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Special Issue "Solidification Path and Aging of Alloys in Additive Manufacturing"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Metals and Alloys".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 September 2023 | Viewed by 207

Special Issue Editor

Faculty of Engineering - Chemical and Materials Engineering Department, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Interests: additive manufacturing; rapid solidification; atomization of metals and alloys; 3D visualization and analysis; ICME

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The processes of additive manufacturing (AM) offer a range of processing conditions that are highly interdisciplinary and complex. Among these is solidification of metallic alloys and ceramics that are deposited using direct energy systems. The final microstructure and hence properties of the built component is dependent on numerous variables including the type of alloy, the method of AM processing, the dwell time between passes, in situ cooling, and the size of the component. These variables also affect the bonding between each layer and the degree of metastability and aging (layer by layer) that a microstructure has following each build.

This Special Issue will focus on solidification and liquid phase sintering characteristics in AM, the evolution of microstructure of the component as it is built. The degree of metastability and its evolution as the component is built is of interest, as are the resultant mechanical properties. Both experiments and modelling efforts are encouraged. Of particular interest are in situ measurement techniques that quantify the thermal and solidification history of the part as it is being built, and how these result in mechanical properties. Additionally, in situ deformation or other novel process steps following deposition and how these affect structure, and subsequent mechanical properties are of interest.

Prof. Dr. Henein Hani
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • rapid solidification
  • aging
  • additive manufacturing
  • properties
  • alloys
  • ceramics
  • in situ diagnostics
  • sintering
  • metastable structures

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