Oxide
Previous Article in Journal
Microstructures, Mechanical Properties, and Corrosion Behavior of As-Cast Mg–2.0Zn–0.5Zr–xGd (wt %) Biodegradable Alloys
Previous Article in Special Issue
Influence of Powder Characteristics on Processability of AlSi12 Alloy Fabricated by Selective Laser Melting
Article Menu
Issue 9 (September) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessEditorial
Materials 2018, 11(9), 1566; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma11091566

Frontiers of Additively Manufactured Metallic Materials

Additive Manufacturing Laboratory, Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime, and Materials Engineering, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Mekelweg 2, 2628CD Delft, The Netherlands
Received: 20 August 2018 / Revised: 23 August 2018 / Accepted: 23 August 2018 / Published: 30 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Perspectives on Additively Manufactured Metallic Materials)
Full-Text   |   PDF [211 KB, uploaded 30 August 2018]

Abstract

Additive manufacturing (AM) (=3D printing) has emerged during the last few years as a powerful technological platform for fabrication of functional parts with unique complex geometries and superior functionalities that are next to impossible to achieve using conventional manufacturing techniques. Due to their importance in industrial applications and the maturity of the applicable AM techniques, metallic materials are at the forefront of the developments in AM. In this editorial, which has been written as a preamble to the special issue “Perspectives on Additively Manufactured Metallic Materials”, I will highlight some of the frontiers of research on AM of metallic materials to help readers better understand the cutting edge of research in this area. Some of these topics are addressed in the articles appearing in this special issue, while others constitute worthy avenues for future research. View Full-Text
Keywords: additive manufacturing; 3D printing; metals and metallic alloys; digital manufacturing; multi-scale manufacturing additive manufacturing; 3D printing; metals and metallic alloys; digital manufacturing; multi-scale manufacturing
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
SciFeed

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Zadpoor, A.A. Frontiers of Additively Manufactured Metallic Materials. Materials 2018, 11, 1566.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Materials EISSN 1996-1944 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top