Special Issue "Advanced Machining Techniques for Metals and 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 121

Special Issue Editors

Department of Mechanical Engineering, RMK College of Engineering and Technology, RSM Nagar, Puduvoyal, Tiruvallur Dist., Anna University, Chennai 601206, Tamil Nadu, India
Interests: machining; optimization; welding
Department of Mechanical Engineering, RMK College of Engineering and Technology, RSM Nagar, Puduvoyal, Tiruvallur Dist., Anna University, Chennai 601206, Tamil Nadu, India
Interests: machining; MMC; PMC; DoE; optimization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Manufacturing of alloys and metals products with complex shapes using conventional machining process has turned out to be challenging for the industries as well as for the researcher in terms of achieving high accuracy and a sufficient surface finish. The use of appropriate advanced machining techniques is the route to meeting the current industrial requirements. Advanced machining technologies include ultrasonic machining, water jet machining, abrasive jet machining, chemical–mechanical polishing, electrochemical micromachining (ECMM), wire electrical discharge machining (WEDM), laser beam machining, electron/ion beam machining, and photochemical machining, among others. These advanced techniques are popular and economical to implement, and they allow the required profile and surface finish in metals and alloys to be achieved. Conventional metals are subjected to alloying and certain treatments to achieve the intended properties for desired applications. Further machining of property-enhanced metals/alloys becomes difficult and requires appropriate selection machining technique, an issue that is still under exploration.

In this Special Issue, we invite original and review articles that focus on but are not limited to the following:

  • Machining parameter investigation,
  • Surface quality,
  • Wear analysis,
  • Influence of thermal/chemical effects on the materials, optimization, and
  • Implementation of AI/ML

in all of the aforementioned machining techniques.

Dr. Manickam Balasubramanian
Dr. Thozhuvur Govindaraman Loganathan
Guest Editors

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  • machining parameter investigation
  • surface quality
  • wear analysis
  • influence of thermal/chemical effects on the materials, optimization
  • implementation of AI/ML

Published Papers

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