Special Issue "Advances in Laser Surface Treated Steels and Light Metal Alloys"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Mirosław S. Bonek
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Guest Editor
Institute of Engineering Materials and Biomaterials, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland
Interests: metallic alloys; tool materials; biomaterials; heat treatment; laser surface engineering

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

The functional properties of many products and their parts depend not only on the capability to transmit mechanical loads through the entire active section of a part made of the material applied, which is often heat treated, or on its physiochemical properties, but often, or mainly, on the structure and properties of surface layers. Society benefits through the use of improved products that use these new materials technologies. In the twenty-first century, a new generation of materials promises to again reshape our world and solve some of the planet’s most pressing problems. Progress in practical applications has been determined by intensive research and development works on advanced metallic alloys.

This Special Issue will include original scientific papers that describe new engineering materials and the technological processes of the manufacturing, processing, and forming of their structure and properties in the whole volume and on their surface, and also the description of phenomena and phase transformations appearing in these materials. It will encourage the submission of new fundamental and interdisciplinary contributions on materials science and engineering, and surface engineering, which generally advances material technologies.

This Special Issue will focus on some of the important effects of these special laser surface treatment processes, heat treatment, and other material technologies processes on the evolution of the structure–property correlations of some selected metallic alloys, especially those that are technologically advanced.

Dr. Mirosław S. Bonek
Guest Editor

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  • metallic alloys manufacturing
  • heat treatment
  • laser surface engineering
  • research methods
  • mechanical properties
  • structure–property correlations
  • advanced materials characterization

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Laser Micro-Texturing of Sintered Tool Materials Surface
Materials 2019, 12(19), 3152; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12193152 - 26 Sep 2019
The purpose of this paper is to show the effect of tool materials surface treatment while using laser texturing on the structure and properties of cemented carbides and sialon ceramics. The tests were made on multi-point inserts subjected laser texturization and honeycomb-like texture [...] Read more.
The purpose of this paper is to show the effect of tool materials surface treatment while using laser texturing on the structure and properties of cemented carbides and sialon ceramics. The tests were made on multi-point inserts subjected laser texturization and honeycomb-like texture was obtained. Comprehensive investigations in the scanning electron microscope (SEM) were made. Morphology was examined by the use of atomic forces microscope (AFM) and confocal microscope. The chemical composition of the tested materials using energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDS) was investigated. Moreover, exploitative properties, including wear resistance using the "pin on disc" method and roughness, were also tested. It was found that the laser texturing provides a suitable modification of the structure improving tribological properties. Tests suggest that laser texturing can contribute to the durability of cutting tool’s edge, which qualifies this type of surface treatment for wide industrial applications. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Laser Surface Treated Steels and Light Metal Alloys)
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

1. Title: Tribological Behaviour of Tool Steel Surface Layer Alloyed Using Laser

Author: Mirosław Bonek

2. Author: Norbert Radek
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