Special Issue "Characterization and Properties of Materials Produced by Additive Manufacturing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2020).
Interests: additive manufacturing; laser powder bed fusion; tribology; nano-hardness; characterization
Additive manufacturing technologies have a strong potential to change the characteristics of the manufacturing process, away from mass production in large factories with dedicated tooling and with high costs, to a world of mass customization and distributed manufacture.
Today, AM is receiving a very high attention from the mainstream media, investment community, national governments, and scientific communities. Nearly 10 years ago (2008), only 231 articles were published on the topic of AM. Five years ago (2013), that number had grown to about 800 articles, and in 2018, to about 4900 articles; in 10 years, the number of articles per year increased more than 20 times.
The properties of materials produced by additive manufacturing are important to guarantee efficacy and safety. For this reason, it is important to study the properties of material used and processed by AM.
This Special Issue is open to the investigation of properties and characterization of materials processed by AM, involving:
- Properties of new AM materials;
- Innovative characterization techniques of AM materials;
- Tribological properties of AM materials;
- Characterization in the macro-, micro-, and nanoscale of AM materials;
- Comparison between materials produced by different AM technologies;
- Microstructural analysis of AM materials;
- Mechanical properties of AM materials;
- Thermal properties of AM materials.
We kindly invite you to submit a manuscript(s) for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Dr. Massimo Lorusso
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- Additive manufacturing
- Mechanical properties
- Thermal properties
- Microstructural analysis