Special Issue "Selective Laser Melting: Materials and Applications"
A special issue of Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing (ISSN 2504-4494).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2019
Prof. Dr. Konda Gokuldoss Prashanth
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Tallinn University of Technology, Ehitajate tee 5, 19086 Tallinn, Estonia
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Interests: powder bed fusion processes (laser (SLM)/electron beam (EBM)); selective laser sintering (SLS); powder metallurgy; meta-stable materials (including amorphous materials); light metals; materials joining and structure–property correlation in metals
Selective laser melting (SLM) also known as the laser-based power bed fusion process is one of the power-based additive manufacturing techniques that has been widely used to fabricate metallic materials. This process has the capability of processing 3D parts, theoretically, without any shape restrictions with added functionality. There are several aspects that play a crucial role in producing a defect-free component. Some of them are: (1) initial powder quality (composition, particle shape, particle size, particle size distribution, flowability of the powder, etc.); (2) process parameters (laser power, laser scan speed, hatch style, hatch distance, laser spot size, laser focus offset, layer thickness, etc.); and (3) the atmosphere of the chamber (inert gas, its flow rate, the pressure inside the chamber during processing, etc.). Hence, it attracts significant research and warrants a Special Issue devoted to the various aspects of the SLM process.
We are particularly interested in (but not limited to) contributions that focus on topics such as:
- Alloy design for SLM
- Novel materials processing including functionally graded materials, amorphous materials, quasicrystalline materials, high entropy alloys, etc.
- Parameter optimization
- Microstructural characterization
- Microstructure–property correlations
- Process simulations and properties simulation
- Topological optimization
- Process development
- 4D SLM process
Prof. Konda Gokuldoss Prashanth
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