Special Issue "Advanced Manufacturing of Metals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.
Interests: rapid prototyping; disassembly; micromachining and molding of micro-components; monitoring and optimization of machining processes; modeling and dynamics of machining processes; intelligent machining systems and adaptive control; machinability of metallic materials; statistical techniques for process control; manufacturing of parts for biomedical application; laser welding and cutting
Advanced manufacturing of metals refers to the creation of metal structures by cutting, bending, and assembling processes. It is an additive manufacturing process involving the creation of machines, parts, and structures from various raw materials. Industrial production employs a multitude of value-added processes, including welding, cutting, forming, and machining. Welding is the main focus of steel fabrication, whereby formed and machined parts are assembled and tack-welded in place then rechecked for accuracy; cutting and burning are a variety of the tools used to cut raw material; forming converts flat sheet metal into 3D parts by applying force without adding or removing material; and machining is a specialized trade of removing material from a block of metal to make a desired shape. Fab shops generally have some machining capability and use metal lathes, mills, drills, and other portable machining tools. Most solid components are machined, for example, gears, bolts, screws, and nuts. Examples of standard metal fabrication materials are plate metal, formed and expanded metal, tube stock, welding wire/welding rod, and casting.
The aim of this Special Issue is to present the state-of-the-art research on various domains of expertise related to the Special Issue theme.
The following are some examples of the topics proposed for this Special Issue:
- Additive manufacturing, 3D printing
- Advanced robotics and other intelligent production systems
- Principal machining processes: turning, drilling, and milling
- New industrial platform technologies
Dr. Marco Sortino
Manuscript Submission Information
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- metal cutting
- laser melting
- additive manufacturing
- 3D printing
- mechanical processes
- intelligent manufacturing