Special Issue "Novel Processing of Magnesium Materials"

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 January 2024 | Viewed by 44

Special Issue Editor

Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, 9 Engineering Drive 1, Singapore 117575, Singapore
Interests: light metal matrix composites; sustainable material processing; microstructural–mechanical property evaluation of materials; corrosion behavior of materials; biocompatibility of materials; syntactic foams; tribology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the past 20 years, magnesium alloys and composites have gained superior prominence in weight-critical applications in the aerospace, automotive, and transportation sectors. In recent times, magnesium’s ability to degrade in the human body has made it a potential material for orthopedic implants. In research, several different approaches have been used to improve the properties of magnesium-based materials by means of alloying, composite technology, heat treatment, and coatings, among others. Using microstructural control, the overall properties of magnesium and its alloys have been improved by researchers around the world. Furthermore, the use of unique processing technologies such as additive manufacturing, microwave sintering, extrusion, etc., have been able to deliver high-performance, lightweight magnesium-based materials. The combined effect of processing technology and novel alloying elements or reinforcements can be vital in achieving greater acceptance of magnesium-based materials in industry.

Accordingly, this Special Issue aims to explore research articles focused on the use of novel processing technologies and their effect on the properties of the developed magnesium-based materials. Review articles are also welcome.

Topics falling under the scope of the issue, among others, are:

  • Novel processing of magnesium-based materials;
  • Structure–property relationship in magnesium-based materials;
  • Additive manufacturing of magnesium-based materials;
  • Magnesium processing through recycling;
  • Surface property characterization (corrosion, tribology, etc.) of magnesium-based materials.

Dr. Gururaj Parande
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • magnesium
  • processing
  • mechanical properties
  • microstructure
  • heat treatment
  • corrosion behavior
  • machinability
  • tribology
  • biocompatibility
  • applications

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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