Special Issue "Fabrication and Machining of Metal Matrix Composites"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Composites".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Anna Janina Dolata
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Guest Editor
Faculty of Materials Engineering, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland
Interests: : materials science; metal matrix composites (MMCs); liquid phase method; mechanical casting; centrifugal casting; infiltration; local reinforcement; ceramic particles and foam; carbon fibers; microstructure; properties; application of MMCs

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Currently, metal matrix composites (MMCs) are successfully being used to replace conventional steels and different metal alloys in the automotive, aviation, space, and shipbuilding industries, mainly due to their excellent mechanical, thermal, and tribological properties, which are superior to conventional materials with the same, or even reduced, material density. However, the main problem of the wider engineering application of MMCs is their difficult and expensive finishing treatment.

This Special Issue will focus both on the traditional and special methods of fabrication, surface modification, and machining of metal matrix composites (MMCs), as well as the evolution of their microstructure and properties after applied processes. Descriptions of different “net shape” or “near net shape” fabrication methods, which to a large extent allow the elimination or reduction of the difficult machining of metal-ceramic composite products, and thus reduce both wastes and production costs, are particularly sought after. Moreover, theoretical and model manuscripts regarding various manufacturing processes, surface structure modification, design of characteristic properties, as well as test results related to conventional and novel machining operations for different kinds of MMCs are also welcome.

Original research papers are desirable on recent developments in the field of different kinds of metal matrix composite processing, their machining, joining, characterization of structure and properties, as well as articles and reviews of new MMCs applications are also invited.

I kindly invite you to submit a manuscript(s) for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.

Prof. Anna Janina Dolata
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • metal matrix composites
  • fabrication methods
  • machining
  • joining
  • surface modification
  • microstructure
  • properties
  • modeling and simulations
  • application

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