Special Issue "Progress in Metals Additive Manufacturing: From New Design to New Materials and Post Processing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2020).
Interests: metal additive manufacturing; selective laser melting; electron beam melting; directed energy deposition; stainless steel; titanium alloys; metal matrix composites; materials characterization
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Additive manufacturing (AM) includes a set of processes in which a complex component can be produced in a layerwise fashion using the heating provided by a laser or electron source. Metals Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a rapidly growing manufacturing capability. This technology is expected to revolutionize the fabrication of metallic parts, in particular for application fields, where complex geometries, highly customized parts, small part production numbers and/or lead-time saving, play a decisive role. Nonetheless, despite all the remarkable efforts, there are significant challenges that are limiting the wider uptake and exploitation of metals AM, spanning across the entire metal AM supply chain. These include a lack of AM design and modelling skills and software, a gap in understanding in properties obtained from different machines and technologies, and an incomplete understanding of the causes of part quality variation and their effect on part failure. This Special Issue is dedicated to disseminate these recent scientific efforts.
For this Special Issue in Materials, it is my pleasure to invite you to submit reviews and articles in the areas of material supply, part design, process modelling, process technology, post-processing techniques and applications of metals AM.
Dr. Abdollah Saboori
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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.
- Additive manufacturing
- Metals and alloys
- New alloys
- Design for AM
- Materials characterization