Special Issue "Manufacturing Processes, Intelligent Machines, and Smart Factories IoT in the Ibero-American Scenario"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Luis Norberto López de Lacalle

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautics Advanced Manufacturing Center (CFAA), Faculty of Engineering of Bilbao, Alameda de Urquijo s/n, 48013 Bilbao, Spain
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Interests: machining of superalloys; additive manufacturing; welding; coatings; machining; manufacturing of aeroengine components; vibrations in manufacturing processes
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Alex Elías-Zúñiga

Tecnológico de Monterrey - Campus Monterrey, Centro de Innovación en Diseño y Tecnología, Av. Eugenio Garza Sada #2501, Monterrey, N.L. 64849 MÉXICO
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Interests: manufaturing; advanced materials; constitutive equations; bioengineering; nanotechnology
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Adriano Fagali de Souza

Research group on Computer Aided Manufacturing (GPCAM), Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Dona Francisca, 8300, Joinville-SC 89219-600, Brazil
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Interests: machining of free-form geometries; micro-milling; machining force; die and moulds manufacturing; additive manufacturing; CAD/CAM/CAx integration and development; injection of plastic parts; 4.0 industry
Guest Editor
Dr. Diego Celentano

Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica y Metalúrgica, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
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Interests: experimental characterization and numerical modelling of the mechanical behavior of materials; experimental analysis and thermomechanical–microstructural modelling of the industrial processes; numerical simulation oriented to the improvement of processes design; computational biomechanics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Throughout the entire world, manufacturing technology and factories are evolving rapidly with the help of new machine concepts, digital tools, improved processes, and research networking. Spain, Portugal, and all of the Ibero-American nations have the advantage of a shared historical background between two continents, an thus research, companies, and people share languages and common interests. Full collaborations with European and American universities and centers are common daily realities. That is why, in Ibero-America, one could come across, in some cases, the European-like term of Industry 4.0 concepts, as well as the more American terms, IoT (Internet of things), smart factories, and so on. The Ibero-American community is a melting pot of different approaches.

Ibero-American countries have already developed strategic sectors, such as mining, agriculture, heavy machinery, energy, and automotive applications, and are also in the process of developing aeronautics and biomedical niches. Spain and Portugal act as bridges between the European market and the Ibero-American scenario described. Mexico naturally partners with the other two North American countries. This Special Issue aims to bring together recent new ideas, contributions, common research, and case studies.

The four editors are located in different poles of the Ibero-American scenario. The Special Issue can be useful to illustrate the intensity of the current manufacturing technology research, how positive results are being discovered through collaboration, and the recent findings of research projects. The results from Ph.D. works are also very welcome.

The Special Issue is also open to research groups from all over the world who are looking to gain recognition in America, or in the scope of the global scientific community as a whole. Papers must be written in English.

Prof. Dr. Luis Norberto López de Lacalle
Prof. Dr. Alex Elías-Zúñiga
Prof. Dr. Adriano Fagali de Souza
Dr. Diego Celentano
Guest Editors

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) is waived for well-prepared manuscripts submitted to this issue. 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.


  • Manufacturing processes
  • Machine tools
  • Heavy-duty machines and machining
  • Precision in machining
  • Internet of Things applied to production
  • Multitasking machines and processes
  • CAM and process modeling
  • Special manufacturing processes
  • Sheet metal forming
  • Forging and casting
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Digital twins applied to manufacturing
  • Smart factories
  • Micromanufacturing concepts and applications

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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