Special Issue "Advanced Technologies for Sustainable Materials"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Marek Hebda
Guest Editor
Institute of Materials Engineering, Faculty of Materials Engineering and Physics, Cracow University of Technology, 24 Warszawska ave, 31-155 Cracow, Poland
Interests: powder technology; additive manufacturing; sustainable materials and technologies; characteristics of material properties

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue on “Advanced Technologies for Sustainable Materials” addresses the experimental/theoretical research and latest progress in the science and technology of powder material application. Advanced technologies for sustainable materials have attracted growing attention in recent years in both the industrial and academic sectors due to their unlimited applications. Their growing relevance in the modern industry and science results from the main global trends in industrial development, but also from environmental thinking and nature protection activities, including energy-saving solutions and clean technologies. Furthermore, due to environmental protection, as well as issues related to the guidelines of a zero-waste economy, all activities focusing on reducing waste and reusing them are extremely important. Therefore, the potential topics of the Special Issue include but are not limited to the following:

- Powder metallurgy process, including the synthesis, processing, shaping, and sintering of various kinds of materials;

- Use of powder materials for protective coatings;

- Processes related to additive manufacturing of various materials, including metal, ceramic, and concrete;

- Management of various types of waste, e.g., fly ashes, slags, toxic constituents.

The purpose of this Special Issue is to collect research papers presenting the current state of the knowledge that concerns powdered materials and their applications. Contributions presenting different approaches to using metallic or nonmetallic powder materials are warmly welcomed. Articles dealing with understanding the fundamental mechanisms as well as those presenting the application of powder for developing sustainable technology solutions are very welcome.

I deeply believe the collection will become an origin of new ideas for the design, research, and use of advanced technologies for sustainable materials.

Prof. Dr. Marek Hebda
Guest Editor

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  • powder technology
  • additive manufacturing
  • sustainable materials and technologies
  • characteristics of materials properties

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Influence of Filler Loading on the Mechanical Properties of Flowable Resin Composites
Materials 2020, 13(6), 1477; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13061477 - 24 Mar 2020
The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation between the percent of inorganic filler by weight (wt. %) and by volume (vol. %) of 11 flowable resin composites (FRCs) and their mechanical properties. To establish the correlation, the quantity of inorganic [...] Read more.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation between the percent of inorganic filler by weight (wt. %) and by volume (vol. %) of 11 flowable resin composites (FRCs) and their mechanical properties. To establish the correlation, the quantity of inorganic filler was determined by combustion and shape/size analyzed by SEM images. The compressive strength (CS), flexural strength (FS), and flexural modulus (FM) were determined. The CS values were between 182.87-310.38 MPa, the FS values ranged between 59.59 and 96.95 MPa, and the FM values were between 2.34 and 6.23 GPa. The percentage of inorganic filler registered values situated between 52.25 and 69.64 wt. % and 35.35 and 53.50 vol. %. There was a very good correlation between CS, FS, and FM vs. the inorganic filler by wt. % and vol. %. (R2 = 0.8899–0.9483). The highest regression was obtained for the FM values vs. vol. %. SEM images of the tested FRCs showed hybrid inorganic filler for Filtek Supreme XT (A3) and StarFlow (A2) and a homogeneous type of inorganic filler for the other investigated materials. All of the FS values were above 50 MPa, the ISO 4049/2019 limit for FRCs. Full article
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