Special Issue "Metal Micro-forming"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2020).
Interests: material processing; intelligent forming; process simulation
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Micro-forming of metals is an excellent technology as a mass production method with high productivity and good mechanical and functional properties to manufacture very small parts. This technology has attracted much attention in the manufacture of metallic micro parts in electronics, the biomedical industry, the communication industry, and so on.
So far, several metal forming processes have been achieved by scaling down the process configuration, the dies and tools, and the forming machines. There are, however, several technological issues related to the occurrence of size effects due to miniaturization. Major issues include understanding materials properties and the deformation mechanism, micro-formability and -forming limits, material/tool interfacial conditions, process modeling and analysis, process design optimization, etc. Moreover, to achieve high micro-formability and high dimensional accuracy, novel special micro-forming techniques combined with the laser system, ultrasonic vibration, special heating, or ultra-high pressure have been developed.
The aim of this Special Issue is to present the latest achievements in various metal micro-forming processes and the latest research related to the elucidation of size effect. Through this Special Issue, enhancing the understanding of the present status and trend of metal micro-forming technology and further promoting are expected. Thus, all researchers in this field are invited to contribute.
Prof. Emer Dr. Manabe Ken-ichi
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- Micro bulk forming
- Micro forming of thin sheets and tubes
- Micro blanking
- Micro rolling
- Micro tribology, Surface texturing
- Die and tool materials
- Materials evaluation testing method
- Process simulation model and analysis
- Novel micro processing