Special Issue "Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
Interests: laser processing; material processing; material functionalisation; nanostructured materials; rapid prototyping; chromatography
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Special Issue in Materials: Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing - Series II
This Special Issue of Materials is focused on recent developments in the area of Additive Manufacturing (AM) processing methods, materials and related implementation. AM production technologies have developed significantly in recent years. We have seen the development and implementation of new metals, polymers and ceramics; multi-material printing; shape memory alloys; nano and multi-scale material design; composites; and metamaterials. Production technologies development includes for metals: SLM, DED, and Ink jetting; for polymers: STL, SLS and Ink jetting; and for ceramic: STL, FDM composite, and Ink jetting. The sustainability of AM has been noted as an advantage of this production method compared to alternative conventional and assembly technologies, yet this remains an under examined area and while correct in the case of some part designs, it is not correct for all part designs. New breakthroughs for better in-situ monitoring and control of AM is an ever pressing issue in order to improve dimensional accuracy while maintaining part production rate and robust high levels of quality. While papers are encouraged in the above mentioned areas, papers are invited more broadly from this rapidly changing area of AM technology.
Prof. Dermot Brabazon
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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 2000 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
- 3D printing
- rapid prototyping
- solid freeform fabrication
- shape memory alloys
- nano and multiscale material design
- multi-material printing