Special Issue "Novel Casting and Modelling Processes"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Manufacturing Processes and Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Mark Jolly
Guest Editor
Head of Manufacturing Theme (acting)Professor of Sustainable ManufacturingCranfield University, United Kingdom
Interests: novel casting processes; process modelling; resource efficient manufacturing
Dr. Konstantinos Georgarakis
Co-Guest Editor
Senior Lecturer in Low Energy and Novel Casting, Sustainable Manufacturing Systems Centre, School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Interests: casting and rapid solidification; bulk metallic glasses (BMGs); nanostructured alloys; metal matrix composites (MMCs); sustainable manufacturing and materials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to announce that a Special Issue on “Novel Casting and Modelling Processes” will be published in Materials.

Innovations in casting processes and technology are changing the face of the casting industry. The improved understanding of liquid metal and solidification processes, the advances in computational power and casting simulation modelling tools, as well as the implementation of automation provide opportunities for tackling long-standing and new challenges. The present Special Issue aims to highlight the state of the art in research and technology related to metal casting, solidification and relevant simulations and modelling processes. Contributions may be related with (but not limited to) microstructure characterization and prediction for new and traditional alloys, casting defects elimination and structural integrity, properties and engineering performance of castings, metal melting, liquid metal flow and processing, rigging or methoding, process or product design and optimization. Furthermore, contributions related to improving sustainability and reducing the environmental impact of casting processes, energy and resource efficiency, additive manufacturing of moulds, patterns, cores and dies, recycling of metals and moulds, automation and digitalization of casting processes are particularly welcome.

In the present Special Issue, we invite contributions related to all novelty aspects of casting, solidification and modelling via regular research articles, short communications and reviews. We envision that this issue will contribute in promoting scientific and engineering advances in the field, underpinning future technological innovations in casting processes.

Prof. Mark Jolly
Dr. Konstantinos Georgarakis
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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.


  • metal casting
  • liquid metal processing
  • solidification
  • computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • moulding
  • 3D printing
  • melting
  • gating and running systems
  • casting defects
  • filters
  • sustainable manufacturing
  • low energy casting

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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