Special Issue "Processing of Steels and Resulting Material Properties along the Value Adding Chain"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Carsten Heinzel
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Guest Editor
Leibniz-Institute for Materials Engineering and MAPEX Center for Materials and Processes at the University of Bremen, Badgasteiner Str. 3, 28359 Bremen, Germany
Interests: Cutting and Abrasive Machining; Optimization of Coolant Supply; Surface Integrity Aspects; Modelling and Optimization of Manufacturing Processes and Process Chains; Precision Engineering; Monitoring and Control of Machining Processes
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Dr. Daniel Meyer
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Guest Editor
Leibniz-Institute for Materials Engineering and MAPEX Center for Materials and Processes at the University of Bremen, Badgasteiner Str. 3, 28359 Bremen, Germany
Interests: Surface Integrity; Mechanical Surface Treatment; Metalworking Fluids; Machining

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Steel parts are key elements in most industrially-manufactured mechanical engineering products, e.g., in automotive or power generation. The manufacturing of these parts needs to comply with increasing economical, ecological, and quality demands. The latter includes dimensional and shape accuracy, surface topography, surface and subsurface integrity, as well as bulk material properties with regard to the steel material to be processed along the value adding chain. In this Special Issue of Materials, current research findings are going to be reported which focus on individual or subsequent manufacturing processes or steps throughout the manufacturing sequence. The range of considered processes covers primary shaping, forming, cutting and abrasive machining, as well as additive and hybrid (additive combined with subtractive) processes, heat treatment, thermochemical treatment, and mechanical treatment, focusing on steels. Papers will be considered that show significant improvements with clear regard to steel material characteristics/properties achieved by the abovementioned processes and process combinations.

We are particularly interested in (but not limited to) contributions that focus on topics such as:

  • Primary shaping, forming and machining of steels;
  • Additive and hybrid processes for steel parts;
  • Impact of processing conditions on steel material properties;
  • Steel material modifications due to process-induced material loads;
  • Size effects in steel processing;
  • Steel material properties on different scales;
  • Subsequent processes and their impact on steel material properties;
  • Surface, subsurface as well as bulk material properties due to steel processing steps and sequences;
  • Materials-oriented manufacturing of steel parts.

Prof. Dr. Carsten Heinzel
Dr. Daniel Meyer
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Processing of steels
  • Surface and subsurface properties of steel parts
  • Bulk material properties of steels
  • Functional performance of manufactured steel parts

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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