Special Issue "Advanced Manufacturing and Machining Processes"
A special issue of Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing (ISSN 2504-4494).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020).
Interests: innovative machining processes; hybrid and assisted machining; difficult-to-machine materials; cooling and lubrication
Interests: all relevant machining processes; the application of methods from computer science in machining
Machining is one of the most used manufacturing processes for realizing precision and functional components used in various applications, such as in the aerospace, automotive, medical implants, space, and oil and gas industries.
Meeting the 21st-century requirements for green manufacturing together with the economical demands for higher productivity and lower costs can be challenging, especially when machining advanced alloys and composite materials with engineered thermomechanical properties. Numerous innovations have taken place in recent years in terms of (i) cutting tool design, materials, and coatings; (ii) applications of computational methods for machining, such as finite element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD); (iii) novel cooling and lubrication techniques; (iv) smart machining using sensor-based technologies and machine learning approach; and (v) hybrid and assisted machining, such as laser-assisted machining, ultrasonic assisted machining, etc. Geometrical accuracy and surface integrity are paramount in high-precision and high-performance manufacturing, and the challenges of finish machining of additively manufactured materials have also attracted the interest of many researchers in recent years.
The aim of this Special Issue is to collate the state of the art and showcase recent innovations in advanced machining processes. This Special Issue invites papers in the area of advanced manufacturing and machining processes with a specific focus on the abovementioned areas with the objective to achieve the following:
- Provide an in-depth analysis of recent innovations in machining techniques, such as ultrasonic machining, novel cooling/heating/lubrication techniques, and novel tool designs;
- Provide an insight into the mechanics of material cutting for advanced alloys and composites and their interactions with other parameters in a machining system, including the use of CFD and FEA;
- Report on advances in sensor-based data collection and control and the application of machine learning in manufacturing and specifically machining processes;
- Deliver detailed investigations on the impact of recent advances on the sustainability and environmental aspects of manufacturing processes.
Dr. Alborz Shokrani
Prof. Dr. Dirk Biermann
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Advanced machining
- Difficult-to-machine materials
- Environmentally conscious manufacturing