Special Issue "Industrial Additive Manufacturing Process Planning: Process Evaluation, Metrology, and Post-Processing Techniques"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.
Interests: additive manufacturing; metrology; micro-manufacturing; high-performance machining
Additive manufacturing processes have been studied from different fields, including powder metallurgy, surface engineering, thermal engineering, and other areas of scientific research. Nevertheless, at present, as the adoption of these processes in real manufacturing operations is increasing, engineers are demanding practical information for process calibration, evaluation, metrology, and post-processing techniques in order to meet the product specifications, particularly in the aeronautic, automotive, and biomedical industries. The use of advanced engineered alloys in additive manufacturing is not a guarantee of a good mechanical performance, due to the porosity and lack of uniformity in comparison with traditional manufacturing processes. Hence, the necessity to perform post-processing operations is imperative, and the development of different evaluation strategies should be connected to product realization.
The aim of this Special Issue is to present the latest research and development in the field of industrial additive manufacturing process planning, and including all the taxonomy of processing technologies like powder bed fusion, direct energy deposition, binder jetting, ultrasonic additive manufacturing, and friction stir processing, among others.
We are most interested in high-quality papers which explore the evaluation of different process parameters and the use of post-processing technologies like surface treatments, hot isostatic pressing and advanced heat treatments for the improvement of mechanical performance and corrosion resistance. Furthermore, we encourage the submission of papers dedicated to the exploration of different metrology techniques like x-ray computed tomography and confocal microscopy in the dimensional and surface quality assessment of additively manufactured parts.
Dr. Hector R. Siller
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- Additive manufacturing
- Process planning
- Post-processing techniques
- Metallic alloys
- Corrosion resistance
- Mechanical performance