Special Issue "3D & 4D Printing in Engineering Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2023 | Viewed by 1785
Interests: 3D printing in metrology; mechanical properties; tribological aspects
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Over the last 20 years, 3D printing has greatly evolved, and this applies both to the development of new technologies of additive manufacturing, the chemistry of the materials used, increasing the metrological accuracy of manufactured objects by improving the design of 3D printers and by optimizing, as well as increasing the mechanical and tribological properties of the manufactured objects. Currently, the range of materials used is so large that it includes both plastics, ceramics, and metals, including materials with new very advanced properties. 3D printing using new intelligent materials, very often based on composites, and innovative design and technological solutions have evolved into a new concept of the so-called 4D printing. The new concept assumes taking into account another fourth dimension - time. Under the influence of an appropriate stimulus of 3D printing, the structure changes its shape or properties by implementing the concepts of 4D printing. It can be said that 4D printing is a kind of new manufacturing philosophy based on 3D printing.
The presented Special Issue concerns the publication of innovative scientific research, review articles, and communications related to modern technologies of additive manufacturing and its materials, taking into account innovative tools that also fit into the realities of industrial transformation to Industry 4.0. The presented Special Issue is aimed at the publication of the results of both theoretical and experimental research including topics including:
- 3D/4D printing;
- Rapid prototyping
- Unconventional manufacturing;
- Metrology in 3D printing;
- Surface texture analysis;
- Quality of 3D/4D printed parts;
- Tribology in 3D printing;
- Mechanical properties investigation;
- Composites materials;
- 3D/4D printing engineering applications;
- 3D printing in Industry 4.0;
- Robotics in 3D printing;
- Novel 3D printing systems;
- Review of progress in 3D/4D printing;
- Manufacturing problems;
- Machining of 3D printed elements;
- Process control;
- Simulation analysis.
The Special Issue was created in connection with the international conference "Rapid Prototyping", which will be held in Kielce, Poland on September 19-20, 2022. The link to the event is:
However, we encourage all researchers, including those who do not plan to participate in the event, to submit their original research papers in the presented Special Issue.
Dr. Tomasz Kozior
Manuscript Submission Information
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- 3D/4D printing
- unconventional manufacturing
- industry 4.0
- process control
- composites materials
- polymers in 3D printing
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: 3D/4D Printing - Progress and Future of Technologies and Materials
Author: Tomasz Kozior