Special Issue "Novel Materials and Technologies in Foundry Engineering"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2021.
Interests: engineering of molding materials; alternative molding materials (binders, additives, manufacturing techniques); physicochemical interaction between metal and casting mold; assessment of the harmfulness of materials; gas emission from foundry processes; ecology of production processes material; recycling in metallurgy and foundry; evaluation and management of foundry waste; mechanization and automation of production processes
Interests: development, obtaining and characterization of organic (natural and synthetic polymers, resins); inorganic (e.g. aluminosilicates, geopolymers) and organic-inorganic systems (polymer systems with fillers) in the context of application to moulding and core sands, for 3D printing; studies on preparation of organic-inorganic systems to be used as polymeric coatings or materials for 3D printing cured with UVA-C; studies of crosslinking polymeric systems/curing processes (thermal curing, microwave curing, photo-crosslinking) in the moulding sand environment - optimisation of processes, kinetics and mechanism studies; studies of processes of modification of polymer systems to give them desired properties (including improvement of functional properties and environmental impact); qualitative and quantitative studies on the emission of decomposition products of materials, including commercial ones dedicated as binders for moulding sand; studies under; under laboratory and semi-industrial condit
The production of high-quality castings that meet the highest requirements in the fields of surface quality, dimensional accuracy, microstructure, and related mechanical and functional properties, requires extensive knowledge in the field of materials engineering. The use of modern materials, technology, and design and simulation tools supporting engineering work is the key to the high competitiveness of the foundry. The human aspect, namely the highly qualified engineering staff, is also important. Like other industries, foundries are undergoing the next stage of industrial transformation—Industry 4.0. Thanks to the use of advanced technology, it is possible to meet customer expectations, while increasing the quality and efficiency, and maintaining or even reducing production costs.
We welcome articles of high substantive and cognitive value. This Special Edition of Applied Science, titled "Novel Materials and Technologies in Foundry Engineering", aims to be a place for the exchange of knowledge and experience between researchers, as well as practitioners, who use the latest advanced production systems on a daily basis.
The thematic scope of the articles includes the following:
- foundry of metals and alloys
- foundry composites
- new engineering materials
- materials for molds and cores
- auxiliary materials and protective coatings
- additive manufacturing (3D printing)
- virtualization of metallurgical and foundry processes
- computer simulations
- intelligent control systems
- artificial intelligence and databases
- mechanization, automation, and robotization of production
- economics of manufacturing processes
- pro-ecological technologies
Feel free to submit your articles.
Prof. Artur Bobrowski
Dr. Karolina Kaczmarska
Prof. Daniel Nowak
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