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Special Issue "Solid-State Additive Manufacturing of Metallic Materials"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 March 2023) | Viewed by 330

Special Issue Editors

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA 70807, USA
Interests: material science and engineering; metallic additive manufacturing; carbon/metal composite; titanium surface treatment
College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620, China
Interests: high- and low-temperature fuel cells; metal-air battery; electrocatalysis/degradation of small molecules
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA 70504, USA
Interests: piezoelectric materials; fuel cells; energy harvesting and catalysis; flexible energy-harvesting devices

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Metal additive manufacturing has been extensively studied for its distinctive advantages. One of the newly emerging strategies is solid-state additive manufacturing. Being a thermomechanical process that does not involve melting and solidification, solid-state additive manufacturing shows the ability to process all kinds of metallic materials without considering their weldability. In addition, unlike the columnar grains stemming from epitaxial growth in laser-powder-based additive manufacturing, equiaxed grains are typically observed in the as-fabricated parts (additive friction stir deposition) or components after heat treatments (cold spray additive manufacturing), which leads to favorable isotropic mechanical properties for structural applications. Furthermore, solid-state additive manufacturing is promising for industrial production owing to its fast and scalable manufacturing features. For the above reasons, solid-state additive manufacturing is continuing to attract interest in both academia and industry.

This Special Issue calls for full research papers, communications, and review articles on recent progress and new developments in the composition–processing–structure–property relationships of solid-state additive manufacturing, which includes but is not limited to additive friction stir deposition, cold spray additive manufacturing, and friction stir additive manufacturing. All aspects related to alloy design, sample preparation, heat treatment, experimental characterization, numerical simulation, and machine learning are covered.

Dr. Congyuan Zeng
Dr. Nengneng Xu
Dr. Yanhua Sun
Guest Editors

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  • soli-state additive manufacturing
  • metallic materials
  • composition–processing–structure–property relation
  • experimental characterization
  • numerical simulation
  • machine learning

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