Special Issue "New Trends on Selective Laser Melting"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Mechanical Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Alberto Boschetto
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Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome via Eudossiana 18, 00184 Rome, Italy
Interests: modeling and simulation; machining; powders; manufacturing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleague,

Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417) is a high visibility journal covering all aspects of applied engineering. Experimental and theoretical results that are presented in as much detail as possible are encouraged. The journal is indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), Scopus, Inspec (IET) and other databases. Its Impact Factor is 1.689 (2017) and the 5-Year Impact Factor is 1.855 (2017). Applied Sciences is available online at: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/applsci.

I am currently guest editing a Special Issue of the journal, focused on " New Trends in Selective Laser Melting". Selective laser melting (SLM) is gradually introducing revolutionary changes to manufacturing processes and will play a significant part in future economic growth. Today there is a focus on finding a balance between production and consumption, and SLM presents a way to improve the performance of resources. SLM is being widely investigated by many governments, research institutions, enterprises and the media.

The purpose of this Special Issue is to provide the reader with a collection of valuable research papers highlighting SLM trends. Topics include but are not limited to developments in materials, highly-complex and high-performance products, embedded functionality, process modeling, thermal treatment, post-processing, surface conditioning, support optimization, part characterization, powder characterization, part and process design, process management with warrant attention, and databases and digital rights.

Within the framework of this Special Issue, I would like to invite you to submit a paper to Applied Sciences. I would greatly appreciate if you would forward this call to friends, colleagues and co-workers working in the field.

Dr. Alberto Boschetto
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • selective laser melting
  • process simulation
  • surface quality prediction
  • process modeling
  • accuracy
  • surface roughness
  • assembly and non-assembly mechanism
  • surface chemistry
  • part characterization
  • support optimization
  • post processing
  • part finishing
  • thermal treatment
  • new materials
  • powder characterization

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Open AccessArticle
Applying Selective Laser Melting to Join Al and Fe: An Investigation of Dissimilar Materials
Appl. Sci. 2019, 9(15), 3031; https://doi.org/10.3390/app9153031 - 27 Jul 2019
Abstract
Combining aluminum and steel is a major goal of automobile manufacturers and other industries because the hybrid material reduces the weight of components. However, differences in chemical properties, thermal expansion, and physical characteristics of aluminum and steel are barriers to achieving this goal. [...] Read more.
Combining aluminum and steel is a major goal of automobile manufacturers and other industries because the hybrid material reduces the weight of components. However, differences in chemical properties, thermal expansion, and physical characteristics of aluminum and steel are barriers to achieving this goal. In this article, selective laser melting (SLM), which is widely used in industrial fields, was applied to join dissimilar materials by printing aluminum on a steel substrate. Defects of joining during the SLM process, characteristics of the intermetallic reaction layer, and the effects of the process parameters were investigated. The analysis indicates that flake behavior could affect the quality of joining. The phases of the intermetallic layer found in this study were in agreement with other research, but the morphology of the layer was much different. A formula to estimate the join quality in terms of density energy is proposed. The results indicate that the SLM process is a promising method to manufacture a hybrid material. Full article
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