Special Issue "Research on Advanced Forming Technology and Process of Light Alloys"

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701). This special issue belongs to the section "Metal Casting, Forming and Heat Treatment".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2023 | Viewed by 101

Special Issue Editor

School of Materials Science and Engineering, Inner Mongolia University of Technology, Hohhot, China
Interests: metals; forming technology; heat treatments; microstructures; mechanical properties

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Light alloys are widely used in the fields of national economy and equipment manufacturing. For instance, the application of titanium, aluminum, magnesium, and their alloys has attracted increasing attention in aerospace, biomedicine, transportation, and other fields. Before these materials can be applied, they need to undergo some specific forming processes. Therefore, forming technology is not only the main means of material preparation, but also an important part of equipment manufacturing.

Forming technology will have a very important impact on the final quality and service performance of materials. Therefore, in order to ensure the product quality and develop the service performance limit, it is necessary to deeply excavate the forming technology and even exploit new forming technology of light alloy materials. So, the forming technology and process of light alloys facing many challenges and opportunities.

In this Special Issue, we welcome articles that focus on advanced forming technology and processes, especially casting, liquid, plastic, powder, connection forming, and the subsequent treatment process of light alloys, and as well as the impact of these technologies on the final product.

Prof. Dr. Zhaoxin Du
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • metals
  • forming technology
  • heat treatments
  • microstructures
  • mechanical properties

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