Special Issue "Additive Manufacturing Materials and Their Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2020.
Interests: additive manufacturing; 3D printing; advanced polymer processing; polymer technology; materials engineering; composites; injection moulding; hybrid mould making; product development; circular economy
Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is an innovative technology that offers many advantages for various industries, both at the material and processing level. AM offers many opportunities, encouraging the integration of smart production, digitalization, and advanced information technology within Industry 4.0. AM is essential as it allows the production of personalized products with shorter lead times, and less waste. It can reduce inventory, make complex parts on-demand, create smaller localized manufacturing environments, and reduce the cost and complexity of supply chains, therefore, reducing logistics needs. AM technologies are very promising due to their tremendous market and multicomponent compatibility for polymers, composites, metals, and ceramics.
Understand the fundamental relationship between the materials and processing environment and broadening the available materials is important for additive manufacturing of advanced engineering (e.g. automotive and aerospace sector), medical (e.g. scaffolds and tissue engineering), and related technologies. Achieving high product quality is another main and common research challenge. For almost all materials, AM relies on the transition of liquid phases into well-defined solid materials. This transition is influenced by many parameters in contrast to conventional manufacturing processes. These parameters can be either processing or material based.
In this Special Issue, there is a focus on the connection between the research field of materials science and AM processing. Both theoretical and experimental contributions can be submitted.
It is a pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript to this Special Issue, including both full papers and reviews.
Prof. Ludwig Cardon
Manuscript Submission Information
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- additive manufacturing
- 3D printing
- materials engineering
- polymer engineering
- hybrid moulds