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Special Issue "Additive Manufacturing of Aluminum Alloys and Aluminum Matrix Composites"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Metals and Alloys".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2023 | Viewed by 4081
Special Issue Editors
Interests: additive manufacturing; laser manufacturing; welding
Interests: additive manufacturing; solid-phase processing; extreme mechanics; tribology
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Special Issue in Coatings: Recent Progress in Metal Additive Manufacturing
Special Issue Information
With significant advantages in specific strength and stiffness, aluminum alloys and aluminum matrix composites have been widely used in transportation, aerospace, and other applications. Additive manufacturing (AM) has great potential for the rapid customization and repairment of parts. At present, various additive manufacturing methods have been developed that could be generally categorized into fusion, solid-state, and binder jetting AM. The heat source in fusion AM includes laser, electron beam, and electric arc. The style of providing the supplementary material in fusion AM includes powder bed, deposited powder, and deposited wire. Solid-state AM generally includes cold spray, ultrasonic AM, and friction AM. Because of the diversity of the manufacturing methods and the unique properties of materials, it is important to have comprehensive and comparative studies on the AM of aluminum alloys and aluminum matrix composites, which could provide a guide for selecting the most suitable AM method for industrial application.
For this Special Issue, we invite our colleagues to submit papers in the areas of additive manufacturing of aluminum alloys and aluminum matrix composites. The topics of interest include but are not limited to fusion and solid-state additive manufacturing processes, advanced characterization, modeling and simulation, optimization of the manufacturing process, topological optimization, in situ observation, monitoring control, post-treatment, and hybrid manufacturing. Review papers and short communications are also of interest to this Special Issue.
Dr. Hongze Wang
Dr. Mostafa Hassani
Dr. Greta Lindwall
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. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). 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.
- additive manufacturing
- aluminum alloy
- aluminum composite
- selective melting
- powder deposition
- wire deposition
- cold spray
- hybrid manufacturing
- advanced characterization