Special Issue "Material Development for Additive Manufacturing and Injection Moulding"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: Development; characterization; processing and recycling of polymers; composites & biomaterials Extrusion; compounding; injection molding & additive manufacturing of polymers and composites.
Interests: The development of materials for powder injection moulding and additive manufacturing; The characterization of highly-filled polymers
It is our pleasure to announce the opening of a new Special Issue in the Applied Science Journal.
The main topics of the Issue will be material development for injection moulding and additive manufacturing. Injection moulding is one of the most commonly used manufacturing methods for the mass production of parts with complex geometry for a variety of industries. In recent years, additive manufacturing has been greatly improved, and it is the technology of choice for the manufacturing of products with very high complex geometry, in limited amounts and with customizable features. One can say that these two technologies complement each other, rather than compete with one another. In addition, both processes require the use of specific materials that must fulfil a variety of requirements in order to obtain good-quality products in a repeatable manner.
From this perspective, this Special Issue wants to contribute to the field, presenting the most relevant advances in the development, processing, characterization, and simulations of materials for injection moulding and additive manufacturing.
The following are some of the proposed materials to be included in but not limted to this Special Issue:
- Polymer composites and blends for special injection moulding or extrusion-based additive manufacturing;
- Polymeric biomaterials for injection moulding and additive manufacturing;
- Highly-filled polymers for injection moulding and additive manufacturing;
- Filled and unfilled resins for vat photo-polymerization and material jetting;
- Binder agents and powders for binder jetting;
- Powders for powder bed fusion and direct additive energy deposition;
- Materials for hybrid manufacturing methods.
We hope you will contribute your high-quality research, and we look forward to reading your valuable results.
Dr. Joamin Gonzalez-Gutierrez
Prof. Dr. Christian Kukla
Manuscript Submission Information
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- additive manufacturing
- injection molding
- polymer composites
- polymer blends
- hybrid manufacturing