Developments in Direct Digital Manufacturing

A special issue of Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing (ISSN 2504-4494).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2022) | Viewed by 889

Special Issue Editors

Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development, Polytechnic of Leiria, 2430-028 Marinha Grande, Portugal
Interests: additive manufacturing; biomimetics and bioinspiration; computer-aided engineering; computer-aided manufacturing; multi-material 3D/4D structures; industrial/biomedical applications; tissue engineering; mould design and polymer injection moulding; circular economy
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Department of Studies in Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Karnatak University, Dharwad 580 003, India
Interests: materials; green economy; polymer processing
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Direct digital manufacturing is a family of emerging technologies that enables products to be fabricated directly from a digital definition, for example, a CAD file without the use of tooling or molds. 3D printing, stereolithography and selective laser sintering are three examples of these technologies. This Special Issue of the JMMP will focus on research related to new or enhanced digital manufacturing processes and the related material transformations, including the adding of in-line monitoring to existing digital manufacturing technologies. Contributions that focus on new materials for digital manufacturing and on new applications of digitally manufactured parts will be particularly welcome, as well as developments that draw digital manufacturing and the principles of the circular economy together.

The following topics are within the scope of this Special Issue:

  • Manufacturing—all digital technologies, new applications, new technologies and the addition of closed feedback to existing technologies;
  • Predictive modeling of materials throughout the manufacturing cycle;
  • Enhanced and controlled material transformation using digital technologies;
  • Design of new equipment for digital manufacturing;
  • Methods, especially in-line assessment and control of quality;
  • Intelligent material processing for improved material properties.

Prof. Dr. Geoffrey R. Mitchell
Prof. Dr. Nuno Alves
Prof. Dr. Mahadevappa Kariduraganavar
Guest Editors

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