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Special Issue "Hybrid Additive Manufacturing and Machining Machine-Tools and Processes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.
Interests: laser material processing; metal additive manufacturing; laser material deposition; laser process simulation
Interests: surface texturing; laser polishing; laser material deposition; selective laser melting; laser process simulation
Hybrid manufacturing systems are becoming an industrial solution for high-complexity part manufacturing. Now, it is possible to observe how main machine tools builders have developed different solutions of hybrid machines that incorporate additive manufacturing and machining processes. The combination of these two processes simultaneously incorporates a series of advantages, such as the possibility of manufacturing very complex parts by adding material and machining details, using the the same fixturing to mafacture the whole part, applying the same CAM system, combining additive manufacturing with high accuracy machining operations, etc.
Therefore, the objective of this Special Issue is the publication of first level research articles in the field of hybrid manufacturing processes, especially those that are applied in advanced materials for the industry. The following topics (not exhaustive) are within the scope of this Special Issue: Experimental research in additive manufacturing and/or machining of parts built by additive manufacturing, simulation of additive manufaturing and hybrid processes, machine solutions and mechatronics adaptations for hybrid systems, process comparison and energy saving using hybrid systems.
Prof. Aitzol Lamíkiz
Prof. Eneko Ukar
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.
- Hybrid Machines
- Laser Material Deposition
- Additive Manufacturing + Machining
- Simulation of Additive Manufacturing
- Powder Bed Fusion Processes