Special Issue "Sustainable Manufacturing of Light Alloys"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 May 2021.
Vice-President of the Manufacturing Engineering Society
Interests: machining; tool wear; lightweight materials (aluminum alloys, titanium alloys); sustainable manufacturing; metal forming technology and processing; industrial metrology; additive manufacturing; digital image correlation; virtual reality; e-learning; industrial heritage
Interests: machining; lightweight materials, aeronautical alloys, aerospace structures, sustainable manufacturing; surface integrity, industrial metrology; additive manufacturing, simulation in manufacturing processes, digital image correlation
Aluminum alloys, titanium alloys, magnesium alloys, and nickel super alloys are some of the most widely used alloys in such strategic industrial sectors as the aeronautic, automotive, and biomechanical industries, both individually and hybridized with composite materials. Their excellent mechanical and physical-chemical properties, such as their high strength-to-weight ratio, corrosion resistance, high stiffness, good fracture toughness, and fatigue behavior make these light alloys an excellent alternative to other materials in engineering applications. However, many of these materials have problems in their ability to be manufactured, especially when sustainable manufacturing processes are applied, due to certain social, economic, and environmental issues.
The goal of this Special Issue is to provide a comprehensive overview of the more recent advances in the field of sustainable manufacturing of light alloys, which include machining, forming and additive novel processing techniques, sustainable manufacturing technologies, eco-friendly lubrication and cooling systems, and advanced simulation methods.
Examples of innovative and successful industrial applications, especially in the aeronautical, aerospace, automotive, biomechanical and biomedical sectors, as well as non-conventional experimental or numerical approaches and simulations, are also encouraged.
Research and review papers addressing all aspects of the sustainable manufacturing of light alloys are welcome.
Prof. Lorenzo Sevilla Hurtado
Dr. Francisco Javier Trujillo Vilches
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Sustainable manufacturing
- Lightweight materials
- Light alloys
- Aeronautical materials
- Biomechanical and biomedical alloys
- Automotive industry alloys
- Additive manufacturing
- Non-conventional machining
- Surface integrity
- Environmental friendly manufacturing
- Dry machining
- Cryogenic machining
- FEM in machining