Special Issue "Advanced Manufacturing and Metal Processing Techniques from the 8th International Conference on Mechanics and Materials in Design (M2D)"
A special issue of Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing (ISSN 2504-4494).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: machine design; mechanical systems; machines and related components; structural joining methods: adhesive, welding and threaded joints; fretting wear and fretting fatigue; direct metal laser sintering; fatigue assessment of 3D printed parts
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Interests: electromechanical coupling mechanisms; pneumatic actuators; numerical and analytical modelling of pneumatic circuits and actuators; experimental design; fault diagnosis, fault tree analysis (FTA); failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA); reliability; friction and wear of thin films; additive manufacturing
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Interests: metal forming; plasticity, numerical simulation of processes; laser processing; additive manufacturing of metals; hybrid processes, process-product optimization
The International Conference on Mechanics and Materials in Design (M2D) was first held in 1990 in Toronto (Canada), with the following editions being organized in the United States, in Japan, in the United Kingdom and in Portugal (the last three editions). The eighth edition will be held at the University of Bologna (Italy), 4–6 September, 2019. This event aims at gathering engineers, scientists and highly qualified scholars operating in the fields of mechanics, engineering design, advanced materials, energy harvesting, reliability, quality and safety engineering. The event will encompass keynote speakers, invited talks, oral and poster presentations, a number of topical symposia, as well as exhibitions and lectures by important industrial companies.
Following the end of the conference, the Scientific Committee will select a number of papers, based on their scientific soundness and on the relevance of their topics, for possible publication in a Special Issue of the Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing. Both theoretical and experimental contributions, both original and review studies, both industrial and university research will be welcome. The selected authors will then be invited to submit extended versions of their conference papers, which will then undergo the usual peer-review process of the journal. The main topics include, but are not limited to:
Mechanical Design and Prototyping: Product development, additive manufacturing and prototyping, design for manufacturing, eco-design, conversion technologies.
Advanced Metal Forming and Metal Cutting: Advanced forming, cutting, casting, micromachining, automation, sustainability, virtual manufacturing, reliability engineering, design of equipment and development of tooling for materials processing and manufacturing.
Manufacturing Engineering: Systems engineering, manufacturing engineering (through control, measurement, monitoring, and automation), safety engineering, sustainable technologies and processes, risk assessment, product reliability, operations management, maintenance, case studies.
Dr. Massimiliano De Agostinis
Dr. Giorgio Olmi
Prof. Dr. Luca Tomesani
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
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